FOOD, COFFEE, WINE

While the Barossa has an unbroken grape and winemaking lineage since the early 1840's, home to the oldest shiraz vines in the world, growers and winemakers are on a constant mission of innovation. But it's not all about the wine with distillers, breweries and coffee roasters now staking their claim and producing award winning blends and beverages, plus restaurants, cafes and providores filled with delicacies and traditional food. To eat in the Barossa is to experience for yourself the heritage of the region come to life. With a diverse and vibrant dining scene, where local produce takes centre stage there really is so much to taste and discover.

Be sure to visit Maggie Beer's Farm Shop and The Farm Eatery where you can try her products and leave with dozens of delectable treats from Australia's favourite cook. 

If you like fine dining and want to taste some of the famous Barossa drops then look no further than Hentley Farm, Vintners Bar and Grill or fermentAsian, followed by gin or wine tasting at Seppeltsfield and Penfolds cellar doors.

Need to make a pit stop and refuel? Octeine has got you. This boutique roastery offers celebrated brews, and healthy food perfect for those on the go. Seppeltsfield wines and local beers are on offer, plus the best Barossa Cider Co. selections. For a caffeine hit at the end of the stage, in Williamstown, check out the local’s favourite, Michelle’s Gourmet Kitchen.

Hentley Farm
Hentley Farm

 


THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Discover an unexpected Barossa, take a hike through one of the numerous nearby Conservation Parks such as Para Wirra or Warren Conservation Park, or grab your mountain bike and ride the trails. Enjoy the serenity and beauty of the Warren and Para Wirra Reservoirs with a kayak, take a simple picnic bank-side, or discover the Barossa from a totally different perspective with a 40km+ sealed track. Jump on a bike and cycle along the Barossa Trail taking time to visit wineries along the way. A visit to Tanunda Pines Golf Club wouldn’t go astray, with January’s sunny days being the perfect opportunity to hit a few holes.

Arts and culture in the Barossa helps to define the community, and is an essential part of the 'Barossa story'. From the Barossa Regional Gallery to Mengler’s Hill Sculpture Park, heritage trails, museums, and artefacts, discover the creative enterprises in an unexpected and creative way.

For even epic views, take to the skies from Lyndoch with Barossa Helicopter Experiences or stroll through a sea of lavender at the Lyndoch Lavender Farm.

Barossa Valley Chocolates will leave you feeling like a kid in a candy store with their experiences! Not only can you watch the chocolate being made in the factory or indulge in their homemade ice cream, but the kids can become a chocolatier for the day in the junior chocolate workshop.

Barossa Helicopter Experiences
Barossa Helicopter Experiences

 


ACCOMMODATION

For a luxury escape, The Louise is a sophisticated and contemporary resort with premium suites that offer the ultimate in comfort and picturesque vineyard landscapes.

For more casual accommodation head for Discovery Parks Barossa Valley, located in Tanunda. A great family-friendly stay, providing hours of fun in their waterpark, it is accessible and pet-friendly. Experience their glamping tents or stay in a cabin. This park comes to life over summer.

After something unique? Barossa Pavilions in Lyndoch offers luxury private hillside villas that take advantage of panoramic vineyard views.

Discovery Parks Barossa Valley
Discovery Parks Barossa Valley

 

THIS IS ONLY A HANDFUL OF WHAT THE REGION HAS TO OFFER. VISIT THE SOUTH AUSTRALIA WEBSITE TO EXPLORE MORE.

 

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