Enjoy a Holiday in the Barossa
The Barossa is home to some of the world’s most esteemed vineyards due to cool summers and rainy winters, which makes it perfectly suited for red wine production. However, wine isn’t all that tastes great in the region, the Barossa is also recognised as a food and wine mecca. The region’s vibrant food culture is strongly infused with German heritage, where preserved and smoked foods are well loved, right alongside the abundance of fresh, delicious produce.
The picturesque rolling hills of the Barossa Ranges overlook a lush patchwork of vineyards and quaint village-style towns. Surrounded by historic churches and stone buildings, you can experience years of culture and history, and take in the easy-going lifestyle.
The Barossa Valley is home to some of the most iconic wineries in the world with over 80 cellar doors and 150 wineries in the region. No visit to the Barossa is complete without delving into some of the world-class wine estates. The Barossa Shiraz and Eden Valley Riesling have had a powerful impact on the Barossa’s standing as one of the world’s greatest wine regions. During your visit be sure to explore Chateau Tanunda, Yalumba, Seppeltsfield and Barossa Chateau. They all have busy cellar doors and onsite attractions.
Although the Barossa is famous for its amazing wine culture, it is paired well with a rich passion for gourmet food. The region is well known for its smoked meats, cheeses, olive oil, pickles and preserves. All of these products can be found in the local stores and at the Barossa Farmers Market held near Angaston every Saturday morning. The Barossa Farmers Market offers over 30 stalls to wander through where you can purchase the freshest local produce available. Stallholders sell a variety of fruit and vegetables, meats, milk, bread, honey, olive oil, preserves and baked goods. You will also find that almost all of the cafés and restaurants in the region will use local ingredients, often sourcing it directly from the producer. The Barossa is a food lover’s delight!
Maggie Beer’s Farm
Maggie Beer is a self-taught cook, author and food producer and is one of Australia’s most loved cooks. She opened the Farm Shop in Nuriootpa where visitors can stock up on their favourite Maggie Beer products and watch daily cooking demonstrations. While you’re there, wander around the store and don’t be afraid to taste all of the products – it’s highly encouraged! Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop offers a range of pates, olive oil, preserves, vinegars, condiments and ice creams. Stop in for lunch, watch a cooking demonstration and then why not purchase the products used in the demonstration and try recreating the meal at home!
Whether you’re a novice or professional cyclist, the Barossa offers everything from scenic tracks to challenging cross-country trails. For those looking to venture out on their own, there are a number of bike hire facilities throughout the region such as Barossa Bike Hire. A variety of tracks throughout the Barossa take visitors past an abundance of cellar doors and picnic spots where cyclists can also expect to see kangaroos, parrots, echidnas and other native wildlife. Alternatively, there are a number of companies now offering guided tours, combining food and wine tasting and some gentle cycling.
Birds eye view
Bask in the Barossa’s natural beauty from the skies, view the patchwork quilt of the vineyards and fields. For a unique adventure during your visit to the Barossa, experience the breathtaking views of the sun rising over the Barossa on board a hot-air balloon. Barossa Valley Ballooning and Balloon Adventures offer an early morning flight followed by a glass of bubbles and breakfast. If you are after an adrenaline rush Barossa Helicopters provide a range of packages from 10 minute flights to full day food and wine tours.
The Barossa Weintal is located just one hour’s drive North-East of Adelaide, in the picturesque Barossa, famous for its wines, tranquil landscape and hospitality. Access the hotel via a short drive through the world renowned wine region and charming surrounding towns. The hotel offers a variety of rooms to accommodate for all travellers visiting the Barossa.