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Barossa

The fertile soil of the Barossa is home to some of the world’s most acclaimed vineyards but wine isn’t all that tastes great in the Barossa. A rich passion for food reflects the region’s strong traditions.

For a quick guide to what is available in the Barossa download the regional fact sheet.

Settled over 170 years ago, the Barossa is celebrated for the exceptional food, wine and cultural experiences it provides. It is home to some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world, with much of the patchwork of vineyards still tended by fifth and sixth generation growers today.  

The Barossa charms visitors with its picturesque countryside, rolling hills and quaint towns and villages. It is one of Australia’s most important heritage areas, with the traditions, buildings and churches of its early European settlers lovingly preserved and still used.

The Barossa is home to the biggest names in Australian wine, including two of the most prestigious –Penfolds (Grange) and Henschke Cellars (Hill of Grace) plus Seppeltsfield and Jacob’s Creek.

Barossa Unique Tours

Best Way to Travel

The Barossa is just a one hour drive north-east of Adelaide city and a 70 minute drive from the airport. There are regular daily Adelaide to Barossa coach services and a range of limousine transfers, private and coach tours. Private transport and tours are also available within the region. It is recommended visitors take an organised group or private tour or have their own vehicle to explore the region.

Must See & Do

Driving the Barossa

within 20 minutes drive from Tanunda

The Barossa has a distinctive wine and food culture that is connected with the traditions brought to the region by settlers from Europe in the 1840s. Visitors can purchase a Butcher, Baker, Winemaker Trail by Bike Experience and collect their picnic hamper. Your hamper contains a stainless-steel cheese knife, cheese board, two wine glasses, napkins and condiments dish. Then you head out on your self-guided tour, following the trail, gathering your produce, before relaxing in a sunny picnic spot with a glass of wine from your new favorite Cellar Door.

Barossa Chateau sits in one of Australia’s most important rose gardens which combined with Lyndoch Hill covers an impressive 25 acres, and boasts over 30,000 roses and 5kms of pathway. It also houses a European antique collection, gift shop, cellar door and cafe for light refreshments.

With an artisan chocolate kitchen, icecreamery, Benni's Café and Vineyard Road cellar door, there's something for the whole family at Barossa Valley Chocolate Company.

Every Saturday morning over 50 stallholders provide the freshest vegetables, meats, breads,cheeses and local specialities at the Barossa Farmers Market in Angaston. This lively market is the perfect place to meet some of the local food producers with everything sourced from farms and homes in the Barossa.

Barossa Gourmet Weekend - a premier annual culinary food and wine festival that provides an opportunity to showcase Barossa hospitality, premium Barossa wines and food and fantastic entertainment. Barossa Vintage Festival has a longstanding history as a celebration of vintage.

Jacob's Creek is Australia's largest wine brand with over 160 years of wine making expertise. Jacob's Creek is set in the heart of the Barossa Valley, on the banks of the Jacob’s Creek with a restaurant and cellar door and a wide range of food and wine experiences on offer.

The Lavender Farm and Café is set amongst the vineyards of the Barossa, with spectacular views, and a colourful lavender landscape. The farm features a range of lavender and herbal products and the café offers lavender jams, chutneys, mustards and the classic lavender jelly.

Maggie Beer is an Australian cook, food author and restaurateur. Wander around the shop and take the opportunity to taste all the Maggie Beer products on offer. Enjoy a long lunch on the deck or watch a cooking demonstration. Next to the shop is 'The Farm' - a function centre designed to seat 160 people.

A must stop in the Barossa and en-route the heritage drive with some of the Barossa's best scenery and heritage attractions. Contemporary stone sculptures that were carved by nine Australian, Japanese, American and French sculptors in local marble and granite. 

The cellar door offers visitors a range of tasting and tour experiences, including a diverse selection of wines that are available for complimentary sampling. Additionally, premium 'wine flights' and daily operated tours are available, prior bookings are required and tasting fees may apply. Also on site are JamFactory Art and Design studios and Vasse Virgin skin care.

With additions to the ruins of a winery built over 150 years ago the newly built Home of St Hugo comprises the St Hugo Tasting Room and St Hugo Restaurant. Guests can immerse themselves in luxury with vineyard tours, fine wine experiences, food and wine pairings and the ultimate tailor-made wine journeys.

Two Hands Wines has a unique approach to wine tourism not on offer anywhere else, guests have the opportunity to discover the winemaking process from the ground up. The experiences take guests on an indulgent journey to demystify and uncomplicate wine and the winemaking process, in a relaxed and intimate setting.

The Whispering Wall of Williamstown in the Barossa Valley is a weird and wonderful example of a natural phenomenon at work – its curved shape leads to voices being carried from one side of its arch to the other - where even a whisper can be heard clearly over 100 metres away.

The Barossa has more than 80 cellar doors - from big brand names to boutique wines, some with galleries, restaurants and tours. Penfolds, Wolf Blass and Jacob's Creek offer "Make your own blend' experiences where guests are invited to create their own blend. Two Hands WinesSeppeltsfield and Yalumba also offer a variety of experiences.