Welcome to Barossa Valley


Barossa towns have a distinctly German feel, dating back to 1842. Fleeing religious persecution in Prussia and Silesia, settlers (bringing their vine cuttings with them) created a Lutheran heartland where German traditions endure today. Cultural legacies of the early days include a dubious passion for oompah bands, and an appetite for wurst, sauerkraut and pretzels.

And of course, before the shiraz, this was – and is – Peramangk country, bordering on Ngadjuri lands further north. There's little to see here now, crediting the traditional owners, other than Peramangk Rd in Nuriootpa and an underwhelming display at Tanunda's Barossa Museum.


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$106.34 Day Trips & Excursions

Barossa Valley with Hahndorf Tour from Adelaide

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lyndoch Heritage Walk, Lyndoch, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaStop at Lyndoch Bakery to buy morning tea (own expense)Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Seppeltsfield, Seppeltsfield, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaWine Tastings. Time to explore the Jam Factory and surroundsDuration: 1 hourStop At: Wolf Blass, Nuriootpa, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaTour of winery with tastings of Wolf Blass and Penfolds Wine. 2 Course Lunch is served here.Duration: 1 hour 40 minutesStop At: Hahndorf Academy, Hahndorf, Adelaide Hills, Greater Adelaide, South AustraliaStop in the town of Hahndorf and explore this old German SettlementDuration: 1 hour

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Barossa Valley Wineries Tour with Tastings from Adelaide

Start in the morning with pickup at your Adelaide hotel, then leave the city behind as you drive into the Adelaide Hills aboard a deluxe minicoach. Disembark at your first stop of the day, the Whispering Wall. One of South Australia’s more unusual attractions, the wall is most famous for its incredible acoustics. Stand on either end of the wall, which spans 500 feet (150 meters), and say something to someone standing on the opposite end. You'll be amazed at how sound travels. Continue to your first winery destination, Chateau Yaldara. After a tasting of the chateau’s reds and whites, head to the township of Tanunda. Take a walk around quaint Tanunda before driving to the outskirts of town to visit Peter Lehmann winery. Enjoy sampling a variety of their excellent wines while relaxing inside the handsome stone building that dates to the 1880s. Afterward, tuck into the mouthwatering goodies such as locally sourced cheese, cured meats, breads, produce and more. Walk off your lunch by strolling next door to Langmeil winery, home of the oldest known shiraz vineyard in the world. Three Barossa Valley locals bought the neglected winery in 1996 and have since fully restored it. The staff welcome you in for a relaxed wine tasting in their rustic tasting room. As you make your way to your next destination, pause at Mengler's Hill Lookout for panoramic views over the Barossa Valley. The fourth and final winery will be something special. Your guide will pick something to suit the group size and time of year.Throughout your tour, your friendly guide and winery hosts share their insider knowledge and personal touch, creating a truly memorable Barossa Valley wine tasting experience.

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Adelaide City, Barossa Valley, and Hahndorf Sightseeing Tour

Day 1: Adelaide City Sightseeing Tour (3 hours)Get to know Australia's 'festival city' on a full morning coach tour of the city surrounds, with the option of including a river cruise and a visit to Adelaide Zoo to meet the giant pandas. You’ll visit the North Terrace with its mix of historic and modern buildings and uncover the city’s past through its memorials, statues and plaques.Take a stroll along Rundle Mall, Australia’s first shopping street mall, see Colonel Light’s Lookout, named after the founder and town planner of Adelaide, then head to the beach and the quaint town of Glenelg.No trip to Adelaide would be complete without a visit to Haigh’s Chocolates (closed on Sunday). Relax with a cup of tea or coffee while sampling the region’s finest milk and dark chocolates.If you take the option to cruise the Torrens River, enjoy a 40-minute journey on the city’s beloved ferry service, the Popeye, first launched in 1935. The cruise takes in views of the city center from the water, and stops at the Adelaide Zoo, where you also have the option of meeting the giant pandas! Wang Wang and Funi are the only giant pandas in the southern hemisphere and the first to live permanently in Australia. Visit the state-of-the-art exhibit to learn more about pandas and how they survive in the forests of China today.Day Two: Barossa Valley and Hahndorf Tour (8 hours, must be taken within seven days)Combine the German flavors of Hahndorf and the fine wines of the Barossa Valley on your day trip from Adelaide. Leaving Adelaide, the day trip takes you through the leafy green Adelaide Hills, only 30 minutes away from the city yet so far removed from the big-city bustle.Stretch your legs at Lyndoch, the gateway to the Barossa Valley and enjoy morning tea (included). Next, you’ll continue through the old mill town of Woodside before visiting two Barossa Valley vineyards to sample the region’s fine wines. Lunch is served at Keaslers Winery restaurant, where you can sample more Barossa Valley wines and gourmet regional produce.End your day with coffee or tea and a German streusel (own expense) in the tranquil German settlement of Hahndorf, filled with the atmosphere and aromas of old Bavaria, before returning to the city.

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Barossa Valley Highlights Tour with Wine and Cheese Tastings

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Dell'uva Wines, Greenock, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaGuests will enjoy a truly unique offering at this boutique cellar door offering a taste of what the Barossa Valley is offering into the future. Dell'uva offer a different take on the status quo, with one of the largest collections of varietals in the country! With more than 40 different European varietals, guests will expand their appreciation of what the valley can offer beyond the classic big reds of Shiraz and Cabernet. Also showcasing the forgotten art of amphorae (fermentation in wax-lined clay pots) there is plenty to learn and lots to sample at Dell'uva Wines.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Seppeltsfield, Seppeltsfield, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaGuests will experience the majesty of the Seppeltsfield Winery Estate, an historic icon of the Barossa and integral part of its storied history. Learn the story of the Seppelt family, the phenomenal fortified wines upon which they have built their reputation and taste a broad range of their current wine offerings. Don’t forget to ask about the Centennial collection, the only wine collection of wines of its type in the world with more than 120 years of consecutive vintages currently stored in the barrel. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Vasse Virgin, Seppeltsfield, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaGuests will continue their exploration of the Seppeltsfield Estate’s varied wonders with a visit to Vasse Virgin, a marvel of natural products based on virgin olive oil. Treat your skin to their all-natural products or taste the wonders of Australian made virgin olive oil. A beautiful collection of skin & body care products, gourmet food and a great place to pick up a special gift for the loved ones that couldn’t make it with you to the Barossa.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Jam Factory, Seppeltsfield, Barossa Valley Australia, Seppeltsfield, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaFor the art lovers, a visual treat awaits inside the old horse stables, the first structure built on the estate. Today it hosts the Jam Factory, an eclectic blend of artists studio and demonstration space. View the art, make a unique purchase and maybe even meet with the artists themselves, right there in their studio/creative space!Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, Nuriootpa, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaNo trip to the Barossa would be complete without a stop at the Farm Shop home of one of Australia's most celebrated Gourmet Food Ambassadors, Maggie Beer. Guests can explore the farm shop and taste a wide variety of Maggie's delicacies, wander the picturesque grounds taking in the sights, sounds and smells of the farm and beautiful lagoon with resident ducks and turtles to entertain and delight. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Thorn-Clarke Wines, Angaston, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaAfter the first few stops of the day it is not uncommon to get a little peckish - so now for lunch. Guests will enjoy a gourmet platter style lunch of local produce such as traditional German-style smoked meats (in fitting with the region's history), gourmet cheese, locally baked bread and other goodies. The lunch location varies based on venue availability and includes wineries such as Z Wines and Rosenvale Wines.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Barossa Valley Cheese Company, Angaston, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaEven after a lunch stop, there is always room for a little cheese tasting - especially when it is a selection from the award-winning Barossa Valley Cheese Company, an artisan cheese producer utilising local dairy where possible with a focus on soft cheese styles. Cheese keep very well and you will certainly be able to make some purchases to be enjoyed later or shared with friends. *Please note Barossa Valley Cheese Co are not open Public Holidays.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Mengler's Hill Lookout Sculpture Park, Angaston, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaNext up, it's time for a survey of the valley, from the Valley's most recognised viewpoint, Mengler's Hill. From here guests will take in the views of the sweeping valley, from eastern to western ridge and all the way to the wheat-belt. Our experienced and knowledgeable guide will point out specific landmarks and explain a little of the regions and the different vineyards you can see from here. This is also a perfect photo-opportunity so practice your selfie skills here (Our Guides are on hand to take the perfect framed shot).Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Z Wine, Tanunda, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaExperience the premium wines and local hospitality of one of the region's boutique wineries such as Z Wines in Tanunda. Owned and operated by sisters with a long family history in Valley, their family lineage goes back to some of the very first settlers here. Wine-maker and Wine-marketer, the sisters are producing spectacular wines and serve them to guests in a gorgeous setting Cellar Door with truly unique decor. Other Cellar Doors that may be substituted based on availability include Rosenvale Wines, Thorne Clark in the Eden Valley region and Grant Burge Wines among others. *Locations subject to change.Duration: 1 hour

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Barossa Valley Day Trip from Adelaide with Gourmet Pizza Lunch

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Williamstown Caravan ParkStop for Coffee Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Barossa Reservoir ParkWhispering WallDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Jacobs Creek Visitor CentreWine Tasting ExperienceDuration: 1 hourStop At: Kies Family Wines, Lyndoch, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaWine Tasting and Lunch.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Taste Eden Valley, Angaston, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaWine TastingDuration: 1 hourStop At: Lambert Estate Wines, Angaston, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaWine TastingDuration: 1 hourStop At: Mengler's Hill Lookout Sculpture Park, Angaston, Barossa Valley, South AustraliaLookout over a sculpture parkDuration: 30 minutes

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Small Group Gourmet Barossa Valley Day Trip from Adelaide

Your gourmet food, wine, and sightseeing tour begins with complimentary pickup from your Glenelg, Adelaide CBD or Hahndorf accommodation, before driving through the beautiful hills villages of Stirling, Aldgate and Bridgewater. Visit the Herbig Family Tree in Springton, an approximately 400-year-old hollow red gum tree, which housed the Herbig Family in 1858.Drive to Angaston and sample cheeses at Barossa Cheese Co., then head to the magnificent Seppeltsfield Winery. See its 100-year-old palm-lined boulevard, to begin your wine tasting journey.Head to Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop in Nuriootpa. Here, you can view and sample Maggie’s world-renowned products, with the option to purchase if you wish. You can also see the set where Maggie films 'The Cook and the Chef.'Experience a panoramic view over the Barossa Valley at Mengler’s Hill Lookout and Sculpture Park.Take an optional 10-minute helicopter flight over part of the Barossa Valley, allowing you to enjoy a bird’s eye view of this beautiful wine growing region (extra charge applies). If you are interested in this experience, please advise at time of booking.By now you will be ready for lunch, as the group travels to Lou Miranda Restaurant and Winery where you will sample their quality wines. Select a glass of your favorite wine to accompany your choice of main course from their a la carte menu. If you prefer, explore Tanunda where you can purchase your own lunch, with a choice of over 20 eateries within a 500-meter strip on the main street.After lunch, travel to Kellermeister Cellar Door to sit back and sample their premium wines, cider, and delicious chocolate liqueur.Enjoy a special treat at Schild Estate to finish your tasting journey. Indulge in 5 handmade chocolate truffles paired with Schild Estate wines (for the non-chocolate lovers, enjoy a gourmet cheese platter instead).The last stop is a visit to the Whispering Wall in Williamstown – a 9-story high reservoir built in approximately 1900 where words spoken in a whisper at one end can be heard clearly at the other end of the wall 140-meters away. It’s hard to believe, but the wall really does whisper! Indulge in a complimentary box of chocolates on the drive home, before being dropped off at your Hahndorf, Glenelg or Adelaide CBD accommodation.