From Tanunda, take the scenic route to Angaston via Bethany for hazy valley views (just ignore the naff sculptures in the foreground). The road tracks through beautiful rural country, studded with huge eucalyptuses.
One of our favourite boutique Barossa wineries, this 1850s cellar door sells traditionally made, small-range wines, including sparkling reds. The Black Shiraz is a sparkling, spicy killer.
Watch honest-to-goodness coopers make and repair wine barrels, 4km south of town. Amazing!
Inside this 1856 post office building (access via the bike-repair shop out the front) are displays of bone-handled cutlery, butter-making gear, photos of top-hatted locals, a re-created colonial bedroom and an amazi…
About 7km southwest of Lyndoch, itself 13km south of Tanunda, the Barossa Reservoir dam is better known as the Whispering Wall. The huge concrete curve has amazing acoustics: whispers at one end of the wall can be h…
Using only Barossa grapes, improving St Hallett produces reasonably priced but consistently good whites (try the Poacher’s Blend) and the excellent Old Block Shiraz. Unpretentious and great value for money.
Inside Tanunda's grey-fronted Soldiers Memorial Hall you'll find an eclectic collection of paintings, crafts and touring exhibitions, plus an impressive set of 1877 organ pipes at the back of the room.
The shiraz and riesling vintages here (oh, and the semillon) are probably the most consistent, affordable and widely distributed wines in the Barossa.
Tanunda is flush with historic buildings, including the cottages around this square, on John St. This was the ziegenmarkt, a meeting and market place, laid out in 1842 as Tanunda's original town centre.