There are so many combinations of day trips, the trip planner which you can produce from the Barossa.com website for your group is a fantastic way to organise your days.
Day Trip - Torbreck, Tsharke, Izway & Hentley Farm
Day Trip - Walk to Rolfbinder, Maggie Beer and Whistler Wines, Yelland and Paps
Day Trip - Chateau Tanunda, Rockfords, Artisans of the Barossa (7 winemakers together), lunch at Harvest Kitchen, Mengler’s Hill at sunset.
Suggested 2 Days
Day One – Krondorf Road - Start your journey at St Hallett Wines (try their flagship Old Block Shiraz) From here, cross the main highway and start the gradual climb up the Road. Take a moment to pull over and look up toward the Barossa Ranges. Krondorf translates as “Crown Village” and as you look towards the hills you can see the proud Kaiser Stuhl (“Kings Seat”) which is the highest point of the Barossa Ranges looking down over the little village.
Your next stop along the road is Rockford Wines. The small cellar door is housed in the original stables of the property and the courtyard emulates the traditional clustered layout of early mixed farms. Rockford Wines hold a Barossa Trust Mark for their exceptional Basket Press Shiraz. Your tummy might be rumbling by now so it’s in to Charles Melton Wines for a light lunch on their verandah and a sneaky glass of their lovely Rose of Virginia. Winemaker Charlie Melton has a soft spot for four-legged friends so there’s always someone looking for a pat – and to maybe share your lunch!
After lunch you can cross over the road and pop into Kabminye Wines to meet Rick Glastonbury and view local artworks made by his daughter Illona (please note that Kabminye are only open on Saturdays) or for a quiet moment of contemplation, take a stroll through the lovingly tended Krondorf cemetery. Many of the tombstones are written in German and hint at the incredible stories of many of the early families who lived in this area.
A final push to the top of the hill to Grant Burge’s Cellar Door will reward you with spectacular views of the Barossa Valley floor. Grant Burge offer a wide range of wines for tasting, including a beautiful sparkling white. Celebrate the end of your day of Krondorf exploration with a glass of bubbles taking in the gorgeous view.
Day Two – Seppeltsfield Road - This road is the Ultimate Experience!! Leading to the iconic Seppeltsfield Winery, founded by the Seppelt family in the early 1850s, the 10 kilometres of Seppeltsfield Road now boasts not only some of the Barossa’s most famous wineries and vineyards, but also gourmet destinations such as Appellation restaurant, Maggie Beer’s Farmshop, Hentley Farm restaurant and Fino.
No trip to the Barossa Valley is complete without visiting, staying or dining in our historic and hospitable precinct. The warmth and welcoming smiles of the people who live and work in this region make the visitor experience exceptional. These people are proud to be able to promote and share the food, wine, culture, heritage and hospitality of the Barossa Valley with you.
Unique experiences include scenic sunrise hot air balloon flights with Barossa Valley Ballooning and the beautiful Gnadenfrei St Michael’s Lutheran Church which has been a part of the Seppeltsfield Road community for more than 150 years and dominates one of the most strikingly beautiful vistas in the Barossa.
Suggested 3 Days
Day one - Barossa Sunrise Flight start the morning with a Hot Air Balloon Flight; www.balloonadventures.com.au, what better way to see Barossa!
Butcher, Baker, Winemaker Trail - The Butcher, Baker, Winemaker Trail lends itself perfectly to a day of exploring the Barossa. It's a luxurious version of a Yellow Brick Road that winds you through the very best food and wine experiences the Barossa has to offer.
Day Two - Start the morning at The Barossa Farmers Market (open Sat morning 7:30-11:30am), follow onto the township of Angaston, enjoy a tasting at The Barossa Cheese company, then pop in next door to Casa Carboni an Italian Cooking School & Enoteca … Weekly hands on Italian cooking classes (bookings required) featuring the best seasonal Barossa produce to create authentic regional Italian dishes. All classes include coffee, hands on tuition, four-course lunch, glass of wine and recipe booklet **highly recommend Matteo is amazing**. Take a short drive to the picturesque Yalumba Winery. Take the Menglers Hill route (scenic drive) back in to the township of Bethany, Bethany winery high up on the hill, amzing views overlooking the Barossa and Fab wines too. Continue down the road to the boutique winery Turkey Flat – famous for the Ros`e and QuinQuin Aperetif. Finish the day with a cleansing Ale at Barossa Valley Brewery- enjoy handcrafed beer, small plates and pizza, they have live music(acoustic) on the weekends.
Day Three -
Take a wander up the Barossa towns’ main streets to discover quirky antique shops, food and craft markets, book stores, and gorgeous homeware stores where you’re sure to find a ‘one off’ treasure. The little towns of the Barossa, Tanunda and Angaston are great places to take a leisurely wander and discover an eclectic collection of retail outlets offering everything from fashion, jewellery, homewares, kids clothing, furniture, antiques, art, health and beauty products. Be sure to step into ‘soulful’ Alabaster, in Tanunda, which showcases local artisans and designers.
Holidays should be all about some much deserved ‘down time’. The Barossa has two divine day spa destinations. Chill out, relax and de-stress, at Endota Spa or Bali Traditional Spa. Both facilities have excellent professional and caring staff who use beautiful organic body and skin care products to complete your experience. Endota Spa, part of the Novotel Resort enjoys an idyllic peaceful location. Return home refreshed and rejuvenated.
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While the girls are being pampered and enjoying a little Retail Therapy, the men can enjoy a round of golf - Tanunda Pines Golf Course is a challenging course and worth the hire of a cart. The course undulates quite a bit and by the time you’re finished playing, you will know you’ve played a full round if you walk the course. The signature Par 3 11th is a great little hole and really challenging as you can’t always feel the wind, plus it’s seriously downhill to the green, so correct club selection is imperative. I’ve used everything from an 8 iron to a 5 wood. There are some variables on the some of the greens, particularly on the back 9 as they have used two different types of grass and the speeds can vary greatly. They have a nice little club house and the atmosphere is welcoming and friendly.
Finish the afternoon
Artisans of the Barossa should be number one on your list of places to watch the afternoon roll past in the Barossa. Home to a collective cellar door representing seven of the Barossa's most well-regarded small producers, it's also where you'll find Harvest Kitchen which has established itself firmly as a foodie mecca. Enjoy a glass of Riesling on the deck, or maybe even a cider, nibble away at a few delicious morsels and let the last of the day wash over you. There's even a selfie frame for you to immortalise yourself in front of one of our incredible sunsets.
MAKE YOUR OWN BLEND AT PENFOLDS
Guests are invited to the Winemaker’s Laboratory, to try blending their own wine from Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre, just like Penfolds own Bin 138. The resulting blend is then placed into a bottle for the creator to enjoy over the coming days.
Cost: $65.00 per person. Pricing valid until May 2016.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Days/Times: 10:30am and 2pm, daily
Bookings: Essential, 24 hours’ notice required.
Group enquiries welcome – please contact Cellar Door for details and costs