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Restaurants

A sumptuous feast under the dappled shade of a giant tree, this is an extraordinary, refined and contemporary feast – an enormous table groaning under the weight of the cornucopia of Barossa produce.
A passionate feast of excess.

Hentley Farm

For an intimate food journey through the Barossa indulge in one of Hentley Farm's two degustation menus. Young and dynamic chef Lachlan Colwill will introduce you to the season's best produce with a range of dishes presented with a creative flair. Relax in the intimate restaurant in the property's converted stables for a memorable food experience, this is a lunch to write home about.

FermentAsian

FermentAsian is an exciting and unique addition to the food scene in the Barossa Valley. Chef/owner, Tuoi Do, has created a Vietnamese menu and specialises in modern Southeast Asian cuisine using fresh Barossa produce picked straight from the garden. Barossa food with a cultural twist, you won't want to resist visiting Tuoi's restaurant.

1918 Bistro & Grill

Housed in a stone cottage dating back to 1918, the flavours and dishes are far from dated at the Barossa's 1918 Bistro & Grill. Choose from a modern-Australian menu that has a hint of Asian and Middle Eastern flavour. There is an extensive wine list with a range of some of the best Barossa wines to accompany the seasonally-inspired food. With a cosy log fire inside and outdoor seating too; 1918 is a restaurant you can enjoy all year-round.

Appellation

With a fresh young face running the kitchen and the majority of produce coming from the kitchen garden just outside, Appellation will give you a stand-out dining experience. Ranked the top South Australian restaurant in the 2012 Australian Good Food and Travel Guide, Appellation uses local Barossa produce to create outstanding dishes. It has an award-winning wine list and will be a truly memorable food and wine experience.

Vintners Bar & Grill

A Barossa food landmark, Vintners Bar and Grill showcases Barossa produce and local wines. The co-owner is also the head-chef and a winemaker and uses his extensive knowledge of the region to create a refined dining experience. Relax in the vineyard and experience the excellent food and wine of the Barossa.

Salters Kitchen

Tempting aromas waft from bread and pizza freshly baked in the wood oven. This favourite restaurant is perfect for a light lunch or dinner with a fresh regional menu to choose from. Salters Kitchen is perfectly located next to the Saltram Cellar Door located at Angaston leading into the Barossa region.

Produce

Hands ripping apart fresh loaves of steaming bread; rich red wine glugging into huge glasses, big chunks of meat being carved from roasts and great clumps of crumbling cheese being broken off by eager fingers. Trace each of these amazing aspects of the produce back through their preparation, creation and ultimately the soil in which they started.

Barossa Farmers Markets

Immerse yourself in the Barossa's food culture. Every Saturday morning in the historic Vintners Shed near Angaston, the market showcases food produced in the homes and farms of the Barossa. Eat and buy produce at its best, picked fresh the night before or even that morning. Join the buzz of the markets, a great start to a Saturday in the Barossa.

Barossa Valley Cheese Co

The Barossa Valley Cheese Company is a labour of love for Victoria McClurg. First trained as a winemaker, Victoria spent a season making wine in Bordeaux, absorbing the region's way of life and regard for food and wine. As she mused over a glass of wine, accompanied by an array of handmade cheese, Victoria realised what she really wanted to do. Now you too can enjoy Victoria's passion for cheese as you sample her wares at her shop in the main street of Angaston.

Maggie Beer's Farm Shop

Visit Maggie Beer's Farm Shop and be enveloped in the bustling atmosphere; sample her renowned products, like the Pheasant Farm pate, Cabernet sauce, spiced pear paste and rosemary and verjuice biscuits. Pick up a picnic basket and make your own hamper to enjoy on the deck or on the grass by the lake.

Linke's Smokehouse

Graham uses family recipes to cure and smoke traditional Barossa smallgoods in a wood fired smokehouse behind the store. Linke's ham, bacon, mettwurst, lachschinken and other wursts are highly-sought after specialities, made from traditional family recipes dating back to the nineteenth century.

Apex Bakery

Baked in a fire that never goes out; a fire of Mallee root logs sawn from the flats of the Murray River and brought to the Barossa, to give you amazing tasting bread and other baked goods. It's also the commitment, hard work, patience and an uncompromising belief that quality is the only way to make anything. Apex bakery, just off the main street in Tanunda, specialises in "slow ferment" doughs and breads and traditional pies and pasties.

Gully Gardens

Stop in at Gully Gardens farm shop to pick up homemade confectionary, jams and dried fruit from local orchards. Snacks for the road or something to take home and enjoy as a tasty memory of your Barossa stay.

Characters

Maggie & Saskia Beer

The Beer family are true artisans. Producers of premium products and working from a paddock to plate philosophy means quality and flavour are more important than efficiency. Saskia knows the origin of every animal that comes into her hands, working with local farmers that share her commitment to low impact and stress free rearing. Maggie Beer's Farm Shop and Barossa Farm Produce are both in Nuriootpa.

John & Jan Angas

John and Jan oversee a vibrant mixed farm in Hutton Vale that includes lamb production, vineyards, an artisan range of condiments and a wine label. Their philosophy of sustainable farming dictates a deliberately small-scale operation as their lamb is maintained as a closed flock, all born on the farm and grazed on natural pasture in a no-stress regime.

William & Claire Wood

Husband and wife team William and Claire Wood are both passionate about quality, food and flavour. William is the creative talent behind Carême and is dedicated to the art of creating perfect pastry, inspired by both the science of baking as well as its tasty rewards. Claire is responsible for the marketing and business side of Carême Pastry in Tanunda. It is simply a perfect match.

Peter Lehmann

A member of the Order of Australia and the original Baron of the Barossa, Peter Lehmann is synonymous with fine wines. The man himself helped shape the industry for more than seven decades and he has left behind a legacy in the Barossa. Peter had a sharp wit and an intrinsic gift for winemaking.
Peter Lehmann Wines are located in Tanunda.

Arnold Wilson

Five generations of the Wilson family have looked after the scenic property, with 85 year old Arnold still out in the vines every day, in addition to running his early morning kitchen during vintage and opening up the bar after a hard day's work. Linfield Road Wines are in Williamstown.

Lachlan Colwill

Heading up a kitchen that is a continuous think tank of ideas in food, connecting with the guests that visit Hentley Farm in Seppeltsfield, and being part of a team that strives for excellence in every aspect is Lachlan's passion. From vineyard to wine to food to experiences.

Cellar Door

In the early 1840s, this rich, fertile valley was selected for settlement. The secrets of the valley's soil were soon discovered by the nineteenth century winemakers and for generations since, it has produced some of the finest wines in the world. Today, the Barossa is visited by thousands of people who want to try the wines the region is famous for. From rustic, intimate cellar doors to sleek, modern wineries; there's often the chance to meet the winemaker and make your own Barossa story.

Rockford

Home of the Basket Press Shiraz; Rockford's traditional wines are made from some of the best old Barossa vineyards. The winery and cellar door are surrounded by stone buildings dating back to the early settlement of Krondorf. To this day vintage is carried out with some of the old equipment, including a Bagshaw crusher and old wooden basket presses. See these when you visit the cellar door and taste the resulting award-winning and renowned wines.

Artisans

Artisans of Barossa are a group of like-minded producers with a common goal to protect and promote small batch, sub-regional winemaking. Experience seven individual wineries, with different winemaking styles representing the breadth and diversity of the Barossa. Pair the wine experience with chef Mark McNamara's local produce platters in the light airy setting overlooking the vineyards of the area.

Bethany

The Bethany vineyard is more than 150 years old and is run by the fifth and sixth generations of the same Schrapel family who first planted the vines in 1852. A small, intimate cellar door set atop a hill, Bethany Wines has a reputation for country hospitality and an ongoing connection to the land.

Yalumba

Australia's oldest family owned winery, Yalumba, impresses with both its wines and sprawling grounds. It is also home to one of Australia's few on-site cooperages where the crafting of oak-barrels is a proud tradition. Accompany a tasting with one of Yalumba's platters using local produce for a wholesome Barossa experience.

Pindarie

Known for its Mediterranean wine styles, settle in for a leisurely tasting and lunch at this family-friendly cellar door. This relaxed cellar door that not too long ago was a run-down farm, is now a charming place to visit and one to include on your visit to the Barossa. Owners Tony and Wendy planted 12,500 trees over the last 20 years to help make Pindarie a sustainable property.

Chateau Tanunda

A bit of history and a lot of character will greet you at Chateau Tanunda Estate, built in the 1890s. The cellar door is amongst the barrels of wine that tower over you in this grand chateau. There's a croquet lawn out the front where you can enjoy a game on a sunny day. Linger in the cellar door or pack your own picnic and wander the grounds and surrounds.

Attractions

Barossa is passion; passionate people with a passion for great food and wine. Handcrafted foods of provenance and great wines of the world. It isn’t just a destination, it’s a journey. A culinary journey, an historic journey, from pasture to plate, from vine to wine… and the journey starts with the dirt.

Mengler Hill Lookout

Drive up to Mengler Hill Lookout and Sculpture Park for panoramic views of the Barossa. The huge sculptures are made by artists using local marble and black granite. Start your journey here to see the Barossa laid out before you or finish up here to revere the time you've spent in this magnificent wine region.

Jacob's Creek Visitor Centre

Jacob's Creek Visitor Centre, on the banks of Jacob's Creek, is a complete picture of wine in the Barossa. The wine tasting areas look out over the grounds, the restaurant is alongside the main tasting bar with towering shelves of wine and views to the vineyards and creeks outside. Take a walk through the gallery area to follow a timeline of wine history of the Barossa and the Jacob's Creek brand, wine production techniques and viticulture.

Seppeltsfield Road

Seppeltsfield Road leads from Barossa Valley Way to the iconic Seppeltsfield Winery; founded by the Seppelt family in the early 1850s. The 10 kilometres of Seppeltsfield Road encompasses some of the Barossa's most famous wineries and vineyards, and culinary delights like Appellation Restaurant and
Maggie Beer's Farmshop.

Casa Carboni

For an authentic Italian experience in the Barossa, join a cooking class with Fiona and Matteo Carboni at Casa Carboni Italian Cooking School & Enoteca. They will share with you their love for Italian food and help you recreate some of their favourite recipes. Get hands on with local produce in a cooking class or simply enjoy a tasting. Whichever you choose, you will be welcomed into the warm environment of Casa Carboni and leave with a full stomach.

Butcher, Baker, Winemaker trail

Let your taste buds lead the way around the Barossa on the Butcher, Baker, Winemaker Trail. Collect your trail voucher at the Barossa Visitor Information Centre then explore the region with your hamper collecting local treats at different cellar doors.

Balloon Adventures Barossa Valley

See the Barossa from a different perspective. Experience the feeling of floating over the Barossa in the calm of dawn. Travel magically over the picturesque villages and vineyards of the Barossa, then toast your return to earth with fine sparkling wine and breakfast with foods of the Barossa.

Accommodation

The Barossa is a region where modern creativity is paired with history and a deep respect for tradition; where the soil is the lifeblood of its residents. Food isn't just to be eaten, but to be grown, nurtured, picked at its best and then cooked in a way that highlights the fresh flavours. Winemaking is part of everyday living and goes hand in hand with the produce pulled from the earth. Stay for a while and immerse yourself in the Barossa.

Novotel

Set in a peaceful, natural amphitheatre overlooking Jacob's Creek and the North Para River the Barossa Novotel has breathtaking views of the surrounding vineyards and rolling hills. The resort is the perfect place to base your Barossa visit and really relax. The onsite spa will pamper you, the restaurant will feed you and there is plenty of opportunity to explore the region and get tips on where to visit next.

The Louise

The Louise is a luxury retreat surrounded by the vineyards of the Barossa. It's intimate and the ultimate luxurious retreat. With only fifteen suites you'll feel like you're the only ones there.
Be welcomed to an exceptional retreat in the Barossa.

Collingrove Homestead

Collingrove Homestead was the original family home of John Angas, one of South Australia's most influential pioneers. Stay in individually styled converted servant's quarters, furnished with a French Provincial theme.

Kingsford Homestead

Kingsford Homestead is best known to millions as 'Drover's Run', the main setting for the TV series McLeod's Daughters, which ran for eight seasons in 117 countries. The stunning 1856 two-storey sandstone Georgian homestead has been superbly renovated and is now home to seven luxury suites.

Barossa Pavillions

Set on 75 acres, this hillside accommodation retreat has panoramic 180 degree views over the valley towards the Barossa Ranges. Each architecturally designed, eco sensitive pavilion has a sense of space and relaxation. It's small details that make it special; L'Occitaine toiletries, custom bathrobes and a breakfast hamper.

Jacob's Creek Retreat

A world of relaxation and tranquility in historic stone cottages on the banks of the picturesque Jacob's Creek. Each of the seven luxurious suites has all the comforts you desire. The pool, gardens and pavilion are places you can relax after days filled with fine food and finer wines.