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Barossa Valley

Make the pilgrimage to the Barossa and you’ll be joining 60 per cent of all visitors to South Australia’s wineries. And no wonder, just an hour’s drive north of Adelaide, it’s undoubtedly Australia’s best-known viticulture and winemaking region.

Established in 1842 by immigrants from England, Germany and Silesia (now part of Poland), the region’s rich heritage is reflected in architecture, food and music – and internationally renowned wines.

Around 500 grape growing families, many sixth generation, today continue to supply nearly 60,000 tonnes of grapes to about 50 winemakers – including household names like Seppelt, Penfolds and Lehmann.

You’ll find 60 cellar doors, from big to boutique and new to heritage-listed. You can drink Jacob’s Creek wine right next to real thing in the new $5 million visitor centre at Rowland Flat. Wander among grand chateaux called Tanunda, Barossa and Yaldara. Or taste the global wines of Wolf Blass in the new $5 million, circular cellar door near Nurioopta.

The main red varieties grown in the Barossa are Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache, while the key white grape varieties are Riesling, Semillon and Chardonnay. Shiraz has pride of place because this is the birthplace of one of the world’s great wines: Penfolds Grange.

Neighbouring the Barossa is Eden Valley, which has a reputation for premium wines that take advantage of the higher altitude and cooler climate, through grapes including Riesling, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet. Here you’ll find five wineries with cellar doors, including the famed Henschke Wine Cellars.

72 km from Adelaide
80 Wineries Available
6 Attractions Available
Average Distance 240km
Average Duration 9hrs

Tour Highlights

Experience the better of two world renowned Wine regions. Enjoy the cool climate wines from Adelaide Hills to the hardy reds of the Barossa Valley. Taste the full bodied Wine from some of the oldest vines in the world. Rich with European heritage and established in 1842 by immigrants from England, Germany and Silesia, the Barossa is referred to the Bordeaux, Napa and Tuscany regions. Principal varieties in the Barossa Valley are Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache.

Penfold

Penfolds Grange is an Australian icon – a heritage-listed wine protected by the National Trust of South Australia – which captures both a sense of place and the essence of Australian agricultural ingenuity and innovation.

The story of Grange is one of personal triumph and extraordinary vision, steeped in the Australian ethos. Yet it also bears a history, prestige and lasting quality that interconnect with the great wines of Bordeaux.

From its first experimental vintage in 1951 to its current release, Grange is unquestionably one of the world’s most prestigious, critically acclaimed and iconic wines. The winemaking philosophy behind this enigmatic wine has hardly changed since its inception, however a lineage of four visionary Chief Winemakers have been its proud custodians over time and have steadily refined and improved upon the winemaking process. Primarily Shiraz driven often with a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, Grange is a beautifully seductive, defining modern wine, lauded by collectors and observers as a true wine of distinction.

List of Region Wineries

Balthazar of the Barossa

Barossa Ridge Wine Estates

Barossa Settlers

Barossa Valley Estate

Basedow Wines

Beer Brothers

Bethany Wines

Bucklands Estate Wines

Burge Family Winemakers

Cellarmasters

Charles Cimicky Wines

Charles Melton Wines

Chateau Barossa

Chateau Dorrien

Chateau Tanunda

Chateau Yaldara

Clancy Fuller

Cockatoo Ridge Wines

Cooper Burns

Craneford

Creed of Barossa

Domain Day

Dorrien Estate

Dutschke Wines

Eighteen Forty-Seven

Elderton Wines

Flaxman Wines

Fox Gordon Wines

Gibson’s Barossa Vale Wines

Glaetzer Wines

Glaymond Wines

Glen Eldon Wines

Gnadenfrei Estate

God’s Hill Wines

Gomersal Wines

Grant Burge Wines

Greenock Creek Vineyard and Cellars

Gumpara Wines

Haan Wines

Hamilton’s Ewell Vineyards

Harbord Wines

Hare’s Chase

Hentley Farm

Heritage Wines

Hobbs Wines

Izway Wines

Jenke Vineyards

JJ Hahn

John Duval Wines

Kabminye Wines

Kaesler Wines

Karra Yerta Wines

Kalleske Wines

Kassebaum Wines

Kellermeister Wines

Kies Family Wines

Kurtz Family Vineyards

Langmeil Winery

LanzThomson Vineyards

Laughing Jack Wines

Leo Buring

Liebichwein

Limb Vineyards

Linfield Road Wines

Loose End Wines

Lou Miranda Estate

McLean’s Farm Wines

Mad Dog Wines

Magpie Estate

Marschall Groom Cellars

Massena Vineyards

Mengler View Wines

Milhinch Wines

Miranda – Barossa

Mt Toolleen (Ebenezer Vineyard)

Murray Street Vineyards

Nurihannam Wines (Nuriootpa High School)

Orlando Wines/Jacob’s Creek

Paulmara Estate

Penfolds

Peter Lehmann Wines

Pheasant Farm Wines

RBJ Wines

Red Nectar Wines

Richmond Grove Wines

Ringland Vintners

Rockford Wines

Rocland Estate

Roehr Wines

Rolf Binder @ Veritas Winery

Rosenvale Vineyards

Ross Estate Wines

Rusden Wines

Russell Wines

St Hallett Wines

St John’s Road

Saltram Wine Estates

Schild Estate Wines

Schiller Vineyards

Schubert Estate

Seppelt Winery

Sheep’s Back

Shiralee Wines

Smallfry Wines

Small Gully Wines

Soul Growers

Spinifex

Stanley Lambert

Steinborner Family Vineyards

Stonewell Vineyards

Tait Wines

Te-aro Estate

Teusner

The Colonial Estate

The Standish Wine Company

The Willows Vineyard

Thorn-Clarke Wines

Tim Smith Wines

Torbreck Vintners

Turkey Flat

Two Hands Wines

Viking Wines

Villa Tinto

Vinecrest Fine Barossa Wines

Whistler Wines

Winter Creek

Whitechapel Wines

Wolf Blass

Yaldara Wines

Yalumba

 

Maggie Beer's Farm

Here at Maggie’s, we’re often asked how on earth Maggie manages to do all the amazing things she does, when there’s only one of her, after all. We’ll be the first to say we’ve never met a harder worker than Maggie, but she’ll be the first to admit it’s not a one (wo)man show. Maggie has the incredible ability to not only set herself an extremely high benchmark, but to also inspire that in the team that support her. So, in keeping with Maggie’s philosophy, she’s asked us to share her most recent take on all things Maggie Beer, in the hope it will answer some of those ‘how does she do it’ questions!

List of Region Attractions

Barossa Farmers Market

Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop

Whispering Wall

Menglers Hill Lookout

The Herbig Tree

Lyndoch Lavender Farm

“From the Meet and Greet where David asked us about the wines we normally drink, to the scenic tour and the divine wines we tried, it was the best day of our entire holiday. David is a wonderful and fun character that went out of his way to make sure we were enjoying both the wines but also the entire experience. Have recommended him to friends and will tour with him again when we come back to Adelaide. Thanks Mate!”

Jeff & Liz Davenport

Los Angeles – USA

A fantastic private wine tour run by David. I can’t rave enough about David and he’s ‘magic van’ what we called his very well equipped van and the tour. David listened to what we wanted to do and drink and tailored the day around us. Lunch was included in the bill. We couldn’t believe how quickly the day went and were really happy with the vineyards we visited. David was knowledgeable and fun!”

Tracey & Glenn Trelaoar

Brisbane – Australia