- 8-hour Barossa Valley wine-tasting day trip from Adelaide
- Visit four or five wineries, depending on option selected
- Taste wines from award-winning Barossa vineyards
- Enjoy a 2-course à la carte lunch or regional platter lunch at one of the local wineries
- Sample regional produce from chocolates to chutneys
- See other area attractions like the Whispering Wall or Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop
- Small-group tour limited to 20 people ensures a personalized experience with your guide
What You Can Expect
Today, you can see the influence of those early German settlers in the Barossa Valley’s pioneer buildings, churches and towns, and German traditions give a European flavor to the region’s famous cured meats, traditional breads, olives and preserves. The Barossa Valley has an enviable lifestyle, celebrating its winemaking history and gourmet produce with farmers’ markets and cultural festivals, all on the doorstep of South Australia’s capital city, Adelaide.
Discover the best of the Barossa Valley on one of two small-group food and wine tours – see the Itinerary section below for details on each! Both tours include plenty of wine and food tastings, plus lunch.
Leaving Adelaide, your day trip to the Barossa Valley takes you through the scenic Torrens Gorge to the Big Rocking Horse toy factory, just 45 minutes from the city in the picturesque Adelaide Hills. Take a break here to photograph the world’s biggest rocking horse (outside the factory), browse the wooden toys produced here and feed wallabies, emus, sheep, alpacas and other animals at the factory’s wildlife park. There’s also time for tea or coffee (own expense) at the factory’s cafe.
Your tour continues to Angaston, home of Australia’s famous Angas Park Dried Fruits, where you can sample dried apricots, nuts and chocolate-covered treats. The day’s first winery stop is the award-winning Wolf Blass Winery, known for its wide range of wines, where the state-of-the-art visitor center takes you through the winemaking process. Enjoy a tasting hosted by the winery’s expert cellar team and learn more about the history of this well-known winery.
Having worked up an appetite, a delicious two-course à la carte lunch is served at Nuriootpa Vine Inn, surrounded by the Barossa Valley’s famous vineyards. After lunch, the next winery stop is Stanley Lambert Wines’ atmospheric cellar door, followed by a stop at Menglers Hill Lookout for superb views over the Barossa Valley.
Taste more fine wines at Grant Burge at Krondorf, with views over the vine-striped hills of Tanunda, and at Kies Family Wines, the last winery stop for the day. On the drive back to Adelaide, stop off at the Whispering Wall, where you can hear the strange acoustic phenomenon at the Barossa Valley’s old reservoir before continuing the drive back to the city.
This Barossa Valley wine tour visits five wineries and one of the region’s most famous attractions, Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop. The first stop is Wolf Blass Winery, for a tasting of their award-winning wines in the winery’s new state-of-the-art visitor’s center.
The tour continues to Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop in the township of Nuriootpa, where you can taste Maggie’s famous products, including her verjuice, vin cotto and fig paste. Considered something of an Australian treasure, Maggie Beer is an icon of the South Australian food industry, and you can also taste Beer Bros. wines exclusively at the farm shop.
You’ll taste more regional specialties at lunch, which is served at Barossa Valley Estates Winery, known for its excellent shiraz red wines. The two-course regional platter lunch features seasonal local produce, and is followed by cake and coffee.
After lunch, visit Langmeil Estate for a tour of the 160-year-old shiraz vineyards, historic buildings and winery. There’s more history at the next stop, Tanunda, one of Australia’s most historic wineries with beautiful colonial buildings. Enjoy a structured wine tasting at Tanunda, from whites to reds, with the chance to sample wines from some of the Barossa’s smaller winemakers (when present).
Before being transported back to Adelaide by air-conditioned minibus, you also have the option to enjoy a thrilling ride on a three-wheel Oztrike while in the Barossa Valley (at own expense). It’s a unique and energetic way to enjoy the views and bucolic surroundings of the Barossa Valley.
Such an amazing driver/tour guide, he gave us heaps of information abount the city of Adelaide and the Barossa region.
We climbed the Big Rocking Horse, talked across the Whispering wall and were able to experience and diverse range of wineries.
Excellent Tour, even for people that live in SA!!
Was a great day out!! Tour guide was great and overall was a fabulous day out!!
Includes a visit to Maggie Beer's Farm that was one of the highlights of the tour.