Visit the Barossa Valley, one of South Australia’s most popular wine regions, on this day trip from Adelaide. With a guide, you’ll enjoy wine tastings at Seppeltsfield Winery and Wolf Blass. Learn about the region’s winemaking history, admire the picturesque scenery of the Adelaide Hills and River Torrens, and enjoy a 2-course lunch. To end your tour, stop in the historic German settlement of Hahndorf.
Take in the towns and scenery along the River Torrens, Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley
Visit one of the oldest wineries in the Barossa, Seppeltsfield Winery
Wine Tour and wine tasting at Wolf Blass followed by a 2-course lunch with an exclusive preview of Penfolds wines
Stroll down the tree-lined streets of Hahndorf and admire the fachwerk (timber frame) architecture
After boarding your bus with your knowledgeable guide, your Barossa Valley day trip from Adelaide starts with the drive out of the city, following a scenic route that takes you along the River Torrens and through Torrens Gorge. When you’ve been on the road for about an hour, make a stop at Seppeltsfield Winery, which dates back to 1851 and is home to 250 acres (100 hectares) of vineyards covered with Barossa Valley’s traditional grapes, grenache and shiraz. We head to a multiple award winning wine at Wolf Blass. You will learn the art of winemaking on a guided tour and have a tutored wine tasting of their Gold Label and their Black Label wines. Wolf Blass is where you will indulge on a 2 course lunch along with an exclusive tasting preview of Penfolds wine. Then say goodbye to the Barossa Valley as you return to your bus for the drive to Hahndorf, a quaint town in the Adelaide Hills and the oldest surviving German settlement in the country. Hop off the bus to walk around, taking in the century-old elm trees, charming cottages, shops and tea rooms. Your tour ends with the return drive to Adelaide, traveling through the lush hills and villages like Stirling and Bridgewater before you arrive back in the city in the evening.
Only took in two wineries (but both v. good) and were a little rushed at each but it was a good taster for a return trip under our own transport at a later date. Driver was very knowledgable and good fun.
This tour was in my opinion excellent!
Very informative guide, wine tasting expertly done.
Lunch delicious and more wine tasting!
Hahndorf very quaint little village, great fudge and Lolly shop, German cheese and sausages!
We had a wonderful time on our trip to the Barossa Valley and Hahndorf. Our tour guide Peter was an excellent guide, very informative and funny. Would have loved a bit more time to wonder around Hahndorf but overall it was a great day. Food for lunch was excellent.
Fantastic day with a very knowledgeable and personable driver
, Aug 2018
We had a small group who thoroughly enjoyed the tour, from the wine tasting, learning about the history of the area, and the knowledgeable driver, to the beautiful scenery. Very tasty lunch, with generous tastings of the wines. Staff where friendly and helpful.
I received a last minute phone call telling me that I would have to go on the 1st instead of the 30th, even though I specifically booked the day I chose for a reason. The tour guide more or less just rambled as we drove endlessly. The first wine tasting was neat, and informative. But when we went to Wolf Blass, it was a joke. The wine rep rushed us through the tasting and poured nominal tastes for us. I would say at the end of the day, I probably had about 2.5 glasses of wine. When you consider how expensive this trip is, that's definitely not worth it. It didn't feel comfortable or friendly. And it was more of a pain than anything else. Lunch was overrated. Not sure who wants a giant steak lunch in the middle of a tasting, nibbles work best for pairings and trying. But since lunch was at Wolf Blass, it was even more bland. Don't do this one, you'd be better off.
We did enjoy the tour on the 27 February with a few exceptions, we were sitting halfway down the bus and had trouble hearing the drivers commentary which was annoying. I did make him aware of it and he did turn his mike up a knotch but we still struggled to hear him and gave up asking again. the winery tour to Seppeltsfield was really good but very rushed after the wine tasting we only had about 15 mins to look around which was disappointing. The Hahndorf visit was good as was driving through the Adelaide hills, again we couldn't hear the drivers commentary on the local history. All in all a few improvements but a nice afternoon.
The vineyards were excellent as was the lunch. The drive was beautiful and the driver informative. One disappointment was that the trip's description advertised that it would be a group of up to 20 so we were expecting a smaller group. We were on a large bus and at lunch with 37 other people. It worked out though. There was plenty of space with wine and food to go around.
Having taken numerous V tours in the past, I can say that this specific trip is not the best. Went to 2 top name factory wineries where wines tased were not that good and no one bought anything. Wines were not their best and winery spokespersons seemed to be speaking as if they were memorized speeches. Nothing personal about it. Then drove from Barossa to Hahndorf. Should take this off the trip and stay in Barossa. Spent too much time driving on a bus listening to a monotone bus driver repeat what town we were passing through over and over. Maybe a different tour operator wouldve been better.