Thursday, 25 February 2016
Tour of the Week: Wine and Food Lover’s Barossa Valley Tour $119
The Barossa Valley is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in Australia. Sprawling out in a patchwork quilt of green, rolling fields, historic farmhouses, and vintage wineries, it is the perfect place to get to know the gastronomic delights of Australia.
As well as a contemporary wine culture, the region also harks back to when the first German settlers arrived, and still boasts several Lutheran churches dotted around. This combination of old sights and new culture is what makes our Barossa Valley Tour so fantastic.
If you’re looking to sample some of Australia’s finest flavours and test some of the region’s most delicious tipples, you have come to the right place. On this day trip, we’ll take you to all the major wine cellars and restaurants in the region so you can get an overview for the tastes of the Barossa Valley.
Highlights of the Barossa Valley Tour
The Whispering Wall
This 9-storey high dam is an iconic landmark in the region, and is known as the Whispering Wall because of its amazing acoustics. You’ll be able to take pictures here and marvel at this incredible wonder.
Chateau Yaldara is one of Barossa Valley’s best-loved wineries. It boasts a rich history that spans back decades, and is one of the forerunners of the Australian wine industry. The
Chateau also happens to be one of the South Australia’s most photographed buildings, and you’ll get to sample wine and soak up the views in its breath-taking grounds.
The Township of Tanunda
In between wine tasting and eating, we’ll stop off in the small, quaint town of Tanunda, where you can pick up a couple of souvenirs and explore the tree-lined streets. There’ll be time for you to stop for a coffee and enjoy the picturesque scenes.
Lunch at the Peter Lehmann Winery
Lunch is a feast at this exquisite winery, where you’ll get to tuck into platters piled high with fresh cured meat, local cheeses, and baked bread, accompanied by a glass of delicious plonk.
If you’re a Shiraz lover, you’ll enjoy our stop off at Langmeil, one of the oldest wineries in the
Barossa Valley and the oldest Shiraz cellar in the entire world. We’ll sample wines here and enjoy the views of the valley from nearby Mengler’s Hill.
New Thinking at Murray Street Vineyards
Here, you can try some of the artisan wines of this contemporary and forward-thinking winery. Combining old and new ways of producing wine, it offers a complete overview of the wine-making process.