Be consumed by the Barossa
TASTE the good life in Australia’s oldest and most prestigious wine region. Visit cellar doors, taste regional produce flavoured with the Barossa’s rich European heritage and dine at acclaimed restaurants set among a colourful patchwork of vineyards and picture book villages.
While the Barossa’s rich soil is famous for producing some of the best wine in the world, it also grows some of the finest produce too.
The locals’ passion for good food is almost as entrenched as their love of fine wine. Between exploring the 80 cellar doors, discover farmers’ markets, cooking schools, vineyard restaurants and the renowned Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop.
Fill your basket with free-range poultry, olive oil, nuts, artisan cheeses, breads, dried fruit, chutney and cured meats to make a special meal you will remember.
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A weekend in the Barossa
Explore the fusion of new and old in one of the country’s first and foremost wine regions.
Start at one of the region’s traditional favourites, Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop. Wander through her pantry of artisan wares, grab a picnic basket and enjoy the view of the lake. After dinner at FermentAsian in nearby Tanunda, prepare for a full day of activity.
One thing to not miss out on is a visit to the award-winning Hentley Farm Restaurant. With head chef Lachlan Colwill at the helm, you'll connect with the vineyard, the wines, the produce and the Barossa in a way you never thought possible. Take in the picturesque and historic Hentley Farm and immerse yourself in the daily life of the chefs and winemakers that live and breathe the Barossan lifestyle.
If you're spending a Saturday in the area, start with the Barossa Farmers Market and sample the bounty of local producers, or tread the same path as the pioneers who settled the region with the Butcher, Baker, Winemaker Trail. Sample olive oil, local cheeses, dried fruit and smoked meats – and wash it down with a glass of spicy red wine.
Pack a picnic from your morning’s culinary adventure and traverse the stunning local landscape of the Barossa to Eden Valley and Mount Edelstone, tasting the wines from the vineyards along the way. Finish your day with a tasting at Henschke Family Wines or an exclusive Hutton Vale Farm experience (by appointment only).
To end your long weekend in foodie paradise, join Tasting Australia Ambassador Sharon Romeo at FINO Seppeltsfield for a meal created with the freshest of local fare.