If you’re visiting Adelaide and have a day spare or even a few days to explore South Australia, you cannot miss visiting the Barossa Valley. The food and wine culture in the Barossa Valley is what attracts international and local tourists every year, regardless of the seasons. I visited in the early Spring. At this time of year the area is starting to come to life after the winter, with Spring blooms sprouting.
Elsewhere in Barossa Valley
If you are travelling to the Barossa Valley for a few days, below are some of my favourite local wineries. There are too many to mention and way too many to visit them all. For tasting wines, joining a vineyard tour by car would be the best way.
Chateau Yaldara – Lyndoch Hill Restaurant is one of my fondest dinner memories as they served Kangaroo meat dishes with Chateau Yaldara’s red wine. The served red wine was not available at the cellar doors for tasting, but you can ask for other varieties of wines – you won’t regret it!
YALUMBA – I would recommend spending at least two hours at YALUMBA to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. YALUMBA was established in 1849 by a gardener, so you can enjoy wine tasting and the beautiful garden. The vineyard was celebrating the start of the spring season at the end of August. It is said that an amount of wine experience reflects on how you can distinguish the value of wine. So, I went the easiest way by picking the middle range of shiraz wines here.
Taste Eden Valley REGIONAL WINE ROOM – Eden Valley is located north of the Barossa Valley and is renowned the world over for being the heart of riesling wines. A great option to get a taste of a range of riesling wines in the Barossa is to visit Taste Eden Valley REGIONAL WINE ROOM. You could easily spend over one hour at the counter with informative and knowledgeable staff. After tasting several riesling wines, you can start to notice the different flavors. Sparkling wine is not popular to produce in the Barossa Valley due to the high temperatures in the region, but Eden Valley produces some and I bought it.
Chateau Tanunda – When it comes to Barossa Valley, Chateau Tanunda is one of the most famous tourist wineries. The winery itself is worth a visit for the gardens and buildings.
Barossa Valley Cheese Company – The best cheese company in the area is located in Angaston. You can guarantee their dairy products will be fresh, delicious and exactly what you’re looking for.