Absorb knowledge passed down through generations of winemaking families first hand on Barossa Valley wine tours. Immerse yourself in the good food and traditions fof the early settlers at the Barossa Vintage Festival. Or get a taste for the region along its rich plate and produce trail.
Kalleske Barrel Hall
Kalleske Wines, Barossa Valley
The product of six generations of winemakers is on display at the cellar door of this organic and biodynamic certified winery in the small town of Greenock. In 2015 Kalleske Wines won Gold ahead of 58 other nominees at the Banksia Sustainability Awards. Uncork great wine and history over a tasting platter of local cheeses, fruits, meats, and quince by celebrity local Maggie Beer.
Cellar Door open 7 days a week (Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day)
Kalleske Tasting Experience $15 per person
Lambs in the Kalleske Vineyard
Turkey Flat Vineyards, Barossa Valley
In 1847 the Schulz family planted their first vineyard and developed a thriving butcher’s business in the iconic Barossa Valley town of Tanunda. Today, the cellar door is the restored bluestone Butcher’s Block Room and is completely surrounded by historic vineyards. Small bites are available to accompany the superb wine or why not learn how to mix up a Quinquina cocktail in the winery’s garden one sunny afternoon?
Cellar Door open 7 days a week (Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day)
Private tasting experiences $15 per person
Turkey Flat Rose
Kellermeister Wines, Barossa Valley
Acclaimed Australian wine critic James Halliday rated this winery in the top 7% of Australian producers. Kellermeister Wines took out the lofty title of ‘World’s Best Shiraz’ at the International Wine Challenge in London 2012. The winery’s famous mud brick cellar was built from scorched red earth off the site and is the perfect venue for a warming winter curry dinner or a spring pig on the spit.
Cellar Door open 7 days a week
Château Tanunda, Barossa Valley
Australia’s largest and oldest Château is a Barossa Valley icon. It was established in 1890 on the site of Château Tanunda Estate, the birthplace of the Barossa’s wine industry. Let this magnificent architectural icon provide the setting for a guided Château Cellar Door Tour. Select a bottle of wine and indulge in a regional platter with a picnic in the garden, accompanied by spectacular Barossa Ranges views. Cellar Door Experiences range from wine tasting to croquet and learning about the intricate journey of Barossa Shiraz.
Lunch at Langmeil Winery
Langmeil Winery, Barossa Valley
If you like to not just taste the wine but immerse yourself in the history and romance of it, Tanunda’s Langmeil family winery will make you feel right at home. The winery lays claim to the world’s oldest surviving Shiraz vineyard. The Freedom 1843 Shiraz Vineyard Tour & Tasting is available most days and The Freedom Cellar is located in the historic Cobbler’s shop in Langmeil Village.
Cellar Door open 7 days a week (Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day)
Freedom Cellar Experience $50 per person
Where to stay
Offset the history of the Barossa with the contemporary sophistication of Peppers Waymouth Hotel accommodation in Adelaide. The ideal base for Barossa Valley winery tours is at the heart of Adelaide city’s thriving restaurant, cafe and bar renaissance.