The Barossa Valley is the outright gem of Australian wine regions.
This elegant and stunning part of the country boasts some of our most high end vinos, with the likes of Chateau Tanunda, Peter Lehmann, Seppelt and Yalumba all calling the bucolic hills of the Barossa home!
But the Barossa isn’t only for gourmands: the region is home to some incredibly joyous activities that make it an absolute joy outside of the wineries. From hot air balloon rides to tranquil walking trails, stunning views and delightful cuisine, the Barossa Valley is worth visiting regardless of your penchant or disdain for the grapey stuff.
Here are some of the top things to do in Barossa for wine lovers and world wanderers alike…
Australia’s cellar door central
With so many legendary wineries calling this fabulous region home, it’s only natural that you can hop in a car or on a party bus and make your way to some world class wine tastings.
What makes these cellar doors even more magical is the absolutely stunning locations where they take place (think manor houses and provincial farmhouses). Be sure to head to the aforementioned wineries, as well as the likes of Saltram, Grant Burge and the ever-reliable Jacob’s Creek for a joyously tipsy day of wine and roses.
Take a hot air balloon ride
Perhaps this is one for before you get stuck into a few glasses of the Barossa Valley’s signature Shiraz, but a hot air balloon ride over this incredible region is a truly spectacular experience!
Soaring above the vibrant fields and vineyards in the morning light will easily be the most memorable part of your trip to the Barossa, as the morning light seems to dance off the wondrous golds, greens, reds and yellows that make the Barossa such a wonderful place.
Get your gourmet on at Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop
Maggie Beer is a national treasure, a legend for her gastronomical prowess and delightful products. What better place to pick up some of her best products than her very own farm shop?
Better yet, you can undertake both cooking and verjuice making classes at the farm, producing delicious food and learning all about what makes her little spot so special to the overall Australian culinary scene! It’s a truly wonderful way to round out an amazing time in the unforgettable Barossa Valley…
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