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Barossa Valley Vineyards, Food, and Vistas

Barossa Valley: Vineyards, Food, and Vistas

With its vine-laden landscapes and rich cultural heritage, the Barossa Valley offers foodie pleasures and other sensory delights. 

With this guide, check out what the region has in store for you—from the farm-to-table culinary goodies of Hentley Farm to the soul-touching, scenic vistas of Tanunda. 

Best Time to Go to Barossa Valley

Best Time to Go to Barossa Valley

Visiting Barossa Valley in autumn is a must-try. During this season, the vineyards showcase stunning hues of red, orange, and gold as the leaves change color, creating a picturesque landscape.

Plus, the weather is temperate around this time. Outdoor activities are more fun when you’re not sweating bullets!

Things to Know

Timezone – Australian Standard Time Zone (ACST) – UTC+9:30
Language – English
Currency – Australian Dollars (current exchange rate)
Calling Code – +61

How to Get Around in Barossa Valley

How to Get Around in Barossa Valley

Self-Drive: Prefer going at your own pace? Well, you should rent a car or bring one. This allows you to navigate the valley as fast or slow as you want! 

Cycling: Why not embrace an active adventure and rent a bicycle or bring yours to explore the valley? We suggest pedaling along dedicated cycling paths and scenic routes, engrossing yourself in the picturesque landscapes.

Bus: If the first two options don’t suit your style, go for something tested-and-proven. Barossa Valley has a reliable public transportation network of buses that travel between towns and other key attractions!

Taxi and Ride-Sharing: Taxis and ride-sharing services are available in Barossa Valley. We recommend using apps to hail one to get around the region conveniently, especially for shorter distances.

Where to Stay

The Louise

Address: 375 Seppeltsfield Road, Stonewell Rd, Marananga SA 5355
Phone: (02) 9918 4355
Pricing: $$$
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The Louise’s luxurious villa-style suites caught our attention. Elegance and tranquility simply teem here, especially with each suite having a private courtyard adorned with fragrant rosemary.

The lounges with intricate furnishing and majestic, high ceilings are also worth the pay. We rejuvenated ourselves here by reading and chilling while listening to smooth jazz.

Jacobs Creek Retreat

Address: Nitschke Rd, Tanunda SA 5352
Phone: (08) 8563 1123
Pricing: $$$
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Jacobs Creek Retreat is a rustic accommodation with modern amenities. Here, we reconnected with a bygone era by staying in their 1840s stone buildings—all artfully transformed into hip, fully-equipped suites without losing their olden-age charm. 

Novotel Barossa Valley Resort

Address: Via The, Pioneer Avenue, Barossa Valley Way, Rowland Flat SA 5352
Phone: (08) 8524 0000
Pricing: $$
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Sunrise hits differently at Novotel Barossa Valley Resort, especially since it’s adjacent to the sweeping, green fields of Tanunda Pines Golf Course. The outdoor pool provides a slice of tropical bliss with its calm waters and tree-lined grounds.

Also, we can’t miss mentioning their on-site spa. Swing by to indulge in their mind-and-body-soothing back massages or facial treatments.

Stonewell Cottages & Vineyards

Address: 373 Stonewell Rd, Tanunda SA 5352
Contact Details: 0417 848 977
Pricing: $$$
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Stonewell Cottages & Vineyards has most of the things that make the western region of Barossa Valley special: undulating hills, verdant bushlands, and an enticing lake.

Nestled within a sprawling 103-acre vineyard estate, this spot’s lakeside suites provide idyllic views and premium amenities. You better not miss the stunning sunrise or sunset on your private veranda here!

Where to Eat in Barossa Valley

Hentley Farm 

Address: Gerald Roberts Rd, Jenke Rd, Seppeltsfield SA 5355
Contact Details: (08) 8562 8427

Hentley Farm’s Cos Otto Shiraz and The Old Legend Grenache make the drive to get here worthwhile. 

Made with century-old winemaking techniques, these fruit-based drinks have silky-smooth tannins, hints of vanilla, and floral notes.

Additionally, their ever-evolving menu celebrates the best of nature’s blessings. 

With wild ingredients found in Greenock Creek and fresh produce grown by passionate local farmers, every meal here is modifiable and carries a surprise you shouldn’t miss.


Address: 90 Murray St, Tanunda SA 5352
Contact Details: (08) 8563 0765
Pricing: $$$

fermentAsian’s cooking philosophy of keeping things simple is a sure hit for us. With Southeast Asian dishes like rau sao and goi muc mainly carrying sweet and subtly acidic flavors, the restaurant offers a taste of something new.

The variety of beverages available here also deserves a shoutout. 

We tried sake, dry Madeira, pinot noir, and chardonnay. Yup, we went to town at fermentAsian!

Appellation Restaurant

Address: Seppeltsfield Rd &, Stonewell Rd, Marananga SA 5355
Contact Details: (08) 8562 2722
Pricing: $$$

Appellation Restaurant turns our all-time comfort delicacies into absolute bangers. Have a bite of their mehl sourdough crumpet drizzled with local honey and well-seasoned greens!

For their drinks, you’ll have the option to explore their wine cellar containing French Champagne and hard-to-find Barossa wines, exclusively kept by this restaurant. 

If you want a more casual vibe, their sunset drinks are good times poured in cute cocktail glasses.

Vitners Bar and Grill

Address: 752 Stockwell Rd, Angaston SA 5353
Contact Details: (08) 8564 2488
Pricing: $$$

The flickering candlelight and vintage wine bottles on the stone walls immediately captured our attention here. And the savory aroma of grilled meat filled the air. 

Beyond its captivating aesthetics and appetizing smell, Vintners Bar and Grill’s food is top-notch.

Their corn-fed duck breast is a succulent meal with a perfect balance of tender meat and a delicate layer of melt-in-your-mouth fat. Also, try their best-selling, juicy lamb cutlet!

What to Do in Barossa Valley

Visit wineries 

There’s a reason why almost every tourist and local want a piece of Barossa Valley’s wineries. 

With a history of over 150 years, the valley has established itself as one of the world’s premier wine regions. Give Penfolds Grange a try, and you’ll know why!. 

The wineries in the valley are famous for their well-guarded vineyard secrets, cultivating grapes that have stood the test of time and evolving tastes. Also, wineries like Turkey Flat Vineyards and Rockford Winery are a sight for sore eyes.

Discover the historic town of Tanunda

The moment we saw this town’s well-preserved buildings and parks, we knew our Barossa Valley trip was heading to the right path—one lined with trees and colonial architecture. 

Don’t forget to swing by, as this town boasts unique architectural treasures, from grand churches and heritage homes to quaint cottages and charming stone buildings. Our team’s favorite is The Chateau Tanunda—Barossa Valley’s first winery!

Take a hot air balloon ride

Address: Hot Air Balloon Flights, Hot Air Balloon Rides, Hot Air Ballooning
Contact Details: (08) 8562 8688

After witnessing the majestic aerial view of Barossa Valley, most of our teammates agreed hot air ballooning was one of our trip’s highlights. As we drifted gently through the morning sky, we temporarily forgot all our troubles.

And speaking of the morning sky, we suggest booking your balloon ride during sunrise if you want to be blown away by the golden scenery! Why not have an airborne breakfast to further elevate the experience? 

Explore Turkey Flat Vineyard’s trails

Address: 67 Bethany Rd, Tanunda SA 5352
Contact Details: (08) 8563 2851

Hands down, Turkey Flat Vineyard’s hilltops and tree-shaded pathways are some of our team’s most-loved walking and biking trails. 

As you explore here, the gentle rustle of leaves and songs of magpies.

Also, along the trails, you’ll come across designated spots where you can pause and savor the superb wines produced by this world-class vineyard! 

Just go easy on their reds (it’s hard, but you have to) because biking with blurred vision can land you in a world of trouble.

Where to Shop in Barossa Valley

Barossa Farmers Market

Address: 740 Stockwell Rd, Angaston SA 5353
Contact Details: 0402 026 882

Our team’s food enthusiasts had a blast at this bustling market offering only cream-of-the-crop products. We think our fellow fruit fanatics will go bananas for their seasonal fruit produce such as juicy berries, tart apples, and zesty lemons!

Don’t miss the artisanal cheese shops for creamy camembert and tangy cheddar. And if you’re craving meat, you’re in luck, as premium-quality, ethically raised beef, lamb, and pork are offered here!

Seppeltsfield Road Distillers

Address: 436 Seppeltsfield Rd, Marananga SA 5355
Contact Details: (08) 7081 2000

If Barossa Valley’s top-tier wines aren’t enough, we advise stopping by Seppeltsfield Road Distinners to indulge in their handcrafted gins and cocktails. 

It’s hard to pick the best one, but almost all of our teammates think this distillery’s Barossa dry gin is worth the hangover (almost!). 

This whirlwind of a drink features playful citrus zest, strong hints of berries, and the added touch of spiced botanicals.

Ironstone Cottage

Address: 56 Murray St, Tanunda SA 5232
Contact Details: 0499 193 383

Looking to add some flair to your house? We got the place for you: Ironstone Cottage, a unique boutique retailer specializing in refined and sophisticated gifts and homewares crafted in Europe.

Their curated collection features a range of contemporary items. They have personalized pewterware, elegant statues, fancy Italian marble items, and classy tapestry cushions and carpets that can add pizzazz to any room!

What to Expect from Barossa Valley Weather

What to Expect from Barossa Valley Weather

Summers (December to February): Summer sizzles in Barossa Valley with warm to hot temperatures ranging from 25 to 35°C (77 to 95°F) and occasional heatwaves exceeding 40°C (104°F). You better bring sunscreen and stay hydrated!

Autumn (March to May): Autumn here is mild and pleasant, with highs of 20 to 25°C (68 to 77°F). Aside from bringing colorful foliage, this season also carries comfortable weather for outdoor exploration.

Winter (June to August): Barossa Valley experiences mild to cool winters with temperatures of 8 to 16°C (46 to 61°F). You should expect moody weather and light to heavy rainfall, so pack a jacket, umbrella, or coat.

Spring (September to November): The season of blooming flowers gives the valley mild temperatures ranging from 18 to 24°C (64 to 75°F). Occasional rainfall may occur, too.

Apps to Download for a Trip to Barossa Valley

TheFork: for restaurant booking

iOs | Android

Klook: for private car hires

iOs | Android

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