The Barossa Valley is a renowned wine-producing region some 60km northeast of Adelaide, in South Australia. The area encompasses towns such as Tanunda, Angaston and Nuriootpa, and an array of high-profile wineries offering tours and cellar-door tastings. Shiraz grapes are the local speciality. The stone cottages and Lutheran churches throughout the region are testament to a 19th-century wave of German settlers.
While winemaking continues to be the main activity in the Barossa – there are around 750 winegrowing families here – traditional occupations such as fruit growing, smoking meats, flour milling, cheese making, blacksmithing and barrel coopering are making a welcome return. You’ll also find a few newer products, such as virgin olive oil and craft beers, to sample during your tour.
Remaining true to its heritage, the Barossa keeps many of the old world traditions alive. But a new generation of growers, winemakers and chefs are pushing the boundaries, offering new and exciting gastronomic experiences. Whether you want a quick bite at the farmers market, a casual vineyard lunch or a fine dining experience, you’ll find it all here in the Barossa.
Barossa Tour Format
You will be picked up from your CBD or other local accommodation at approx 9.00am and welcomed aboard our large comfortable Australian made vehicle. A short 55 minutes along the Northern Expressway and we are in the southern reaches of the Barossa Valley.
We will begin the tour by visiting perhaps two of the 80 odd wineries with cellar doors in the region, before stopping for lunch at a full service restaurant, cellar door cafe, pub, or enjoy a local made platter under a tree. There are many options for lunch which will be discussed to ensure a suitable option is chosen for you. We can also arrange special tours, winery tours and tastings from the barrel while talking to the wine maker. Just ask Stephen.
After lunch, other cellar doors depending on time, a coffee at Maggie Beers famous farm shop, walk through one of the local towns or just a drive around the stunning country side. We can come back via the freeway or take to the Hills and some beautiful scenery.
Depending on your time frame we will have you back between 5.00 and 6.00pm.
Hand Picked Wine Tours uses a sedan as its primary vehicle so a maximum number of 4 guests can be accommodated.
Full day Barossa Valley tours start at $180 (one guest), $125 per person, (2 or 3 guests), 4 guests POA. (Lunch can be arranged, at own cost)
If you think this tours suits your requirements, please contact Stephen on 0400 366 845 or follow the links to contact and we'll be in touch with you as soon as we can to discuss your tour.
Payments can now be made at pick up via Visa, Mastercard, EFTPOS, G Pay or Apple Pay. EFT payments need to be 24 hours prior to tour day. Cash on the day can also be accepted.
If this sounds like a tour you'd enjoy, contact Stephen or click on the links below