Taste Play Stay Barossa Valley
A trip to the Barossa is an adventure into a place where tradition and modernity hold court together in equal measure.
Despite the assertion that not much ever changes here, there’s been a significant evolution not just in the area’s winemaking, but also in what it can offer to prospective visitors. It’s a region that, from a tourism perspective, looks to be finally growing into its reputation.
From a wine perspective, too, things have been quietly developing, maturing: it may be the birthplace of bona fide legends, but there’s fresh blood here eager to make a splash beyond the signature Shiraz and Semillon the Barossa is so well known for – expect to be pleasantly surprised by what you’ll find in your glass. Less surprising is the warm welcome you’ll find at cellar doors across the valley: people here are rightly proud of the legendary status of the place they call home.
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Austraia's oldest family-owned winery at 175 years young, Yalumba boasts a rich history dating back to 1849 when Samuel Smith planted his first vines by moonlight in the Barossa.
Such longevity and success is the result of patience, collaboration, and progressive thinking. Being in harmony with the natural environment has been at the core of Yalumba since the start, and Robert Hill-Smith and his family are committed to preserving not only the winery’s landscape, but to also ensuring the community thrives and prospers for generations to come. Recently awarded Silver membership for International Wineries for Climate action, and a certified member of Sustainable Winegrowing Australia, Yalumba plays a pivotal role in the industry’s journey toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
The Yalumba Wine Room is open seven days and offers unique opportunities for guests to engage in guided tastings led by knowledgeable and passionate Wine Room ambassadors, as well as vineyard and winery tours. Explore the stunning grounds and relax with the Yalumba Estate Picnic for Two, which begins with a Best of Barossa wine tasting, followed by a local produce picnic matched to your selected wine. If you have the chance to visit on a weekday, the Cooperage Tour is a great opportunity to gain rare insight into the craft of wine barrel making, a tradition that has been happening at Yalumba for over 100 years.
For every 2 guests booking a 'Yalumba Unlocked' wine experience, receive 1 take-home bottle of choice from Yalumba’s Samuel’s Collection.
Valid until 31st December, 2024.
Kaesler don’t follow trends; they set them. Pairing heritage with forward thinking, the seeds of the brand were sown in 1893 when the Kaesler family first planted vines. Carefully working with Mother Nature, they’ve breathed new life into old vines, carving a distinct path that takes them well beyond traditional Barossa Shiraz. Since then, they’ve adopted the practice of regenerative farming with a passion that resonates through each vine and echoes in every sip, unearthing the true and distinct character of the Barossa Valley in their wines. With a blend of humility, pride, and magnetism, Kaesler beckons wine enthusiasts to gather and be immersed in tales as captivating as the wines themselves.
25% off bookings to stay in the Kaesler Cottages including a complementary bottle of Shiraz and a tasting in the Kaesler Tasting Room.
Save 20% on all your Kaesler wine purchases, online or in the Kaesler Tasting Room.
Valid until 1st March, 2024.
Since its beginning in 1978, Peter Lehmann Wines has brought unmatched diversity, uniqueness and quality from more than 800 hand-tended vineyards across the length and breadth of all 14 Barossa sub-regions. The quality of Peter Lehmann Wines is a testament to its relationships with over 100 local growers, allowing them access to the region’s most unique and finest grapes. Built in the 1880s, the cellar was one of the original Barossan wineries, and continues to welcome visitors from all over the world to enjoy tastings at the cellar door’s stunning red gum bar. On a sunny day the picnic tables in the surrounding lawns are the perfect place to relax, share a bottle of wine and enjoy a platter of local produce with friends and loved ones.
Established in 1890 as the Barossa's first winery, Château Tanunda's majestic bluestone winery and vineyards are a living testament to the region's history and pioneering spirit.
Few Australian wineries are so deeply entwined with their region’s history as Château Tanunda, home to a selection of Australia’s most highly awarded wines. Indeed, it’s rightly considered the birthplace of the Barossa. The winery crafts superb wines that are sourced from the finest quality Barossa fruit – every wine handcrafted by combining traditional methods and modern technology. Specialists in Barossa Old Vine vineyards, the winemaking team takes every precaution to maintain the purity and character of these old vine treasures with minimal intervention winemaking, only picking at optimal physiological ripeness when the fruit is at its most expressive. Additionally, where possible, fruit is hand-picked and fermented and hand-plunged in 1-5 tonne open fermenters before basket-pressing, to capture the integrity of each block. The wines are matured in a fine selection of new and seasoned French or American oak barrels to best complement the profile and refinement of each wine.
Visitors to the family-owned estate and grand cellar door, nestled in the heart of the Château, are offered exclusive guided tastings and fine wine experiences amongst the hundreds of barrels of maturing wines. Be captivated by the art of winemaking, as you explore the beauty of the remarkable Barossa region through a variety of wine experiences suitable for all types of wine lover, from private tours and croquet, to tastings of the rare and highly collectable Old Vine Expressions range, crafted from vineyards planted over 50, 100, and 150 years ago.
Receive 25% off your ticket price for 'Beyond the Velvet Rope' Experience booking at Chateau Tanunda.
Two For One 'Croquet and Wine' ($15pp). Bookings are essential online.
Valid until 31st May, 2024.
In 1887, in the small township of Gomersal in the heart of the Barossa Valley, a boutique winery was established. Over a century later, it is now home to Gomersal Wines, producing wines of exquisite character and intensity, which reflect the region and surrounding environment. Visitors to the rustic cellar door can enjoy the sprawling verandah which overlooks the vineyard, or, in cooler months, get cosy by the fire inside the tasting room. Regional platters are available, and tastings can include some of the region’s finest locally produced cheeses. A variety of spaces are also available to accommodate small intimate groups for private dinners and celebrations, or larger groups for conferences, corporate events and weddings.
Complimentary Gomersal Wine Flight with Local Artisan Cheese Tasting Plate, valued at $25 per person.
Valid until 31st May, 2024.
A vineyard in need of love and care, planted in 1923 by one of the founding families of the Barossa region, inspired the birth of Welland. Producing wines with character, personality and a story to tell, Welland is a Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon specialist. Although there is no cellar door onsite, Ben and the team invite you to join them for a relaxed “ute tasting” of their range of wines in the Welland Vineyard whilst learning about their history, and what makes the Barossa such a special place for grape growing and winemaking.
Buy 12 bottles and receive 15% discount plus free freight!
Valid until 31st May, 2024.
ARTISANS OF BAROSSA
A collective of eight leading Barossa winemaking families, Artisans of Barossa is a unique venture dedicated to preserving the region's quality small batch production.
Nowhere else can you discover more about Barossa wine than at Artisans of Barossa, with over 100 wines from eight independent, family-owned winemakers all available for tasting in one place. Brought together by a shared commitment to protect and promote the art of small-batch, Barossa winemaking, the Artisans of Barossa are John Duval Wines, Spinifex Wines, Sons of Eden, Lienert Vineyards, Schwarz Wine Co., Purple Hands Wines, Hobbs of Barossa Ranges and Chaffey Bros. Wine Co. With a variety of tasting experiences as well as top-notch dining options available, Artisans of Barossa is a not-to-be missed destination for any seeker of warm hospitality and Barossa wine and food – often proffered with a simple “I made this, please enjoy”. A tinge of pride yes, but hubris? Never.
Artisans of Barossa offer a range of tasting experiences, including “in-depth” experiences (because “masterclasses” scare people away!); begin with the seated “Discover Barossa” tasting in the Wine Room, or opt for the “Rarities”, an exclusive curated selection that represents small batch, historic, and innovative creations. Sample the “Grenache Project” or, for something a little different, The Still Co. “Gin or Spirit Flights”. Then of course there are the three dining options available to visitors: the casual Delikatessen, the contemporary and innovative restaurant Essen, or private dining in one of their exclusive rooms.
10% discount on six bottle purchases.
Valid until 31st May, 2024.
On the banks of Tanunda Creek where bush turkeys once roamed, some of the oldest Shiraz vines in Australia have been growing since 1847. These form part of the vineyards of Turkey Flat, a family-owned estate which consistently delivers award-winning wines of great integrity, showcasing just how exciting the Barossa Valley and its complexities of evolution and history can be. Visitors to the rustic bluestone cellar door can enjoy tastings while indulging in a cheese platter, picnic with a grazing board outside in the garden, or simply sip on a glass of wine by the fireplace depending on the season. There’s even lawn-games for the little ones (or big ones!) and the vineyard is dog-friendly to pups on leads.
Buy any 12 bottles and receive 10% discount and free freight.
Valid until 31st May, 2024.
Lévrier BY JO IRVINE
In 2014, second-generation winemaker Jo Irvine’s dream of her own brand began, and by late 2017 Lévrier Wines by Jo Irvine was born. Lévrier, a French word meaning Greyhound, combines Jo’s love of winemaking and her advocacy for the greyhound breed as pets. Using the highest quality grapes from the Barossa and Eden Valley as well as the Adelaide Hills, each wine displays the distinctive strengths and characteristics of all parcels of single vineyard fruit. Visitors to the cellar door can experience unique and personal tastings of Lévrier’s premium wines from Wednesday to Saturday, and are most welcome to bring along their four-pawed friends (please ensure you have proof of vaccination available).
Spend $400 on anything at the Levrier Wines Cellar Door and receive 10% off your purchase.
2022 Cabernet Franc Rose Normally $25/bottle but for Wine Selectors members $22.50/bottle.
Valid until 31st March, 2024.
[Z WINE] is the creation of Janelle and Kristen Zerk, fifth-generation Barossans with 170 years of Barossa Heritage who produce, own and operate their business. Their range of award-winning wines are released under the [Z WINE], [RUSTICA], [AUDREY & HEDLEY] [SECTION 3146] and [SINGLE VIGNERON SERIES]. The cellar door offers wine tastings of their award winning 5-star rated wines, accompanied by their famous regional platters and wine tasting planks with produce from Zimmys, Apex Bakery, Maggie Beers, Lyndoch Butcher and Barossa Valley Cheese Co to name a few. Linger longer and be spoilt like a Barossan in their Cellar Door & Wine Bar, with kids platters and kids corner with retro toys while you enjoy the live music on Friday and Saturday nights.
A family winery rooted in the history of the Barossa Valley, the Corryton Burge legacy stretches back six generations to the early settlers of the region. Since then, the name has become synonymous with excellence in Australian wine. Today, with 300 hectares cultivated to create some of Barossa’s most prestigious and celebrated wines, Trent and Amelia Burge – sibling children of Barons of Barossa’s Grant and Helen Burge – carry forward the traditions of their forebears with passion and purpose. Make sure to visit Underground Barossa – repurposed and opened to the public in 2019, this cellar door is dedicated to showcasing the best of Corryton Burge and other family-owned wines, including Barossa Boy, Amelia Burge Sparkling, and more.