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Things to do in Barossa Valley

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From Adelaide: Hahndorf and Barossa Valley with Winery Lunch

1. From Adelaide: Hahndorf and Barossa Valley with Winery Lunch

Embark on a guided tour to the historic village of Hahndorf and Barossa valley from Adelaide. Immerse yourself into the culture of the area with guided winery visits, wine tastings, and lunch. After morning pickup from Adelaide and Glenelg, head towards the Barossa Valley to discover the region’s charming villages, vineyards, and German heritage. Your first stop will be at Hahndorf, one of the most important German settlements in the region. Wander through the town and be charmed by its quaint 19th-century architecture. Up next, take a scenic drive through the Barossa Valley, where you’ll stop in Lyndoch at the Kies Winery. Famed for its prolific production, enjoy a wine tasting alongside lunch at this family-run vineyard. With your palate piqued, head to more wineries and a chocolate factory, capping things off at Maggie Beer's Farm Shop. Return to your accommodation in Adelaide just in time to reflect on the sights and tastes of the day over dinner.

Adelaide: The Barossa Valley Premium Wine Tour with Lunch

2. Adelaide: The Barossa Valley Premium Wine Tour with Lunch

Spend the day touring the wineries of the Barossa Valley with an expert guide. Enjoy landscapes covered in grapes and greenery and taste the best wines of the region. Start your day with a convenient pick-up from your accommodation in Glenelg or Adelaide. Make your way through the Adelaide Hills to your first stop at the famous Whispering Wall and listen to its famous acoustic qualities. Your first winery is the beautiful and historic Château Yaldara, home to not only some of the finest Shirazes in the region but to some of the best-preserved period architecture in the state.  Continue through the picturesque surroundings of the Barossa Valley, and cross the iconic Jacobs Creek. Enjoy time to explore the shops and attractions of the historic township of Tanunda. Indulge with some of the Barossa’s most internationally acclaimed wines at the beautiful Peter Lehmann Winery with a platter of the best meats, cheeses, and freshly baked bread. The next stop is a real hidden gem of the Barossa and is exclusive to tour guests: Rosenvale Wines. This small but top-quality cellar welcomes guests to try their high-quality selection of wines as they guide you through a passionate and personal tasting experience. Enjoy the exquisite quality of their products. It's then time to depart for the final winery for the day, as you visit the iconic Wolf Blass with its state-of-the-art Visitor Centre. Try wines you may recognize, or enjoy tasting cellar tour exclusives. Complete your day with a trip through the beautiful Seppeltsfield region, where you will have the perfect photo opportunity before heading back to Adelaide at approximately 5:30 PM. 

From Adelaide: Barossa Valley Food and Wine Tour

3. From Adelaide: Barossa Valley Food and Wine Tour

Get picked up from your Glenelg or Adelaide hotel and begin following the River Torrens through the spectacular Torrens Gorge. Learn about local wineries and sample their wines along the way. Enjoy your choice of six delicious lunch options. Discover the beauty of the Adelaide Hills as you travel along the River Torrens up past Kangaroo Creek Dam and past a chain of ponds to your first stop, Kersbrook Hill Wines & Cider. Travel onwards over Barossa Reservoir to Williamstown in Southern Barossa and stop at Kies Family Wines for more tastings and a beautiful lunch. "Time permitting & subject to closures on some days, Please notify the driver on first meet any requests?" In the afternoon, travel to the The Barossa Chocolate Factory, Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, and further wineries before returning to Adelaide at approximately 5:15 PM.

Adelaide: Barossa Tour with Boutique Wineries, Gourmet Lunch

4. Adelaide: Barossa Tour with Boutique Wineries, Gourmet Lunch

Travel from Adelaide into the world-renowned Barossa wine region by coach on this day trip. Head to destinations Pindarie, the Lambert Estate at Angaston, and Barossa Valley Chocolate for a range of food and wine tastings.  Be picked up from select hotels in central Adelaide and ride aboard a climate-controlled coach. Enjoy the change of scenery as you make your way into the vineyards of South Australia’s premium wine region. Stop at Pindarie, which feels more like an Australian homestead than a cellar door. Hear the stories behind the wines as you sample their famous blends in heritage stables. Admire stunning vineyard views while you enjoy some morning tea. The next stop is a visit to Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop which was founded by Maggie Beer, a cook and writer. Taste and have the chance to purchase her full product range including limited edition seasonal produce.  Browse her personally selected regional specialty goods, purchase one of her signed books, or simply sit back and take in the view. Make your way to the Lambert Estate at Angaston for a structured wine tasting paired with seasonal produce. Feast for the senses on signature dishes, salad, and vegetables. Have the option to purchase a glass of wine from the impressive wine selection, or enjoy a coffee accompanied with their popular Chocolatier (chocolate port). Leaving Lambert Estate, travel to Mengler Hill Lookout for sweeping views over the valley. Disembark at the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company your final stop for the day. Taste homemade chocolates paired with Vineyard Road’s handcrafted wines. Take in the scenic countryside on drive back to your accommodation in Adelaide by coach. 

Barossa Valley: Hot Air Balloon Flight

5. Barossa Valley: Hot Air Balloon Flight

Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Barossa Valley on this hot air balloon tour from Nuriootpa. Watch the sunrise as you soar over the valley and end your experience with a mouth-watering breakfast on the ground. Meet your pilot and crew approximately 2 hours before sunrise at the reception center in Nuriootpa. Once everybody is assembled and signed in, your pilot will give you a briefing before you board a comfortable all terrain vehicle for the drive to the launch site. Drive through the Barossa Valley which is famous for having some of the most gorgeous landscapes in all of Adelaide. Once you arrive at the launch site, your pilot and crew will inflate the balloon ready for take-off. Have the option to join in with the balloon preparation. This whole process takes about 30-40 minutes. Jump on board, and after one last briefing and then it’s up, up, and away. Wave goodbye to the crew who will follow on the ground and meet you when you land. Relax and take in the amazing 360⁰ views. Experience the peace and beauty of floating over the countryside as the sun is rising. Fly for about 1 hour before landing somewhere downwind. Once you have landed your crew will meet you and it’s time to pack the balloon away. Hop back in the comfy vehicle and head back to the reception center for breakfast. The morning ends with a delicious Barossa breakfast back at the reception center with a view over Penfolds Stonewell vineyards. Chat with your fellow passengers and pilot about the morning's events, while sipping sparkling wine and indulging in the best Barossa produce.

Adelaide: Barossa and Adelaide Hills Tour with Lunch

6. Adelaide: Barossa and Adelaide Hills Tour with Lunch

Travel through the city of Adelaide northwards to the world-renowned Barossa wine region. Enjoy the change of scenery as you make your way into the vineyards of South Australia’s premium wine district.  Your first stop is at the multi-award-winning Jacobs Creek Visitor Centre, where you'll have the opportunity to sample their famous wines in a structured tasting, be taken on a tour of the surrounding vines and cellar door, and then enjoy morning tea as you overlook the vineyards. Leaving Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre, visit Mengler Hill Lookout for sweeping views over the valley, and then it's onto Lambert Estate in Angaston for wine tastings and a 2-course lunch. Leaving the Barossa, stop at the Herbig Family Tree at Springton. This hollow tree trunk provided a home for Friedrich & Caroline Herbig and two of their 16 children until 1860. Travel to the picturesque Adelaide Hills and visit Beerenberg Farm Shop where you'll enjoy a stop to purchase their entire range of products in the Farm Shop, which also includes a selection of souvenirs and gifts. From there, take free time to walk Hahndorf’s main street with its many shops and galleries full of local arts, crafts, and produce, plus pubs where you can sample some German beers.

From Adelaide: Barossa Valley Guided Bus Tour

7. From Adelaide: Barossa Valley Guided Bus Tour

Depart from Adelaide on a bus tour of Barossa Valley and its rich winemaking traditions. Get picked up at your hotel and enjoy your ride through the charming Australian countryside. Visit four boutique wineries and try a variety of local wines. Have the opportunity to sample some additional premium wines (own expense). Enjoy the charming architecture of and natural surroundings of the wineries. Sip your wine among stone cottages and majestic chateaus. Take a break during your tour with a lunch stop at a local restaurant. Have your choice of meal along with a glass of wine.

Barossa Valley: Jacob's Creek Perfect Picnic

8. Barossa Valley: Jacob's Creek Perfect Picnic

Have the perfect picnic at the Jacob's Creek Vineyard in the Barossa Valley. Prior to your picnic, enjoy a complimentary wine tasting experience. Receive a varied selection of food all sourced from local producers, a bottle of Jacob’s Creek wine, recyclable cutlery, Jacob's Creek tote-bag and a picnic blanket to keep. Take your pick of the best picnic spots around the lush lawns of Jacob's Creek. Sit and admire the beautiful rolling hills as you enjoy your picnic.

Adelaide: Hahndorf German Village Day Tour with Lunch

9. Adelaide: Hahndorf German Village Day Tour with Lunch

If you wanted to go to Hahndorf this tour has everything, You won't be disappointed. A totally narrated tour and a friendly guide with years of experience We give you lots of free time before and after lunch, more than enough time to walk one side of Hahndorf in the morning and then to walk off lunch afterward doing the other side. This tour has been put together after listening to customers over the years saying "I wish we had more time in Hahndorf we will have to come back one day" We are open to some changes or requests on the day to suit individual customers. Don't eat to much before your tour as first up is coffee and cake at the modern German Restaurant. Beerenberg Farm, Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf, South Australia 5245 Australia, 40 minutes Australian Opal Company, 39 Mount Barker Rd, Hahndorf, South Australia 5245 Australia, 20 minutes The German Village Shop Hahndorf, 32 Mount Barker Rd, Hahndorf, South Australia 5245 Australia, 15 minutes Mount Lofty Summit Road, Crafers, South Australia 5152 Australia, 30 minutes Eagle on the Hill, Mount barker Rd, Leawood Gardens, Adelaide, South Australia Australia, 30 minutes Hahndorf, Hahndorf, Adelaide Hills, Greater Adelaide, South Australia, 5 hours

Seppeltsfield Winery: Your Birth Year Wine Tasting and Tour

10. Seppeltsfield Winery: Your Birth Year Wine Tasting and Tour

On this unique 30-minute small-group activity you’ll be hosted by a wine educator who will tell you about the history of the Centennial Cellar and its wines dating back to 1878. See 140 years of wine in barrels and taste directly from the barrel from the year of your birth. Seppeltsfield Winery’s founder, Joseph Seppelt and his eldest son, Benno, were renowned for their long-term vision for the estate, closely following custodianship principles to ensure a legacy that would be passed on to future generations. Evidence of this can be seen in Benno Seppelt’s Centennial Cellar, which is an unparalleled system of maturing single barrels of vintage tawny for 100 years before release. In 1866, plans to build a new bluestone cellar were undertaken by Joseph Seppelt. In 1878, following the passing of his father, Benno completed the stone cellars and gave instructions that wine from an 1878 barrel was not to be bottled for 100 years. This single barrel of 1878 tawny port remained, maturing in a separate room within the bluestone cellars for 100 years. The tradition of laying down a barrel of the finest wine from each vintage has continued every year since that time. The Centennial Cellar now comprises an unbroken lineage of every vintage from the current year back to 1878, and is a living museum of Australian winemaking history.

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What people are saying about Barossa Valley

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4.7 / 5

based on 843 reviews

Our fantastic driver/guide showed great knowledge on facts and history about the Adelaide Hills and Barossa valley area. The wineries staff presented their produce very well and explained the 'drops', including answers to questions were answered with 'respect & some humour'. Good to see the very reliable and very cautious driver staying away from the wine, while for us, having nice company along, it was a ball and a very relaxing day - great way enjoying wines & life :)

Had the best day with Deep. We got on the bus 3 women over 60 then 10 boys got on from the age of 18-19 what a amazing day we had. Would recommend this tour with Deep anytime. K Slomp Perth WA 11/03/2023

friendly driver, picked us on time, the tour was great, liked all 3 wineries. lunch was really good, had options for gluten free. it was great to finish with the chocolate factory and the ice-cream.

It was an enjoyable day with a small group of people. The wineries were really interesting and lunch was great. Our driver Deep was friendly, fun and we enjoyed chatting to him.

Wassa our guide was fun and catered for all our needs.