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

After morning pickup from Adelaide and Glenelg, head towards the Barossa Valley to discover the region’s charming villages, vineyards, and German heritage. Stop in the historic village of Hahndorf, one of the most important German settlements in the region. Wander through the town and be charmed by its quaint 19th-century architecture. Afterward, 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 around 5:15 PM, just in time to reflect on the sights and tastes of the day over dinner.

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From Adelaide: Barossa Valley Food and Wine Tour

2. 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. 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.

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Adelaide: Private Customizable Wine and Sightseeing Tour

3. Adelaide: Private Customizable Wine and Sightseeing Tour

Create your dream tour of the Adelaide Hills and surrounding areas and visit only the sights that interest you the most. Together with up to 5 other guests, travel through the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, Mclaren Vale, and Clare Valley wine regions. Discover the best South Australia has to offer from your expert guide/driver. Visit both iconic and boutique wineries as well as local attractions including Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving settlement. Choose which wineries to visit based on your individual tastes, or alternatively opt out of visiting wineries and simply admire the best sights and attractions in the area.

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Seppeltsfield Winery Tour: Taste Your Birth Year

4. Seppeltsfield Winery Tour: Taste Your Birth Year

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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Adelaide: Barossa Valley Tour with Platter-Style Lunch

5. Adelaide: Barossa Valley Tour with Platter-Style Lunch

Start your day with a collection at your door from either a hotel or other accommodations within Adelaide area. Learn a little about the history of Adelaide, South Australia, and the iconic Barossa Valley as you travel in comfort in a modern vehicle fleet on your way to the spectacular wine region. Your first cellar door visit for the day will be Dell’Uva Wines. Guests will enjoy a truly unique offering at this boutique cellar door, which provides a taste of what the Barossa Valley is becoming more and more known for. Dell'uva offers a different take on the status quo, with one of the largest collections of varietals in the country. With more than 40 different European varietals, you will expand your appreciation of what the valley can offer beyond the classic big reds of Shiraz and Cabernet. This venue also showcases the forgotten art of amphorae (fermentation in wax-lined clay pots), and there is plenty to learn and lots to sample. Next up, you experience the majesty of the Seppeltsfield Winery Estate, a historic icon of the Barossa, and an integral part of its storied history. Learn the story of the Seppelt family, the phenomenal fortified wines upon which they have built their reputation, and taste a broad range of their current wine offerings. Don’t forget to ask about the Centennial collection, the only wine collection of wines of its type in the world with more than 120 years of consecutive vintages currently stored in the barrel. Guests will continue their exploration of the Seppeltsfield Estate’s varied wonders with a visit to Vasse Virgin, a marvel of natural products based on virgin olive oil. Treat your skin to these all-natural products or taste the wonders of Australian-made virgin olive oil. A beautiful collection of skin & body care products, gourmet food, and a great place to pick up a special gift for the loved ones that couldn’t make it with you to the Barossa. No trip to the Barossa would be complete without a stop at the Farm Shop home of one of Australia's most celebrated Gourmet Food Ambassadors, Maggie Beer. Guests can explore the farm shop and taste a wide variety of Maggie's delicacies. Wander the picturesque grounds taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of the farm, complete with a beautiful lagoon with resident ducks and turtles to entertain and delight.  After the first few stops of the day it is not uncommon to get a little peckish — so you will now grab some lunch. You will enjoy a gourmet platter-style lunch of local produce such as traditional German-style smoked meats (in fitting with the region's history), gourmet cheese, locally-baked bread, and other goodies. The lunch location varies based on venue availability and includes wineries such as Dell'uva Wines & Z Wines. Even after a lunch stop, there is always room for a little cheese tasting — especially when it is a selection from the award-winning Barossa Valley Cheese Company, an artisan cheese producer utilizing local dairy where possible, with a focus on soft cheese styles. Cheese keeps very well and you will certainly be able to make some purchases to be enjoyed later, or to be shared with friends. Next up, it's time for a survey of the valley, from the valley's most recognized viewpoint, Mengler's Hill. From here guests will take in the views of the sweeping valley, from the eastern to the western ridge and all the way to the wheat belt. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will point out specific landmarks and explain a little of the regions and the different vineyards you can see from here. This is also a perfect photo opportunity so practice your selfie skills here (your guides are on hand to help you take the perfect framed shot). Finally, experience the premium wines and local hospitality of one of the region's boutique wineries such as Z Wines in Tanunda. Owned and operated by sisters with a long family history in the valley, their family lineage goes back to some of the very first settlers here. As both wine-makers and wine-marketers, the sisters are producing spectacular wines and serve them to guests in a gorgeous cellar door setting with a truly unique decor. Other cellar doors that may be substituted based on availability include Rosenvale Wines, Thorne Clark in the Eden Valley region, and Grant Burge Wines, among others. *Locations subject to change. Return to your Adelaide accommodations around 4:30 PM with a big smile and lasting memories.

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From Adelaide: Clare Valley Winery Tour

6. From Adelaide: Clare Valley Winery Tour

Discover the history, food, and wine of the Clare Valley region on a winery tour. After getting picked up from your hotel in Adelaide or Glenelg, travel to the historic village of Auburn to enjoy morning tea and a stroll through the quaint streets and antique stores. From Auburn, continue to Mintaro, the home of the Martindale Hall and historical pub, post office, and other stores. Your first winery stop is at Sevenhills Cellars, run by the Jesuit Brothers. Here, visit the historic church and learn more about the first vineyard in the region. Next, sit down to a delicious lunch under the olive groves at Skillogalee Restaurant and Winery. After lunch, if time permits, head to a wine tasting at Kilakanoon Wines. On the way back to Adelaide, pass through the historic mining town of Kapunda where you can enjoy a drink at the Kapunda Hotel or an afternoon coffee.

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What people are saying about Barossa Valley

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 109 reviews

The driver Peter was very friendy and accommodating. A very knowledgeable and nice man. Loved everything about our tour. Especially the wine tasting, our lunch, the visit to the chocolate shop/cafe and last of all a quick visit to Maggie Beers Farm Shop and cafe. Would definitely recommend this company and this tour to everyone.

This was a great experience that mixed both an opportunity to see parts of South Australia we wouldn't have had the opportunity to see and also explore beautiful wineries in Barossa. Our guide Peter was a local with great depth of knowledge of the area as well as being very entertaining. A perfect day out!

Had a most enjoyable day and was happy with the organisation and delivery of the tour, Paul was pleasant and we were happy with the choices of wineries, would definitely recommend him/Bumsonseats to friends

Was a wonderful day out. Bob our guide was fantastic and went out of his way to provide a relaxing exciting tour. All the places we visited were beautiful.

Was a brilliant day and the tour guide was awesome. Well put together and would highly recommend again!!!