South Australia’s famous wine region, the Barossa Valley, offers exceptional wines and food. Approximately 70 kilometers north-east of Adelaide, it is accessible by road or by air.
If travelling by road, you can get to Barossa Valley by a number of routes. If you are in Adelaide you can take the Main North Rd to Sturt Highway and enter through Gawler. If travelling from Melbourne, travel via the South Eastern Freeway, exit at Hahndorf and travel through the Adelaide Hills via Birdwood to Williamstown. And if coming from Sydney and Mildura, take the Main North Rd via Renmark and enter at Truro and Nuriootpa.
There are also regular domestic and international flights to Adelaide, South Australia. If you are a tourist, transportation is never an issue. You can either hire a car or take the bus to get to Barossa Valley.
There are so many things to do and see at the Barossa Valley. If you are a wine lover, this is the right place for you. There are so many wineries at the Barossa Valley to visit. Most of these offer free wine tasting. Some of the popular ones are the Barossa Valley Estate, Chateau Tanunda Estate, Jacob's Creek, Kellermeister Wines, Kies Family Wines, Penfolds Wines, Ross Estate Wines, Schild Estate Wines, Barossa Fruit Wines, Torbreck Vintners and Chateau Dorrien Wines. Wine price range from $10 AUD to $700 AUD a bottle.
Barossa Valley also has galleries that feature different arts and crafts . An example is the Chateau Barossa. Aside from its wide-range collection of wines, it also showcases elegant housewares, crafts and antiques. It also has a beautiful garden with different types and colors of roses.
Most wineries at the Barossa Valley are suitable for children. Jacob's Creek Visitor Centre has a small corner reserved for kids. This has toys and books to keep the children busy. Outside the centre is the creek side that has Australia's native animals like the kangaroos.
Another pride of the Barossa Valley is the Lyndoch Lavender Farm. The farm offers a stunning rural surrounding while browsing through a wide-range of Lavender products.
There are also plenty of restaurants at the Barossa Valley. Most wineries also have their own restaurants and function rooms; these can be hired for private events such as weddings and birthdays.
Of course, the tour would not be complete without visiting the famous Maggie Beer Farm Shop. They sell delicious ice creams, sauces, jams, pates and cheese that cannot be found in the supermarkets.
Barossa Valley is surely a perfect place to unwind and pamper yourself.