Small-Group Barossa Valley Food and Wine Tour

Discover the rich heritage of the Barossa Valley on a guided full-day wine and food tasting tour. Though a small valley, Barossa is home to some of Australia’s most famous vineyards. Your tour includes tastings at five wineries, such as world-renowned Wolf Blass, and stops to sample some of the regionís excellent food options. Throughout the day, your knowledgeable and friendly guide shares the history of the winemakers in the region with your group, limited to 20 people. After morning pickup at your Adelaide hotel, travel about an hour by comfortable mini-coach to reach the Barossa Valley. Start your day at TeAro Estateís intimate tasting room, a heritage-listed 1850s barn in Williamstown. Savor morning tea with treats from a local bakery followed by a wine tasting. Maori for “happy home,” TeAro Estate started in 1919, a story you’ll hear more about as you sip.Then take a short drive to Kellermeister for handcrafted small-batch wines. Enter the charming mud-brick tasting room and soak up breathtaking views of the vineyards and rolling hills. Taste a variety of award-winning wines, including a Shiraz and a selection from a 1970s-era line from when the winery was founded. You can also enjoy a sample of the estate’s crisp apple cider, which recently took top prize at Adelaide’s annual Craft Beer and Cider Festival.Next, head to Maggieís Farm Shop, a lakeside store and kitchen a-jumble with fresh glazes, jellies, jams, and other specialties. The ever-popular spot is run by Maggie Beer, an all-star chef, writer and entrepreneur in Australia. Here, you get to sample a range of tasty fresh foods and specialty goods, including seasonal produce plucked right from the on-site farm.The shop closes for certain school holidays throughout the year, in which case you’ll spend some free time on Murray Street in Tanunda. The downtown area is lined with shops selling a variety of housewares, gifts, and crafts. If shopping isn’t your thing, make a stop at the local museum or the visitor center to bone up on Barossa history.When it’s time for lunch, head to Saltram Wine Estate at Angaston. Here, you will sit down and enjoy a delicious 2-course Barossa restaurant lunch before taking the time to look through their 150-year old cellar door with the option to purchase some of their fine wines.Leaving Saltram Wine Estate, head to the impressive Wolf Blass Visitor Centre to enjoy tastings of some of the award-winning wines. Here you’ll learn about Wolf Blass the man, the wines, the winery and the vineyards. Your final stop for the day will be Pindarie, a multi-tourism award winning cellar door styled more like an Australian Homestead than a cellar door. Here the friendly staff donít just pour the wine, they share the stories behind the wines and Pindarie, a great way to finish off your Barossa food and wine experience.After a full day discovering the Barossa Valleyís amazing wines and food, return to Adelaide where your tour ends.

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