Best wine tours in Barossa Valley
Experience the best of two world-renowned wine regions - Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills - on this fun-filled wine day tour. Enjoy wine tastings of cool climate wines from Adelaide Hills... See More
Get off the beaten path and avoid the crowds with this custom wine tour in the Barossa Valley. Discover lesser-known boutique wineries that are big on character, meet passionate locals, samp... See More
Why Visit Barossa Valley?
The Barossa Valley has often been referred to as 'South Australia's answer to Napa Valley' thanks to the abundance and quality of its wines. Less than 50 miles from the Australian capital of Adelaide, the region is home to some of the most famous names in Australian wine, and it's not hard to see why. The vineyards are plentiful, the wine tasting opportunities numerous and Aussie hospitality some of the warmest in the world! Variety is the spice of life here, with various sub-regions including the pretty Clare Valley and elegant Eden Valley sitting slightly further out from the centre of Barossa and providing picturesque and peaceful views alongside yet more great wine. Here, visitors can soak up the good life amongst five-star wineries, intimate accommodation and gorgeous views of the Australian countryside.
The way of life here is laid-back and easy, with plentiful outdoor activities from trail cycling and mini golf and helicopter and hot air balloon rides alongside a proliferation of wine experiences with some of the biggest and best that Australia has to offer. Instantly recognisable names include Penfolds, Wolf Blass, Peter Lehmann and Jacob's Creek, and the majority of wineries are more than happy to throw open their doors to eager guests.
The food traditions here are also excellent, with vast quantities of outstanding local produce showcasing the fertility and plenty of the land. The towns of Tanunda and Nuriootpa are both brilliant culinary destinations, with everything from coffee shops to fine dining available to calm those hunger pangs ... best paired with a glass or two of local wine, of course!
The Barossa Valley is a wonderfully celebratory destination, with an overflowing yearly calendar of events offering something for every kind of visitor. Wine tasting masterclasses with various producers are available at all times of year, whilst the Barossa Gourmet Weekend in early September is a fabulous way to experience the gastronomic specialities of the region. There are also various agricultural shows offering local produce. If you're visiting in April, don't miss the Barossa Vintage Festival, one of the area's biggest and best regional events. With up to 90 events taking place across 5 days, the festival features everything from music to wine, all presented with classic Aussie conviviality!