Barossa Valley Wine Tour
Discover the world famous Barossa on this wine tour
Learn the history, be entertained by the stories and search for the Legends of one of Australia’s greatest wine regions.
Rich in viticultural and religious history, this region continues to produce some of the nation’s greatest wines made by some of the country’s iconic winemaking families and wineries. Overall a must to experience!
Travel into the northern Adelaide Hills on the way the Barossa, visit Kies Family Wines and the Monkey Nut Cafe for morning tea (own cost), explore Tanunda's Main Street in the heart of the Barossa, home to many quaint shops and attractions, enjoy views of the Barossa from Mengler Hill lookout, take time to browse the shop and buy a treat at the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company, indulge in a scrumptious 2 course lunch at the Company Kitchen, taste the local wines of Kaesler Wines (home to The Bogan and The Old Bastard premium reds) and explore the Jam Factory Artisan studios and Vasse Virgin after your last wine taste at the historic Seppeltsfield winery.
$295 per Adult
Adelaide hotel pickups from 8:30 am
Intimate, small group touring with no more than 12 guests, morning pickup and post tour drop off from selected Adelaide Hotels, informative commentary by a local driver/ guide, standard tastings at 3 cellar doors, a 2 course lunch, bottled water.
Northern Adelaide Hills (travel through)
Adelaide Plains (travel through)
Start your day being greeted by your friendly guide at your hotel or prearranged pickup location within Adelaide. Your guide will ensure that your experience with us will be relaxing and enjoyable and if you have any special requests on the day, please make sure to let them know.
As our guides are passionate locals, they are more than happy to give additional advice on other attractions or places to visit during your stay in Adelaide.
Kies Family Wines home to the Monkey Nut Cafe
Travel through the north eastern suburbs of Adelaide into the Adelaide Hills to arrive in the Barossa Valley at Kies Family Wines.
Kies Family Wines first opened their cellar door in 1985 in a quaint little cottage in the southern Barossa Valley, where they have continued to build on their legion of fans under their slogan and philosophy of "A Taste of Happiness". Today Bronson, a sixth generation Kies family member continues making the high quality and popular wines following the same philosophy as winemakers before him.
Kies is also home to the Monkey Nut Cafe, a great place to fulfil your morning tea cravings.
Tanunda's Main Street
Enjoy the opportunity to explore the township in the heart of the Barossa, Tanunda.
Home to historic stone cottages, churches and homes dating back to the 1850's, Tanunda's Main Street is today a popular shopping and tourist strip where fashion stores, book shops, antiques, collectables, cafe's and restaurants line the commercial heart of Murray Street.
Today enjoy an easy stroll and explore the many attractions and history that the Main Street offers and pay a visit to the Barossa Valley tourist centre to buy a gift or two.
Barossa Valley Chocolate Company
As we travel through the heart of the Barossa Valley, you will no doubt recognise some of the names of the wineries as we are surrounded by a continuous sea of vineyards.
next we visit the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company, home to chocolate, ice cream and Vineyard Road Wines. Here you will discover over 250 chocolate products handmade in the Barossa using premium, sustainable Belgian and Australian chocolate. Purchase some gifts for yourself prior to heading to lunch.
Mengler Hill Lookout
Next we head for the Barossa Ranges and gain some elevation to arrive at the local Mengler Hill Lookout. Here you will take in the uninterrupted views across the Barossa Valley. Your guide will take this opportunity to point out different landmarks and explain the development of the Barossa over the generations. Make sure to get a photo with this scenic backdrop.
The Company Kitchen
Visit the SA Company Store, home to The Company Kitchen for a delicious 2 course lunch.
The Company Kitchen is located on the outskirts of the township of Angaston neighbouring the historic Yalumba winery and also Lindsay House, the original home for the Angas Family since the 1840s.
The chef draws from the locally grown produced and food traditions from the Barossa to create dishes that take you on a gastronomic adventure, all whilst overlooking vineyards, olive groves and a picturesque garden. Sit back and enjoy!
After lunch travel through the vineyards and the northern township of Nurioopta. Arrive at Kaesler Wines which sits opposite to the renown Kaiser Stuhl chateau, once home to a winery itself and one of the few castle style buildings in the Barossa.
The first owners of Kaesler vineyards arrived from Silesia in the 1840s and took up 96 acres of land in 1891, planting a large number of different varieties of vines. Many of the gnarly old shiraz vines that you see on arriving are an example of some of the plantings that survive today.
Winemaker Reid Bosward and his crew have set out to produce bold estate wines representative of the Barossa Valley and have continued on winning many awards for their rich and intensely flavoured wines which are as well known for their names (the Old Bastard and The Bogan) as they are for their brilliant premium qualities. Enjoy a tasting of some of the Kaesler range today.
One of Australia's oldest wineries, Seppeltsfield was founded by Joseph Ernst Seppelt in 1851. Today the winery is known for the Seppeltsfield Para 100-year-old Tawny with the original 500 litre barrel being first cellared in 1878.
The estate is home to the Jam Factory studio and gallery which consists of artisans and makers producing hats, leather goods, hand made jewellery, ceramics and knives just to name a few and Vasse Virgin where you can experience the wonders of olive oil and its therapeutic benefits.
Enjoy time at Seppeltsfield to taste some of their wines and explore the different offerings throughout the estate.
Travel back to Adelaide
On departing the Barossa Valley, you will experience the picturesque vistas and avenue of date palms of the iconic Seppeltsfield winery and their historic Terraced Vineyard before travelling through the Adelaide Plains arriving back in Adelaide by 5.15 pm.
Barossa Valley Wine Tour
What to Bring
Comfortable walking shoes
warm/ wet weather clothing through the cooler months of the year.
Your spirit of wine tasting adventure
Tour Bits & Tips
Some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world can be found in the Barossa Valley including the Freedom Shiraz vineyard at the Langmeil Winery. These wonderfully, gnarly and dry grown vines were planted in 1843, making them one of the oldest, if not the oldest shiraz vineyard in the world.
Most people think of red wine when they think of the Barossa, but in a 1971 publication the main variety mentioned in the region is Rhine Riesling, which can still be discovered in many cellar doors in the region, even if Shiraz is now the hugely dominate variety of the valley.....how trends change!
It's hard to believe today but the early english settlers who arrived in the late 1830's didn't think too much of the lands north of Adelaide, including what became the Barossa Valley. It took a German geologist by the name of Johannes Menge to convince South Australian Company director George Fife Angas and others to promote the area he called New Silesia(now the Barossa) to the arriving German Lutherans due to the areas great fertility and invaluable worth to repay any amount of capital applied to the cultivation thereof.....We think he got it right!