How do you get around the Barossa wineries?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 12/20/2022

Reading time: 3 mins

About an hour out of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is one of Australia’s top wine regions. What’s the best way to get around some of these wineries to try out their wine?

With about 150 wineries in the Barossa Valley, you’ll want to try some of their local wines. The best way to do this is through a winery tour. All you need to do is show up, drink wine, and eat some food.

Wine and Food Lover’s Barossa Valley Tour

This tour is perfect for those who love food and wine. On the way to the Barossa Valley, you will drive by the Adelaide Hills. Then the first stop is at the Whispering Wall. While you are at Whispering Wall, you might hear someone whispering to you from 140 metres away. The first winery you visit is Chateau Yaldara. This winery has award-winning wines, incredible views and has the most photographed buildings in Adelaide! Next the tour takes you to the heart of the Barossa Valley, Tanunda which is a small town with European heritage.

You will have enough time to explore the main strip of shops, any local attractions and grab a quick drink when in Tanunda. For lunch (and more wine) you will go to Peter Lehmann Winery. At this winery you will eat cured meats, cheeses and baked bread, with vegetarian options available. After you have had your platter of food, you will go to Lambert Estate Wines. This is a family owned American and Peruvian influenced winery. We then go get some incredible views of the valley from the Mengler Hill Lookout before going to your final stop, Wolf Blass. This winery is one of the known wineries in the Barossa. You can do this tour daily.

Barossa Valley & Hahndorf Wine Tour

This tour you go to the Barossa Valley to try some wine before going to Hahndorf to explore the town. The first stop on this tour is down to Barossa Valley. Jacobs Creek Estate is the first winery, where you will have morning tea and a wine tasting. Then you stop at Mengler Hill Lookout for views of the valley before going to Lambert Estate for wine and a two course lunch. After wine and lunch, you head to Herbig Family Tree which is a hollow red gum tree.

Then finally you’ll be going to the German town, Hahndorf. When you are at Hahndorf you can explore the town on your own. Hahndorf has many shops, galleries, and cafes to see. You will also go to the Beerenberg Farm Shop to try the jams and relishes. Then finally you go back into the city. This tour operates Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.