How far is the Barossa Valley from Adelaide?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 05/14/2021

Reading time: 3 mins

The Barossa Valley is Australia’s most revered wine region, producing some of the country’s most collectible vinos.

Barossa Valley, South Australia

A trip to the Barossa Valley is a gourmand’s dream, with mouth watering produce and fine wine on the menu at every stop.

Whether it’s visiting one of the region’s most respected wineries for an unforgettable cellar door experience or picking up some of the local produce from one of the numerous farmers’ markets, there is truly something in the Barossa Valley to get everyone’s taste buds going.

The Barossa Valley is a short one and a half hour’s drive from Adelaide. Once you arrive there, you will be immediately taken with its stunning scenery that houses the taste sensations you are about feast on!

So, given the Barossa is a food and wine lover’s paradise, what are some of the best things to do in the region?

  • Cellar door, for sure

    The Barossa Valley is Australia’s crown jewel in winemaking, housing legendary wineries like Penfold’s, Seppeltsfield Winery and Peter Lehmann Wines. But the Barossa not only produces some of the world’s best wine – but it is also home to delicious meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables that are the perfect accompaniments to the palatable Shiraz the region is known for.

    Peter Lehmann Winery offers the region’s best cellar door experience, with the lush gardens playing host to a delightful offering of fine wine, cured meats, cheeses and freshly baked bread – it’s a true delight for food lovers.

  • Pick up goodies at Maggie Beer’s Farmshop

    If you love The Cook and the Chef and Maggie Beer products as much as we do, then you won’t want to pass up a visit to Maggie Beer’s Farmshop when in the Barossa. The farm shop encapsulates everything that makes Mrs. Beer such a national treasure. Pick up some delicious condiments, jams or sauces before taking part in verjuice making demonstration – tres bien!

  • Visit the farmers’ markets

    The Barossa is home to a number of charming farmers’ markets, each serving up different offerings to take home after your visit. From the abundant fresh milk, pastries, honey, olive oil and olives of the Barossa Valley Farmers Market to the small, seafood and local wine of the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market, these two local gems embody everything that makes the region so special for local and travelling bon vivants.

Related article: What are the differences between our Barossa Valley Tours?

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.