Is wine tasting free in the Barossa Valley?

The Barossa Valley is Australia’s crown jewel of wine regions, a gorgeously fertile land of rolling vineyards and rustic farmland situated just a short drive outside of Adelaide.

Wine Tasting

Some of the world’s most collectible drops come from Barossa grapes, with the likes of Peter Lehmann, Penfolds and Chateau Tanunda all plying their trade in this beautiful region.

The price, if there is one, of Barossa Valley wine tastings varies from maker to maker. Some world class wineries like Bethany Wines and Turkey Flat Vineyards proudly offer free wine tastings, whilst Chateau Tanunda offers free tastings if you do end up buying a bottle or two.

Other vineyards charge a cover fee of around $10 to sample some of their delicious vintages, so as you can see there is no given rule when it comes to tasting prices in the Barossa!

Regardless of the price, be sure not to miss these wondrous wineries when looking for the perfect case to take home with you:

Yalumba

Situated high above the Barossa Valley in Angaston, Yalumba is famed for its fierce independence, remaining family-owned and without corporate influence since its inception waaaay back in 1849. Given its reputation for doing things its own way for so long you can certainly trust that you are in for a sampling of some super high class reds against a gorgeous chateau backdrop.

Seppelt

The Seppelt name is synonymous with Barossa quality and tradition. Founded by German migrant Joseph Seppelt in 1851, Seppelt is not only renowned for producing divine wine but also for its remarkably beautiful location, with a traditional bluestone building providing the backdrop for a fabulous tasting space.

Peter Lehmann

Another name that should not – nor cannot – be overlooked when it comes to fine Barossa vintages, Peter Lehmann is one of the true legends of the Barossa, having refused to allow the large corporations to create a monopoly in the region.

Today, the Peter Lehmann cellar door experience is just as impressive as the winery’s proud history, offering samples of every one of the producer’s 30 vintages. Be sure to try as many as possible: they are all mighty fine so it’s totally worth sipping around to find the one that most agrees with your palette.

Whether you’re paying a cover charge or not, you are certainly in for some delightful sampling at the plethora of magical Barossa wineries…

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