Unmissable wineries in the Barossa Valley

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 08/30/2019

Reading time: 3 mins

Today, the words ‘wine’ and ‘Barossa Valley’ are almost synonymous. 

Both the locals and wine-loving visitors make their way here to uncover the perfect glass of Shiraz. Whether you’re there for the delicious wines, local artisan products or stunning natural landscape, there are some wineries that stand out amongst the rest. These wineries and cellar doors encompass not only a love of wine, but all of the brilliant things that make Barossa Valley special. Basically, whatever you look for in those weekend getaways, you’ll find in the Barossa Valley.

  • 1847 Chateau Yaldara 

    Just out of the Lyndoch township, you’ll come across the winery of Hermann Thumm. In 1947 he settled on Australian shores to begin cultivating his vineyard. The Hermann legacy continues today, as the beautiful estate continues to thrive. Named Yaldara after a local Aboriginal word meaning ‘sparkling’ and the winery was one of the first public cellar doors to open here. When you visit the chateau, be sure to taste one of their award winning artisan wines. While here, you must try the vintage tawny and Semillon.

  • Jacobs Creek

    With a history that dates back over 150 years, Jacobs Creek has planted themselves in the front line of Australia’s wine industry. Their bottles are sold in 80 countries and their passion for producing high-quality wines is at the forefront of their brand. Growing from its humble beginnings, the winery is now an attraction of its own. A visit to the onsite restaurant will complement your drinks perfectly. The menu has been carefully crafted to perfectly pair with the delectable Barossa Signature Collection. As well as the restaurant, you can now stay in Jacob’s Estate Cottage, a restored 19th-century residence. Why not take a food and wine masterclass to broaden your knowledge of pairings. Additionally, you’ll learn more about how the chefs at Jacobs Creek create meals that expertly match wine profiles.

  • Peter Lehmann

    The legacy of Peter Lehmann and his contribution to the growers of the Barossa Valley has made him an Australian legend. A team of young and motivated winemakers keep the winery in top condition. They continue on the work of Peter Lehmann, producing world-class wines that are critically acclaimed. Head to the cellar door for a taste of Lehmann’s delightful tipples. Perfect pairings are just the start of this delicious menu. Be sure to try the prosciutto on flatbread served atop a bed of rocket and Parmesan. Baked with  halloumi with herb tomato chutney, it’ll have your mouth watering.

  • Seppeltsfield

    The drive through Seppeltsfield Road offers visitors the first taste of the grandiosity of the estate. 200 palm trees line the street, welcoming you to the property. As you enter into the vineyard, a sprawling 420-hectare property, it’s easy to think you’re in a village. Head to the onsite fine dining restaurant, skincare shop and contemporary art gallery. There is a range of tours and tastings that you can purchase. Try the Fortified Wine & Canape Tasting Flight where you’ll sample canapes that are skilfully matched with fortified wines from the Seppeltsfield range.

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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.