Unmissable wineries in the Barossa Valley

The words ‘wine’ and ‘Barossa Valley’ are known to be almost synonymous to both the locals who call the region their home and wine-loving visitors that make their way there 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 as having a winery and cellar door that encompasses not just their love of wine, but all of the brilliant things that make Barossa Valley worth visiting time and time again. 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 who in 1947 settled on Australian shores to begin cultivating his vineyard. Continuing his legacy, the beautiful grounds of the estate are being cultivated for years to come. Named Yaldara after a local Aboriginal word meaning ‘sparkling’ and the winery was one of the first public cellar doors to open in the Barossa Valley. When you visit the chateau, be sure to taste one of their artisan wines that are award-winning. This includes vintage tawny and Semillon to name a few.

  • 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 now sold in 80 countries with their passion for producing high-quality wines at the forefront of their brand. The winery has grown from its humble beginnings to now include its own restaurant named ‘Our Table’ with menu items specially designed to match their 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, learning how the chefs at Jacobs Creek create meals that expertly match with the Jacobs Creek Wines.

  • Peter Lehmann

    The legacy of Peter Lehmann and his contribution to the growers of the Barossa Valley have made him both a local and Australian legend. His winery which is currently headed up by a new team of young and motivated winemakers has continued on the work of Peter Lehmann, producing world-class wines that are critically acclaimed. Their cellar door offers a vast range of wines for you to taste with accompanying menu items that perfectly match their wine range. Some examples of the menu include prosciutto on flatbread served atop a bed of rocket and Parmigiano Reggiano and baked halloumi with herbed tomato chutney.

  • Seppeltsfield

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

To learn more about the wineries mentioned in this blog, check out our Barossa Valley Tours.

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