What is Tanunda known for?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 10/22/2021

Reading time: 3 mins

Tanunda is the beating heart of the Barossa Valley, the enchanting town that serves as a jumping point to some of the region’s best wineries.

Tanunda Winery in the Barossa

Whether you’re enjoying a tipsy cellar door experience at Chateau Tanunda, learning about vino production at Greenock Estates or enjoying lunch at one of the town’s world class restaurants, there is a reason why Tanunda is such a special spot for locals and visitors alike!

So, let’s take a closer look at this elegant part of the Barossa, and why it should certainly be on the list of places to stay in this most beautiful – and fertile – part of Australia…

It’s a jumping point for world class wineries

The Barossa Valley’s fame and fortune is based around the juicy grape, and Tunanda is the very centrepoint of it all! With this in mind, you can be absolutely certain that there are numerous places around and just outside of town to get stuck into a few glasses of award-winning Shiraz.

For starters, Tanunda is home to the legendary Chateau Tanunda, which allows visitors to taste their famous varieties right out of the barrel. Then, there is the lively Greenock Estate, where you can take part in riveting winemaking classes and learn just how much effort goes into producing palatable plonk.

Finally, just down the road is the unmistakable Seppeltsfield, home to the likes of Seppeltsfield Winery, Seppeltsfield Road Distillers and the ever-delightful Hentley Farm Restaurant, known for its upmarket degustation menu.

Fill your cornucopia with gourmet produce

Anywhere there’s top class wine there’s bound to be some pretty tasty food, too, and the Barossa has never made any secret of the fact that it is one of such places. The Barossa Valley – and Tanunda – are home to plenty of gourmet eateries and delightful food producers that can almost make you forget the premier reason you went there!

Tanunda is home to the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company, home to a whopping 250 varieties of indulgent chocky. Then, there is FermentAsian, an amazing Vietnamese restaurant that incorporates local produce to make mouth watering dishes like Vietnamese pancake with prawns, coconut caramel and herbs or wagyu beef cheek with ginger, coriander and mint chutney – it’s an unforgettable joy for the palate!

See, Tanunda has a lot going on for gourmands. Food, wine and good times await in this Barossa marvel – get down there!

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.