What is the best wine in the Barossa Valley?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 11/25/2022

Reading time: 3 mins

Wine lovers across the world will know the Barossa Valley is one of the most well-known wine regions in Australia.

Located about an hour’s drive from Adelaide, one of the best wine regions in Australia offers many wineries to choose from.

Everyone’s taste is different so it’s truly hard to tell which wine is the best in the Barossa Valley. All wineries in the region will proudly offer you to try their best and most popular wines. So let’s go through some of the wineries in the Barossa and what they think is their best wine.

Peter Lehmann

This winery is one of the more commercial ones, with a long wine listing, offering mostly red wines with only a small number of whites. One of their best sellers is the 2017 Black Queen which is a Sparkling Shiraz. This wine uses grapes from premium vineyards. The Sparkling Shiraz is best enjoyed chilled and if you’re looking for food to match it with, they recommend rock oysters or roast turkey. Another popular wine is their 2021 Hill & Valley Tempranillo, made from Spanish style red grapes from the nearby Eden Valley vineyards. This wine is full of flavour, and it is perfect to pair with food.


Rockford Wines is one of the traditional wineries in the region, using the best and oldest Barossa vineyards. Their 2019 Basket Press Shiraz is hand-made, and the grapes come from vineyards situated in different sub-regions., The result is an overall savoury, plum pudding aroma. Their 2019 Moppa Springs wine highlights Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz, from some of the driest vineyards in the Barossa. The final blend of this wine is savoury with some spicy flavours. Both of these wines will bottle age.


One of Langmeil’s best wines is their 2022 Three Gardens Viognier Marsanne Roussanne. As you can guess by the name, the Three Gardens is a blend of Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne, harnessing the best characteristics of each one. The Three Gardens tastes of citrus, peach and some hints of oyster shell and a little spice. For an excellent Shiraz and one that has received the Barossa Trust Mark, look no further than the 2019 Valley Floor Shiraz. This Shiraz is rich with plum, mulberry, and some floral notes and with sweet spice and chocolate.

Any winery you visit you will be able to find your own personal favourite wine. Each wine and winery is unique, packed with different flavours and perfect for different events and food. The staff will ensure you get the best experience at their wineries and give suggestions on wines they think you will love best.

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.

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