What to expect on a Barossa wine tour

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 02/11/2022

Reading time: 2 mins

Ahh, the Barossa, Australia’s home of bon vivantism, is a joy for the senses. From its bucolic rolling hills to its fertile vineyards, its sumptuous produce and friendly locals, there is no Aussie wine region that encapsulates wholesome indulgence more than the Barossa Valley.

Naturally, the most popular tourist activity that takes place in the Barossa is the fabled wine tour, where connoisseurs and revellers sip heady vintages and select a couple of bottles to be sent back home in the process!

When you partake in a Barossa wine tour, expect to meet knowledgeable locals and friendly cellar door staff who truly know their product. Hopping from the likes of Chateau Tanunda to Peter Lehmann, Yalumba and more, you will sample Australia’s very best Shiraz, Riesling, Semillon and Chardonnay, experiencing its bold flavours as you go.

Yes, the Barossa wine tour is a spectacular Aussie experience, and best enjoyed alongside these other Barossa adventures:

The Maggie Beer Farm Shop

Not many people would refute the claim of Maggie Beer being an Aussie icon, and they certainly wouldn’t rebuke the claim that she is a culinary legend! She has made her home in the Barossa, being a stalwart for the fertile region and its delightful produce.

Naturally, this means the Barossa is the rightful location for her incredible farm shop, replete with all the goodies you’ll find in pantries from Broome to Melbourne. There are cooking classes, verjuice making demos and even a rustic farm house you can spend the night in before continuing your Barossa jaunt!

Hot air ballooning

Hot air balloons and wine regions pair better than braised beef and Shiraz, and so it should come as no surprise that the Barossa has a doozy of a ride. Traversing the region’s stunning gold, green and red hues, you will get a real sense of what the region is about and geological wonder.

We just recommend you climb aboard the morning of your Barossa wine tour – it could be a little murky the morning after…

Barossa farmers markets

The Barossa is home to two top notch farmers markets (would they be anything less?) in the Barossa Farmers Market and the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market, with both providing unique goodies that you can pop in your cornucopia and make a winning Barossa lunch, bread, cheese, wine and all!

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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