Wine and Artisan Food at Chateau Yaldara

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 02/01/2017

Reading time: 3 mins

Chateau Yaldara was founded back in 1947 by Hermann Thumm, a European who migrated to Australia.

The Chateau was named after the local aboriginal word for “sparkling”, which represents the excellent selection of sparkling wines that the winery produces. Set upon the banks of the North Para River at flax mill, the Chateau has a diverse and interesting history.

Today, the Chateau retains Hermann Thumm’s dedication to creating delicious, innovative wines, producing estate-grown varieties and artisan foods. The on-site, riverside restaurant offers relaxed all-day dining with a collection of local dishes prepared for every appetite.

The Wines of Chateau Yaldara

The Chateau produces two ranges of wine – the 1847 Range and the Yaldara Range. Each collection features traditional Barossa Valley varieties of grape, like Semillon, Chardonnay, and Shiraz.

The Restaurant at Yaldara

Hermann’s Restaurant is located in the stunning grounds of Chateau Yaldara, just outside of the small and picturesque township of Lyndoch. By day, the restaurant provides the perfect place to tuck into a light lunch against the stunning backdrop of the North Para River. From there, you can try tasty local dishes and soak up the beautiful surroundings that characterise this part of Australia.

Hermann’s specialises in offering a rustic dining experience that places a heavy emphasis on texture and seasonal ingredients. The chefs pride themselves on delivering traditional Australian dishes and contemporary fusion flare. Of course, you can wash it all down with a glass (or bottle) of one of the Chateau’s best-loved wines.

The Philosophy Behind Winemaking at Chateau Yaldara

At Chateau Yaldara, the wines are gently and individually handled. This careful touch keeps the potential and flavour of the fruit intact.

The winery uses the best viticultural practices to make their delicious wines. Staff make sure that the lengthy legacy of sustainability and longevity that Yaldara has maintained for decades remains in place. Starting in the vineyard itself, the expert team use traditional techniques in order to craft the best tasting wine. They use their own experience and draw inspiration from the great terroirs of the world. The aim is that each and every bottle captures the basic essence of provenance and the Barossa Valley.

Chateau Yaldara remains one of the most important wineries in the Valley. So if you find yourself in the area it’s well worth a visit. If you’re looking to savour the unique tastes of the valley and explore traditional wine making techniques that have been a part of the region for half a century.

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.