A Day Out in the Barossa Valley
People often ask for recommendations when they visit us in cellar door. We thought we’d share with you our ideal day out in the Barossa Valley.
It all starts with coffee at Darling’s Cafe, it’s our favourite coffee in the Valley and Wendy and her team will take good care of you.
We then head out to our favourite spot, Krondorf! Just a few minutes from the main street of Tanunda (and Darling’s) you’ll find a collection of some of the very best of what the region has to offer. A community all of its own, the Krondorf road wineries are helmed by people who are passionate about wine and the memories, experiences and connections it creates.
First visit Brett at Eperosa, every wine is impeccable and his knowledge is comprehensive. His setup is off grid, a functioning winery that invites you into the heart of the wine making process. Try his Semillon as a lighter start to your wine tasting, it’s truly remarkable, one of Ruben’s favourites. His selection of reds feature wines made from very old vines, allowing you to bask in our proud Barossa history.
Speaking of history, head across the road to Krondorf Creek Farm where Jess will warmly invite you into her lovingly preserved cellar door space. The space hums with history and Jess is always happy to share it. The wines she crafts with her husband James are the real draw though as each and every one is a knockout. Pay particular attention to her Cabernets, another of Ruben’s favourites.
Next head out to Angaston, there lies one of our favourite places in the world, Barossa Valley Cheese Co. Enjoy a cheese tasting or indulge in one of their platters for lunch. Or try one of their dine in experiences, have you ever tried an expertly matched cheese and tea flight? Add it to your bucket list and then cross it right off! Remember to take some of this fantastic cheese home too.
Mengler Hill Lookout has great views and is the perfect spot for a photo on your way to your next stop, Barossa Valley Chocolate Company. They hand make their chocolates in store and offer a variety of awesome experiences including chocolate and wine flights, chocolate making classes and school holiday workshops.
Now come full circle back to Krondorf to visit us here at Moorooroo Park Vineyards, where you can enjoy a tasting flight or a glass of wine, and a wander through the rose garden.
Finally it’s time for dinner. There are many fantastic spots to dine in the Barossa, here are a couple of our favourites.
Ember Pizza is a family friendly restaurant that proudly feature almost exclusively local produce on their menu. Specialising in proper pizza, their sides and drinks are also not to be ignored. They’re right next door to Barossa Distilling Co. for a cheeky pre dinner cocktail or post dinner nightcap.
Vino Lokal boasts a relaxed menu of wine bar classics and a wine list that is second only to their friendly expertise. They feature over 30 wines by the glass, lovingly curated from Artisans of Barossa Winemakers as well as local and international wineries that they admire.
This is a big day out in the Barossa that could easily be stretched over a weekend. Jerry and Karen from Barossa Short Stays will look after you at one of their 3 boutique properties. They cater to couples, families and groups and their properties boast broad appeal.
We hope you enjoy our recommendations. Say hi to our friends as you visit each location, soak in our unique food tradition and close community culture and escape to a place of welcoming characters, rare history and authentic generosity.
Photos by Sven Kovac Copyright Barossa Grape & Wine Association
2016 Harries Grenache Shiraz
The newest vintage of our favourite Grenache Shiraz blend is now available to experience in your home or at our cellar door. This signature 80% Grenache, 20% Shiraz blend is always a balanced, easy, comforting wine. It has a gamy aroma with layers of raspberry and blackcurrants. The palate has classic Harries characteristics, harmonious balance, finely integrated tannins and a soft consistency. It is peppery and spicy while maintaining its fruit forward vibrancy. It finishes clean and round with just a hint of cherry.