Barossa Valley Gourmet Food and Wine Tour

Barossa Valley helicopter tours
Barossa Valley highway
Barossa Valley cellar door

Itinerary:

    • Pick up from Glenelg, Adelaide CBD or Hahndorf accommodation
    • Drive through the beautiful hills villages of Stirling, Aldgate and Bridgewater
    • Visit the historical Herbig Family Tree in Springton
    • Enjoy cheese tasting at the award winning Barossa Cheese Co., Angaston
    • Relax at the iconic Seppeltsfield Winery and cellar door with wine tastings and explore the beautiful grounds
    • Visit Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop, Nuriootpa, where you will be able to taste Maggie’s world renowned products and have your photo taken wearing Maggie’s apron on the TV series set of ‘The Cook and the Chef’
    • Experience a panoramic view over the Barossa Valley at Mengler’s Hill Lookout and Sculpture Park
    • Get your adrenaline pumping with an optional helicopter flight over the Barossa Valley with Barossa Helicopters (extra charge applies)
    • Optional a la carte lunch at Lou Miranda Estate, a family owned boutique winery, plus a glass of your favourite wine from your pre-lunch tastings OR purchase your own lunch along the main street of Tanunda with a choice of over 20 eateries within a 500m strip.
    • Sit back and relax after lunch with wine, cider and chocolate liqueur tastings at the international award winning Kellermeister Cellar Door, Lyndoch (be sure to try their Turkish Delight Rose in their Fun Favourites range!)
    • Finish your tasting journey with the best kept secret in the Barossa Valley at Schild Estate, Lyndoch. Indulge in 5 handmade chocolate truffles paired with Schild Estate wines (for the non-chocolate lovers, enjoy a gourmet cheese platter instead)
    • Visit the Whispering Wall and experience it’s unique acoustics first-hand (it really does whisper!)
    • Enjoy a complimentary box of chocolates on the drive home before being dropped off at your Hahndorf, Glenelg or Adelaide CBD accommodation

Tour Details:

PRICE: $249.00 AUD per guest without lunch OR $288.00 AUD All inclusive with an a la carte lunch

TOUR TIMES: Full day luxury tour approx. 8:30am to 6:30pm

DEPARTURE & RETURN: Complimentary pick up from your Adelaide CBD, Glenelg or Hahndorf accommodation

INCLUSIONS: Wine, cider, cheese and chocolate tastings. Optional a la carte lunch at Lou Miranda Estate with a glass of wine. Complimentary bottled water supplied.

MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: 6 guests

For bookings less than 24 hours before departure please call us

“Over all a truly fantastic and relaxing experience, would do it again any day and will definitely recommend these guys to anyone coming to Adelaide. Even if they have done “The Barossa” before, they haven’t done it with Hills Luxury Day Tours! Thanks Rudi for a great day.”

Paul and Rebecca

Melbourne, Australia

Barossa Valley dessert
Barossa Valley grounds
Barossa Valler aerial

Your gourmet experience of the Barossa Valley starts here…

 

The Barossa Valley is one of Australia’s oldest wine regions and is home to more than 550
grape growing families, many sixth generation, supplying quality grapes to more than 170
wineries. Wine is only half the story of the beautiful Barossa, and while we provide a wine
tour to rival any other, we also showcase the very best of the region’s other gourmet
produce.

Our gourmet food, wine and sightseeing tour begins with a drive through the beautiful
Adelaide Hills villages of Stirling, Aldgate and Bridgewater on the way to the Herbig Family
Tree, an approximately 400 year old hollow red gum tree in Springton. This tree housed
Friedrich Herbig from 1855 and his wife Caroline joined him living in the tree when they
married in 1858. A year later the first of their sixteen children was born inside the tree. In
1860 their second child was born and the tree house became too small, so a hut was built
nearby to accommodate the growing family. Today the Herbig Family Tree represents a
graphic link to early European settlement of the area.

We then make our way to Angaston to enjoy cheese tasting at The Barossa Valley Cheese
Company. Victoria, the director and head cheesemaker, was a trained winemaker spending
a season making wine in Bordeaux. While in France and enjoying an array of handmade
cheese, she realised what she truly wanted to do and learned the art of cheesemaking. She
brought her new found passion home and The Barossa Valley Cheese Company opened its
doors in 2003. Since then, Victoria and her team have expanded the range to 25 different
styles of cheese winning a multitude of awards.

Our next stop is the magnificent Seppeltsfield Winery to begin your wine tasting journey.
Enjoy the drive along the iconic Seppeltsfield Road, lined with more than 2,000 statuesque
palm trees planted back in the 1930’s. As we make our way to the winery, spot the Greek
inspired family mausoleum, perched high on the hillside. Upon arrival you may notice the
vast, beautiful grounds, combining over 420 acres of ancient vineyards, gardens and
heritage-listed architecture. In 1850, just 15 years after the European settlement of South
Australia, Joseph Seppelt purchased 158 acres of land and named it ‘Seppeltsfield’. His
intention was to farm tobacco, with later generations concentrating the estate’s efforts on
grape growing and wine making. The Seppeltsfield estate is considered a true national
treasure which helped shape the history of the Australian wine industry and is the only
winery in the world to release a 100-year-old, single vintage wine each year. It is famous for
its Centennial Collection – an unbroken lineage of Tawny of every vintage from 1878 to
today.

We then head to Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop in Nuriootpa. Renowned for her traditional
country recipes and love of seasonal produce, Maggie’s place is truly unique. Here you can
view and sample her entire range of award winning produce, enjoy a short stroll through
the property where you will discover wildlife and exotic birds, plus you can also see the set
and enjoy a photo opportunity where Maggie films ‘The Cook and the Chef’.

Rising up behind the township of Tanunda is Mengler’s Hill Lookout and Sculpture Park.
Take in the panoramic views of the region and snap some photos of the breathtaking
scenery. Enjoy a short stroll around the peak, revealing a series of granite and marble
sculptures created by artists from around the world.

At this time we offer an optional ten minute helicopter flight over the Barossa Valley,
allowing you to enjoy a bird’s eye view of this wine growing region. Take part in this scenic
tour and see beautiful sights including the Whispering Wall and well known Jacob’s Creek
winery. If you are interested in this experience, please advise at time of booking.

By now you will be ready for lunch as we travel to Lou Miranda Estate, a boutique, family
owned cellar door and restaurant. Here you will get to partake in pre-lunch wine tasting
while enjoying freshly baked focaccia with garlic, rosemary and sea salt. Upon finishing your
wine tasting you will be seated for your a la carte main course and be able to select a glass
of your favourite wine to accompany it. Or, if you prefer, we can take you into Tanunda
where you can purchase your own lunch with a choice of over 20 eateries within a 500m
strip on the main street.

After lunch we travel to Kellermeister Cellar Door to sit back and sample their premium
wines, apple cider and chocolate liqueur. Kellermeister was originally founded in 1976 by
Ralph Jones, and he and his wife Val only recently retired in 2012 with winemaker Mark
Pearce and his wife Susanna purchasing the business. Marvel at the original mudbrick cellar
door, take in the views of the rolling vineyards plus be sure to try their raved about, award
winning Wild Witch Shiraz and turkish delight flavoured Alicante Rose in their Fun
Favourites range!

Our last winery for the day is Schild Estate. Ben and Alma Schild first moved to the Barossa
Valley in 1952. In 1956 Ben Schild died suddenly, and Ed, being the youngest of eight
children, stayed to run the family property at the age of 16. Ed Schild’s enthusiasm saw him
steadily grow the landholdings of the Schild Family which today encompasses over 450 acres
in vineyards. Within these 450 acres is one small patch of land home to the 160 year old
shiraz vines, producing the iconic Moorooroo Shiraz. Finish your tastings by indulging in a
special and exclusive tasting experience of 5 handmade chocolate truffles, sourced from Red
Cacao in the Adelaide Hills, paired with Schild Estate wines. Or, for the non-chocolate lovers,
enjoy a gourmet cheese platter alongside your wine tastings instead.

Our last stop for the day is a visit to the Whispering Wall in Williamstown, a reservoir built in
approximately 1900. The 9-story high, perfectly symmetrical design of this dam wall creates
an incredible trick – words spoken in a whisper at one end are carried across its impressive
span and heard in perfect clarity more than 140 metrres away. While this may not be the
best place to share a secret, it is a great spot to partake in the fun!