This is only an example of a wine holiday package in Barossa, Australia. Our wine tours are entirely tailor-made to suit visitors' preferences and can be shorter or longer depending on their needs. Please contact us to design your own bespoke wine tour. These are just some ideas to help you get inspired.
There are over 150 wineries in the ‘Barossa Zone’, which encompasses both the Barossa Valley, renowned for the quality of its Shiraz, and the Eden Valley where the country’s finest Riesling is produced from elevated, cool climate terraces.
A private guide and transfer will take you to the city center. Check in to your hotel in the city recommended according to your preferences. Enjoy dinner in the heart of the city from a choice of restaurants.
Enjoy a relaxing day recuperating from your journey, exploring the city or relaxing in the spa of your hotel.
Dine in one of Adelaide eclectic choice of gastronomic restaurants.
Adelaide is one of the few places in Australia where the city is close to the wine region that bears its name. In Adelaide Hills, artisan and premium wine producers grow vines on the steep slopes, producing elegant and age worthy-wines. Here, you will find some of Australia’s best Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and some of the region’s cool-climate Shiraz, award-winning Pinot Gris and traditional method sparkling wine.
The Mount Lofty Ranges where Adelaide Hills is located are currently under consideration for inclusion on the UNESCO World Heritage site list. As well as tasting the wines you will find a rich heritage, full of the history of the early migrants and the gold rush through the well-preserved 19th century atmospheric towns and quaint villages of solid stone buildings.
Allow at least two days to discover this iconic wine region where there are an abundance of world-class wineries offering premium vintages and warm welcomes amid some of the most beautiful settings in the country. You can return to Adelaide tonight or choose to stay in a luxurious wine lodge in the heart of the vineyard.
Start the day at the historic St Hugo estate, the wine family planted their first vines here in 1847 and the first wine named ‘St Hugo’ was released in 1983. You will share the enterprising spirit of pioneer Hugo Gramp in the beautifully-restored ironstone building. After touring the vineyard, its unique cork trees and trying your hand at extracting wine directly from the barrel, on to the underground tasting room for an exclusive "Past, Present & Future" wine tasting, featuring back, current and yet-to-be-released future vintages of St Hugo wines. This tutored tasting of six wines showcases St Hugo’s power and elegance. This wine tasting experience will be accompanied by a four-course tasting lunch, at the chef's Table restaurant.
After lunch, transfer to Seppeltsfield Vineyard, another historical wine landmark. Owned by the same family name since 1851, Benno Seppeltsfield completed work on the cellar in 1878 and decreed that a barrel of finest vintage should be stored there for no less than 100 years – a tradition that has continued every year since, creating the famed Centennial Collection -an irreplaceable and unbroken lineage of Tawny of every vintage from 1878 to the current year. The estate is the only winery in the world to release a 100-year-old, single vintage wine each year. Here, you will have the unique opportunity to taste your own birth year vintage Tawny directly from the barrel in the Centennial Cellar. Stay here for dinner at the Fino restaurant.
If you stay for two nights, make sure you dine at restaurant Appellation, which takes full advantage of a panoramic valley view across the stunning Barossa ranges. The Appellation's terrace is the perfect spot for a pre-dinner cocktail watching the sunset before taking your seat in the dining room to select from 16 seasonal dishes to create your own 4-course menu experience. The excellent cuisine is complimented by a list of over 500 wines, including a diverse selection of iconic Barossa wines representing established masters, emerging talent and boutique artisans, and a strategic scattering of inspirational international bottles and alternative Australian specialties.
Established in 1849, Yalumba is renowned for its leadership within the Australian wine industry. Your day tour begins in the Tasting Room of Yalumba’s Hill-Smith family, before moving to the Yalumba Nursery, where unknown grape varietals from all over the world are being nurtured and trialed. You will then visit the Tri-Centenary vineyard, planted in 1889 and home to wondrous, gnarled Bush-Vine Grenache vines.
Return to Yalumba, to experience a unique behind the scenes tour of the winery including a barrel-making demonstration within the Yalumba Cooperage, a walk through the treasure trove of the Hill-Smith family’s private museum cellar and tasting of Rare, Fine and Distinguished wines direct from the barrel.
Lunch will be served at the award winning Vintners Bar & Grill restaurant in Angaston and will feature wines expertly matched to locally- sourced gourmet fare.
Return to Adelaide.
Visit Australia's oldest surviving German settlement, Hahndorf, and enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and a guided tour along the beautiful tree-lined Main Street. Stop at picturesque towns throughout the Onkaparinga Hills, and take in stunning valley views at Eden Valley Lookout.
Travel onto Jacob’s Creek, one of Australia’s leading wine brands, launched in 1976, named after the creek that runs through the Barossa Ranges.
After the Jacob’s Creek Introduction to Wine, a sensory experience to enhance visitor’s knowledge of food and wine matching, you can participate in a Cooking Class in the Kitchen Garden, finishing with lunch paired with Jacob's Creek wines. After lunch, tour the demonstration vineyard of 14 different grapes varieties to learn more about how wine is made, or simply enjoy the views from the deck surrounded by the native Australian plant garden.
Continue on to two estates that have a combined wine making history of over 350 years. This is a rare opportunity to discover the Angas and Henschke families. At the famous Henschke vineyards, you will be welcomed for a personal hosted tasting in their private winery cellar, now under management of the fifth generation of the family.
Then on to neighbouring Hutton Vale Farm, owned by the Angas family this estate has evolved from a traditional winery into one with a unique ethical approach to sustainability.
The last stop of this incredible day will be the man-made phenomenon, The Whispering Wall.
Return to Adelaide.
You will enjoy today on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula, a region of vineyards and olive groves, with cooling breezes from the sea and the hills. Based on your wine preferences your local wine expert will choose from amongst the five main wine areas of the peninsula: Old Reynella, McLaren Vale, McLaren Flat, Willunga and Aldinga to create a unique experience of a range of premium wineries. With a decidedly Mediterranean feel you will enjoy a lavish winery lunch of beautiful local produce, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in the culinary culture of the region.
Another flying wine day - the most appropriate way to discover The Islander Estate Vineyards in the incredible natural environment and ideal grape growing conditions of Kangaroo Island, the personal vineyard of flying wine maker Jacques Lurton.
This renowned Bordeaux winemaker fell in love with the natural beauty of Kangaroo Island recognising the region’s enormous viticultural potential. Today, Islander Estate produces outstanding cool climate wines. You will experience a personal guided tour of the vineyards and winery in Kangaroo Island's spectacular heartland, followed by a barrel room tasting of their range of French influenced cool climate wines.
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning to Adelaide for you last evening in the city.
Or spend a night in the spectacular Southern Ocean Lodge on the breath-taking coast and dine over looking the ocean.