Barossa Valley epitomises all that any discerning wine enthusiast could want from a South Australian wine region – an abundance of world class wineries offering premium vintages and warm welcomes amid some of the most beautiful settings in the country.
Located within an hour’s drive from Adelaide in the epicentre of Australia’s most influential wine growing region – which attracted the attention of international audiences with the country’s signature Shiraz in the 1980s – Barossa Valley wine tours are an ideal way to explore the incredible countryside. There are over 150 wineries in the so-called ‘Barossa Zone’, which encompasses both the Barossa Valley, renowned for the quality if its Shiraz (known elsewhere as Syrah), and the Eden Valley – where the country’s finest Riesling is produced from elevated, cool-climate terraces.
At Wine Paths, our local expert can organise exclusive wine tours in Barossa Valley – including elaborate tastings, luxury accommodation, fine dining experiences and some unique activities.
Our Barossa wine tours include some of the region’s most highly regarded wine estates such as the iconic Seppeltsfield Vineyard that has been managed under the same family name since 1851, leaving a legacy that includes the ‘Centennial Cellar’. Benno Seppeltsfield completed work on the cellar in 1878 after his father died and as a heartfelt gesture 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. Shiraz remains the most planted grape here and is often accompanied by Grenache and Mourvedre to produce typically full-bodied red wines with rich chocolate and spice flavours. Among other varieties that can be sampled as part of wine tours in Barossa Valley are Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Semillon.
Many of the region’s wineries provide a complete destination for visitors, offering Barossa Valley wine tours and accommodation from the same estate – as well as fine dining opportunities at award-winning restaurants on site. St Hugo’s, which features beautifully restored buildings of modern architecture nestled among historic vineyards, can accompany Barossa Valley wine tours with an eight-course degustation menu lovingly prepare at the ‘Chef’s Table’.
Whether you stay in the valley or remain based in Adelaide, the best Barossa Valley wine tours will explore the region, which includes the oldest surviving German settlement at Hahndorf as well as series of picturesque towns scattered across the Onkaparinga Hills, before sampling premium wines at highly revered wineries.
Among our exclusive Barossa Valley wine tours is the chance to visit a pair of estates with a combined winemaking history of over 350 years. The Henschke Vineyards are currently operating under the family’s fifth-generation, while the neighbouring Hutton Vale Farm owned by the Angas family has evolved from a traditional winery into one with an admirable ethical approach to sustainability. All of our private wine tours in Barossa Valley can be tailor-made to meet your exact specifications, ensuring every detail is taken care of so that you can relax and enjoy the matter at hand – sampling fine wines surrounded by natural beauty.
If you are interested in Barossa Valley private wine tours, contact Wine Paths for more inspirational ideas before planning a bespoke visit.