5 Wineries You Must Visit In Barossa
The Barossa Valley is one of the most beautiful and widely recognised tourist destinations in South Australia, known for its fantastic wines. If you are a wine lover, a tour of the Valley will reward you with internationally renowned wineries with equally acclaimed restaurants and cellar doors.
Here are five of our must visit wineries in the Barossa Valley.
Kies Family Wines is one of the must-visit of the Barossa wine culture with more than 150 years of winemaking service. After the renovation in 1985, Kies Family Wines offer a great tasting experience because it focuses on “not getting bigger, just get better.”
Producing a wide range of award-winning wines in small quantities, a Kies Family Wines visit is never complete unless you visit and satisfy your taste buds with a feast at Monkey Nut Café. The servicing staff both at winery and restaurant will make you feel like you are a part of the Kies family.
Chateau Dorrien is one of the best wineries in Barossa Valley, producing award-winning wines since 1890. The sprawling rose gardens and immaculately trimmed hedges around make it one of the most visited wineries, with meads and fortified wines among the specialties of this vineyard.
Chateau Dorrien has been in the Martin family since 1984 (then named Dorrien Winery) with the family then purchasing the former KarraWirra Winery, and reopening it as Twin Valley Estate. All Chateau Dorrien group wines are sold from the Chateau Dorrien Cellar Door where you can also experience tastings of these wines, handed down from generation to generation.
If you want to enjoy a unique wine prepared with traditional winemaking methods, Rusden Wines should be your first destination while visiting Barossa Valley. It has 40 acres of sandy vineyard over deep red clay that harnesses the power of Barossa fruit.
At Rusden, take the time to taste their new release wines, where you’ll find a unique flavour that can be put down to the fruit grown in the vineyard. Grown, made and bottled in Vine Vale, and what started with a barrel of Cabernet Sauvignon for their own enjoyment, the team at Rusden have expanded to a wide range of wines including Chenin Blanc, Zinfandel and Mataro.
Yet another historic winery with 168 years of traditional wine making experience, Yalumba offers both prime wine as well as local foods. As an independent and family owned winery since 1849, Yalumba has been home to six generations of winemakers, growing their vines with minimal interference.
Make sure you pick up a bottle or two of The Signature – a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz that was first released back in 1962. Since there there has been over 57 Signatories, all who have enhances the traditions and culture of Yalumba, while staying true to the history and ethos.
Grant Burge Wines
Grant Burge Wines is another winery that is famous for its hearty Barossa wines. Established in 1988 and found at the heart of the Barossa Valley, Grant Burge Wines can be enjoyed worldwide. Sourcing fruit from vineyards across the Barossa, harvests are of the highest quality and have the consistency and integrity that Barossa wines are known for.
Indulge in a tasting of everything from the crisp Riesling through to the hearty Shiraz and the Centenarian Semillon. Enjoy the views across the Barossa Valley while enjoying some of the premium wines at the Krondorf Cellar Door.