With famous wine, tasty gourmet food and plenty of sunshine, Barossa sure is a grape weekend away. Located next to South Australia’s capital city, Adelaide, the Barossa has become a magnet for anyone who is looking at getting away for a romantic retreat; it’s not difficult to see why. Wine, wonderful food and some of the most breathtaking views make for a very special weekend destination with that special someone. Though if you’re a lone wolf flying solo then don’t despair! The Barossa has some great opportunities to sample wine, take in the air and quietly reflect on your life choices. After all, isn’t that the best cure for a broken heart?
Both internationally famous and small boutique wine-makers call this land home so be sure to visit their cellar doors and have a swig. Shiraz is the wine of choice here, but there’s no shortage of choice if that’s not your drop! Each year, the region’s wine is celebrated at Barossa Valley Vintage Festival, where the streets are decorated with bright colours, market stalls and parades.
The Barossa Valley is made up of a number of small towns spread throughout the valley. Each town has its own personality, thanks to the different groups of German and British settlers making their mark in the region. Nuriootpa is commercial centre of the area and the meeting place of the region’s styles and flavours. You’ll find a Farmers Market here every Saturday and have the chance to sample delicious local produce including baked goodies, cured meats, dried fruits and dill cucumbers – they’re the real dill.
Down the road from Nuriootpa is Barossa’s second biggest town, Tanunda, and the world's oldest active vineyard. The Turkey Flat Shiraz vines are considered old school as they were planted in 1847! It’s history you can taste too, they do tastings at the a cellar door. If you see yourself as a wine buff, lots of the surrounding wineries offer blending sessions where you can make your own bottle. Cheers! So wine not book yourself some time away and sample the de-vine flavours of the Barossa Valley? We’ve got some pretty im-press-ive accommodation below.