If world-class wines matched with exquisite gourmet dishes sounds like your kind of getaway, Adelaide's Barossa Valley is the place for you. Vines have lined this region for over a century and a half, over which the process of creating beautiful wines has been finessed into an art form. Of course, it's sure to help that the grapes are sun-drenched!
Only approximately an hour's drive from Adelaide in your hire car, making a trip out to sample the offerings is simple.
Mar 9, 2017 at 1:56am PST
Indulge in history at Seppeltsfield
This vineyard found its beginnings all the way back in 1851, when Joseph and Joanna Seppelt dreamt it into life. Despite being less than two centuries old, somehow this winery still manages to release a 100-year-old single vintage wine every year. What makes this doubly impressive is that it's the only vineyard in the world that achieves this feat.
Experience fine dining at St Hugo
Rough-hewn stone walls and expanses of glass create a visually stunning feast when you visit St Hugo winery. However, pleasing aesthetics are just the cherry on top – it's the food and wine that are the real draw. If you're looking to splurge for an evening, this is the place to do it. Think multi-course meals matched with wines overlooking the vineyard and its eucalyptus trees.
Mar 11, 2018 at 4:49pm PDT
Stay at Hutton Vale Farm
For something a little more intimate, you can't go past Hutton Vale Farm and winery. Here you'll experience the rhythm of country life paired with walks through the garden, vertical wine tastings and beautiful seasonal food. The bonus with this vineyard is that you're able to stay the night – which we're sure the sober driver will appreciate!
Part of what makes Hutton Vale Farm so wonderful is how quiet and exclusive it is. However, this does mean that you need to book in ahead of time to visit.
Get a taste of Baroque at Chateau Yaldara
Despite how far away Australia sits, you'll find a little slice Europe here in this Chateau. Baroque architecture gives this vineyard a luxurious and grand texture that will sweep you away into another era. Can you imagine anything better than sipping wine while looking out over beautifully sculpted water fountain statues and trellises bursting with roses?
Jan 21, 2018 at 8:12pm PST
If you'd like to visit some of Australia's best vineyards for yourself, don't wait a moment longer. Book your hire car today.