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The Best Wineries in Barossa Valley to Swill & Sip Your Way Around The Region

You don’t have to be a sommelier to appreciate some of the finest drops from the best wineries in Barossa Valley.

Two Hands

When it comes to wine, South Australia really does serve up the goods. If reds are your thing, a trip to Barossa Valley is an absolute must.

Welcoming guests from far and wide, and only a short drive from Adelaide's CBD, the Barossa Valley is one of the state's (nay, country's) most celebrated wine regions. Perfect for a day or weekend trip, the luxurious region is known and loved for its picturesque scenery, cosy cellar doors and those bold, deeply hued reds that win international awards year after year.

What's more, you can also get your fill of this spectacular wine region closer to home, by slipping into one of Adelaide's best wine bars

Fill your glass, take a sip and relax as we guide you through some of the best wineries in Barossa Valley for cellar door tastings and experiences. 

Murray Street Vineyards

Murray Street Vineyards

For hand-crafted wines from the Barossa Valley, look no further than Murray Street Vineyards. Since 2011, it has grown to become one of the largest family-owned estates in this essential Australian wine region, with a reputation for producing outstanding artisan wines.

On a visit to the region, head to Murray Street's Greenock Estate, which lies in the Barossa Valley's highly sought  after Western Ridge. It plays host to a tapestry of some of the oldest soils in the world, with a reputation for producing intensely flavourful grapes. 

Greenock Estate pays a beautiful homage to the Barossa Valley’s architectural heritage - but it's the tasting room here that truly beckons. Visitors are treated to an award-winning seated tasting experience, featuring Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon varietals and blends, further enhanced by platters of local artisan produce.

Sit under the vines on the deck and have yourself an incredible time. 

Murray Street, Greenock

Two Hands

Two Hands 

Along the Western Ranges of the Barossa Valley, Two Hands Wines is a standout of the region. Wine tastings are done at Kraehe House, complete with a stunning tasting deck and courtyard, best seen at sunset. The charming late 19th century stone cottage also has an adjoining bakehouse. Known for their Shiraz and varietals, the vineyard steps it up a notch with private tours of the vineyard, including 4WD Defender off-road tours. One of the best wineries in Barossa Valley to swill and sip to your heart's content.  

273 Neldner Road, Marananga

Bethany Wines (Image Credit: South Australia)

Bethany Wines

With some of the oldest vines in the Barossa, Bethany Wines has special place in the region’s winemaking story, with the original vineyard first planted back in 1852 from cuttings carried from Europe.

Cut to 1981, when fifth generation brothers Robert and Geoff established Bethany Wines as it is today. They built a winery in the quarry where the early pioneers had hewn stone for their homes. Today, Bethany Wines’ reputation for hospitality and spectacular views of the Barossa continues to grow, and a visit to the stunning cellar door involves some excellent tasting opportunities, with a picnic platter included that's able to be packed into takeaway containers upon request. You're going to want to take advantage of the surrounding landscape after all!

378 Bethany Road, Tanunda 

Kaesler Wines

Kaesler Wines

A visit to Kaesler Wines is more than just about the wine, it is a place to immerse yourself in the history of Barossa wines in general. Originally the Kaesler family farm, the property is now home to 60 hectares of vineyards, a cellar door and accommodation within the Kaesler Cottages. Open seven days a week, their old vine vineyards, established gardens, historical buildings, tours, tasting and events offer a unique experience for both individuals and larger groups. Experience quintessential Barossa with a tasting in their cellar door, brimming with charm and five star wines. Warmer days can be spent on the surrounding lawns, shaded with trees and parasols. 

3174 Barossa Valley Way, Nuriootpa

Alkina

Alkina

Pure, authentic terroir wines are for the choosing at Alkina, set in the western Barossa ranges. This organic and biodynamic vineyard surrounds a charismatically restored stone barn cellar door. Indoor and outdoor settings accommodate everyone from couples to larger groups for tastings of structured flights accompanied by cheese and charcuterie.

Extra hungry? Groups of 10+ can book Alkina’s Kitchen Garden Lunch on the weekend. Creative seasonal dishes are prepared from their kitchen garden, along, as well as impressive share plates, cheeses, charcuterie and local sourdough.

Tailored experiences are also on offer at this Barossa Valley winery, with luxury chauffeured transfers or transport available. Their Polygon Project experience will guide you through a micro-terroir flight of rare wines, starting with a glass of Bodega Garzon sparkling wine and finishing with a short walk to a soil pit to understand the project and the terroir more closely.

The ‘Ultimate Experience’ comprises of two nights in the Alkina Old Quarter luxury accommodation, a hosted dinner cooked over fire with matched Alkina and international fine wines and a glass of champagne. Guests will also get a 4WD tour of the vineyard and a winery visit. 

41 Victor Road, Greenock

St Hugo

St Hugo

All of the best wineries in Barossa Valley know that every fine wine is created with passion and craftsmanship in abundance. St Hugo builds upon that passion, crafting award-winning wines that are both powerful and elegant on the nose and to taste. The stunning cellar door is situated on a gently sloping hill and surrounded by vineyards, with indoor and outdoor seating. There is a deck for sunny days, perched on stilts to elevate your view. A charming courtyard welcomes wine tasters within stone walls that wouldn’t look out of place in the south of France.

Experiences are available to suit all. From curated tasting flights that give an insight of the range of St Hugo, to immersive tasting experiences complete with your own private space and dedicated host. The experiences don’t stop there, with wine masterclasses and cooking experiences led by a private chef available for those after a true understanding of the St Hugo process. Or you could simply visit their lounge on a weekend for a sumptuous drop and a bite to eat.

2141 Barossa Valley Way, Rowland Flat

Hentley Farm

Hentley Farm

Hentley Farm is a single-estate boutique winery waiting for you on the rolling hills of the Barossa Valley. Lose yourself in their tasting room, where you can discover their unique diversity of wines. Relish one of their tasting flights for a range of flavours, select your ideal glass for yourself, or choose a bottle to share with friends. Indulge in the curated selection of food from The Atrium at Hentley Farm that offers a personal dining experience with a discovery tasting menu of dishes showcasing amazing produce and phenomenal wine. Can’t get away for the day? Then why not have Hentley Farm come to you. From the comfort of your own home, or office, you can be spoiled for choice with an exclusive tasting pack, tailored to your preferences.

Gerald Roberts Road, Jenke Road, Seppeltsfield

Kalleske

Kalleske

The Kalleske family have been growing grapes as one of the best wineries in Barossa Valley since 1853. Over 150 years on, you can enjoy the fruits of their labour at their cellar door, open 7 days a week. Spend some quality time exploring and experiencing their various tasting experiences for a truly memorable day. Keep it simple with a classic tasting of their award winning, certified organic and biodynamic wines or old vine tasting complete with cheese and crackers. Try something different with a blind tasting experience and the challenge to identify six mystery wines. Take a tour of their winery, vineyard and underground cellar, topping the experience off with a regional produce platter.

6 Murray Street, Greenock

Pindarie

Pindarie

For a tasting with charm and a view, choose Pindarie. 180-degree views of the beautiful valleys await visitors, just through the charming heritage building. Experience a wine tasting in The Stables cellar door, restored with no loss of charm. Take your pick between the Pindarie Estate Range, tasting all of the wine varieties grown here. For the serious wine seekers, try out a tasting of Black Hinge Reserve, which is the Estate Range plus an icon wine from the cellar, hand crafted in exceptional vintages and built for ageing. Feeling peckish? ‘Grazing’ is welcomed in The Grain Store, outdoor on their verandah or beneath an ancient towering tree. Relax and enjoy seasonal lunches of local produce, from their gourmet pie plates to ‘Shearing’ boards – a huge selection of charcuterie that will feed a party of two.

946 Rosedale Road, Gomersal

Tscharke

Tscharke

Beautiful places make beautiful wines, and Tscharke is no exception. As certified organic winery, Tscharke’s biodynamic estate wines crafts an unforgettable experience at one of the best wineries in Barossa Valley. Experiential tastings at The Protagonist offers the ultimate setting to indulge in authentically hand crafted wines, set amongst their vineyards. Head underground for a privately hosted immersive wine tasting experience to explore their unique and delicious wine styles. If you want to make a day of it, bring along a picnic to enjoy in their gardens while raising a glass, warmed by their fire pit for the cooler evenings.

376 Seppeltsfield Road, Marananga

Seppeltsfield

Seppeltsfield

One of the most iconic and best wineries in Barossa Valley, and even South Australia, Seppeltsfield is one for your winery bucket list. Drive down the iconic stretch of road lined with palm trees and be welcomed into wine heaven. The Seppeltsfield Cellar Door is located in the redeveloped 1900 Seppelt Bottling Hall, showcased in a world-class blend of historical and contemporary architecture. Everything is an experience within itself, from intimate wine tastings in cosy alcoves to private and luxurious wine tastings in their VIP mezzanine lounge. A unique moment on offer is to taste the wine from your birth year, privately hosted over 30 minutes with a wine educator. You’re educated alongside the longest lineage of single vintage wines in the world, which date back to 1878, culminating in a taste from a barrel of your birth year – an experience like no other.

730 Seppeltsfield Road, Seppeltsfield

Chateau Tanunda. Image credit: Barossa Wine

Chateau Tanunda

The sheer magnificence of Chateau Tanunda sets you up for a taste of grandeur. Established in 1890, the five star winery is lorded as being one of the best wineries in Barossa Valley, with its surroundings only adding to the experience. A team of experts are available to welcome you into the atmospheric cellar door in the heart of the chateau. What happens next is up to you. Discover the star varieties of Barossa, the Terroirs of the Barossa Shiraz and Old Vine Expressions with hosted tasting sessions. Live the Bridgerton dream with Croquet and Wine sessions on the sun-dappled lawns. Or go ‘beyond the velvet rope’ with a private tour to learn how your wine is made.

9 Basedow Road, Tanunda

Has our round-up of the best wineries in Barossa Valley has got you thirsty for more? Discover more distilleries and cellar doors in Adelaide. If bars are more your thing, we’ve got you covered with new bar openings in town.

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