The most popular destination for a one-day trip from Adelaide
is the Barossa Valley. This is Australia's most well known wine growing region, with up to fifty wineries operating in the area. Situated only a half hours drive from Adelaide, with beautiful scenery along the way, and plenty of towns and wineries to stop for refreshments. Listed below are some popular wineries in the area, most have tours and open cellar doors, with wine tasting and sales.
There are several small towns in the Valley, the principal of which is Nuriootpa, just off the main Stuart Highway leading to Sydney
. To the south-west of Nuriootpa lies Tanunda, while Angaston
is to the south-east of Nuriootpa. Accommodation is readily available in these three locations, much of it rather up-market.
Because the Barossa Valley is so close to Adelaide, only about ninety minutes by road, there are many tours offered, usually including lunch. Alternatively, there are bus services to Nuriootpa with Stateliner, while Barossa Adelaide Passenger Service operates to Tanunda, Nuriootpa and Angaston. There is a privately-operated Wine Train, a restored 1952 railcar, which runs from Adelaide to Tanunda and back on Sundays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The train, being broad gauge, is able to operate from Adelaide Station in the centre of the city.
You will find that the Barossa Valley caters very much for tourists, with the streets of the small towns lined with restaurants, souvenir shops, homely accommodation and, of course, stores selling wine. Some of the wineries are accessible on foot from the towns, but most require transport. About half of the fifty local producers lie along the road used by the Barossa Adelaide Passenger Service bus, so can be reached by that means of transport.
Below are listed some of the wineries located in the Barossa Valley
Burge Family Winemakers
Lyndoch (08 8524 4644)
9 Basedow Road, Tanunda (08 8563 3888)
Cocatoo Ridge Wines
Barossa Valley Way, Tanunda (08 8563 6400)
3-5 Tununda Road, Nuriootpa (08 8568 7878)
Rowland Flat (08 8521 3000)
Barossa Valley Highway,Nuriootpa (08 8562 4488)
Barossa Valley highway, Lyndoch (08 8524 4303)
Kies Family Wines
Barossa Valley highway, Lyndoch (08 8524 4110)
Tanunda Road, Nuriootpa ( 08 8568 9408 )
Krondorf Road, Tanunda (08 8563 2720)
St Hallett Winery
St Hallett's Road, Tanunda (08 8563 7000)
97 Sturt Highway, Nuriootpa (08 8568 7311)
Eden Valley Road, Angaston (08 8561 3200)