The Barossa Valley is home to some of the world’s most famous vineyards, with bottles filled in the region being found in cellars all over the world, and at high prices. One of these wine producers who it’s safe to say is a household name (in the houses of wine lovers, at least) is Jacob’s Creek, the valley’s largest exporter. When you take a tour of this vineyard, you will be immediately enthralled with the passion and love put in for producing this archetypal Barossan drop.
Here you will taste their world-famous shiraz, merlot, and rosé, and understand why this vineyard has found its way into the cellars of restaurants and onto the shelves of wine dealers throughout the world.
As well as the aforementioned, another name in the region is synonymous with success and the production of fine, palatable wine, Wolf Blass. Another one with a claim to fame on the world wine stage, Wolf Blass has been producing delicate wines for over 50 years.
Family-Owned and Fabulous
Whilst the big-names of the region provide a fabulous element of grandeur to the region, it is also imperative that during a tour of the Barossa Valley you make your way to the boutique and/or family-owned vineyards dotted through the region.
Vineyards like the boutique Saltram will provide you with tastes of their award-winning drops as part of their cellar door tour. The food is indulgent and delicious, and the gourmet wood oven pizzas are sublime, with toppings like prawns and pickled octopus as well Barossa butcher small goods, tomato, and mozzarella enough to have any pizza aficionado salivating at their sight.
As well as Saltram, family-owned producers like Kies Winery are charming and exclusive, as they do not sell their wine anywhere else in the world. Kies is a boutique, family-owned business who only sells from their cellar door. This makes for a truly exquisite wine in a very personal setting, it is certainly something you will never forget.
We hope that this introduction to the wondrous Barossa Valley will be enough to entice your tastebuds and have you on the next coach/flight to the region, or something close to that. If you are interested in visiting all of these incredible vineyards in an all-inclusive tour of the region, feel free to get in touch with our team of fellow wine-lovers at The Groovy Grape.
Call us on 1800 66 11 77or send us a message on our contact page and we will get back to you with all the information you need on this awesome tour of one of the world’s premier producers of fine food and wine.