Crisp air, an abundance of fresh produce and evenings spent relaxing in front of a warm, crackling fire with a glass of local wine. This is winter in the Barossa.
While winter may not be the most popular time of year to visit the beautiful Barossa, you’ll be surprised at how the incredible wine region comes to life during this season.
So what does a weekend escape look like in the Barossa? In this blog, we take a look at the wondrous things a weekend in the Barossa could include.
Renowned worldwide for its rich heritage dating back to 1851, Seppeltsfield is one of Australia’s most successful wineries.
What to do in Seppeltsfield?
Glad you asked. There is so much history at Seppeltsfield, and a private tour around the historic site provides a fascinating and pleasurable experience. Join a wine educator for a behind-the-scenes look through the estate brimming with historical buildings, stories and knowledge.
Visit the Centennial Cellar
Taste vintage Tawny directly from the barrel in the Centennial Cellar. Whether you choose to taste your birth year, or the day of the moon landing, visiting the Centennial Cellar is an incredible experience.
The Gravity Cellar
Built in 1888, the Gravity Cellar has recently been revitalised and is once again being used in winemaking for the estate. In this cellar, the grape harvest is loaded in at the top of open tanks. These open tanks use the natural lay of the land, allowing the wine to flow through a series of tanks at different stages of the filtering and fermentation process. The result? Gentle colour and tannin extraction creating unique and coveted wines.
The Old Cooperage
Explore the original, on-site working cooperage at Seppeltsfield. Here you’ll witness the revitalisation of used and retired Seppeltsfield fortified barrels in which the barrels are dismantled, re-shaven, re-toasted and reassembled.
You can’t have a weekend at a winery without impeccable food. And the Barossa doesn’t disappoint! Fino, in the heart of Seppeltsfield, is the perfect spot for a long lunch. Offering a shared menu, you’ll taste the best of local South Australian produce.
Also worth a visit is the Hentley Farm which features a changing menu to suit food and produce availability. This restaurant showcases produce from native plants, the farm and around the Barossa area.
Of course, this is only the beginning of the food experience in the Barossa. Around every corner will be a magnificent selection of local produce and gourmet dining.
The only way to make this winter escape any more luxurious would be to travel via private jet charter. Contact Adagold Aviation to develop a personalised travel itinerary, or view our incredible Great Southern Gastronomic Experience for more inspiration.