One of the great things about living in Adelaide, South Australia is being within an hour of a couple of great wine growing regions of Australia, if not the world. On this occasion, I spent a day in the Barossa Valley, one hour north of the city to enjoy a wonderful day of tasting great local wines.
Part of the Black Label Collection at Wolf Blass. You pay an extra surcharge to sample this, but the small fee is worth it to try a smooth shiraz this good. Normally retails for $130 a bottle.
Another great stop on any tour of the Barossa Valley is Maggie Beers Farm Shop. Whilst these pates sound unusual, they are nothing short of amazing in their taste.
Barossa Valley Estate Winery is one of my personal favourites in the region. The view from the tasting room is just so serene.
As good as the views are at Barossa Valley Estate, the wines you get to taste are top quality.
Not only is Barossa Valley Estate great for tasting for it is also a great place to have lunch. All food provided is locally produced and so fresh it makes you just want to stay for more.
This is Langmeil Winery and it it home to the oldest wine producing wines in the southern hemisphere.
The Freedom Shiraz is the wine made from the oldest vines. Retails at over $100 but it is worth it.
The last stop for the day is Chateau Tanunda. One of the most beautiful buildings within the Barossa Valley.
Within Chateau Tanunda there is a large tasting room and they probably provide you with more tastings than one can handle at the end of a long day in the region.
This tour was undertaken with Prime Mini Tours. http://primeminitours.com/
If you make it to South Australia, I would highly recommend wine tours with them, and they have a great selection of other tours that suit all budgets and tastes.