Top vines: 5 things to do in the Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley is revered as Australia’s most illustrious wine region, with some of the world’s most celebrated vintages produced on its rolling hills. Renowned for its fruity Riesling and earthy Shiraz, the region is synonymous with all things fine and fruitful!

And, naturally, with so much great wine comes some pretty fantastic cellar door experiences, farmers’ markets, and stunning views, with this bountiful region having them in sheer abundance.

So, gear yourself for a fine Barossa Shiraz, as these are the top five things to do in this wondrous region!

Barossa Valley

  1. The cellar doors (obviously!)

A visit to this highly fertile valley isn’t complete without heading to at least a couple of its fantastic cellar doors, and this world-famous wine region has them in great abundance!

The region is home to famous wines like Chateau Tanunda, Peter Lehmann, and Yalumba, with each one – and the many others – producing some of the world’s most collectible vintages.

And what makes it even better is that you can enjoy these delightful drops in some of the most luxe surroundings of any wine region in the country (think the literal chateau at Tanunda).

Set yourself down at the bar and try some of the fantastic wine that awaits you at these most stunning cellar doors…

  1. The farmer’s markets

Anywhere there is great wine there is bound to be some pretty fabulous food, too, and the Barossa isn’t short of delectable delights to add to your cornucopia.

The region is famous for its two legendary farmers’ markets, with the Barossa Valley Farmers Market and the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market both offering up a sumptuous selection of goodies for you to enjoy alongside a bottle of Barossa Shiraz.

From meats to cheese, fresh fruit and vegetables to flowers and pastries, these farmer’s markets have everything you need to fill up a grand supply of delicious noms to take back to your spot!

  1. Hot air balloon ride

Any beautiful wine region is good for a hot air balloon ride, right? And this lush part of Australia is absolutely no exception. With its rolling hills and gorgeous hues of pink, red, yellow, and green, there is nowhere better to enjoy such a unique experience.

  1. The Maggie Beer Farm Shop

Maggie Beer is an Australian culinary icon, famed for her scrumptious condiments and her awesome cooking shows. Beer is also a local legend, with her fantastic farm shop offering up all of the delights that make her brand a household name in Australia.

What’s more, the store is also a great place to enjoy some fantastic culinary experiences, with awesome cooking and verjuice-making classes available for avid cooks!

Finally, the farm also has a gorgeous rustic homestay where you can rest your head after enjoying all of the wonders of Beer’s wonderful location.

  1. Cooking classes

Carrying on with the cooking theme, the region has some of the best culinary experiences in all of Australia! Naturally, the area has some pretty wondrous local produce, and this is put to amazing use in the likes of the Casa Carboni Italian cooking school.

Here, you will learn how to cook some of the ultimate Italian classics, with the likes of fresh pasta, gnocchi, and a range of mouth-watering desserts on the menu!

So, with this, and all of the other beauty that awaits you in this world-class wine region, it’s easy to see why you might want to find yourself spending at least a few days in this fantastic part of Australia…