A Day in the Barossa
Available Wednesday 25th September Only
No trip to South Australia is complete without visiting the internationally acclaimed Barossa Valley. Home to many household names in wine, the Barossa is full of both small boutique producers as well as large worldwide distributors. You can look forward to a full day of experiences as you visit a number of the region’s top wineries.
Jacob’s Creek is Australia’s largest wine brand and has well over 160 years of winemaking experience. In 1847, along the banks of Jacob’s Creek, Johann Gramp planted his first vineyard. His vision was to create great tasting wines that reflect the true character of the grapes and the land. Today he would be a proud man as his brand is now known across the world. Here you will enjoy a fun and interactive experience as you take on the sensory experience of Jacob’s Creek’s introduction to wine.
Located on the edge of the township of Angaston, Saltram Wine Estate is home to a number of wine varieties including Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon as well as non-mainstream varieties such as Petit Verdot, Barbera and Malbec. The barrel hall will provide the perfect backdrop to a tasting here.
Lined by distinctive palm trees, the drive to Seppeltsfield vineyard is almost as picturesque as the cellar door itself. Join one of the property’s wine educators on a private tour and tasting for a behind the scenes look through the estate’s treasure trove of historical buildings and spectacular surroundings. Learn of the Seppelt family history and their profound influence on the Australian wine industry.
Following the tour, local chef, Own Andrews, will serve up a traditional selection of Barossa produce including breads, dips, locally smoked meats, grilled vegetables, beef, salmon and chicken dishes and cheeses with homemade lavosh accompanied by a glass of fabulous Seppeltsfield wine or local beer or cider if you prefer.
Once lunch is over you will have the opportunity to blend your own wine during your visit to Wolf Blass. During this experimental session, you will learn about the different wine making skills and take the components of Wolf Blass’s Black Label in an attempt to blend a version as close to the original as possible. An afternoon tea will ensure you aren’t left hungry for the journey back to Adelaide.
INCLUSIONS & HIGHLIGHTS:
- Pick up and drop off at Adelaide Central Bus Station Franklin St City
- Knowledgeable driver/guide
- Introduction to wine sensory experience at Jacob’s Creek
- Wine tasting at Saltram Estate
- Grand Insights tour and taste at Seppeltsfield
- Barossa produce lunch at Seppeltsfield including glass of wine, beer or cider
- “Blend it like Blass” wine blending session at Wolf Blass Winery
- Afternoon tea