Apr
06
2018

The beautiful Barossa Valley is a renowned wine-producing region, famous for its Shiraz. Just northeast of Adelaide you’ll discover rolling green hills, historic towns and high profile vineyards regarded as some of the best in the world.

Hire a car from Adelaide and start ticking these items off your bucket list.

Barossa Valley, Adelaide

The Barossa Valley, Adelaide. Photo by Flikr

Murray Street Vineyards

Murray Street Vineyards was established in 2001, with the vision of creating unique artisan wines. The Tasting Room and cellars were inspired by early Barossa architecture, making you feel as if you’re entering another era when you step inside. Apart from its lovely interior, the experience is also about the wine. Visitors often rave about the Shiraz, Rose and the Marsanne, to name a few favourites.

Hot air balloon rides

One of the best ways to experience the beauty of this region is by air. A hot air balloon ride gives you the opportunity to take in the marvellous sight of the sun casting its early morning rays over the valley’s rolling hills. It’s the perfect activity for a romantic weekend away. The views are breathtaking as you float along with the breeze. You’re sure to remember this special moment for the rest of your life.

Hot air balloon ride

Hot air balloon ride. Photo by Gaetano Cessati on Unsplash

Chateau Tanunda

Australia’s oldest and largest chateau is known as the Icon of the Barossa Valley. Hence why you can’t leave the region without visiting this attraction. Chateau Tanunda was built around 1890 and has since become famous for handcrafting some of the region’s finest drops. You can also explore the vineyard and gardens as you soak up the amazing scenery.

Chateau Tanunda, Barossa Valley

Chateau Tanunda. Photo by Flikr

Barossa Farmers Market

You don’t know fresh food until you’ve tried the Barossa Valley’s homegrown specials. Fresh food comes straight from the farms and onto the market shelves. Locals travel to Agnaston for their weekly grocery shop. But the market is increasingly growing in popularity among tourists. You’ll find fruit, vegetables, bread, honey, nuts, oils and more. Fill up your basket and create one of the best homemade dishes of your life. Not only will your partner enjoy a meal made with love, but you’re also giving back to Aussies who work hard to feed the nation.

The Barossa Trail

Many people love to explore the valley’s gorgeous scenery by foot or bike. Pack some snacks and plenty of water as you spend the day moving from town to town. The trail is 40km long and connects the Barossa Ranges to the Adelaide Plains. It treats you to charming riverside views and the natural beauty of the agricultural landscape. A popular part of the exercise is stopping by the towns to sample some fine wine on the way back.

BRIANNA PIAZZA

Brianna Piazza

Brianna Piazza is an Australian television reporter and part-time travel blogger. Originally from Melbourne, she's currently living in Cairns where she works for WIN News and spends her weekends exploring the outdoors Far North Queensland.

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