Barossa

Be consumed in the Barossa, just over an hour north from Adelaide. It's no wonder that the very soil, which produces some of the world's best wines, also grows and creates some outstanding local produce.

Fill picnic baskets with smoked and cured smallgoods, egg noodles, preserves, cheeses, dill cucumbers and fresh bread. Sample the delights at Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, where the local foodie produces her signature verjuice, pates and sauces. Explore regional restaurants including fine-dining at Appellation, unexpected flavours at FermentAsian or dine in the stunningly restored stables at Hentley Farm Restaurant.

Savour a Shiraz or sip on a crisp Riesling at over 80 cellar doors in the region. The big names can be found at every turn including Wolf Blass, Jacob's Creek and Penfolds. Don't overlook the smaller players such as Rockford, Henschke and Charles Melton who consistently produce award winning wines.

Pass through small towns, the early German and English heritage evident in the architecture of quaint stone homes and church spires which dot the landscape. 

 


Voyeur’s March feature preview

SA: Wild Harvest

WORDS JO STEWART

From Jacob’s Creek to Maggie Beer, Penfolds and beyond, South Australia lays claim to many of the big guns of the Australian food and wine world. And, while it is tempting to gravitate solely towards the well-known names and brands, the state is the domain of producers both big and small.

These producers are at the heart of South Australia’s push to reposition itself as one Australia’s culinary innovators after a decade or two in the wilderness. This is already in evidence in Adelaide, where changes to licensing law in recent years have seen a new raft of eateries and a burgeoning small-bar scene.

“We used to have all these trailblazers: Phillip Searle, Ann Oliver, Cheong Liew, Don Dunstan,” Simon Bryant told The Australian Financial Review last year. Bryant was one of three creative directors responsible for revamping and revitalising Tasting Australia, the state’s premier food and wine event. “We had a thriving food culture that was very true to [these chefs’] migratory backgrounds and the produce that was available in this state. We lost our way, but now it’s our job to show that we are a serious contender in the food industry.”

South Australia’s provenance is very much at the centre of the AAT Kings Adelaide and Kangaroo Island Discovery trip, a five-day tour revealing the state’s food artisans. It’s certainly not a trip for those on a diet as it’s a parade of wine, cheese, cured meats and seafood.

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Electricity 220 – 240v 50Hz
Currency Australian dollar (AUD)
Area 912 km2
Languages English (official)
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Population 20,000
Time Zone GMT +9.5
Barossa Holidays 
Adelaide City meets Hahndorf Hideaway
4 stars
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3 nights from $ 664 pp twin share* earn from 1992 Points^
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3 nights accommodation at the Oaks Liberty Towers, Colley Terrace, Glenelg SA

1 ticket for the Adelaide Hill's & Hahndorf Hideaway Tours, Please Note: That this Tour is not automatically included, Please select this tour or the Food and Wine tour of your choice in the booking path. Please Note: The Tour Operates: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

4 days car hire - Please note this is not automatically included and will need to be included when making the booking. - From $73 per day

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16/07/2019 to 19/09/2019
28/04/2020 to 17/06/2020
14/07/2020 to 19/09/2020
08/10/2020 to 10/12/2020
02/02/2021 to 01/04/2021
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Adelaide Road Motor Lodge
3.5 stars
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2 nights from $ 415 pp twin share* earn from 1245 Points^
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add car hire from $65 per day

This property allows pets in specific rooms only from $20 per pet, per night and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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14/07/2020 to 17/09/2020
08/10/2020 to 10/12/2020
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Hilton Adelaide
5 stars
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2 nights from $ 609 pp twin share* earn from 1827 Points^
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2 nights accommodation - One pet in a guest room

A non-refundable deposit of $90

Dogs must be less than 34kg

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14/07/2020 to 17/09/2020
08/10/2020 to 10/12/2020
On sale until
31/08/2020