Just a bit over an hour from Adelaide, the iconic Barossa is the perfect spot for a spontaneous day trip out of the city. Whether you’re looking to explore examples of the region’s famed shiraz, indulge in a selection of Barossan cheese and meats or while away the hours with a glass in hand vineyard side – the Barossa is your go-to spot for memorable wine experiences.
But with all these impressive cellar door offerings across the region, deciding where to go can be a task in itself. So here at GT WINE, we’ve popped together a short, but sweet itinerary for a day in the Barossa bound to make a wine adventure to remember.
Kies Family Wines
Heading into the heart of the Barossa Valley, your first stop is at the Kies Family Wines cellar door in Lyndoch. It's a family affair at Kies, with the 6th generation of the Kies family and their cellar door team keen to share their knowledge and passion for their single vineyard and estate grown wines. Jump into a tasting of the Kies portfolio which includes a must-try merlot, alongside impressive fortified wines and their flagship shiraz – a quintessential expression of Barossan wine.
Then, it’s time to settle in for lunch at the Monkey Nut Cafe, which offers up some great views of the rolling Barossa Valley Ranges with a menu championing local produce. If you have the time, be sure to book in for a Winery and Barrell Hall Tour, lead by winemaker Bronson Kies for an insight into all the magic behind the Kies Family Wine range.
Taking a half-an-hour drive through the main townships of the Barossa will lead you to your next stop: Poonawatta. Located in the heart of the Barossa's beautiful high country, the Eden Valley, a visit to Poonawatta is one to remember. With stunning views from the contemporary cellar door overlooking the Poonawatta dam, you’ll experience hand-crafted wines from exceptional, old vineyards.
The Poonawatta cellar door is a place to linger and absorb the region’s beauty, whether it’s by sitting around the tasting table, relaxing on the lawn, or basking in filtered sunlight on the deck. Enjoy a tasting of the Poonawatta range which includes some elegant examples of riesling, shiraz and more from the cool climes of the Eden Valley. Then it’s time to round out your afternoon with a gourmet platter, featuring produce from around the Barossa.
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