Must-visit Barossa cellar doors

By Halliday Promotion

3 Jun, 2021

Idyllic and historic, visit the famed Barossa region for its abundance of world-class cellar doors, top restaurants and outdoor attractions.

Home to some of the most famous, historic wine producers in this country, South Australia’s Barossa Valley is a dream destination for wine lovers. Just an hour’s drive from the heart of Adelaide, find out what makes this region so remarkable ahead.


Kellermeister Wines, Lyndoch

Owned and operated by the Pearce family, winemaker and owner Mark Pearce’s main goal is to handcraft wines that express the provenance of the Barossa through both subregional blending and single-site wines. Kellermeister has three estate-owned vineyards planted to shiraz, mataro and grenache vines.

The winery and cellar door is renowned for its extraordinary location, which takes in breathtaking views from the rustic ironstone mud-brick and Oregon timber-beamed cellar door. Visitors can expect a warm and friendly welcome and an informative tasting of the whole range of international award-winning wines. From aromatic Eden Valley whites to the different expressions of the Barossa’s hero reds, through to delicious dessert and aged fortified wines, there is sure to be a wine for almost every preference.

Winemaker Mark Pearce says: "Come and soak up an internationally renowned wine region which is globally famous, especially for shiraz. You will discover some of the world’s oldest vines, award-winning wines, a wonderful Mediterranean climate with seasonal rolling vineyard views in each season and great local authentic food offerings."

1561 Barossa Valley Way, Lyndoch | Find out more.


Chateau Tanunda, Tanunda

Built in 1890, Chateau Tanunda is a true icon of Australian wine. The grand two-storey Chateau building is set against a backdrop of the spectacular Barossa ranges in the heart of the Barossa Valley, Tanunda. The cellar door experience all starts with the working barrel room cellar door, set among hundreds of maturing barrels of shiraz.

Visitors have access to a range of seated tastings looking at different aspects of the wines, including the Terroirs of the Barossa - Shiraz, and the exclusive Old Vine Expressions tasting to discover rare and collectable wines from 50, 100 and 150-year-old vineyards. Visitors can discover more from the estate in either a privately hosted tour and taste, or dive even deeper with a fully immersive journey from the vineyard to the bottle in the ‘Beyond the Velvet Rope’ tour.

Chief Winemaker Neville Rowe says: "The Barossa is one place every Australian wine lover must visit. From the 160-plus year history of the old vine vineyards, the varied terroirs across the villages, the strong German heritage to the who’s who of Australian wine names, visitors will be warmly welcomed into true winemaking community that is fiercely proud of its winemaking excellence and generous hospitality."

9 Basedow Rd, Tanunda | Find out more.


Hentley Farm, Seppeltsfield

Set among the rolling hills of Seppeltsfield in the Barossa Valley, Hentley Farm is a boutique single-estate vineyard that produces distinctive wines reflective of the diversity of an exceptional site. A story of vineyard and vintage is told with every release of wines, which are restricted in volume by the boundaries of the estate and vintage conditions.

The award-winning cellar door and restaurant offer the ultimate wine tasting and dining experience in a unique setting of rustic charm. The Cellar Door Tasting Room offers a wine-focused experience, showcasing the unique diversity of our single-estate wines with a variety of wine flights. The Atrium Restaurant offers a personal dining experience with a discovery tasting menu of dishes showcasing amazing produce that the kitchen team have the opportunity to forage for, grow themselves and have delivered by the farmer.

Winemaker Andrew Quin says: "Come to Hentley Farm and the Barossa region with an open mind, enjoy the varying styles of shiraz, the evolution of grenache and the world class riesling – all of which is enhanced by our amazing local produce. Take it all in: the story, the taste and the people who craft amazing things from what nature produces."

Gerald Roberts Rd, Jenke Rd, Seppeltsfield | Find out more.


Jacob's Creek, Rowland Flat

The brand’s home is in the heart of the beautiful rolling hills of the Barossa Valley, with sweeping views of the vineyards . Their award-winning visitor centre on the site of the world-famous creek includes a cellar door, wine café, kitchen garden, tennis court and function spaces. Discover the range of great wines, sensory wine experiences and a selection of premium wine flights with breath-taking views over the vineyard. The Wine Café offers barista-made coffee and fresh local produce platters offering sweet or savoury bites.

Exclusive to the Cellar Door and Wine Club is the Jacob’s Creek ‘Our Limited Release’ range – a collection of wines of outstanding craft, which explore different styles of wines including vermentino, gewürztraminer, fumé blanc, organic and biodynamic wines. There is an abundance of natural spaces for guests to explore including a picturesque bike track and peaceful native garden walking trail along the banks of the namesake creek. Visitors can also enjoy a picnic among the vines with a selection of Jacob’s Creek wines and picnic packed with local produce, and a blanket to keep.

Chief Winemaker Dan Swincer says: "Jacob’s Creek, pays homage to founder Johann Gramp who planted the first commercial vines back in 1847 - a significant event in the evolution of the Barossa wine region and the entire Australian wine industry. From the humble cottage of William Jacob set along the banks of a small creek to the legacy of the Gramp family, we have nearly 175 years of winemaking tradition flowing through our vineyards."

2129 Barossa Valley Way, Rowland Flat | Find out more.


St Hugo Wines, Rowland Flat

St Hugo is one of Australia’s most sought-after and premium wine labels. It is named in tribute of Hugo Gramp, former Managing Director of G. Gramp & Sons in the 1920s and 1930s. St Hugo wines have accumulated in excess of 1000 wine show awards including over 30 trophies, which testify to its unwavering high quality and impeccably stylish wines – led by Cabernet Sauvignon.

The St Hugo winery is situated in the picturesque Ebenezer region in the northern Barossa, where guests are welcomed to experience an elevated and relaxed wine and food offering. The new-look cellar door has been busy behind the scenes, appointing a new Executive Chef and curating a selection of new wine tasting experiences for visitors to enjoy.

Chief Winemaker Peter Munro says: "A visit to The Home of St Hugo is a unique experience where visitors can taste wines not only of exceptional quality but of unsurpassed consistency; every vintage has been honored with Gold medals since 1980. Over its storied history, St Hugo has built a legacy crafting fine wines that define and set the benchmark for what the Barossa Valley region is known for – world-renowned Barossa Valley Shiraz."

2141 Barossa Valley Way, Rowland Flat | Find out more.

Discover more about the Barossa in our essential guide.

*This article was produced by Halliday Wine Companion in partnership with the featured wineries.