The Barossa is the heart of Australia’s wine industry and the nation’s most famous wine producing region. If Wings is not enough for you, we are surrounded by much to see and do: tastings at numerous award-winning cellar doors with opportunity to meet the wine makers, dine at cellar door restaurants in unbelievably beautiful surroundings, wonderful towns and villages to explore, bushwalking, bike riding and horse riding in the many conservation parks and state forest areas open to the public in the region, and much much more.
Perhaps a round of golf might be of interest, we are surrounded by a variety of terrific courses the closest being the highly recommended Mt Pleasant course only 10 minutes away.Others include Barossa Valley golf club at Nuriootpa, Tanunda Pines at Tanunda, and the Gawler golf club at Sandy Creek.
Explore the many towns, villages and hamlets for an antique bargain, good local pub food or lunch at one of the many acclaimed restaurants, the Barossa is one of Australia’s premier holiday regions and you will surely discover for yourself why this is so.
“If you only ever do one wine trail in Australia you have to make it South Australia’s Barossa …it is quintessential Australia where fine wine mixes with historical ambience, stunning cuisine and friendly laid back Australian hospitality.” Wine New Zealand magazine.
Spring (September – November) brings a fresh vitality to the Barossa: sunny with a crispness in the air, an abundance of wildflowers and a great time for nature walks. Suitable for lighter clothing during the day and warm clothing for the cool evenings.
Summer (December to February) offers plenty of sunshine and warm days. The average temperature is 29 degrees Celsius, hot days of 35 degrees Celsius occur infrequently. Shorts and short sleeves are in order here. Balmy evenings are ideal for outdoor dining.
The Autumn months (March – May), especially March and April, bring mild, but sunny, days with chilly evenings. The autumn leaves on the vines are a sight to behold. Wear light clothing during the day but bring some warm clothes for the evenings.
The Winter months of June, July and August bring chilly days and some rain, cold nights during which warm Barossa hospitality can be enjoyed in front of a cosy log fire. Warm clothing and an umbrella are advisable.