10 December 2016

 
Wining and dining in the Barossa Valley
Restaurants: our 4 favourites
1.
1918 Bistro and Grill
A taste sensation
Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, 1918 Bistro and Grill serves the freshest, seasonal ingredients alongside the most iconic wines from the celebrated Barossa Valley. Guests can also bring their own wine, allowing it to complement such dishes as pork rilette, citrus cured ocean trout and confit of pork belly. Artfully created and presented, cuisine draws on European and Asian influences, and diners are welcomed by friendly owners and the warmth of a roaring fire in cold weather.
94 Murray Street, Tanunda, SA
Tel: 08 8563 0405 www.1918.com.au
Bars: our 4 favourites
1.
Hentley Farm
Single-estate specials
A boutique winery within a 150-acre vineyard amidst the rolling hills of Seppeltsfield, Hentley Farm specialises in creating the best single-estate and single-block wines in the Barossa Valley. The Cellar Door, lovingly restored to retain its original charm, sets the scene for an exceptional wine-tasting experience with its Tasting Room and artwork-filled Gallery Room. From Shiraz to Viognier, wines are soft and subtle – with the Black Beauty Sparkling Shiraz being our favourite.
Corner of Gerald Roberts Road and Jenke Road, Seppeltsfield
Tel: 08 8562 8427 www.hentleyfarm.com.au/home.html
Tel: 08 8564 2488 www.vintners.com.au
2.
Vintners Bar and Grill
For all-season ambience
The award-winning and picturesque Vintners Bar & Grill is situated in the heart of the Barossa Valley, near Angaston. Cosy and warm on cold days, it also has a beautiful outdoor garden perfect for al fresco summer dining or sipping on the mellow local wines.
Our favourite dishes at this beamed fine-dining venue include the chargrilled kangaroo and confit duck leg, followed by the decadent dark chocolate tart.
Nuriootpa Road, PO Box 10, Angaston 5353, SA
Tel: 08 8563 2720 www.rockfordwines.com.au
2.
Rockford
The ancient art of wine-making
Dedicated to keeping the traditional wine trade alive, Rockford is one of the oldest vineyards in the Barossa Valley, where every tonne of grapes is picked by hand. Enjoy tastings in a traditional cottage room, with expert knowledge on hand from staff who can talk guests through the process of hard manual labour, from de-stemming to years of traditional clarification and maturation. The result is magnificent wines, from Barossa Riesling to Rifle Range Cabernet Sauvignon.
Krondorf Road, PO Box 142, Tanunda, SA 5352
3.
Wanera Wine Bar & Restaurant
Regional wonders
Rave reviews abound about this newly renovated venue in Angaston, which showcases the Barossa region’s best local produce and boutique wines. Breakfast, lunch and tapas precede dinner and a sophisticated wine-bar experience to create all-day fine dining… laze outdoors in the sunny courtyard, feast on a family meal or spend quality time over a romantic dinner. Specialities include cider-battered garfish and chargrilled steak on truffle mash.
65 Murray Street, Angaston 5353, SA
Tel: 08 8564 3275 www.wanerawinebar.com.au
3.
Two Hands
Shiraz showcase
The success of Two Hands Wines lies in its specialism in Shiraz, to which it dedicates a huge 15 hectares of land. Showcasing the regional diversity of Shiraz with its Garden Series, including the celebrated Bella's Garden, the Cellar Door offers well-organised wine tastings. The flavours feature sweet fruit and soft tannins from traditional corked bottles. On Friday lunchtimes, visitors can pair their samples with wood-oven pizzas and gourmet platters.
Neldner Rd, Marananga, SA 5355
Tel: 08 8562 4566 www.twohandswines.com
Tel: 08 8562 4144 www.thelouise.com.au/dine
4.
Appellation (Hotel Louise)
Styled with the seasons
Set within the Barossa Valley’s Louise Hotel, Appellation is a world-class dining destination that develops its dishes with the seasons. Fresh, local ingredients are the focus within two menus - a la carte and a signature Chef’s Tasting Menu. Harvesting ingredients from the kitchen garden, baking their own breads, butchering and curing their own meats, the chefs here are passionate about the food, as well as the wines, of the Barossa region.
375 Seppeltsfield Road, Marananga 5355, SA
Tel: 08 8521 3000 www.jacobscreek.co.uk/experience/the-jacobs-
creek-visitor-centre/tours-and-activities
4.
Jacobs Creek
Top tasting tours
Winner of the Best Tourism Winery in 2011, the award-winning Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre in the Barossa Valley is home to a vineyard of 14 different grape varieties. Ranging from Riesling to Shiraz, visitors can experience a tutored wine-tasting session after a walking tour through the native flora and fauna along the banks of Jacob’s Creek. The venue is also home to the recommended Jacob’s Restaurant, and informative winemaking and history displays take place frequently.
Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre, Barossa Valley Way, Rowland Flat SA 5352
 
 
 
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