The best transport for Barossa Valley wine tasting is of course by bike! In the heart of the Barossa is this cute town called Tanunda. Rent a bike at the tourist office and include a map of the area and you’re off. It’s hard to select the best vineyards to visit but trust me I found them for you! Some of the oldest Shiraz wines come from this region, make sure to taste them! Other main grapes that grow well are Riesling, Semillion, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon (aka Cab Sav in the mouth of the Aussies). Read more about the 7 x best wineries for Barossa Valley Wine Tasting by bicycle.
This list is in perfect order for your cycling and tasting route. Don’t rush you can always do it in two days, enjoy!
+ Barossa Valley wine tasting – Chateau Yaldara Wines
Quite a far bike ride out of Tanunda (go early!) but this winery is well worth the visit. The Chateau has a gorgeous setting. The stunning garden leads to the entrance of the cellar door where you will be treated with a sophisticated tasting of their splendid wines. Getting hungry? Pleasure yourself with lunch matched with award winning wines while overlooking the river banks and beautiful surroundings, heavenly!
+ Barossa Valley wine tasting – Kellermeister Wines
This boutique winery has won some impressive awards! In 2012 it won the title for The World’s Best Shiraz and that is well deserved. All the icons are made from the Shiraz grape and these are certainly the winners for me on the list. Although, the Sable Chocolate Liqueur (could be described as port) was certainly something special to try out. Enjoy a glass of wine at the barrel tables outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Another cool thing, this winery likes to keep their wines iconic and they are only sold to their own clientele or at the cellar door. The more reason why Kellermeister got a place at Iconic Life!
+ Barossa Valley wine tasting – Grant Burge Wines
Mr. Grant Burge is a proud owner of this family business that has been going since 1855. He believes fine wines are born in the vineyard and that is what Grant Burge offers, fine wines! The vineyards are spread out over the Adelaide Hills, Barossa, and Eden Valley to have the best soils and climate conditions for every grape. Whether you look for red, white, sparkling or port, they are all divine.
+ Barossa Valley wine tasting – Charles Melton Wines
Don’t be surprised if you get stuck at Charles Melton because this winery is hard to leave. Charlie makes only red wines and they are all exquisite! I especially loved the Iconic Wine Series from 2014. Particularly the Richelieu Grenache, this wine is made only once every 3 or 4 years and is very unique. The wine is smooth, full bodied and the tastes are described as liquorice, anise and cedar. There is one white wine to try which is the wine made by his 21-year-old daughter. To be honest, she must have gotten some of her talent from her dad because it was the first Riesling I enjoyed drinking!
+ Barossa Valley wine tasting – Rockford Wines
This idyllic winery is a must visit while being in the Barossa Valley. The cellar door is in a stone settler cottage and has an intimate and cosy atmosphere. The fantastic staff members are another big bonus as they love to tell you about the history and characteristic of their wines. Rockford stands for traditional wines in the Barossa Valley like Rod & Spur, a blend of Shiraz and Cabernet. Don’t forget to bring some chutney with you to pair with a Rockford wine and a lovely platter. I would go for a bottle of Moppa Springs 2013 an exquisite blend from Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz.
+ Barossa Valley wine tasting – St. Hallett Wines
The grapes from St. Hallett are grown on some of the oldest vines around. What does this mean? The wines are rich, complex and with intensity of flavour. St. Hallett’s main focus on the red wines is Shiraz, one of the best grapes to grow in this region! No wonder that my favourites were the Blackwell, and Old Block Shiraz.
+ Barossa Valley wine tasting – Turkey Flat Vineyards
What used to be a butcher shop was transformed into the cellar door of Turkey Flat. The old bluestone building has a lot of charm which makes your tasting experience even more enjoyable. Turkey Flat owns THE oldest vineyards in the Barossa Valley. You probably will meet some of the family members who run the business and that means proper wine guidance! Don’t forget to taste the Turkey Flat Grenache and Butchers Block Shiraz, cheers!
Interested in visiting more wineries around Adelaide? Visit McLaren Vale and learn which 3 wineries to choose for a fab afternoon!