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Hentley Farm Wines

Wintertime in South Australia is full of warmth and excitement and if you’re in the know, you’ll have no trouble finding the best spots in the area to spend the warming winter. The Barossa is the ultimate destination for those looking to veer a little away from the city, to enjoy a thriving food and wine culture, with some of the most exciting and unique experiences on offer.

Cosy cellar doors, warming winter fires and wine for days, what’s not to love about winter in the Barossa? Lush, green landscapes and perfectly manicured vines will provide the ultimate backdrop for you to dive right into to some of the Barossa’s best experiences.

The region is brimming with outstanding accommodation options, all you have to do is take your pick. From luxury heritage accommodation to quaint and charming bed and breakfasts to contemporary weekend pads, the Barossa has it all.

Pindarie Cellar Door

A visit to Barossa Chateau will have you feeling like you’ve stepped into a dream, situated in the middle of a breathtaking rose garden. Enjoy tastings at their cellar door, browse their gift shop or stay the night at their luxury residence – complete with antique furnishings and Barossan charm. Elderton Wines also has great cellar door along with accommodation options. To check out some great accommodation deals for your dates head to barossa.com.

The list of warming winter wineries to pay a visit to doesn’t stop there, with Hentley Farm, a must-do to tick off for a memorable dining experience, Tscharke an ideal stop for group tastings in their mood-lit underground tasting room, and many more: such as KellermeisterPeter LehmannPindarieRockfordTaste Eden Valley,  Turkey Flat VineyardsWhistler Wines and Yalumba.

Options for eating out are aplenty around the Barossa. Treat yourself to a dining experience at Fino, located in the picturesque surroundings of the historic Seppeltsfield winery, or sit by the roaring fire at 1918 Bistro & Grill, feasting on gourmet delights. Lyndoch Hill is also a fantastic location for a meal, also with its own accommodation.

Fino at Seppeltsfield

Why not follow one of the suggested itineraries for the region? Wander through the Winter Warmer Bethany to Angaston Trail and Winter Warming Weekend itinerary and you’ll find there will be no shortage of things to do.

The Barossa also holds some of the best events throughout the year, such as Barossa Gourmet Weekend, Barossa Vintage Festival, the Taste Eden Riesling Festival and more. Have a look at the events calendar here.

Grab a copy of the Barossa Visitor Guide or read the online flipbook version to discover all that the magical Barossa has to offer.

Images: South Australian Tourism Commission