24 hours in the Barossa Valley

Wondering what to do on your weekend away in the Barossa Valley? Here’s your go-to guide for the best 24 hours in the Barossa.

Cheese and tea matching at Barossa Valley Cheese Company 

Located in the main street of Angaston, step into the Barossa Valley Cheese Company Cheese-cellar to sample the full range of cheese, condiments and complimentary artisanal products. Take a look inside the maturation room on display and the cheesemakers workshop on the live TV screen. Taste the finest South Australian cheeses matched with unique teas that will surprise yet delight you taste buds.

Cellar door wine tasting

Wine is a way of life in the Barossa, where Australia’s most famous wine region is home to more than 550 grape growing families. With over 150 wineries in the Barossa, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to tasting a wine or two, from inside ultra-modern tasting rooms to quaint stone cottages dating back to the early 1800s.

A number of the world’s most recognised wine labels call the Barossa home including Penfolds, Jacob’s Creek, Rockford and Henschke. Here, you can taste them all!

Penfolds make your own blend experience

Penfolds has been in the winemaking industry since 1844 and is today one of the most remarkable and iconic winemakers in the world. Visit Penfolds Barossa Valley Cellar Door and discover the philosophy and spirit behind’s Australia’s greatest wines, just a stone’s throw from the winery where some of the winemakers craft Penfolds wine.

Take your experience to the next level and enter the winemakers’ laboratory to become a master winemaker for yourself and blend your own wine from Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro – just like Penfolds own Bin 138. The resulting blend is then placed into a bottle for you to take away and enjoy over the coming days.

Penfolds make your own blend experiences run daily at 10.30am and 2pm at $65.00 per person. Appointments are required.

Barossa by bike

The Barossa’s network of shared paths, quiet country roads and rolling landscapes make for an enjoyable journey by bike, with something new around every corner. Consume yourself in the Barossa’s premium food, wine and heritage at your own pace and venture along pathways less travelled by car.

Bike hire is available from the Barossa Weintal.

Dinner at Barossa Cucina

Barossa Cucina

After a day of exploring you’ll have sure worked up an appetite and where better refuel than at celebrity chef Adam Swanson’s Barossa Cucina restaurant. Swanson’s traditional Italian-style menu features the best locally sourced ingredients paired with an exceptional wine list served in a modern yet cosy environment. And on those wintry nights, the restaurant’s open fire place provides the perfect place to pull up a tub chair and relax for the evening with a glass of Barossa wine in hand.

Bird’s eye view Barossa Balloon Adventures

Barossa Balloon Adventures

Wake up early and take to the sky on a scenic hot air balloon flight over the Barossa Valley. Be picked up from your hotel and watch the sunrise at what is called the ‘golden hour’ over the valley aboard a 1-hour flight, followed by a gourmet Barossa breakfast.

Flights cost $195 for children and $300 for adults. In-flight photography is available for purchase after the flight.

Staying a night or two in the Barossa Valley? Book your room at the Barossa Weintal save up to 30% off PLUS a complimentary 375ml bottle of Penfolds.