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Our state’s most famous wine region is full of hidden gems.

Unwind and relax at Kingsford The Barossa’s Peppertree Pool and Bar.


On Saturdays, the Barossa Farmers’ Market ( in Angaston has more than 50 stalls to browse, selling everything from venison to freshly harvested vegetables. Once you’re done shopping, scoot across to Nuriootpa where Raw Lush (21 Murray St) turns seasonal produce into juices, smoothies and shakes, plus serves some of the best coffee in the valley. Order a hearty meal at the Tanunda Hotel ( or opt for the ultimate Barossa dining experience with a degustation at the restaurant over at Hentley Farm ( 


In such an acclaimed wine region, cellar-door hopping should naturally be on the menu. At Kalleske Wines (, seven whole generations of grape-growing knowledge goes into the shiraz, while over at the family-owned and run Whistler Wines (, you can enjoy cool, contemporary styles. Then there’s Hewitson Wines (, which boasts the world’s oldest-known surviving planting of mourvèdre, and Cirillo Estate (, whose grenache and semillon are drawn from vines that have been around even longer. Let Barossa Boutique Wine Tours ( take care of all the details for you, or opt for a completely different experience and embark on a day-long tour to visit many of the locations featured in the television drama series McLeod’s Daughters, courtesy of Day Tripper Tours to McLeod’s Country (


Speaking of the show, why not stay at Kingsford The Barossa (, a grand manor that featured as the homestead during filming? With 16 modern suites, an automated German kegel bowling alley, three exclusive guest bars and a world-class wine tunnel, it will be a truly luxurious experience. For something that’s a little more secluded, base yourself at one of Barossa Shiraz Estate’s ( six cottages – they’re just minutes from the town of Lyndoch, yet totally surrounded by vines.

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