Destinations

Where to eat and drink in The Barossa

It's not just the wine that's good in South Australia's celebrated Barossa Valley. Now there's food to match.

By David Sly
Vineyards at David Franz in the Barossa Valley, just one of the many spots to enjoy the region's food and wine.
Vineyards at David Franz

DINING
The Farm Eatery & Experience Centre
A function room at the Beer family's Pheasant Farm has been transformed into a chic casual bistro, serving food made by Tim Bourke in collaboration with Maggie Beer. The space is also used for cooking classes and gin-making workshops. 50 Pheasant Farm Rd (via Samuel Rd), Nuriootpa, (08) 8562 1902, maggiebeer.com.au

The Farm Eatery & Experience Centre

COFFEE
Bean Addiction
Coffee roaster Damien Mulholland is a key tenant in the burgeoning Provenance Barossa building, with neighbours that include the Penfolds cellar door. Follow the scent of roasting beans to a tasting, and then take away a favourite blend. 18-28 Tanunda Rd, Nuriootpa, (08) 8562 2680, beanaddiction.com.au

WINE BAR
La Bise
Tash Mooney displays her wines in an art-lined corridor beside an architect's office. It's not a conventional cellar door for La Bise; more a wine bar serving tapas at its Friday soirées. 38a Murray St, Tanunda, 0439 823 251, labisewines.com.au

SPIRITS
The Stillery
In the shed once used by Penfolds as a distillery, the Barossa Distilling Company presents its two gins for tasting and sale, as well as tasting flights of spirits from South Australia and around the world.18-28 Tanunda Rd, Nuriootpa, 0418 996 310, barossadistilling.com

The Stillery

TEA HOUSE
Brigade
The former Angaston fire station houses Cherie Hausler's cute teahouse and homewares shop. Enjoy a cup of her elegant Scullery Made Tea and then browse the collection of vintage furniture, linen clothes and an organic whole-food pantry. 7 Murray St, Angaston, 0410 404 278, scullerymade.org

CELLAR DOOR
David Franz
The robust charm of winemaker David Franz Lehmann is reflected in the 1860s vineyard cottage he recently converted into a cellar door. The Mt Lehmo Experience is a tasting of all 20 wines in his portfolio for $20. Build your own tasting platter from the shelves, or order the plate of the day - often a stew or braise - on weekends. 94 Stelzer Rd, Tanunda, 0419 807 468, david-franz.com

David Franz

DO
Using Barossa Cycle Hub in Tanunda as a base, pedal between wineries and eateries along the paved, 40-kilometre Barossa Trail, which follows the old railway line between Gawler and Angaston.

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