private barossa valley history tour
Journey through picturesque landscapes and wander dusty cellars as you retrace the steps of the resilient pioneering settlers. This is a private Barossa Valley history tour unlike any other!
Who came from the other side of the world and why did they come to settle in the Barossa? What challenges did they face and how did they overcome them? How has the landscape been scuplted over the millenia to the way it is now and how does that affect the way different wines taste in the glass?
This unique and immersive private wine tour takes you behind closed doors into the private realms of historical wineries to unlock the secrets that define the region and it’s people.
With Small Batch Wine Tours, you’ll discover the secrets of this ancient landscape, how it came to be, and what makes it one of the world’s most reknown wine regions. Book your private Barossa Valley history tour today and discover South Australian wine history spanning almost 180 years.
BAROSSA VALLEY HISTOY TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
> Behind the scenes tour at historic Yalumba winery
> Privately hosted masterclass of Yalumba’s highly prized wines
> Taste Your Birth Year directly from the barrel at Seppeltsfield
> Seasonal tasting-menu lunch included at Harvest Kitchen
> Wine tasting at Penfold’s – Australia’s most famous premium winery
BAROSSA VALLEY HISTORY TOUR ITINERARY
1 off to the barossa valley
Your host will meet you at your city accommodation where your journey will begin. All of our local guides are trained wine experts who will help you unlock the secrets of the Barossa Valley and better understand all things wine.
Your journey will take you North through the agricultiral belt, home to the farmers who supply Adelaide’s buzzing restaurant scene.
2 Mengler’s Hill Scenic Lookout
Your introduction to the beautiful Barossa will start on a high-point, at the towering Menglers Hills lookout with views across the expansive region. Here you’ll have a breathtaking visual introduction to the grape-growing landscape, how it was formed, and what that means in real-terms for winemaking today.
After a quick selfie or two, we’ll whisk you away over the top of the hill into the lesser seen high-country of the Barossa. The cooler climate of the Eden Valley awaits you.
3 Yalumba Unlocked Tour
It’s safe to say that the Barossa wouldn’t exist as it does today if it weren’t for the entrepreneurial Hill-Smith family starting Yalumba some 150 years ago. Breathe in the alluring aroma of the Signature Cellar, marvel at the workmanship of cooperage, and uncover the story of one of Australia’s First Families of Wine on your exclusive behind the scenes tour.
4 Yalumba Unearthed Masterclass
Arriving back in the Yalumba Tasting Room, your Yalumba Wine Ambassador will sit you down to a privately hosted masterclass. Taste a selection of their most their prized wines and distinguished sites. With over 150 years of winemaking history under their belt, you’re sure to be in good hands.
5 Harvest Kitchen Seasonal Feast
Perched on the hillside overlooking a vineyard, you’ll enjoy a seasonal feast at ever-popular Harvest Kitchen. Sourcing produce from local farmers wherever possible, you’ll taste the flavours that define the region and have made this one of South Australia’s best regional restaurants (all dietaries catered for).
6 Taste Your Birth Year @ Seppeltsfield
Join one of the Seppeltsfield team on a journey to the hallowed Centenary Cellar. Here you’ll walk amongst barrels holding the oldest living wines in Australia. You’ll come across a wine barrel laid down in your birthyear, where your host will draw some of the nectar from within for you to experience a Taste of Your Birth Year. Truly a once in a lifetime experience!
7 Wine tasting at Penfold’s
One of the world’s most iconic wine brands, Penfolds has helped put the Barossa on the world wine stage. Finish your day tasting from their range of limited release wines – even the cult status Penfold’s Grange, for a price. See for yourself why Penfold’s is one Australia’s most highly regarded wine brands today.
I was collected from my hotel and taken on a tour of the Barossa valley, we visited four smaller family owned wineries. The tasting rooms were all very well presented... read more