The Barossa food culture is an integral part of the Barossa Valley way of life. Local historian and author, Angela Heuzenroeder set about to ensure the Barossa’s food culture was documented for generations to come by publishing a best selling book “Barossa Food”, which comprises lists of the foods she knew local people had been making for generations.

The book highlights the history of commonly used food preparation techniques such as smoking, pickling and fermenting in typical Barossa cooking, with some of the dishes in Angela’s book dating back to the 1840s.

Angela recognised “…. that visitors and locals alike needed to be reminded about the traditional food of the region and the world needed to know about them before they disappeared… Due to a strong sense of regional identity coming from its distinctive European culture, its shared festivals and its unifying wine industry, the Barossa could lay a very strong claim to having a continuing regional cuisine starting from the earliest white settlement, and was probably the only place in Australia that could do so.” 


Visit the iconic Barossa Farmers Market … 

On Saturday mornings from 7.30am till 11.30am this Barossa institution houses produce from the best local growers, suppliers, farmers, bakers and artisan producers. As well as the opportunity to enjoy a fabulous coffee and freshly prepared brekky items, you can stroll the market and choose from the very best foods the Barossa has to offer.  Sample and savour the smells and sights then collect a bounty of fresh and artisan made produce to take home and prepare yourselves a BBQ dinner or platter full of fresh delights of your choice.

Includes use of our exclusive Barossa Farmers Market Member Pass to enjoy these benefits during your stay:

  • 10% off at participating market stalls
  • 10% off at the Espresso Bar
  • 20% off Barossa Farmers Market ticketed events (Only if applicable during your stay dates)
  • 10% off Information Booth merchandise

For details visit https://www.barossafarmersmarket.com/ 



We also recommend the Barossa Co-Op Foodland in Nuriootpa a (10 minute drive from our property) where you will again find a huge array of local produce housed in one of the best shopping facilities in the Barossa.  From meats, cheese, fresh veges and fruit and freshly made bread to all of your grocery needs, everything you need is under the one roof. There’s even a cafe in store so you can stop for a coffee if you wish!  Again, use our Member tag on the cottage keyring to receive member only discounts. For longer stays we can even arrange online orders to be delivered to your door*   *subject to availability and delivery times.

For the best in local meat we also recommend Linke’s Butchers in Nuriootpa right on the main Street (where we source all of our meat produce) a traditional Barossa butcher dating back nearly 100 years.

All fantastic ideas for experiencing how to shop like a local Barossan… and perfect Dine In options for creating a custom platter by the fire in winter or a gourmet BBQ dinner under the verandah in warmer months while watching the sun set over the vineyard!






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