As we said in our “Best Barossa Cellar Doors Part 1” blog, whether you can say a cellar door is the best or not is like enjoying wine, it’s a very personal thing. However, we’d still like to give you some personal Barossa Cellar Door recommendations that we know reflect what the Barossa does best and that our Seppeltsfield Vineyard Cottage guests have enjoyed. Many of our guests are wine enthusiasts from all over the world as well as Aussies. Our job is to make sure they see the best of the Barossa wherever they come from. So, we listen to what they say after a day out and about. But even after all this, you will just have to come and try our recommendations for yourself to see if we are on the right track!
The old basket press in the above image is from France, and symbolises the old world, hands on wine making practices which Izway Wines, just one of our recommended cellar doors, follows. Please read on!
Izway Wines is located on Seppeltsfield Road just after you turn off the Sturt Highway into the Barossa Valley at the Seppeltsfield exit. The Cellar Door is about 800 metres from Seppeltsfield Vineyard Cottage, so yet another wonderful nearby experience for our guests.
Owned by Craig and Kathryn Isbel and their partner Brian Conway, this is what the Barossa does so well. Exciting, unique, passionate winemakers, family owned, friendly, engaging service. Their contemporary cellar door is stunning and tasteful, their wines fabulous and interesting. By the way, that’s Craig doing the hard work transferring his grapes to the basket press. Move over Jamie Drurie!
Here’s more about them in Barossa Living magazine >>>
Visit the Izway Wines website for opening hours.
Sieber Wines. Cellar Door Location 82 Sieber Rd, Seppeltsfield SA 5355
A few kilometres down a winding dirt road past Hentley Farm Wines (but still in Seppeltsfield), is Sieber Wines.
Their stunning cellar door was purpose built and is cleverly located adjoining their home, so you truly are experiencing a close connection with the producer! Not only that, but you will more than likely be entertained by Val or Dick Sieber who are two great Barossa characters – you will not find two friendlier people to spend some time with. What’s more, they make great wine. Their Sieber Wines 2013 Sieber Rd Shiraz Mataro won the trophy for the Best Shiraz Dominant Blend at the 2015 Barossa Wine Show. That is a HUGE accolade and one the big guys lust after, so to see it go to a small family producer just up the road from us was fantastic!
Visit Sieber Wines for opening hours.
Ballycroft Vineyard & Cellars. Cellar Door Location 1 Adelaide Road, Greenock SA 5360
This very hands on small cellar door only opened in January 2016 and is located at the entrance to the small Barossa Valley village of Greenock. As with Izway Wines, you come off the Sturt Highway at the Seppeltsfield exit, but this time turn left and after a few hundred metres you will find Joe doing his thing! Wine writer Philip White recently wrote a terrific article about some of Joe’s handywork in the winery which will tell you more about the man and his wines than I can fit here! But again, this is the person with the passion behind the the label and isn’t that a big part of why you visit the Barossa?
Visit Ballycroft Vineyard & Cellars.
El Estanco! Location 23 Murray St, Greenock SA 5360, Australia
Not a cellar door, but while you’re in the neighbourhood of these three cellar doors, pop into the Barossa’s newest café El Estanco in the main street of Greenock. Check out their El Estanco Facebook page!