I have to confess I feel quite emotional each time I watch this video of the Barossa Valley. It captures the essence of what I love about the Barossa…the countryside, the characters and the genuine warmth of the people who live and work here, not to mention the fabulous Barossa food culture!
Where to find the best coffee in the Barossa!
Next to good Barossa wine surely comes finding a good Barossa coffee…and we’re all so fussy now because we are thoroughly spoilt here in Australia! This list is by no means complete and I’ll follow up in another blog with some more coffee options, this is just to get you started!
So, here are some tips on where to get some of the best Barossa coffee. Thank you to my very good friend and neighbour B, (who knows all things coffee!)
We are so blessed here in the Barossa Valley with not only a combination of wonderful, passionate food producers, talented chefs and an amazing food history, but also people who have spent many hours of time and energy ensuring Barossa food traditions are preserved and shared.
A recent initiative of the Barons of the Barossa was to fund a project where six videos were made featuring early settler foods. Local chef Mark McNamara and Barossa Masterchef finalist Callum Hann visit the cooks in their own kitchens preparing the food. The aim is to promote and preserve the Barossa’s unique food culture.
I hope you enjoy this video, I’m sure if you’re under 60 years of age you will be stunned at how easy butter is to make!
If you would like to see the whole series of videos, they can be found on Mark McNamara’s Food Luddite website.
I think the Domain Day Balsamic Vinegar story is a classic Barossa one. It is a story of how Barossa winemaker Robin Day turned a wine making error (not his!) into a foodie’s delight.
This is Robin’s story in his owns words……
“There is a legendary story about the famous winemaker, Peter Lehman. When he was a youngish winemaker at Saltrams, a lady from the group he was showing through the winery asked, “Young man, do you make vinegar?” to which he replied, “Not intentionally, madam.”
When it comes to luxury experiences in the Barossa, it’s not just us saying the Experience Packages we offer are the things to do!
Here’s a great article from Signature Travel and Style Magazine and all of the experiences described are located right around Seppeltsfield Vineyard Cottage, some of them even within walking distance!
Every two years in the Barossa we celebrate the end of the grape harvest with the Barossa Vintage Festival.
This year it will be held from the 15th to 19th April. It’s Australia’s original wine tourism event, showcasing 95 events over 5 days including a decadent feast, long table lunches, wild gypsy parties, a scarecrow trail and a comedic journey through wine education. An easy one-hour drive north of Adelaide, the Barossa Vintage Festival has evolved to become the premier wine tourism festival in Australia, and is the jewel in the Barossa events calendar.
There are Food & Wine events, Arts and Heritage and Community Events.
It’s like love… for the first time… feel it in your veins, breathe it in your lungs
Australia has an amazing food culture, and Tourism Australia has recently launched a marketing campaign called Restaurant Australia to let the rest of the world know about it.
We’re so excited to share this brand new initiative and know we are in the right spot here in the Barossa to be a part of it. Watch carefully and near the beginning of the video you will see Seppeltsfield’s Centennial Cellar of 100 year old wines in barrel (located just across the road from us), then our next door neighbour Hentley Farm featured in the middle of the film with owner Keith welcoming visitors to his Cellar Door.
Barossa Cooking Classes? I have just attended my second cooking class at the newly opened Food Luddite Kitchen Studio … and I want more!
The brainchild of renowned Barossa Chef Mark McNamara and his gorgeous wife Jo, the Kitchen Studio is located in a dear little cottage adjacent to their home in the village of Greenock (just up the road from the new Kalleske Cellar Door, but that’s another story…)