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!
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!
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.
So, which are the Barossa’s best cellar doors? That’s not an easy question, because like good Barossa wine, it’s a matter of personal taste.
However, I want to share with you, based on our personal experience and the feedback we have consistently had from guests in the ten years since we opened Seppeltsfield Vineyard Cottage, just some of the Barossa cellar doors that have great wines, friendly people to greet you, beautiful surrounds and the vibe that just makes you want to go back.
Previous Seppeltsfield Vineyard Cottage guests Tom and Fiona had a dream to find some of Australia’s finest outstanding wines and to share them with people who had (or were developing!) a passion for learning about the wines at the point of purchase.
I think it’s fair to say they have excelled!