Shopping in the Barossa is becoming a real alternative to wine tasting, which is great for local and international visitors alike! The latest shopping experience taps into our desire for healthy, handmade, luxe body experiences as well as wonderful olive oil gastronomic products. Vasse Virgin Seppeltsfield, originally from the Margaret River wine region in Western Australia are now also located in the wonderfully restored Vinegar Haus at Seppeltsfield.
As well as superb products, Vasse Virgin offer experiences
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!
So many of our past guests have expressed a desire to return to the Barossa and bring their friends, so they too can enjoy the “green fix” that rolling hills, vineyards and fresh country air offer. But…. they wanted to stay again at Seppeltsfield Vineyard Cottage and have their friends stay nearby in a cottage, also in beautiful Seppeltsfield. Now we have the perfect solution!
Our wonderful neighbours, Skye and Andrew Quinn, have painstakingly renovated a cottage overlooking our property. Known as Cambourne Boutique Accommodation, the cottage is located on their 18 acre Shiraz vineyard and offers amazing elevated views of the Barossa Valley.
Loving where you stay is a huge part of your Barossa holiday (or any holiday!), but being able to combine that stay with nearby experiences is the icing on the cake.
We made this video to show the wonderful experiences that are within close proximity to your cottage and the wonderful people and businesses who are our neighbours.
Whether it’s a 5 minute walk to Hentley Farm for a long lunch (or just a wine tasting or both!) or a 15 minute walk up through our neighbours vineyard and across to Fino restaurant and all the delights of Seppeltsfield Winery. Who would have thought you would be shopping for handmade shoes, beautiful hats or a bespoke knife in a winery?
The best thing is though, that you will feel welcome and part of where we live. We all know each other and love to share our experiences with you that we think you will enjoy.
Of course, right next to the cottage is our Seize the Day vineyard and as you can see in the video, you can be as close and personal as it gets in a Barossa vineyard!
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!
I’ve been hanging out for years for Van Morrison to feature at a Barossa Under the Stars event, but Here Comes the Night, Songs from the Van Morrison Songbook will do thank you!
Joe Camilleri, a legend of Australian contemporary rock, will partner with Vince Jones and special guests The Voodoo Sheiks and The Silo String Quartet to ensure a thrilling night at Seppeltsfield Winery, just a short walk up through a vineyard and across the road from the cottage.
When planning a trip to the Barossa Valley, the thought of shopping is probably more along the line of which Shiraz to buy rather than which shoes to have made for you, or which bespoke knife to purchase, or how to choose from a fabulous range of handmade hats or fascinators. Confused? Let me explain!