Luxury accommodation in South Australia can be found on the Murray River, amidst vineyards and in the magnificent Flinders Ranges. Having provided boutique Barossa accommodation to guests for over 10 years, I’m often asked to recommend what else to see and where to stay while visiting South Australia.
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.
It’s been another big year for our beautiful Seppeltsfield region here in the western Barossa Valley.
Our neighbours, Hentley Farm Wines have been awarded the 2015 James Halliday Wine Companion Winery of the Year, the most common descriptor used by our guests about their dining experience at Hentley Farm restaurant is WOW!
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…)
Last week the Barossa Stage 1 of the 2014 Santos Tour Down Under was a resounding success, with the riders passing by close to our vineyard & cottage 3 times during the race in spectacular weather. Our Seize the Day Cabernet and Shiraz vines can be seen in the background of this photo as the peloton made its way from the township of Greenock along Seppeltsfield Road up the hill toward Seppeltsfield Winery.
Everyone knows what great food and wine we have in the Barossa, and now we have some of Australia’s most gifted artisans and their products available across the road from Seppeltsfield Vineyard Cottage! One of these artisans is Barossa local Barry Gardener, whose mission is to create quality handmade and hand forged kitchen knives that are beautiful to look at and an absolute joy to use.
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!