A day in the Barossa

Had a little excursion over the holiday break to the Barossa for some wine tasting and food.

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Welcome to Tanunda!

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Hot food display

We left Adelaide early in the AM whilst the weather was still cool and grabbed some grub at the Lyndoch Bakery & Restaurant.

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A simple and quick feed to start off the long day ahead with a Ned Kelly pie: pie with bacon and egg quiche topping and the good ol’ meat pie.

On the agenda for the day trip was to visit 4 specific wineries, wine taste and purchase a few bottles to take back home to enjoy with some good folk. 😉

barossa valley, wine tasting, vineyards, two hands

Our experience at Two Hands Winery was nothing short of delightful.

barossa valley, wine tasting, two hands

The staff were exceptional and super friendly during our wine tasting session. They seated us outside on their outdoor balcony deck overlooking the vineyards whilst we relaxed under the shade of the umbrellas and enjoyed the light cool breeze. A small tasting plate of bread, olive oil and ham was also presented to go with our wine tasting – it’s the little things that make an impression. 😉 The tasting fee was $5.00 per person and was donated entirely to their selected charity: the Uganda Project but more or less, tastings are generally free at Barossa wineries. I highly recommend you drop Two Hands Wines a visit if you’re heading into the Barossa. :)

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Duuuuuuuuuuuuuude! That’s like Crush dude!! … just referencing Finding Nemo for Pixar movie fans out there! 😉

Now you can’t go to the Barossa and not visit the famous Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop!

The place was packed with people and finding a seat proved a bit difficult so we opted for takeaway coffees. We stood out on the deck overlooking the lake filled with a bunch of turtles just sun baking in the sun – so cute!

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Coffee at Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop

Our last pit stop for the day, Lou Miranda Estate for a late lunch.

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Chargrilled beef tender loin (300g) served with plum shiraz glaze, new potatoes, braised leeks and beer battered onion rings; $33.00
Maple roasted eggplant with toasted sesame seeds; $7.00
Barbecued scallops wrapped in prosciutto on a bed of braised lentils; $16.90

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And we’re back on the road again. Home time!

Psst, other wineries we visited (and I would recommend):

Grant Burge Wines
Torbreck Wines
Rockford Wines

Details below, happy weekend folks! :)


Lyndoch Bakery & Restaurant
26 Barossa Valley Highway
Lyndoch SA 5351
P 08 8524 4422

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Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop
50 Pheasant Farm Road
Nuriootpa SA 5355
P 08 8562 4477

Opening hours
7 days 10.30am–5pm
Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

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Lou Miranda Estate
Barossa Valley Way
Rowland Flat SA 5352
P 08 8524 4537

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Grant Burge Wines
Krondorf Road
Tanunda SA 5352
P 08 8563 3700

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Two Hands Wines
Lot 1 Neldner Road
Marananga SA 5355
P 08 8562 4566

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Torbreck Wines
Lot 51 Roennfeldt Road
Marananga SA 5355
P 08 8562 4155

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Rockford Wines
Krondorf Road
Tanunda SA 5352
P 08 8563 2720

Opening hours
7 days 11am–5pm

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2 comments for “A day in the Barossa

  1. DL
    January 18, 2013 at 3:09 AM

    Lyndoch bakery is terrible. The pies are disgusting and their service is awful. The staff are so rude and unhelpful. It used to be such a great place until it changed hands.

    Please don’t promote them when there are so many better places in the Barossa to go. I love going to the Barossa and want visitors to the region to enjoy their visit and to come back!

    • PY
      December 13, 2013 at 12:15 PM

      I totally disagree, the Lyndoch Bakery is one of the best bakeries in the Barossa. You’ve obviously had a bad experience in whats usually a good place, I’d recommend giving it another go! As for the pies being disgusting, I have never EVER heard that from anyone. The Lyndoch Bakery are famous for their pies… because they are delicious. Don’t listen to this guy ^^ give it a go!

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