The winter months are well and truly upon us in the Barossa Valley, and it seems like only yesterday that we were lazing around the pool in the sunshine in shorts and t-shirts.
While winter is often a time for many to hibernate until the sun is shining again, a trip to the Barossa Valley during winter should be high on your to-do list.
There are so many awesome things to do in our region over the colder months.
Here are our top picks.
Barossa Farmers Market
Enjoy eating your way through the Barossa Farmers Market on a Saturday morning and exploring all the local winter produce on offer. The Farmers Market has a wide array of produce to choose from. You can pick up some veggies, jams and preserves, or even a bottle of locally-made gin if you are looking for something a bit more adventurous.
You can also get that much-needed morning coffee to sip on while you browse through the aisles. The markets are also a great activity to bring the children to and are open every Saturday from 7:30 am.
Learn to Cook at The Farm Eatery
Always wanted to be a master cook, but haven’t spent much time in the kitchen? Learn basic cooking skills to improve your time in the kitchen as well as ‘can’t live without’ recipe ideas.
The Farm Eatery is led by Maggie Beer’s youngest daughter, Elli, and is a modern, casual eatery with a purpose-built cooking school.
Cooking classes are $150 per person with a 2-hour duration (approximately) and include menu tasting.
Wine and Dine
It goes without saying that the Barossa Valley has some of the best wineries in the world, and many of them have special events and activations if you are visiting on a weekend.
Give our friends at Whistler a visit. They often have food and wine events happening and are just a short drive from Big 4 Barossa’s park.
Stop and enjoy some lunch at one of the beautiful wineries in the region. We recommend Fino at Seppeltsfield if you are looking for a lovely day out, or if you are after something extraordinary you might like to try the degustation menu at Hentley Farm. We recommend booking both of these restaurants in advance to avoid disappointment.
Hire a bike and explore
Hire a bike and explore the region’s breathtaking scenery. The valley is best experienced when you really get out and about and enjoy the country air. Experience some of the smaller artisan producers and wineries, or explore the sights and sounds of the main streets of Nuriootpa or Tanunda by bike.
And when you get back to the park after a long day of biking around the region, you can relax by one of our fire pits in the park with that delicious bottle of red wine and piece of cheese that you’ve picked up on your travels.
Head to a wine bar
There are a few cute little bars that have popped up recently in the main street of Tanunda which offer the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine and some nibbles.
There are so many fantastic things to do in the Barossa Valley over winter, and all you need to do now is book your accommodation – Book now.