Your Guide to Summer in Barossa

It feels like forever since last summer, and after a few false starts, the sunshine has finally arrived.

Barossa comes alive during these warmer months, with so much to see and do.  And it’s the perfect season to bring the kids to the region – think playgrounds, hikes, bike trails and more!

So grab a coffee – or a wine – and let us share with you what’s on offer this summer in Barossa.

Outdoor dining to soak up Barossa’s balmy evenings

Savour the warmth of hot summer days by enjoying some of Barossa’s beautiful alfresco dining.

With a large outdoor dining deck in prime position to capture amazing sunsets, a paved patio, grass lawn areas, and sweeping views across Tanunda’s vineyards, we suggest you head to Harvest Kitchen for one of the most desirable dining outlooks in the region.  Situated at the top of Magnolia Road just outside the township of Tanunda, Harvest Kitchen is great for couples, groups and families, offering the Barossa’s best food, produce, wine and landscapes.

Sit amongst the lush green gardens of 1918 Bistro & Grill or Vintners Bar & Grill in their alfresco dining areas – perfect for sipping away the afternoon and evenings and extending those summer days.

Explore Barossa by foot… or bike!

Summer is about living life in the slow lane, and what better way to explore the Barossa’s premium wine, food and heritage than by hiking or cycling in and around the Barossa?

The Barossa’s shared paths, quiet country roads, and rolling landscapes will provide you with something new around every corner.  In central Tanunda is the Barossa Cycle Hub for bike hire and amenities – the perfect starting point to wind your way along the vineyards of the valley floor and cycle through its picturesque villages.

If walking is more your style, Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park is your gateway to Barossa High Country’s untouched bushland, with a scenic lookout featuring panoramic views across the ranges to the Barossa Valley.

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Wine, gin, and beer

Kids in tow?  Whistler Wines gives you the best of both worlds while keeping adults and kids entertained.  Outdoor seating, spacious lawns and a deck provide the perfect spot to taste Barossa’s premium wine alfresco style, while play equipment, a cubby house and trees for climbing will keep your kids entertained all day long.

Just down the road from Whistler Wines is Seppeltsfield Road Distillers – a unique space with decks on decks of patio space.  Nothing says summer like drinking delicious G&Ts under shady umbrellas, plus you might get lucky and have Chase, the distillery dog, join you.

If wine and gin aren’t your things, but you still want to drink outdoors, head to Barossa Valley Brewing and enjoy craft beers and local, seasonal food on picnic tables with shady umbrellas.  Weekend afternoon vibes are on point – with the best local musicians in the brewery’s beer garden from 4:30 – 7:30 pm every Saturday and Sunday.

For the kids!

There is fun for the whole family at the Barossa Valley Chocolate Factory.  Keep the kids busy with ‘kids’ chocolate workshops’, and treat yourself to a ‘wine and chocolate pairing’.  Or, get lost in the store of 250+ chocolate products hand-made in the Barossa.

If you’re heading to the Barossa before Christmas, head down to the Barossa Central to get your photo with Father Christmas and lasting memories this festival season. 

We look forward to sharing our beautiful Barossa with you!  Book your stay via our website or call and speak to one of our friendly team.