You’ll be spoilt for choice with its vibrant gourmet food culture and exceptional wineries.
Big name brands to boutique wines
While the Barossa is world-famous for its amazing wine culture, it’s paired well with a rich passion for food.
You’ll find fresh poultry, livestock, yabbies and even jersey milk. Is it any wonder the local cooks, chefs and food producers are so inspired?
Australian icon Maggie Beer is a champion of the Barossa. Her work as a regional cook, writer, commercial food producer, restaurateur and television presenter has pushed the region’s local produce into the mainstream.
Almost all of the cafés and restaurants in the Barossa will use fresh, local produce, often getting it directly from the producer. You can do the same thing by heading to the Barossa Farmers Market, held every Saturday morning near Angaston. Fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry and free-range eggs are all available. You’ll also find delightful preserves, freshly baked bread and traditional smallgoods.
There’s a local brewery too. The Barossa Brewing Company takes beer very seriously, making small batches of pure, traditionally fermented brews. Open for tastings on weekends, the brewery also shows off the wheat store to anyone who asks.
There are more than 80 cellar doors in the Barossa, many of which have food offerings as well.
(courtesy of SATC)