Barossa & Hahndorf Highlights
Welcome to the Barossa & Hahndorf
This full day tour takes you to South Australia’s premium wine region, to sample some of the Barossa’s finest wines including the world famous Jacob’s Creek Winery and Saltram Wine Estate. Enjoy a sumptuous 2 course lunch at the South Australian Company Store. Then wind your way through to the picturesque Adelaide Hills to Hahndorf, Adelaide’s oldest German settlement, where you will have free time to explore the many shops and galleries full of local arts, crafts and produce.
Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre
Travel through the city of Adelaide northwards to the world renowned Barossa wine region. Enjoy the change of scenery as you make your way into the vineyards of South Australia’s premium wine district. Your first stop is at the multi-award winning Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre where you will have the opportunity to sample their famous wines in a structured tasting, take a tour of the surrounding vines and cellar door and enjoy morning tea as you overlook the vineyards.
Included Meals: Morning Tea
Mengler Hill Lookout & Saltram Wine Estate
Leaving Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre, travel to Mengler Hill Lookout for sweeping views over the valley and then onto Saltram Wine Estate at Angaston. Here you will learn about Saltram’s 150 year history and taste some of the wide selection of quality wines from the stunning cellar door.
Lunch at the South Australian Company Store
After a memorable cellar door experience, journey to the South Australian Company Store for a delicious lunch. The Company Kitchen draws on ingredients and traditions that are distinctly from the Barossa regional producers. You will enjoy a scrumptious 2 course lunch (including a tasting plate) along with wine tastings from two boutique Barossa wineries.
Included Meals: Lunch
Adelaide Hills & Herbig Family Tree
In the afternoon you will continue through the picturesque Adelaide Hills where you will have a short stop at the Herbig Family Tree at Springton. This hollow tree trunk provided a ‘home’ for Friedrich & Caroline Herbig and two of their 16 children until 1860.
Hahndorf German Village
On arrival at Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest German settlement, you can choose between wine tastings at the boutique RockBare Cellar Door or free time to explore Hahndorf’s main street with many shops and galleries full of local arts, crafts and produce and pubs where you can sample some German Beers.
Full Day Tour
Approximately 7 hours
Mon, Tue & Fri 9:15am, Adelaide Central Bus Station or earlier from selected Adelaide Hotels
5:15pm approximately, Adelaide Central Bus Station
Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
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- Morning Tea
- Lunch & Wine Tastings
- Experienced Driver Guides
- Detailed and informative commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned coach
What to bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
- Water bottle
- Jacket in the cooler months
Low level of fitness required.
|9.15am||Depart Adelaide Central Bus Station|
|10.45am||Jacobs Creek Winery|
|11.45am||Mengler Hill Lookout|
|12.15pm||Saltram Wine Estate – Cellar Door Tasting|
|1.15pm||Lunch at SA Company Store|
|2.40pm||Herbig Family Tree|
|3.30-4.30pm||Free time or optional wine tasting at Hahndorf|
|5.15pm||Return to Adelaide Central Bus Station|
Free hotel pick-ups
Hotel pick-ups are available free of charge if you do not wish to meet at the main departure point. Hotel pick up times vary so please use the tool below to find your hotel and pick up time. Hotel pick-ups must be requested with your booking.
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The harvest from the Barossa Valley (including Barossa zone) was 51,601 tons in 2009, 15,000 tons less than the 2008 harvest and the lowest crush since 2003.
Prior to the 1970‘s most grapes grown were used for bulk ports called “stickies.” As these wines fell from favour, many grape growers baked their surplus Shiraz grapes into muffins.
There are 755 grape growers in the Barossa, compared to 450 in the Napa Valley.
Hahndorf is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement.
Settled in 1839 by Lutherans fleeing religious persecution in Prussia, Hahndorf was named after the ship’s captain. His name was Hahn, while 'dorf' is German for village.