The Hotel: Barossa Weintal Hotel
Just an hour’s drive from Adelaide lies Barossa Weintal Hotel, a quaint hotel set amidst the pictures scenery of wineries and vineyards. Visitors can make most of the on-site swimming pool or explore the nearby town of Tanunda with its numerous church spires, restaurants, and boutiques.
Guests can relax in en suite rooms which boast classic, sleek interiors and are kitted out with flat-screen TVs, and bathroom amenities. The on-site restaurant and bar tempt the senses with an array of dishes crafted from local fare.
Superior Spa Suite
- Bed size/type: King size bed
- Standard occupancy: Two people
- Maximum occupancy: Three people
- Extra adults: $30 per night
- Extra child under 2 years old: $10 per night for a children’s cot/crib
- The room boasts an en suite bathroom with a spa bath, and a private balcony overlooking the hotel’s gardens
The Area: Barossa Valley
Just an hour from Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is the ultimate country escape complete with rolling hills, dappled sunlight and twisty tree-lined roads. Even more appealing than the scenery are the wineries, with over 750 grape growing families producing the area’s signature full-bodied reds and characterful whites. The Barossa’s rich heritage harks back to the early German settlers of the 1840s, and towns such as Tanunda are littered with historic buildings and modern gourmet restaurants in almost equal measure.
The Barossa Valley is well known for its food and wine attractions and experiences. Some of the highlights include Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop, on the outskirts of Nuriootpa, which offers tastings, sales and limited edition seasonal produce. Customers can browse amongst locally produced regional goods, purchase one of Maggie’s signed books, have a light lunch or simply sit back and take in the view. Visitors also shouldn’t miss The Barossa Farmer’s Market. The market has become a Saturday morning institution. Open from 7.30am to 11.30am, foodies can taste and buy the best the Barossa has to offer. More than 50 stallholders provide meats, bread, cheese, fresh fruit and vegetables, oils, preserves and local specialities. Stock up for the weekend or get everything you need for the week ahead.