Day 1, Thursday
Leave your suburban lifestyle behind as you make the short drive to Greenock, arriving at boutique accommodation The Clyde. Perfectly situated in the heart of Greenock, The Clyde is a luxurious renovated 1950s homestead, that makes the perfect place to relax after your day of discovery.
Arriving after 2:30 pm, take the time to check out your accommodation, unpack your bags, and settle in with a platter from the complimentary pantry or enjoy a quick dip in the swimming pool.
A quick walk across the road will lead you to Murray Street Vineyards, one of the Barossa’s must-see winery destinations. Get there before 5pm to enjoy a tasting or glass of their premium Barossa wines, amongst pristine gardens, old stone winery buildings, and views of their estate-owned vineyards.
Head back to The Clyde with a bottle or two to enjoy and cook up a storm with a pre-booked BBQ pack from Linke’s Barossa butchers already waiting for you thanks to your hosts. Now relax.
Day 2, Friday
Take a moment to enjoy a sleep-in and savour the generous gourmet breakfast provisions including local produce such as Fleming Ware muesli, Greenock Jersey Fresh milk, Linke’s bacon, local eggs, Barossa Valley Cheese Company Halloumi, and Scullery Made tea. For those who need a little exercise, take the time to wander the Greenock back streets, or head to the local oval for a few laps. Better yet, take yourself on a walking wine tasting.
Only a 15-20 minute walk (or 3 minutes by car), Alkina is the latest arrival to Greenock. Prepare yourself to be wowed, with Alkina’s wine room set amongst perfectly manicured gardens, old stone buildings that date back to the 1850s, views of majestic vineyards, and a courtyard that has been influenced by the owner, Alejandero Bulgheroni's home of Argentina. Book in for a wine flight with complimentary cheese and charcuterie, experience a guided tour, or view the range of distinctive homewares, books, and gifts.
The next stop takes us to Ballycroft Wines, where you will meet proprietor, viticulturist, winemaker, and local personality, Joe Evans. Noted as one of James Halliday’s ‘Dark Horse’ wineries, Ballycroft Wines are proudly 100% family-owned and operated and produce sustainable wines, with the winery run entirely on rainwater and solar power. Prepare to settle in for a glass and a chat with the self-proclaimed ‘small winemaker’.
Need a breather from wine? Hidden off the main street, micro-brewers Chris & Lisa Higgens have been producing beers as Greenock Brewers since 2016. One of many local hangouts, Greenock Brewers’ small-batch beers are all named after the historical townships of Greenock. If you need a pre-dinner snack, grab yourself a produce platter and while away the afternoon.
Friday nights in Greenock are full of life. There are plenty of options for an evening of food, drinks, and fun, but if you plan it right, you could attend one of Kalleske’s Wines by the Grass events - held throughout the warmer months. Enjoy the atmosphere of Kalleske’s secret garden, relaxing with a glass of Kalleske’s handcrafted organic & biodynamic wine alongside local fare by Vintage Chef Co., all soundtracked by a local live music act under the stars.
Time to head home and enjoy the comforts of the Clyde.
Day 3, Saturday
Start Saturday morning with a wander down to El Estanco for breakfast and coffee. A modern addition to Greenock, El Estanco (Spanish for ‘the tobacconist’) is the creation of Chefs Julian Velasquez and Abby Osborne who aim to create a space where locals and visitors alike can join together to enjoy wholesome, local food with a South American twist. Whether you require a coffee fix, breakfast (we strongly suggest their signature dish - Chilaquiles), lunch, or dinner at their ‘Friday Fiestas’, it is certain you will visit this eclectic space more than once over your stay.
Take a few steps down from El Estanco and you will discover Hygge Home & Vintage. Pronounced hoo-gah this Danish word embraces coziness and comfort leading to a feeling of contentment and well-being. Owner Trudi says, “it doesn’t matter how you say it…it’s how it makes you feel". Stocking a range of homewares, gifts, clothing, and jewellery, Hygge Home & Vintage will leave you with a positive feeling.
Across the road, sits another relative newcomer to Greenock. Dell’uva Wines are home to Australia’s largest range of European grape varieties. As a professional viticulturist, owner Wayne Farquhar emphasizes his vineyard practices and highlights varietal definition, showcasing a range of alternate wine styles in the Delluva Cellar Door. Stop by for wine tasting, or if you are looking for some food, their pizza and platters are the perfect pair to a glass or two of wine.
Around the corner, catch up with long-time local Mick Schluter at Schluter Wines. The landlord of the local tavern and heavily involved within the community, Mick also finds the time to produce wine under his Schluter Wines label and run the Cellar Door over weekends, entertaining locals and visitors alike.
What’s a Saturday afternoon without stopping in at the pub on the way home. One of South Australia’s oldest licensed venues, the Greenock Creek Tavern (now known as The Greenock) has been licensed by the Schluter family since 1856. A down-to-earth country pub, with a premium selection of local beer, wine, and gin, all visitors are welcomed like locals, with a smile, a chat, and great customer service. If you are looking for a great feed, The Greenock’s “Steiny” Porterhouse Schnitzel has earned a reputation as one of the best local Schnitzels, and their Community Pie project raises money for local community groups and organisations.
Take the short walk back to The Clyde to relax and unwind.
Day 4, Sunday
Whilst it is too easy to stay within walking distance of this gorgeous town, we can’t let you ignore some of the fantastic opportunities that are just outside of Greenock, namely the neighbouring, picturesque towns of Seppeltsfield and Marananga - only a 10-minute drive from your accommodation.
Seppeltsfield has grown from a town to a Barossa wine experience incorporating Seppeltsfield Wines, one of Australia’s oldest wineries. Start your visit with a tour to get to know the history of this stunning estate or why not take advantage of the popular Segway Tours to get a back-stage pass to the areas not normally accessible to the public. Drop into the Jam Factory to witness local artists producing their works or explore the latest art exhibition. You could even leave with a piece of hand-made art. While at Seppeltsfield, make sure you take the time to enjoy a meal at the award-winning restaurant Fino. Champions of local produce, we recommend trusting the team to take care of you, and enjoying the Fino Sharing Feast paired with local wines. Vasse Virgin is the place to experience the wonders of olive oil and its therapeutic value. Why not book in for a Lip Balm Workshop or Olive Oil Masterclass. Don’t forget to grab a coffee on your way out at Octeine to keep you moving into the afternoon.
Now it’s gin time and there are few better ways to spend a Sunday afternoon than a visit to Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers. Distilled onsite with a local grape-based spirit and the highest quality local and imported ingredients, take the time to discover Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers’ gins with a tasting flight or experience one of their signature cocktails.
Only a hop, skip and jump from the distillery, The Louise, Barossa is a luxury culinary retreat where you can enjoy a 180-degree view of the Barossa as you dine on mouth-watering comfort food and cocktails in three75 bar + kitchen, or spoil your self with a fine dining experience at Appellation with a degustation menu embracing fresh produce from the kitchen garden and local growers.
Time to head back to The Clyde… and prepare to pack because sadly all good things must come to an end.
As you farewell Greenock Village, take the time to visit Greenock’s Post-Mistress Annabel at the Post Office who can help you send any wine or gifts that you may need to send home.
There’s also a good chance you’ll need to refuel the car and your energy, so make sure you drop in and see Rod at the Greenock General Store.