My Barossa Day #7 - There's No Place Like Home

A guest submission by Tony Tscharke, Barossa Unique Tours

I often reminisce of places I’ve been, life’s pleasures and lessons so often found through travel. I continue adding to a bucket list overflowing with desirable locations, however there’s no place like home and I can’t wait to spend my first day back touring the Barossa, with a myriad of experiences on offer.

My day will start in the shed turning over our classic 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible, for an invigorating drive to Tanunda (roof down) with my family, for a hearty breakfast at ‘Black Bird Coffee House’. 

Drive onto historic Bethany, Barossa’s first German settled village with many wonderful period cottages and a brief stop at Mengler Hill to enjoy the ever-changing vista. Onto Kaiser Stuhl Conservation Park to walk off breakfast on the Stringybark loop where yacca and moss covered granite boulders lead to open park-like clearings where kangaroos lazily graze.

A visit to Flaxman Wines, off the track in a sublime location, with Colin as host, the man behind the wine. The hero being Eden Valley riesling or perhaps ‘The Stranger’, a shiraz/cab blend done right. 

Onto the gorgeous town of Angaston, the crown of the Barossa and most picturesque main street, including the Barossa Valley Cheese Co, where a sampling of Victoria’s delicious cheeses is a must. 

I’ll visit a hidden little gem in a classy rustic shed, Hart of Barossa for an intimate tasting with Alysia, of their superb range of organic certified wines. Off to Harvest Kitchen, a Barossa culinary icon, for a scrumptious late lunch with elevated vineyard views.

Being designated driver, it will be time to amp things up a bit and swap over to a stunning custom built trike. My girls love hopping on the back for a spin, so we’ll ride the scenic Seppeltsfield loop, ending up at Provenance in Nuriootpa to meet my wife at the Barossa Distilling Co, who loves a nice G & T. The kids can burn off some energy on the adjacent large lawn area. 

Time to park up the trike and taxi over to Atze’s Corner, for a regional gourmet platter and wine, while settling in on the terrace to enjoy the beautiful views and sunset. Now that’s a day in the Barossa worth dreaming about. 

Don't just dream about it, you too can enjoy this incredible day in the Barossa with Tony as your host, thanks to Barossa Unique Tours

Acknowledgement of Country —

The Barossa is located on the traditional lands of the Ngadjuri, Peramangk and Kaurna people