My ideal Barossa day is more like my ideal Barossa weekend, kicking off on a Friday night, with a burger at Three75 Bar + Kitchen just down the road in Marananga, part of The Louise, (you also MUST have a side of fries)! A relaxed atmosphere where many a gin or red wine (or maybe both) can be consumed over a lazy night, often with groups of people you know floating in and out. You can relax here overlooking the vineyard, watching the sun set. If you’re lucky enough you’ll see kangaroos jumping straight past the windows, you would swear they are sent out on cue! Oh and how could I forget the addictive sugar donuts with homemade jam and Jersey Fresh cream – it really is the perfect start to a weekend in the Barossa.
If you haven’t paid a visit to the Barossa Farmers Market on Saturday morning, then you are in for a real treat and the opportunity to stock up on all things local produce. If you get there early enough you might just be lucky to snap up some Sourdough crumpets from Mehl – they really are the best, but trust me they don’t last long. There are plenty of pre-cooked options to enjoy over the weekend for lunch and dinner as well as fresh, in season, fruit and veg. After stocking up at the Market, I’ll then head up to Angaston main street to pick up my cheese at Barossa Valley Cheese Co and right next door grab a bite of breakfast from Casa Carboni, the menu changes daily and is always fresh from the oven that morning, it also happens to have some of the best coffee in the Barossa!
Winding my way back from Angaston through Seppeltsfield via the avenue of palms is one of the most stunning drives in the valley and makes you truly appreciate and love where you live.