Barossa for beginners starts with all the classic hits and must-sees to get you speaking all things Barossa. Curious about Barossa and want to be the person at the table who can tell a Shiraz from a Cabernet and a Chardy from a Sauv Blanc? If you're new to all things vinous & winey, fear not we have the perfect beginner’s guide.


Morning at Yalumba Begin your journey with a visit to Yalumba, despite its French chateau feel, beautiful gardens and knowledgeable team, it’s far from intimidating. Let your curiosity lead the way as you explore the grounds, barrel making hall and relaxed tasting room. This is the place to discover the richness of Barossa's craftsmanship and ease you into learning ‘all the wine things’. 

Midday at Lou Miranda Wines The Miranda sisters who run this family boutique winery will make you feel more than welcome, so no worrying about the right way to hold your glass or swill the wine. Their good old-fashioned Italian hospitality will have you feeling like one of the family as you sit back, Prosecco in hand and tasty treats on the table, just the way it should be.

Afternoon at Turkey Flat Vineyards Lap up the beauty of Turkey Flat, a picturesque winery known for its cute bluestone cottage, award-winning Rose’ and Reds, and surrounding vineyards. Indulge in a tasting of their signature wines, followed by a grazing board over a shared bottle outside in the garden, or around the fireplace as the season dictates. There’s no right or wrong way to enjoy a wine!

Evening at The Greenock Tavern Wrap up your day with a seat at the bar at The Greenock, a down to earth local pub that boasts a great wine list alongside a top selection of craft beers (a nice cold one is a refreshing finish to a day of wine tasting).  Their pub grub is good too, you’ll want to book a table as it’s a local hot spot.


Morning Exploration Start your day with a good coffee and warm pastry in Tanunda’s main street. Wander, window shop, or pop into one of the town’s cute boutiques for a dog-sitter gift or Barossa keepsake. Locals love the book shop (squeaky floorboards + new book smells), little shops filled with hand-crafted wares and country-baked delectables. 

Midday Fun at Ember Pizza A local institution, co-located Barossa Distillery + Ember Pizza is the spot to try custom-crafted cocktails, proper good pizza and soak in the sun on their generous lawns (or under their shady umbrellas). There’s a heaps good mocktail range too if you're the desi-driver. 

Afternoon Discoveries  Take a stroll, (or drive) and find your own fave place to tell your friends about. Discover the wine that changes everything for you, soak up all the Barossa feels, and make a plan for your return. 

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Acknowledgement of Country —

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