The Gentlemen’s Weekend is a two-day indulgence and adventure tour tailored to inspire a more hands-on and in-depth Barossan experience (minus the shopping trips).
Don’t forget your designated driver! Or visit the Tours & Transport page to get yourself around the Barossa safely.
The Barossa hosts a range of accommodation options to satisfy everyone's tastes, ranging from luxury retreats to bed and breakfasts. Visit the Accommodation page to find your perfect home away from home.
Day 1 (Saturday)
Savour your sleep in, today’s going to be a long day. The streets of Tanunda are lined with cafés and restaurants which feature fresh and local produce, plenty of options available to prepare you for an adventure-filled day.
Make your way to Lyndoch for a helicopter trip with Barossa Helicopters and choose between two tours:
1. Western Ridge and Valley Floor Scenic Flight: 20 minutes, $200 per person
2. Barossa Valley Deluxe Scenic Flight: 30 minutes, $300 per person.
Departing Hoffnungsthal Valley, Barossa Helicopters will take you on an in-depth flight around the Barossa Valley over various famous wineries and landmarks.
Continue discovering the Barossa on the ground with Barossa Unique Tours. Sit back and enjoy the 90-minute trike tour cruising around the best sites in the Barossa.
• $95pp (three people)
• $125pp (two people)
• Bluetooth in-helmet intercom.
Unwind and try some “hearty comfort food” at Barossa Valley Brewing.
Enjoy your meal in the sunny beer garden while sipping a crisp Bee Sting golden ale, or relaxing by the wood firepits with a hearty Chocolate Coffee Stout. Either way, we guarantee a flavoursome experience that’ll knock any beer-lovers socks off.
First drop wines
First Drop Wines' "Home of the Brave" Cellar Door and Tapas Bar is where you'll relax after a day of sightseeing around the Barossa. First Drop Wines have a passion for flavour and fun, or "a splash of funk" as owners Matt 'Gantos' Gant and John 'JR' Retsas like to say - encapsulating everything the Barossa stands for.
Sourcing flavours from various wine regions in South Australia, Gantos and JR bring more diversity and flavour to the table. Something for everyone to enjoy.
Knock off your busy Saturday at Stein’s Taphouse for a cold craft beer and a hearty dinner. Stein’s Taphouse continuously rotate their beer taps to provide customers with a taste of a range of craft beers from all around Australia.
For a change of pace, why not try a boutique Australian wine or micro-distilled whisky? The taphouse includes outdoor decking, heated indoor dining, and a brand-new menu; ready to keep you cool in summer or warm through winter.
Day 2 (Sunday)
Make your way to Provenance Barossa in Nuriootpa - home of the Barossa's finest local produce. In case you need a caffeine kick, visit Damien and his team at Bean Addiction to taste test some special blends and get some insight into blending the perfect morning coffee. Not a coffee person? Bean Addiction also brew a range of teas and hot chocolates.
If you're feeling peckish, head to Steiny's Traditional Mettwurst. Snack on some delicious small goods while learning about the traditional German smoking and fermenting processes. Don't forget to take some home!
Here’s where you really get your creative juices flowing. At Durand Distillery, you will attend the Barossa Gin School where you can spend the day crafting and distilling your very own gin.
You’ll be educated on the most popular botanicals used in today’s gin distilling, all while learning the tricks of the trade and become a professional at blending flavours. Select your botanicals, measure and record your recipe for you to lift the lid on the still and turning it into your ultimate gin reality.
While the stills work their magic, you’ll sit down for a 3-course meal at The Eatery overlooking a stunning lakeside setting and indulging on the Barossa’s finest foods.
Afterward, affix the label and add a wax seal to your own hand crafted and hand bottled gin. A perfect memento to remember your Barossa experience.
• 4-hour experience
• Individual station: $260
• Shared station: $360.
Taking inspiration from a handmade knife show in Adelaide, Barry “Baz” Gardner took a drastic career change from construction, to knife maker.
Baz from Gardner Knives sources his materials from a range of recycled products to make each and every knife unique. Browse through the forge at Baz’s masterpieces or start designing your own.
Meet up at Appellation at The Louise in Marananga after a well-needed afternoon nap following an eventful morning.
Executive chef Daniel Murphy and his team dedicate themselves to telling a story about the Barossa through food, sourcing their fresh ingredients from local growers and producers to put together a menu which reflects the seasonal tastes of the Barossa.
The Gentlemen's Weekend lends itself perfectly for visitors to experience an action-packed and indulgent Barossa trip away.