Ladies' Leisure Weekend
Spoil yourself. Gather the girls and head to the Barossa for a weekend away and prepare to experience the Barossa in the most luxurious and care-free way: without the men.
Don’t forget your designated driver! Or visit our Tours & Transport page so all of the girls to take advantage of the weekends festivities.
Indulge and relax in one of the Barossa’s luxurious bed and breakfasts or cottages – perfect to get ready for a day full of bliss through the Barossa or unwind with a sparkling wine overlooking the picturesque vineyards.
• The Clyde.
Day 1 (Saturday)
Begin your day with a locally ground and brewed Barossa coffee accompanied by a tasty breakfast treat at Fleur Social. A quaint and stylish breakfast bar for you to immerse yourself in good food and company.
Why not try a beetroot latte and a bagel while browsing their vast array of flower arrangements, and maybe take home a little cactus to remember your delicious breakfast?
Perfumery workshop - $75pp
Head to Vasse Virgin next, an experience for the senses. Vasse Virgin is a natural soap and fragrance shop which specialises in reaping all the benefits of extra virgin olive oil.
The shop includes natural and therapeutic skin and body care, natural perfumes and gourmet food. Walk out with a bag of goodies to pamper yourself while indulging in a glass of Barossa sparkling.
The Ladies' Leisure Weekend includes an hour workshop with Vasse Virgin creating your own fragrance. Choose from the oriental, shypre or eau de cologne base and blend with a range of essential oils tailored to your liking. The highly trained and knowledgeable staff will share the secret art of natural perfumery.
Cheese and wine break
Meander through the streets of Angaston, and enjoy a little retail therapy before stopping into The Barossa Cheese Company to stock up on all your cheesy treats.
From a rich and creamy brie to a sharp and zesty feta, you’ll find something perfect to pair with your evening drop of wine. Ask the experts for their recommended pairings.
Or if you’re feeling a bit fancy, head down to the cheesecellar and enjoy a platter of various cheeses and nibblies, or even one of their collaboration boards devoted to delicious cheese and beverage pairings.
Just a short drive from The Barossa Cheese Company is Lambert Estate. Offering an extravagant and decadent dining experience and proud supporters of local producers, Lambert Estate offers Barossan favourites and features the best of culinary South Australia.
“Getting to Know You”
Taste award-winning Barossa gins at Seppeltsfield Road Distillers while relaxing on the deck overlooking adjacent vineyards.
The “Getting to Know You” tour is an hour-long, $100 experience where you’ll enjoy a glass of house gin and tonic and paired tasting plate while embarking on a private distillery tour and tasting.
Book your group in for an afternoon of learning about Barossa gin, this knowledge will come in handy for tomorrow afternoon!
Share your stories and spoils at Vintners Bar & Grill while enjoying some “brilliantly balanced dishes in the heart of the Barossa Valley.”
Vintners is one of the Barossa’s longest operating restaurants and the winner of the 2016 Best Contemporary Restaurant and 2015 Best Regional Contemporary Restaurant & Best Sommelier. With formal and alfresco dining options and high-quality service, we guarantee Vintners will become your new dining favourite.
Day 2 (Sunday)
Begin your day indulging in a fresh locally produced breakfast from El Estanco in Greenock: a family owned and Colombian-inspired café and restaurant. Their aim is to provide unique South American foods for the whole Barossa to revel in and enjoy.
Their philosophy is reflected through their love for cooking and entertainment, owners Julian, Abby and Paloma believe: “food should be enjoyed with family, with friends, with wine, with laughter, with love.”
Here’s where you can 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 three-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.
• Four-hour experience
• Individual station: $260
• Shared station: $360.
Retail therapy break
Meander through Barossa’s thriving retail scene for an afternoon of spoils.
Tanunda is the home of a variety of treasured stores: pop in to Alabaster for that new trench coat you’ve been eyeing off for a while, or maybe some candles and a luxurious face mask for later on? If you’re interested in sustainable and ethically sourced products, head to Elemental Barossa for a vibrant and fair-trade shopping experience.
In Angaston, you’ll find Lola & Lilly, a fashion boutique catering to women of all ages, shapes and sizes. Or stock up on your fresh local produce at the Barossa Farmers Market, there you’ll find recipes and freshly ground coffee to take with you on your ventures.
With plenty more Barossa towns to wander through, we’re positive you’ll find some hidden treasures for you to take home.
Appellation at The Louise is where you’ll finish off your Ladies' Leisure Weekend. With a seasonally guided menu and products grown from the restaurants own garden, prepare for a fresh and cultural dining experience.
No dinner is complete without an after-dinner cocktail: head to Bar Louise to send you into Sunday evening reminiscing your experiences.
Now that you have had a taste of what the Barossa has to offer, head back to reality refreshed and relaxed, ready to start planning your next weekend getaway.