Renowned around the world for its excellent wines and local food produce the Barossa Valley has much to offer as a destination. Food and wine? Yes please! The drive, just an hour outside of Adelaide, will take you via rolling hills and quaint country towns. The region, about 25km long, is home to more than five towns, ranging in population from 4,000 to as few as 500. Each town has its own unique characteristics and specialisations making them all worth stopping at on your way!
Home to over 150 wineries and cellar doors, the Barossa Valley has built a reputation for producing wines that hold their own on the world stage of wines. In particular, Shiraz produced in the Barossa Valley has enjoyed success worldwide.
If it takes your fancy, tours of some of the world’s oldest vineyards dating back to 1845 are available to visitors of the region. Settled here you will find iconic names such as Penfolds, Jacob’s Creek and Seppeltsfield, who all welcome visitors and tour groups.
Good wine goes hand in hand with good food and so naturally many of the vineyards in the area also have restaurants in which to dine and cooking classes are also available. Learn how to impress your dinner guests with your knowledge on what food matches which Shiraz, Riesling and/ or Cabernet sauvignon. Alternatively, kick back and let someone else do that for you by dining at some of the region’s award winning restaurants.
With its historic barrel halls, modern function centres, acres of rose gardens and sweeping vineyard vistas, Barossa Valley offers something special as an events destination. Whether your event is catering for the large or small, you are sure to find something that fits be it a thousand seated theatre or intimate meeting rooms for five. With spare time between business events, you can easily fill the itinerary with activities. You can explore the region by air or land, or just relax with a view and enjoy great food and wine. If you are looking to really unwind you can visit some of the luxurious spas in the area. There is something here for everyone.
If you are in need of accommodation the region offers a variety of options ranging from picturesque bed and breakfasts nestled within vineyards, to country cottages and luxurious retreats. If you are looking for a conference destination, the Barossa offers resorts and retreats with excellent conference facilities catering for large and small groups.
The beauty of visiting Adelaide is how close everything is. Only an hour out of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is extremely accessible. So as a business destination it is a great choice. It is definitely worth considering the Barossa Valley.