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Be Consumed by the Barossa – visiting in Spring

by Jess Ruciack

The Barossa is a fantastic place to visit year-round, with each season having its own perks. Spring is the time of bud-burst, where the vines come out of their winter slumber and put all their energy into a new year of producing grapes. Early in the season you will also see blankets of yellow in patchwork paddocks, as crops of canola flower. Late in the season you will see paddocks of wheat and barley move from green to golden as farmers prepare for harvest.

If you are planning a visit to the Barossa this Spring, we’ve put together some information that might be handy and some insider tips and thoughts on what to see and do while you’re here enjoying the area – live like a local for a few days.

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Let’s start with Allister’s tips:

What is your favourite place to visit within the Barossa, during Spring?
Always Vintners! Such an amazing restaurant, and with the weather improving it brings in the concept of the long lunch Al fresco style!

If you had friends or family visiting during Spring, where is the one spot in the Barossa you would take them?
Kaiser Stuhl National Park – a nice place to see our natural flora and fauna whilst getting a little active.
Menglers Hill lookout – always nice to get a perspective of the mighty Barossa from up in the hills.
And Elderton, of course – you can throw a picnic rug on the lawn and enjoy a glass of wine and local produce platter in the sunshine!

 

Spring is generally full of mild-warm days, though the nights are still cool. While average day temperatures are 17-24 Celsius, the cool nights can be 6-10 Celcius.

Barossa.com suggests, “Pack lighter clothing for the day and some warm clothing for the cool evenings. Local tip: be prepared to layer, as the mornings can still be quite crisp.”

In November we host the Elderton Tennis Classic, a great event to check out if you are here on the second weekend of November. You don’t need to play tennis, you can come to Cellar Door and enjoy the food and wine whilst watching some teams compete for the trophy! Check out the details here.

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Tips from me, Jess!

My favourite place to visit within the Barossa, during Spring?
The Whispering Wall, just out of Williamstown. Great for all ages, with picnic spots available too. The kids and I love visiting here!

If you had friends or family visiting during Spring, where is the one spot in the Barossa you would take them?
Not one spot, but one trail! The Nuriootpa Wine Trail is made up of 7 wineries, and in the lovely Spring weather you can hire bikes and ride the 8km with wine tasting and lunch spots along the way. Read more about the Trail – eldertonwines.com.au/experiences/nuriootpa-wine-trail/

 

 

As always, we welcome you to our Cellar Door. Our garden is perfect for relaxing, with a local produce platter and a glass of wine, or simply a place to rest with a coffee.

Elderton Wines Barossa Wine Tasting

A bottle of Rosé and a platter are perfect on the verandah – sit back and look over the 1894 Command Vineyard.

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You can enjoy a wine tasting and cheese plate in this beautiful section of the garden!

For upcoming events check out the Event Calendar on Barossa.com http://www.barossa.com/event-calendar. Barossa.com is also a wealth of information to help plan your visit –  from accommodation and transport, to dining and suggested itineraries. Check out http://www.barossa.com/visit.

When you are here, the Barossa Visitor Information Centre in the main street of Tanunda is also a great place to start for information.

And if you’re one of our Elderton Commanders, then contact Jodhi in Cellar Door to access our concierge service, to help plan the perfect Barossa summer getaway.

Cheers!