Historic Seppeltsfield has been successful in attracting a $110,000 (one for one) Federal Govt grant to bring the artwork of Adelaide’s internationally renowned Jam Factory, to the Barossa . The old stage coach house of Seppeltsfield is to be converted into an exquisite gallery, making it an even greater must-do stopover for Barossa tourists. Other grant recipients are the Geber family’s equally historic Chateau Tanunda, and Jacob’s Creek.
Seppeltsfield has long been a favourite place to visit in the Barossa, with its iconic date palm lined roads and grounds. It is the only place in the world where visitors can taste wines of their birth year from the barrel.
Along with on-site beer making, a cooper, a chocolateer and now the Jam Factory’s art, it fits nicely with the drive of Tourism SA to showcase what is new about the Barossa and its push to boost state tourism.
The Leader Newspaper (Wed 15th August) reported that Chateau Tanunda’s fabulous facility will soon boast a new bar area and a phone app which will be able to help non-English speaking tourists with information about the wines, winery and cellar door.
One of the most popular entertainment spots and waterholes for young adults is Unley Road’s Bo Ho Bar. The true bohemain cabaret and atmosphere, complete with the nostalgic elements of circus – combined with burlesque decor and modern music with kaleidoscope lighting, make it a huge attraction and meeting place. At Vin’s Adelaide Minibus we frequently take responsible young groups to and from the Bo Ho. Book your night at the Bo Ho, and have a great time without drink-driving risks
We can help you plan your itinerary for a few stopovers for your day in the Barossa, or you can charter a vehicle and driver.
Whatever you do – dont drink and drive!
Russell Jeavon’s famous pizza house in Willunga is like a magnet for young people on Friday and Saturday nights.
His is a hidden secret for good reason – it’s great food in a casual atmosphere. Whether you are dining as a couple or a large group, you are guaranteed a good night. Open fires set the atmosphere. The entrees and pizzas are brilliant. Strictly BYO with a reasonable corkage, so you can take what you like. The staff are young and enthusiastic – the service is excellent and even though it is a tiny kitchen the meals come quickly. No plates or cutlery in sight – just use your fingers and eat straight off the pizza block. Go a two or three course option so you get to try a bit of everything.
Get there and home in safety and style with Adelaide Minibus. Call us for a quote today.
Adelaide Minibus and parent company Vin’s Buses & Coaches like to help wedding parties plan their transport of family & guests. The popular wedding months are not far off, so book your bus or minibus today!
And when it comes to arranging a fantastic day our for the girls, our hens days are something else. We can do a winery tour, a chocolates and cheese day, or any combination. We can even loan the bride and bridesmaids, colourful sashes to wear for the day…and many of our drivers are good photographers, so you get to keep some memories of the celebrations.
For the boys too, a pub crawl through the hills might be just the thing to warm up the wedding blues.
With the price of public transport ever increasing, it now makes a lot of sense to hire a minibus and driver for your supporter group from Vins/Adelaide Minibus. Frequently on weekends we cater for club supporter groups from the suburbs and near country areas chartering buses and coaches to go the AFL games. Call us for a quote today! 08 82520627
Its on again. The annual Barossa Gourmet Weekend is a hoot!. August 18th and 19th. Book early for a minibus or coach and driver for your group. We have the full range….. 13 seaters, 21-24 seaters, a 28 seater and 46-50 seat coaches. Dont drink and drive, make it a safe and memorable visit to the Barossa
For updates re winery and cullinary participants see the barossa website http://www.barossa.com/events/default.aspx
An occasional shower on the Saturday didn’t spoil the fun. The open fires were roaring and the Clare community of winemakers gave a warm welcome to all. The food is always fabulous at this event and the organisors and chefs didn’t disappoint. Well done Clare!
A classic late autumn day in the Barossa. It was overcast with occasional showers, the vine leaves turning orange, and the great Barossa cellar doors had their open fires roaring. The cooler months are sometimes the best in the SA wine regions. The misty atmosphere and the warm fires are always a welcoming feature. The vintage is all but over, and the hospitality is always a little better when its less busy.
Soon to be moving to Adelaide, UK expats Ruth, Gwill and Richard, all true wine appreciators wanted a very special Barossa tour, taking in some of the small boutique wineries, along with some of the large brands they know of from back home, and then experience the historical side of the region.
Of course, Europe’s history is much richer than the 1840s settled Barossa, but they were greatly impressed by the stately buildings of Yalumba and Seppeltsfield, along with being able to see some of the oldest commercial vines in the world.
The favourite wines tasted on the day were at the snmaller wineries of Henschke, Kaesler, Rockford and Kabminye, but Yalumba also impressed, as did the fortifieds of Seppeltsfield.
Adelaide Minibus had specially arranged a behind-the-scenes tour of a local vigneron’s premium vineyard and the trio enjoyed a tasting of 2011 Grenache, one of their favouritre varieties, straight from the barrel. “We will be back. The tour was amazing and we were surprised at the different styles and classiness of the wines available here”