With plenty of luxury restaurants and wedding venues as well as local attractions and fun things to do, it is a brilliant choice for a destination wedding, so why not invite your friends and family to a weekend of celebration in the picturesque countryside.
Nestled amongst picturesque rolling hills, the Barossa features colourful vineyards and pretty villages with historic churches, stone buildings and rustic cottages. It is located in South Australia, about 70 km north-west of Adelaide and encompasses both the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley.
From bicycle riding to wine tasting and shopping, exploring the Barossa is really fun. After indulging yourself in glorious food, wine and beer in of the local restaurants, you can start discovering the Barossa’s history and visit lovingly preserved churches and museums. You can also enjoy a riverside bath, a hot air balloon ride or visit the Barossa Farmer’s Market in Angaston and buy some wonderful locally grown produce.
The Barossa also offers plenty of options for accommodation. You can stay in a rustic cottage and have an authentic countryside experience or book into one of the beautiful hotels and resorts.
Being one of the world’s greatest wine regions along with Bordeaux, Napa and Tuscany, the Barossa attracts international experts as well as wine consumers. The region has continental climate and various soil types which is great for growing different varieties of vines. It has the largest number of vineyards in Australia with about 750 grape growing families who supply quality grapes to more than 170 companies.
Apart from the Barossa Shiraz and Eden Valley Riesling, the list of popular wines produced in this region also includes Cabernet Sauvignon, Mataro, Grenache, Viognier, Semillion and Tawny. It is the home of world-famous labels such as Penfolds, Jacob’s Creek, Henschke, Yalumba, Wolf Blass and Rockford.
The Barossa is also renowned for its craft breweries with small ranges of delicious all-natural beers, and award-winning restaurants serving traditional meals from locally grown produce. The region is a huge attraction for food lovers as it has distinctive culinary traditions based on methods of baking, smoking and preserving which originate from early European settlers. It is famous for its delicious breads, cheeses, smoked meats, olive oil, egg noodles, chutneys, pickles and preserves and some of the best restaurants are The Louise, Hentley Farm, Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop and Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre.
The Barossa is definitely a dream location for brides who always wanted a traditional rustic wedding reception in a beautiful countryside setting.
Saltram Wines Estate is one of our favourite choices as it features gorgeous function rooms with stone walls, wooden furnishings and original wine barrels, but also romantic gardens with open lawns. Their creative chefs will make bespoke menus especially for you and you will be able to enjoy wines from their award-winning cellar door wine list.
Seppeltsfield is a State Heritage offering a range of stunning reception and ceremony settings. From formal indoor receptions to a relaxed cocktail party in the impeccable gardens, the Seppeltsfield estate presents many venue options that can be tailored to your liking. Executive Chef Owen Andrews is also on hand to offer handcrafted menu options, paired with delicious Seppeltsfield wines.
The Vine Inn Barossa's reception area overlooks the picturesque gardens and is suitable for wedding ceremonies, pre-dinner drinks and photos. Cocktail or banquet style, small or large, the wedding packages are designed to suit all tastes and requirements. True country hospitality, first class accommodation and a wine cellar containing great Barossa wines, makes a wedding celebration and stay at Vine Inn Barossa a must.
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