The Barossa Valley boasts 13,256 hectares of vineyards and has more than 80 cellar doors and 150 wineries where you can find a wide range of wonderful whites and rich, flavoursome reds. Barossa wines are famous across the globe, and there is something to suit every taste.
If you are planning a destination wedding in this beautiful region, wine tasting and food pairing is the perfect way to welcome your guests and kick start your weekend of festivities in the Barossa. For the big day, consider celebrating at one of the renowned wine estates where you will be offered not only delicious local food and wine, but also glorious ceremony and reception venues, spectacular photo backdrops and a relaxed atmosphere. Barossa’s picturesque towns also feature wonderful rustic-style wineries where you can host your wedding. Barossa vintages are the perfect choice if you want to mark a special date in your life such as your birthday.
The Barossa Valley is best known for its magnificent Shiraz made of the finest ripe grapes. This full-bodied red wine, with rich chocolate and spice flavour from the Barossa soils is highly popular around the world, but there are also many other sought-after varieties you should include in your wedding menu. The region boasts a range of soils suitable for different vine types, and the entire territory is phylloxera-free. The best white wine varieties include Chardonnay, Riesling and Semillon, while the most popular reds include Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Mourvedre.
Many wine makers are still cultivating old vine varieties, especially Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre. The region has a long history of family winemaking, and you can find both old wineries run by sixth generation of German-speaking settlers and new boutique winemakers. Complement your wedding menu with the finest Barossa Valley wines that you and your guests will love! See our picks below…
From the estate vineyard on Matthews Road, high in the Eden Valley, this traditional method sparkling is bursting with aromas and flavours of green apple, citrus fruits combined with a hint of toast, lemon curd, nougat and spice.
Fresh aromas of jasmine, pear and green apple with a robust palate of white nectarine, citrus and subtle sea-spray characters. The wine shows a backbone of fresh acidity as a sound complement to a slightly textural palate.
The grapes for this wine are selected from high pedigree vineyards in the Barossa region. Intense cherry and mulberry fruit flavours continue through the palate with some complex chocolate, earth and liquorice notes.
This full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon is generous in flavour with notes of dark cassis and bramble, layered with undertones of rich dark chocolate and subtle oak influences.
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