Introducing Barossa Valley’s TLC Platter (Teas Love Cheese).

For a long time, cheese played hard to get. Hanging out with all those wines and fancy liquors. Late nights in bars and swanky restaurants. Meanwhile, we could see tea was secretly stewing. Waiting. Hoping. Oh, sure, there was all that flirting with biscuits and even those blousy scones. But then, one day, we decided to play Cupid and took cheese around to Kappy’s Tea in Adelaide. Boy, did they hit it off. It was like they suited each other to a… well, you know. So, if you love tea and you love cheese, here are three new experiences that could be the start of a beautiful relationship. Don’t judge it till you try it.
 
Our cuddly couples.
 
Shepherd’s Delight
A rooibos blend providing a smooth, warming brew that’s comforting and relaxing. Its woody aroma leads to nutty, vanilla and caramel notes with a spearmint finish.
 
Adel Blue
A mild and highly approachable blue with a tangy, fruity flavour from our mates at La Vera.
Thurbo 1st Flush
This Darjeeling is clean and crisp with a perfectly light astringency. Stone fruit comes to the fore ahead of a typical grassy earthiness.
 
Barossa Geo
Our very own elegant soft, white-mould cheese has a satin texture and buttery flavour with layers of creamy complexity.
 
Lapsang Souchong
Patiently dried over a pinewood fire, this superior, smoky Lapsang presents a lush, red-brown cup with a parade of floral, sweet fruit, clove and orange-vanilla flavours that magically manifest as it steeps.
Queso Manchego Maturado
This Spanish favourite is a matured, sheep’s milk
cheese with a rich and creamy flavour that offers notes of meaty savouriness, brazil nuts and salty caramel.
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Steiny’s Traditional Mettwurst

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Steiny’s Traditional Mettwurst, tasting room is based in Tanunda and has been producing high quality, traditionally made gourmet smallgoods and mettwurst products for over 30 years.

9 Barossa Valley Way Tanunda SA 5352

Open: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm  Saturday – Sunday 11am – 4pm (closed Christmas and New year’s day only)

Ph: 85633098

www.steinys.com.au

Spring is here at Barossa Cheese!

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Introducing our new Seasonal Cheese platter for spring!

Featuring Barossa Cheese Vache Curd with Owen Andrew’s smoked salmon, Barossa capers and dill, Barossa Cheese La Dame with Zimmy’s beetroot relish, dried figs, olives and Barossa Triple Cream. Served with crackers and pumpernickel bread (gf available).

Linger a little bit longer with a glass of Pinot, watch our Halloumi cooking demonstration at 11am daily or buy the Cheese and Wine trail – to take your tastebuds around the Barossa.

More information at barossacheese.com.au

 

The fires of the Bethany to Angaston Trail

It’s cold, it’s wet, it’s winter, it’s no fun. Right? No way! We’re big fans of this wintery weather and for very good reason. Not only is this record rainfall incredible for the vines, it’s the best time to cozy up in front of a fire and just relax. So without further ado let me introduce you to the fires of the Bethany to Angaston Trail:

First up – to our newest member of the trail, Chateau Tanunda. With over 125 years of Barossa winemaking history, the fire-side couches at Château Tanunda cellar door are the perfect place to taste a selection of premium Barossa wines of world acclaim.

Down the road a little (and directly across the vines as the crow flies) is Turkey Flat Vineyards. The quaint 1860s bluestone butchers shop turned Cellar Door is kept warm and inviting by the slow combustion fire. Grab a spot on a bar table by the fire, warm your tastebuds with spicy, red fruited Grenache or elegant Shiraz and their personal winter favourite, Mataro, play a game of dominoes or noughts and crosses – perhaps even enjoy a bite to eat with a little board of lachsschinken and cheese.

Nestled in those fog-covered hills up the road is Bethany Wines. Enjoy the stunning views from the comfort and warmth of your spot by the fire as you taste through their impressive range of exceptional varietal and single vineyard wines.

The 100 year old wood fired oven is the centre point for your next stop at Rusden Wines. The long tasting bench is never more inviting as on the weekends when this beauty is roaring and is the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy Rusden’s cheekily charming hospitality and delicious wines.

At Taste Eden Valley – the home of 16 artisan winemakers from the (even chillier!) Barossa high country you can trust they know a good fire. Put your feet up by the fire and enjoy the premium wines or for something a little different a chocolate wine tasting and hot chocolate tasting for the non-drinker (insert sigh of contentment here)

Further into Angaston is to the majestic Yalumba complete with their comfy couches and grand fireplace. The perfect location from which to experience their winter Grenache tastings, explained no better than by Yalumba themselves: “Our Grenache wines are wonderfully complex, each with its own personality and unique expression of Barossa terroir. Find your perfect match for today with a Grenache flight paired with tastes from some of Barossa’s finest artisanal producers.”  $15, fully refundable when you purchase a 3 pack collection of their Grenache wines!

…Are you tired of all this fireside drinking yet? Of course you’re not!

Time now to check in to your accommodation – walking into the beautiful old barn of Lanzerac Country Estate is one incredibly welcoming experience as you are greeted by the massive old fire, surrounded by comfy couches to slump and slurp in. We have it on good authority that the port keg never runs dry at Lanzerac – and as an added bonus, there’s Wesley, their gorgeous dog who might just move from his pole position by the fire for a pat.

Or if you’d prefer your own personal fire in your accommodation… then Barossa Vineyard Cottages are your best bet. Their Norwegian ‘pot belly’ fireplaces are set up ready for your homecoming after a long day out of eating and drinking throughout the Barossa. Relax and unwind in front of a parade of flames that heat every cold limb within minutes. Pair this with a tall glass of red and your cheeks are guaranteed to glow!”

If you can drag yourself away from the fire at your accommodation to venture out for some dinner you simply can not go past the impressive fire at Vintners Bar and Grill. With an elegant and sophisticated ambience this is the place to enjoy exceptional regional food of Peter Clarke and outstanding service by Rami and her team.

So there you have it – 9 more excuses to make a date with the Barossa Valley – and the fires of the Bethany to Angaston Trail.

Do you have a favourite fire? Let us know so we can go check it out too!

Deep South & the Big Easy

Join the Harvest Kitchen & Artisans of Barossa crew on Friday nights in August & September on a journey through the deep south of the USA.

The Big Easy – flavours of New Orleans Creole Cuisine:

August 6.30 for 7.00pm

Fridays 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th.

Deep South – The smokey tastes of Memphis Charcoal BBQ

September 6.30 for 7.00pm

Fridays 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th

Tickets $59pp available online via Artisans of Barossa.

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Small bites now available at Turkey Flat

What’s a shared glass of wine in a beautiful garden or by a roaring fire without a little something to eat?

We’re now offering small bites to solve this very problem – simple, but tasty options to fill the gaps between lunch & dinner.

House marinated olives

House roasted nuts

Little boards of Linke’s Barossa lachsschinken and Barossa Valley Cheese Company cheese.

Small bites are available during all Cellar Door opening hours – 11am-5pm.