The more the merrier!

Hello 2017!

Not only have we finally got our beautiful new maps on hand our little trail just keeps growing – proving that our little corner of the Barossa Valley truly is rich with experiences waiting for you.

Please take a moment to meet our newest members:

Scoot’n’Toot – the most fun you can have getting around the trail!

Steiny’s  Traditional Mettwurst – what’s the Barossa Valley without its small goods?!

Possum Cottage – a gorgeous self-contained cottage (directly opposite Barossa Valley Brewing – now that’s handy!)

Plus the gorgeous and historical Angaston Masonic Lodge and Angaston by the Winter Creek.

Now we really are spoiling you for choice!

 

Possum Cottage

Experience the unique Barossa self-contained accommodation. Create in the tapas style kitchenette and step down to dine in the original 1856 cellar. Unwind in your own personal jacuzzi room.

The Cottage Offers

The cottage has a modern, creative and playful style with a hint of sophisticated rustic charm.

It has a unique-style kitchenette which allows you to be creative and design your own tapas to pair with your favourite wines.

Step down into your private cellar/dining room and adore its 1856 charm of original features. Surrounded by priceless and unique 160 year old beams and limestone walls which tell a story of yesteryear, wine and dine in style.

Enjoy the cosy lounge area and feel the comfort and warmth of the slow combustion fireplace. It’s a relaxing room to share board games and movies.

Step outside and enjoy the ambiance of your own private garden with what it has to offer.

The large decking area has a six-seater table. Enjoy the electric portable BBQ for entertaining.

Enjoy your private outdoor Jacuzzi room which accommodates up to 3-4 people. Open the louvres for a beautiful ivy view whilst sipping on your favourite wine reminiscing on your day.

After your Jacuzzi experience, step down into the chiminea area, light the outdoor fire and relax some more.

Make sure you follow the path to the original wishing well, toss a coin and make a wish.

After your outdoor experience, enjoy the clean, crisp bathroom facilities before turning in for the evening.

The Possum Suite is a charming bedroom with historic pressed tin ceilings. The room has an intimate king size bed with romantic characteristics that will make you feel like royalty; a romantic setting for those special occasions.

The Kookaburra Suite is a relaxing bedroom setting with original floorboards and wooden ceilings. The room has a king size bed and a day bed with a trundle for a cosy nook or extra bedding.

* Possum Suite (1x King Bed)

* Kookaburra Suite (1x King Bed and Day Bed)

* 1x Shower/Toilet room

* Fully Equipped Self-Catering Kitchenette

* Lounge Room

* Laundry Room

* Large Decking Area

* Outdoor Chiminea Area

* 1856 Wishing Well

* Private Cellar/Dining Room

* Jacuzzi Room

* Linen/Bedding/Towels/Blankets

* Pillows/Electric Blankets

* Shower Mat/Hair Dryer/Toilet Paper

* Lounge/TV/Inbuilt Movies/Stereo

* Washing Machine/Dryer/Iron and Board

* Six-Seater Outdoor Table/Small Electric BBQ

* Wood Is Supplied for Winter Bookings

* Slow Combustion Fireplace and Split System

* Electric Heater in Cellar

* Board Games/Cards

If you are also needing other items for your stay (i.e. cot, highchair), please email the details to gatewaybarossa@gmail.com. We may be able to source the items for you to help make your stay complete.

Contact Information Email: gatewaybarossa@gmail.com Web: http://www.gatewaybarossa.com.au

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

Seabrook Wines

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Seabrook’s quaint little 1850’s Tasting Room is snugly nestled in the Eastern foothills of central Barossa at the base of popular Menglers hill. Enjoy gorgeous views overlooking the estate vineyard whilst sampling hand-crafted wines from the Barossa Valley, Eden Valley, Adelaide Hills, Clare Valley, Langhorne Creek and Great Western.

The Seabrook family have been part of the Australian Wine Industry for generations, either blending, importing or making wine, beginning with WJ Seabrook & Son Merchants in 1878. The philosophy of Seabrook Wines today is still true to its roots – it’s about hand-sourcing premium grapes from select vineyards across the best regions of Australia. As a small batch winemaker, each wine is lovingly cared for to express their natural personality for the region/subregion of which they are grown.

Address: 1122 Light Pass Road, Vine Vale

Opening Hours: Thurs – Mon, 10.30am to 5.30pm, other times/days by appointment.

Contact details:

Tel: 8563 0368  Mobile: 0427 224 353

Website: www.seabrookwines.com.au

Email: info@seabrookwines.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!

Hart of the Barossa – winter visits

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The Old Bar’n is a cosy place to visit during winter.  The wood fire will be roaring and all of our new release red wines will be available for tasting.

Opens During Winter:

Saturday 4 June                11-4pm

Saturday 11 June              11-4pm (Long Weekend)

Saturday 2 July                  11-4pm

Saturday 6 August             11-4pm

We hope to see you soon!

 

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.