The Barossa Small Winemakers Centre is a showcase for wines of the Barossa's small independent winemakers. These people are the heart and soul of the Barossa, and their wines are rarely found elsewhere.
Winemaker Charles Melton and his partner Virginia Weckert have specialised in the production of limited release, premium red wines made from Barossa grapes since 1984. It was in the mid 1980's that Charlie and a small band of Barossa winemakers turned their winemaking efforts to what was then considered a couple of unfashionable varieties, Shiraz and Grenache.
Chateau Dorrien offers an experience not to be missed when you visit the Barossa Valley. Walk through an almost 100-year-old building that still has original concrete wine vats in tact, craft section and Heritage Gallery. A local Barossa Valley artist has lovingly painted in mural form the Settlement of the Barossa Valley and the winemaking technique from the beginning to the present day on seven vats, it is a delight for historians, school groups and general tourists.
Chateau Tanunda, built in 1890 from bluestone quarried at nearby Bethany, is steeped in history. It's an awe-inspiring place to visit, combining historic winery buildings and a stunning cellar door. The building is surrounded by vineyards and beautifully landscaped gardens, a great place to stop and relax while in the valley.
Barossa Vines Cellar Door and Cafe at Krondorf offers fine wines, great coffee, casual dining in a smart cafe environment and beautiful Barossa Valley views. Purchase a glass of wine, a light meal and laze in the sun as the vineyards stretch out before you. You may never want to leave.
Visit Illaparra and indulge in single or flights of fortified wines with especially selected food sensations. Also experience delicious hand-made, fortified Barossa chocolates, fortified jams and jellies, rich fortified fruit cake and fresh coffee.