What a great company to tour with. Booked with tour Barossa online and followed up with a call to see if they could include a visit to maggie beers farm in the itinerary. The visit was not guaranteed but you definitely enhance your chances if you go mid week and NOT during the school holidays. As it turned out we were 2 of 4 people on the tour and happily the other 2 were as keen as we were to get to the farm.
Kerry was our tour guide. A Barossa local so she was full of really interesting insights and facts about the area. We were able to stop at smaller, boutique wineries rather than the larger more "commercial" ones. And she threw in a visit the whispering wall which was definitely a bonus.
All in all a great day, friendly people, wonderful wine and produce, comfortable van with plenty of room for your purchases although I would recommend paying to have your purchases shipped home if you can. The goods arrive safely and it is nice to get "surprise" packages a day or two after you get back.
Lunch was included - a nice rustic style platter with cold meats, breads, relishes etc which we washed down with a wine of course ; )
Although not strictly an adults only tour I would not really recommend taking young children with you. Here really isn't enough to to keep them occupied at the wineries and I think they would just get bored.
Accommodation in Tanunda, Barossa Valley.
A grand Barossa Home comprising 4 self contained suites beautifully furnished. Barossa Dreams can cater for up to 18 guests and the complete home opened up for family groups or groups of friends.
Barossa Valley Apartments
4 luxury apartments located in Tanunda in the beautiful Barossa Valley. Australia's premier wine region. Every apartment has two bedrooms each with a ensuite bathroom, one with a spa and one with a double shower.
Treasured Memories Cottage
Treasured Memories Cottage features WOOD FIRE, SPA, PLASMA TV, fully equipped kitchen, laundry, BBQ, TV, dvd and CD. Located next door to Memory Lane and opposite A Secret Treasure so we can accommodate up to 20 people or 3 families.
Features four poster canopy beds, WOOD FIRE, SPA, PLASMA TV, fully equipped kitchen, laundry, BBQ, TV, dvd and CD. Located next door to Treasured Memories Cottage and opposite A Secret Treasure so we can accommodate up to 20 people or 3 families.
A Secret Treasure
Is a luxury 2 storey, 4 bedroom property comprising 2 bathrooms (one with a spa) cosy combustion wood fire and reverse cycle aircondtioning. Perfect for groups and families of up to ten or still ideal for a couple.
A Secret Garden
Modern studio style accommodation right in the heart of the Barossa Valley, Tanunda. Relax in your spa, read a book in the courtyard or take a stroll to the local shops, restaurants, wineries or cafes.
2 queen bed. Capturing all the charm of a bygone era, you will still enjoy the modern day comforts of spa bath, Plasma TV, DVD and electric BBQ while both large bedrooms which make for an ideal stay for up to four people.