When you next venture to Seppeltsfield Road in the world-famous Barossa Valley, you’ll discover that this picturesque trail is not just for wine boffins – it is also a haven for lovers of great food.
Serving up world-class, fine dining options, alongside intimate, casual eateries, a vast array of locally grown produce and sumptuous cellar door platters, Seppeltsfield Road caters for every taste, timetable and budget.
Also on the menu is the opportunity to soak up the stunning tapestry of the surrounding vineyards while you eat, creating a true feast for all of the senses.
We encourage you to keep this guide handy to savour all of the unique tastes that Seppeltsfield Road has to offer.
Choose your own gastronomic adventure at Seppeltsfield Road Distillers
When you next wander in to Seppeltsfield Road Distillers, be tempted by their pantry – selecting exactly what and how much you wish to eat.
With a mixture of local produce and a dash of international, there’s always something enticing, and we doubt you’ll stop at just one serving!
Open 7 days a week, your unique platter will make the perfect accompaniment as you enjoy sipping your way through their acclaimed gin range.
If you fancy an in-depth tasting and private distillery tour with a gin in hand, speak to the fun staff about ‘Getting to know you’, where you can be guided through the finer points of the gin making process.
Graze the globe with Two Hands Wines
The grazing platters available on weekdays at Two Hands Wines are beautifully crafted Jam Factory Platters. Designed to share, you will want to spend considerable time savouring each handpicked, exquisite element.
You will get lost in the complexity and variety of tastes on offer.
From the Isabella Comte PDO – a semi-hard French cows-milk cheese sourced from Burgundy in France – to the sheep’s milk Manchego, aged for over 12 months in La Mancha, Spain.
The Jamón ibérico provides the deeply intense flavours of free-range Iberian black pigs who graze freely on grass and acorns.
Then there are the famed Spanish anchovies from the Ortiz family, who have fished for five generations off the Spanish Basque coast.
Or local Torzi Matthews Olives and dried Muscatels, teamed with Barossa Bark- a locally made, hand-cut lavosh style crispbread that is so aptly named after the shards of bark that fold from the blue gums that dot the local landscape.
Experience lavish paddock to plate dining at Hentley Farm
To truly immerse yourself in the vineyards, wines, farms and rich Barossan food culture, make a reservation at Hentley Farm.
You can luxuriate in 4 courses over lunch or indulge in the full menu experience of approximately 7 courses at lunch or dinner. Available to be paired with the perfect wines from the Hentley Farm portfolio.
Originally built in the 1880s, the meticulously restored stables at Hentley Farm now house the contemporary dining room. This provides the perfect setting to savour the unique tastes of the two sumptuous set menu options.
Head chef Lachlan Colwill creates his menus according to what is fresh, in abundance and of the highest quality – which is why they work as a surprise on the day.
The restaurant has a strong focus on locally foraged produce. This includes ingredients growing wild across Hentley Farm’s 150 acres, as well as fruit, vegetables and herbs that are harvested from their own garden beds and orchard.
Make yourself at home at Tscharke’s Place
As a guest at Tscharke’s Place, you are invited to join a tasting journey, exploring emerging Mediterranean varieties and Barossa regional classics all whilst learning a little about Tscharke’s passion for sustainable viticultural practises.
There is sure to be a story or two told of the Tscharke family’s 150-year history within the township of Marananga and Barossa surrounds.
As you meander your way through the range, Tscharke can also offer you an appetising cheese plate with a local Barossa Valley Cheese (La Dame), seasonal fruit and crackers.
To make it even more special, your tasty morsels will be served on Eva Tscharke’s stoneware that is lovingly handcrafted on site.
An abundance of tastes to savour at Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop
The team at Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop would love to take you through their range of wine, cider and gin, that is so close to their heart.
On offer is the wine produced by Pheasant Farm & Beer Brother’s own labels, Maggie’s well-guarded Pear & Apple Cider recipe and the gin produced from scratch on site by the Durand Distillery Team.
You can enjoy a glass or a bottle with the right accompaniment – whether you are in the mood for a cheese board, spiced & roasted almonds or roasted olives.
Of course, no visit to the Farm Shop is complete without taking the chance to wander and relish the opportunity to try just about every item in Maggie Beer’s regular and exclusive range, as it is the only place in Australia you can!
Enjoy a platter feast with a view at Hewsitson
Sweeping vineyard views from the various decks of Hewitson winery provide the perfect place to experience their exclusive, award-winning wines.
Make an afternoon of it by choosing your own platter to graze from. Create the perfect combination of cheese, pâté and olives to enjoy in the relaxed and intimate space that is the cellar door.
While you are there, you might also strike up a conversation with the cellar door staff about how Hewitson can lay claim to sourcing fruit from some of the oldest Mourvèdre vines in the world, with the Old Garden vineyard dating back to 1853.
Not just Vasse Virgin’s skincare range that is good enough to eat!
Situated in the iconic Seppeltsfield Estate, Vasse Virgin are celebrated for their range of raw soap bars, which are hand crafted using a traditional cold process method. Using Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil and only the finest quality natural ingredients, Vasse Virgin has produced luxurious products that your body will savour.
Their delicious, gourmet food range is also available for tasting daily.
You can browse through their estate’s own Extra Virgin Olive Oils, pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oils, olives, marinated olives, and a wide range of gourmet condiments all designed to showcase and compliment the olive. These are freshly made by Vasse Virgin’s own Chef without the use of preservatives, artificial flavourings or colourings.
If you need inspiration on how to create something simply scrumptious for dinner, head to their website for unique recipes straight from the Vasse Virgin kitchen.
While away the afternoon at Fino @ Seppeltsfield
Located in the heart of Seppeltsfield Estate, Fino shares the original 1900’s bottling hall with Seppeltsfield’s cellar door.
In this contemporary, informal and welcoming setting, quality, freshness, simplicity and provenance drive the regional shared menu, to shine a spotlight on the best that South Australia has to offer.
Whether you are looking for a light meal or have the time to luxuriate in a long lunch, you can visit Fino any day and select your choice of 3, 5 or 6 shared plates, all available with wine pairing. You can also make a dinner reservation on Friday and Saturday night.
Or, perhaps you would rather settle in to savour the tastes of the brand new Afternoon menu. Gorgeous small dishes can be matched by some of the best Seppeltsfield Road has to offer – including Seppeltsfield Road Distillers and Barossa Cider Co.
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Offering stunning views amongst vineyards rich in history, this foodie heaven is located an easy one hour drive from Adelaide on the Barossa’s historic palm-lined Seppeltsfield Road.
So when you next visit the Barossa Valley for a romantic weekend, relaxing escape or family getaway – we hope you make the time to delight in the assortment of local produce.
Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram with #seppeltsfieldroad. We love seeing what made your time on Seppeltsfield Road positively delectable.