28 Nov Five things in five minutes
Once you arrive at Barossa Shiraz Estate you’ll probably find it hard to leave. However, if you’re keen to get out and explore the Barossa, without venturing far from your base, we suggest checking out the following attractions all within a five-minute drive of the Estate.
Focusing on fresh, regional and sustainable produce, the restaurant at Lyndoch Hill is the ideal spot for a special dinner during your stay. We love the ‘Trust the Chef’ option – a degustation menu that showcases the best of the region with matching wines. Lyndoch Hill also offers happy hour drinks Monday to Saturday from 4.30pm to 6pm – choose from one of their 40-plus gins at the Gin Bar and grab a spot on the Terrace overlooking the Rose Garden.
Take a self-guided stroll through row upon row of lavender and stock up on lavender-inspired products at this award-winning, gorgeous smelling farm. Spoil yourself with some goodies from their body care range which includes hand lotion, bath salts and massage oils, or buy some lavender-infused gourmet food items to take home – think lavender vinegar, tea, and mustard. There’s also a café where you can try a Lyndoch Lavender Farm Platter, lavender scones and lavender ice-cream.
Find a spot on Kellermeister’s sprawling lawns, or wide veranda, and take in the stunning views of the Barossa Ranges while sampling their award-winning wines. They also do great Barossa Produce Platters and make their own pear and apple cider. This is a good spot for families, with plenty of room for the kids and outdoor games to play. If the weather’s cool, head inside the mud-brick cellar door and pull up a seat by the fire.
They strive to be the friendliest cellar door in the Barossa and we certainly think they’re on the right track. Offering plenty of character, the cellar door serves a wide range of wines and sells home-grown produce and gifts. Kies Family Wines is also home to The Monkey Nut Café, which serves regional platters, light meals and breakfast daily from 9.30am. It’s named after the Monkey Nut Tree – a pine nut tree that marks the highest point on the Barossa Ranges.
After all that wine tasting and eating you’ll be needing some exercise, so head back to Barossa Shiraz Estate, hire one of our bikes, and take the ten-kilometre return trip to Sandy Creek. You’ll pass vineyards, farmland and the Sandy Creek Conservation Park.