One of the best ways to start the day is a Pilates session at Pilates by Kate to get the blood pumping, then stop by the Apex Bakery in Tanunda to grab a loaf of bread still warm from just coming out of the wood fired oven that has not gone out since 1924. Next door is Thorn’s Butchers where you can grab some beautifully smoked rashers of bacon – We are lucky in the Barossa where all of the butchers can smoke their meats so it doesn’t matter where you are, you will always be able to access great quality meats and smallgoods.
I have some friends coming from interstate, so I meet them at Café Nosh in Tanunda for a coffee and homemade chocolate brownies. This is a lovely quirky café nestled in the original chaff mill in Tanunda and their brownies are just delicious.
From there it is quick drive out to Seppeltsfield to spend some time looking through the Jam Factory where hopefully Knife Master, Barry Gardener is plying his wares and then to Vasse Virgin for some Olive retail therapy.
On our way to lunch, we will stop in to Maggie Beers to look at some excellent local produce and then off to Home of the Brave for lunch. Home of the Brave is the home for First Drop Wines and their Mediterranean inspired menu – think grilled Haloumi with lemon and oregano – is the perfect way to enjoy a great lunch and still be able to go out for dinner later!
There are so many picturesque walks in the Barossa that many of the locals have now discovered since we have had a bit of time on our hands, so to walk off lunch I’m going to take my friends for an easy one hour walk in Altona Reserve just outside of Lyndoch. Once we have done this, we will head up to the Steingarten lookout at Rowland Flat for the best view of the Barossa especially as the sun is now setting.
Now that the sun has set we will head in to Tanunda to Z Wine for a relaxing glass of wine and listen to some out Barossa’s great musical talents playing before heading across the road to 1918 Bistro and Grill for dinner. They are open 7 days a week.