Food Lover’s Guide to the Barossa Valley

Shaena Engle

Food Lover’s Guide to the Barossa Valley

Everything you need to eat in Australia’s Barossa Valley

Situated an hour away from South Australia’s capital of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley features a variety of restaurants and culinary destinations. Here’s just a sample of some of the delicious dining options.

Barossa Farmers Market

Held in the historic Vintners Shed near Angaston, the Barossa Farmers Market showcases a variety of local products to sample and purchase. Each Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., visitors can taste and buy natural honey; locally-made olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and breads; free range chicken, game, pork, and lamb; and traditional mettwurst.

Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop

Maggie Beer is Australia’s version of Martha Stewart, minus the legal issues.  She is a culinary icon with numerous television cooking shows, books, and a Barossa Valley store full of food products that include verjuice, vinegars, oils, sauces, stocks, fruit pastes, jams, jellies, preserves, teas, ice creams, and wines.

Hentley Farm Restaurant

Set amongst the rolling hills of Seppeltsfield, Hentley Farm’s newly renovated restaurant is housed in a restored stone building overlooking the wineries’ vineyards. The dining room offers guests a choice of tasting options — a four-course du jour menu or the seven-course discovery menu. Chef Lachlan Colwill transforms fresh local ingredients into upscale, modern, dramatic, playful, and eclectic dishes.

FermentAsian

Head to Tanunda to FermentAsian for a taste of modern Southeast Asian cuisine. Located in a stone and brick villa, chef-owner Tuoi Do cooks a variety of delicious Vietnamese dishes while her partner/sommelier Grant Dickson perfectly pairs each course with an outstanding wine. Standout dishes include grilled quail with goji berries, Hanoi spring rolls, pork belly with ginger and orange sauce, and duck curry.

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