50% discount Barossa tour voucher for 10 people

DSCF0144 compThis is your chance to secure at a truly great price, one of our a fabulous Barossa tour personally hosted by a local vigneron and  winemaker.

10 people will receive the discount vouchers, which can be used on any tour where seats are available, in 2014/15

Your pickup point can be from Adelaide hotels/accommodation, or in the Barossa.

The day will include free tastings of wines at up to six cellar doors, which could include the delightful Rockford Wines, Seppeltsfield, Yelland & Papps, Eldertons, Henschke’s (home of Hill of Grace),  Yalumba, Kalleske Wines, Whistler Wines, the magnificent Jacobs Creek visitors centre, as well as a stopover at Maggie Beers.

Terms:

The winners names will be drawn from a hat, filled with correctly completed entries on June 30th 2014.

A pickup point in or near the city of Adelaide will be communicated to the winners.

You must have clicked on this posting and replied, using the contact form below. You can contribute to the day’s itinerary by providing your favourite Barossa cellar door to visit, in the form.

You must insert in the Comments box of the reply form… “I wish to participate in the competition to win a 50% discount voucher for a Be consumed. tour of the Barossa with Adelaide Barossa Regional Minibus”

Winners will be advised by e-mail on 3rd July 2014

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Kate’s Hens Day Out by Lozza

kate jpeg croppedThe other bridesmaids and I decided to organise a hens day out for the bride-to-be instead of the traditional hens party. It turned out a wonderful day thanks to Wayne’s recommendations and his bus tour. Prior to the day, he discussed our preferences and spoke highly of a number of locations worth visiting. Glad we did this, as each location was truly amazing.

Our day began on-time with a departure from home (Mount Crawford) after the traditional hen’s games and lunch.  Wayne had decorated his luxury minibus for us and had some sashes available. Our first stopover was a wonderful place called TeAro Wines of Williamstown, where the wine makers  hosted us, serving a divine Pinot Gri white drop with the Barossa platter we had pre-ordered. We then visited the beautiful cellar door of Moorooroo Park and walked the gorgeous garden, located on the banks of Jacob’s Creek. Then it was a visit to the delightful Rockford Wines and then  Maggie Beers for afternoon tea. An amazing drive through some of the oldest vineyards established in the Barossa region on the way too before  heading home for a roast dinner with the hen’s folks.

Our day was simply fantastic! Highly recommended!

A rustic, Be consumed style gourmet lunch in the Barossa

Guests choosing our tours are able to enjoy a rustic, Be consumed style gourmet lunch in the Barossa. Our Roenfeldt Hill wines barrel shed is set up with a kitchen where host Wayne dons his chef’s apron and cooks up a storm!

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Typically on the menu:

En- route, mid morning snack

Barossa platter of local metwurst, cheeses, olives, sun dried tomatoes, snow peas, fig or other in-season fruit

Gourmet BBQ lunch includes….

– Poppy seeded scroll bread from Linke’s bakery with rich natural butter

– Oversized black pepper kebabs. Selected Barossa porterhouse steak, onion, green pepper, red pepper, mushroom, baby tomato, seasoned with black pepper and sea salt.

– Crispy roasted pork hock

– English pork sausage, marinated in crushed ginger,  garlic and other home grown herbs.

– Roasted sweet potato, infused with butter and Kurianda pear chutney

–  Roasted corn cobs with gently steamed long broccoli and carrots, golden squash (in season)

Sweets

Home made bread and butter pudding, with sultanas and figs or other in- season fruits, baked for 2 hours. Served with fresh cream or our own macadamia, honey and caramel ice cream. Or, a baked Granny Smith apple, its removed core stuffed with rains, dates, coconut and cinnamon, with a generous scoop of our home made ice cream.

Wines

Choose from a glass of our Roenfeldt Hill Alinta rose, or our Gold Medal ZSGM          Tea/Coffeewaynes iphone 157

 

 

 

ROLLING STONES CONCERT – U2 MIXUP OR THE GROUNDS NOT READY?

ROLLING STONES CONCERT – U2 MIXUP OR THE GROUNDS NOT READY?

DSCF0123 compSat 23rd March.  It was going to be a long wait for these Sydney girls to see their Rolling stones heroes.  But they and a tourism operator have been hurriedly exited from the new Adelaide Oval by a burley security officer.  The three, one a tour leader from a local wine and sightseeing tourism business, had heard that the cancellation of the Rolling Stones concert was actually because of a mix up of dates with U2 by the promoters. Another rumour was that the venue was still unfinished and unable to cope with the 50,000 honky tonk music fans.

After visiting some of the start me up bars prevalent in the festival city, they wanted to see the venue, and whilst looking over the massive structures from the nearby Montefiore Hill, they were intrigued by loud U2 music coming from the western stands. A long walk to the southern entrance would take them past a little red rooster, some massive Morton Bay figs, but not a Joshua tree. Of course there would be no Mick, but a glimpse of Bono would have made their day, so the inquisitive three entered through a small open gate to the grounds on what supposed to be the eve of the largest gig for the Rolling Stones in the southern hemisphere. It soon became apparent to them that they were not supposed to see what was going on inside….nothing! Not even a tradesman painting it black, when there seemed to be so much still to be done. An angry security officer patrolling the vacant stands, rushed to usher them out of the grounds, obviously embarrassed that the gate had been left open.

“Its only rock and roll, but we like it. We have travelled from Sydney to this event, and could get no satisfaction or emotional rescue” the girls said. “But we will be back in October if it is rescheduled for then. We are really looking forward to that, and time is on our side” they added. “And we will be doing another fantastic tour of the Barossa with Be consumed. tours. Enjoying the top South Australian wine regions with a real winemaker is a fantastic experience”

 

Blimey, the UK lads had a fab Barossa Valley tour

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Five UK lads, one a Melbourne resident decided to book a gold level Be consumed. Barossa Valley tour.

The first stop was Henschke’s Wines of Eden Valley where they were able to meet Stephen Henschke in his vintage winemaking attire, and were photographed with him holding a bottle of their famous Hill of Grace shiraz….amazing! Then it it was a full range tasting of wines at Yalumba, the boys buying some wines they said they would never have found at Dan Murphy’s. Barossa Cheese Co was next, where one of the lads showed his expertise, presently working in a cheese store in the UK.

The lovely Kirrilee,  owner of Taste Eden Valley of Angaston, went through more than 8 wines in their range, the lads loving the Eden Valley Rieslings.

IMG_0884 IMG_0903 IMG_0889 IMG_0892It was time for a gourmet BBQ lunch at Wayne’s Roenfeldt Hill vineyard. Scrumptious Apex Bakery crusty bread with a local metwurst,  olives and cheese, before an oversized black pepper kebab, loaded with juicy steak and vegetables. For sweets they loved the home made honey caramel and macadamia ice cream with fresh home grown figs, lightly poached. Of course, a bottle of the Roenfeldt Hill gold medal ZSGM washed it all down, the boys saying it was by far the best wine of the day.

A tasting at Seppeltsfield, then Kalleskes and finally, Torbreck Wines wrapped up the day, but not before getting some photos by the oldest commercial vines in the world, at Langmeil. “Blimey, we will definitely be back with our friends!” they said.