It was Marijke’s birthday. A great Barossa Valley tour was on the menu, with Be consumed tours. A local produce platter en route along with a tasting of Wayne’s Alinta rose. Then visits to … the Whispering Wall, the delightful Moorooroo Park vineyard cellar door (Jacob’s Creek Resort), a private tasting at Rockford Wines (thanks Joe), Jacob’s Creek Visitors centre, a visit to Maggie Beer’s farm, Roenfeldt Hill vineyard and a private tasting in the glorious Murray Street vineyards function hall at Greenock, with a long table gourmet lunch at the Roenfeldt Hill barrel shed. Drum fire roaring as the afternoon became misty. Group enjoyed the unique corkscrew vine presentation and vine to wine insights. This has to be the best wine region experience in Australia, truly delivering on the Be consumed promise of the Barossa. How good was that!
Some visiting Japanese medical professionals loved the Barossa Valley tour for internationals this week. They were awestruck with the beauty of the Barossa. The kangaroos of the Sandy Creek conservation park were still sleepy on this cool, foggy and misty morning, as it made way for a sunny afternoon. The day started with a cruise of the amazing Whispering Wall, Lyndoch’s Chateau Yaldara and some photos and fun in the giant hollow gums of Bethany Reserve, between tastings at McGuigan Wines, Kellermeister and Rockfords. A coffee was enjoyed at the Jacobs Creek Visitors Centre, after our on-board local produce and antipasto platter. Then an open fire welcomed us at Yalumba, whilst tasting some their rarely on-taste wines, took them into lunch at Roenfeldt Hill, where Wayne cooked up his favourite dishes. A drum fire kept them warm whilst overlooking the Barossa from his barrel shed. They could have just whiled away the rest of the day there, but he had other plans. A further tasting at the delightful, new cellar door of Kalleske Wines at Greenock wrapped up the afternoon but not before he taken them on a twilight walk-around of the iconic Seppeltsfield. A nap on the way home was always on the agenda, as the luxury Toyota cruised back to Adelaide via the Max Fatchen Expressway. “We had such a wonderful day on this Barossa Valley tour, never before having experienced such beautiful scenery. And the combined lunch at Roenfeldt Hill, tasting of wines still fermenting in barrels, and Wayne’s winemaking processes illumination, was an experience we will recommend to all”
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!
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)
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.