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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.

Russells Pizza House of Willunga – a fantastic spot to party

russellsRussell Jeavon’s pizza haunt at Willunga has, for some years, been a favourite short trip night out for groups of friends, and family celebrations.  Rustic atmosphere, warm and inviting even on the coldest nights; standing around open fires in winter. Of course, wood fired ovens. Surprise functions catered for. Food is sensational, as you would expect…it just keeps on coming until you are full to the brim. Not only pizzas, great deserts too.

pizzaBYO with corkage. Leave your messages on the walls. Lots of minibus groups of young people every Fri and Sat night – a great place to meet.

See Russells Facebook page here



Minibus to Hahndorf – a heritage treasure

hahndorf inn 1The beautiful town of Hahndorf is just 30 minutes from the city of Adelaide. It was first settled by Lutheran/Prussian immigrants in 1839, and is Australia’s oldest German settlement, the surviving buildings and character replicating the fachwerk architecture of the homeland.

George Fyfe Angas, a pillar of our state’s heritage, was a Newcastle (UK) businessman. He saw the potential of the region and Barossa Valley, working with  Hamburg pastor August Kavel to bring several 250px-George_Fife_Angashundred oppressed Lutheran families to settle here, and was the founder of The South Australian Company, risking his entire family fortunes in loan guarantees to see it established.

Today, Hahndorf sees thousands of tourists every week, the quaint Main St being a half km walk of attractions from home made ice creameries, arts, crafts, and Hahndorf03boutique winery cellar doors to hotel restaurants serving traditional German dishes.

IMG_0419 webNearby is the iconicBeerenberg strawberry farm and jam/condiments factory, and Grumpy’s, a micro brewhaus. hahndorf smallgoodsAnd within a few minutes are several boutique wineries including Hahndorf Hill, The Lane, Johnstons, Bird in Hand, Napenthe, Shaw & Smith and Howards vineyard.

Contact ABRM-Be consumed.tours to create a customised and truly memorable day itinerary for a tour of the Adelaide Hills and Handorf. Or just book us, requesting a minibus to hahndorf,  to take you for a leisurely, relaxing lunch in the delightful part of our state, then a stopover on the way back to Adelaide at the Mount Lofty lookout to take in the panoramas of our city.mt lofty lookout



Outstanding South Australian Wine Region Tours

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Wayne’s week is always a busy one. He runs the family vineyard, markets his wines, does the rep work in the Adelaide restaurant scene, and does some consulting work too, as well as being involved in tourism.  He has now created  ABRM – short for Adelaide Barossa Regional Minibus, along with sub- brands, Be consumed.tours, and Winemaker Tours. Whilst the key target markets are in middle to high end wine tourism, he will be providing a full range of minibus services for groups.

The Be consumed. tours range provides clients with a wonderful tourism experience, delivering on the  magnificent food and wine character/culture of our state, as depicted in the award winning Tourism SA advert – click here to see.. Barossa be consumed. Whilst the ad is focussed on the Barossa Valley, it really is an expose of the character of all wine regions of our state. South Australian wine tours are simply exhilarating!

The wine region tours on offer are like no other, in that they are led by a vigneron and small winemaker, with guests able to choose from a range of itineraries, which can include a visit and lunch in the newly fitted barrel shed or in the natural bush of Roenfeldt Hill vineyard overlooking the Barossa.

Tours of the McLaren Vale, Hills and Clare Valley regions are also part of the business. Charters are welcomed too, whereby clients can run the day, using their  own itinerary.

Winemaker tours final 150dpi webThe Winemaker Tours is a service aimed at VIP groups….wine clubs, trade, restaurants, hotels etc and those who are seeking customised days in the wine regions, and meetings with the winemakers.

See our website for more info www.abrm.net.au

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