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Start At The Top

The northern end of the Barossa has so much to offer but many visitors to the region seem unaware of this.

The easiest way to gain access to the top of the valley is to continue north along the A20 past Gawler and the Gomersal Rd turn off to the Nuriootpa exit or go a little further and begin your wine tasting day at the Wolf Blass Visitor Centre.

From Wolf Blass you have very easy access to the historic village of Light Pass with both Gibson and The Willows Vineyard plus a great heritage attraction at Luhrs Cottage. After this you might feel like a great coffee and there is a fantastic new cafe recently opened in nearby Stockwell, That Little Place.

Moving slightly south to Nuriootpa there are some great winery options including the rich family history of Elderton Wines, take a blending master class at Penfold’s or enjoy tapas at the new First Drop tasting room. As you leave Nuriootpa on Barossa Valley Way there are two more must-visit stops, Kaesler Wines with their recently re-opened restaurant and the small family-run Yelland & Papps. As well as these more established cellar doors there are a number of small boutique producers making great wines that are open by appointment:

As you can see there is a lot of great wineries to visit and you can easily spend your day exploring the northern end of the Barossa. So next time you visit, start at the top!