Gastronomy in the Barossa: RACS Post-Congress Tour

5 - 7 May 2023
  • Cultural Tours

About the tour

The beautiful Barossa Valley an internationally-acclaimed wine region with a distinctive culture of delicious local cuisine. This relaxing and indulgent tour takes you into the heart of the Barossa and into some of its most famous wineries and food experiences.

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Itinerary at a glance

  • Day 1: Adelaide / Barossa (Fri, 5 May) Depart Adelaide after the RACS Annual Scientific Congress. Sit back and relax as you drive through historic parts of the city and into the Barossa, learning some fascinating history about the areas you pass through from your driver guide. Check into Novotel Barossa Valley Resort. Enjoy a cellar door wine tasting of local wines, followed by dinner with wine at the excellent Cellar Kitchen.
  • Day 2: Barossa (Sat, 6 May) Transfer to the Cultured Cheese School for a morning's cheese making workshop. The class includes a Barossa morning tea, around the world cheese platter and a tasting of Atze's Corner award winning wines. You will also be able to take home your own homemade halloumi. (NB: the workshop has a participant limit, so this is available on a first-come first-served basis. If it becomes overbooked, participants can take a tasting and tour at Seppeltsfield Wines.) Return to the hotel and at leisure.

    Drive to Chateau Tanunda, stopping at the Mengler Hill Lookout and Barossa Sculpture Park en route. Walk through the estate with a glass of wine and hear about its fascinating history and vision for its future. Visit the cellar door and make your way up to the Long Room for a tasting of 6 wines, including 50-year-old vine shiraz and cabernet sauvignon. Enjoy activities including petanque and croquet before a relaxed spit roast dinner (self-serve buffet style) with wine.
  • Day 3: Barossa (Sun, 7 May) Check out of the hotel and depart for Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop. Hear a brief introductory talk on the history of the property and Maggie’s culinary career in the exclusive studio kitchen with a $10 gift card to spend on products, wine, gin or cider in store.Return to Adelaide, stopping at the historic Herbig Tree en route, and drop off at various points.

Tour cost

The cost of the tour is $1,650 per person sharing. The cost of the tour with a room to yourself is $2,014.

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