Luxury Barossa Accommodation

A warm welcome from Tina & Evan Gobell

Tina and Evan serving wine at a local Vintage Festival event

Welcome to Stonewell Cottages & Vineyards, our luxury barossa accommodation retreat, located in the beautiful Barossa Valley, South Australia. Stonewell is our small slice of heaven in the Barossa Valley, one of the world’s most prestigious wine producing regions.

At Stonewell, we offer guests’ a small slice of heaven, and the opportunity to relax and unwind on our 103 acre vineyard property located in one of the world’s most prestigious wine producing regions.

Established in 1987, Stonewell Cottages was one of the first purpose built self-contained barossa bed and breakfast vineyard accommodation properties in the Barossa Valley and has developed a long standing reputation for it’s high standard of accommodation and idyllic location.

By undertaking frequent upgrades and developments, and listening to the feedback from our guests, we aim to not only meet, but exceed our guests’ expectations. Stonewell Cottages is a member of the South Australian Tourism Industry Council, and is a Tourism Accredited business.

Our place is your place

We are part of the Barossa Valley, we live, work and play here, and we love to share our insider knowledge. There’s always something interesting happening, no matter what time of the year you choose to visit. Check out our Top Ten Must do list for our personal recommendations of places we know and love. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful part of the world and sharing our vineyard accommodation retreat with you. 

We encourage you to make Stonewell your place in the Barossa.

Tina and Evan relaxing with a glass of wine in front of the Hideaway

Our story

After living in Adelaide and Melbourne, Tina and Evan made a ‘tree change’ to the Barossa Valley eight years ago, deciding that climbing the corporate ladder was no longer what made them happy! Having both travelled extensively overseas, we know the importance of good quality accommodation with great service. We also know what it’s like to be stressed out by our jobs and how important it is to take time out from the daily grind, to find a place where you can wind down, recharge and return home revitalised.

Tina, an experienced high school language teacher and travel consultant, now uses her German to greet guests from Germany and her travel industry skills to ensure your stay is a memorable one, by providing a smooth and easy booking process and comprehensive advice of things to see and do. Ask for her tips on making the Barossa your base and discovering other nearby regions during your stay. She is also a wealth of knowledge about the many other great experiences South Australia has to offer, that you can combine before or after your stay in the Barossa.

Tina is actively involved in regional tourism and has been a board member of Tourism Barossa Incorporated, and enthusiastically gives her time to work on the development and promotion of the Barossa Valley. In addition, Tina has been a long standing board member of the SA divison of Hosted Accommodation Australia, which works to provide support to small accommodation providers and build industry standards.

Evan, a mechanical engineer by profession and a  former manager in the automotive industry, ‘retired’  three years ago and re-invented himself as a vigneron and farmer. He now uses his extensive mechanical skills for designing and building vineyard machinery to make the processes more efficient and sustainable.

Evan has recently been involved in the Barossa Grape & Wine ‘Next Crop’ program which provides grape growers industry training and development and networking opportunities. Evan is also part of the Barossa Grape & Wine Technical Advisory Group.

Evan enjoys providing guests with a first hand insight into what’s happening seasonally in the vineyard.  During your stay catch up with Evan; you’ll see him coming and going as he tends to the non-stop work in the vineyard. Learn what’s involved with growing the grapes that make your favourite wine.

Evan and Tina enjoy being part of the local community and are actively involved in the Seppeltsfield Road Business Alliance where like-minded wineries, restaurants and accommodation businesses all work together to promote the beautiful area of Western Barossa. The photo is of Evan and Tina having fun serving wine at the biannual Barossa Vintage Festival opening event, ‘Carneval’ of which the Alliance is the major sponsor.

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