Art, Culture, History
Throughout the Barossa’s towns you’ll find art galleries, studios and craft outlets and historic walking trails. Galleries and studios offer the chance to visit local artisans at work, partake in workshops or purchase a special memento of your visit to the Barossa. In August each year, a number of wineries throughout the region exhibit works as part of the South Australian Living Arts Festival. There are great ‘living’ history experiences that will get you out and about exploring the region and learning at the same time! Visit the village of Seppeltsfield for a tour of one of the oldest Barossa wineries. The historic towns of Tanunda and Angaston and the village of Bethany all have interesting heritage trails to follow.
Seppeltsfield Estate Heritage Tour
One of the oldest Barossa Wineries established in 1851, Seppeltsfield Estate is a heritage listed South Australian icon. This is a must for every visitor to the Barossa to gain an insight into Barossa’s wine history. “The most historic winery and greatest showpiece in the Barossa Valley” – James Halliday
Daily Heritage Tour
Daily at 11.30am and 3.30pm.
Duration: 45 minutes
Fortified and Canape Tasting Experience
Weekdays only 10.30am – 4.00pm
Duration: at your own pace
Taste your Birth Year
Daily at 2.30pm
Duration: 30 minutes
Other tours available. Visit the Seppeltsfield website for full details about the range of tour experiences available, inclusions and prices. Book via email or call cellar door to make your tour booking.
To book a tour or special tasting:
P 08 8568 6217
730 Seppeltsfield Road, Seppeltsfield
Open 7 Days 10.30am—5pm
Closed New Years Day, Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Barossa Regional Gallery
The Barossa Regional Gallery in Tanunda is a community run art space for works by local Barossa artists and also displays regularly changing temporary and touring exhibitions of paintings and sculptures. Permanent features include the Barossa Vintage Festival collection and the Soldiers Memorial Gallery. Other permanent features include the Long Gallery, dedicated to work by local artists, and the Hill and Son Grand Organ restoration project. Workshops, candlelight concerts and live music evenings are also periodically held at the gallery. The image displayed here is “In the Clouds”, by Marnie Walk and is on display in the Gallery. Marine is a local girl who grew up in Stonewell, and now a highly acclaimed artist.
Tanunda Soldiers Memorial Hall
3 Basedow Road, Tanunda
P 08 85 63 0849
>> Click here for information on SALA Exhibitions throughout the Barossa in August.
Salon Rouge Gallery
Based in Kapunda, Jacqueline Coates is well known for her large canvas floral paintings. Jacqueline’s love of natural beauty, gardens and grandeur is reflected in her floral paintings specialising in roses, and her oil paintings of still lifes and landscapes, many of the beautiful farming landscapes of the Barossa and the fresh local fruit and vegetables. She frequently paints at the Barossa Farmer’s Market on Saturdays. The gallery offers works for sale and Jacqueline also offers painting workshops where you can learn to paint your own beautiful floral or landscape canvases.
19 Carrington Street, Kapunda
P 0412 587 438
Tanunda Heritage Trail
Follow the markers on the 2.5km trail through Tanunda. Historic photos and tales of the early days of the Barossa offer a rare insight into a unique part of Australia. There are six markers in total and there are lots of opportunities to visit cafés, galleries and other shops along the journey.
Heritage Walk of Angaston
Angaston has well-preserved old buildings, huge street trees, pastoral views and a delightful shopping area. It is the centre of rich viticulture, horticulture and small-scale mining activities. The town is home to internationally recognised brands including Angas Park, Saltram and Yalumba. This tour is an opportunity to enjoy a village where the heritage and traditions are valued and respected.
Historic Walk of Bethany
Bethany was the first village established in the Barossa, settled in 1842 by 28 families who emigrated from Prussia (now Poland). It continues to be a close-knit community centred around its church, grapegrowing and winemaking. There are 22 locations of interest along a 5km return walk.
>> Brochures for the individual town trails are available from the Barossa Visitor Information Centre.