Link and Recommendations

At the heart of all things food and wine at Abbotsford, is an undying belief in the quality of Barossa wines and produce. It’s at the heart of the Barossa experience. The Barossa has a well earned international reputation for its wines, regarded by some as Australia’s greatest
wine region and amongst the greatest in the world. But little is known by many of its genuine food culture, formed from its Mediterranean climate, the ‘German’ and British descendancy of it’s settlers. So no matter the economic ebbs and flows of the Barossa wine industry, Barossans eat well and so will you at Abbotsford.


Abbotsford Barossa Cellar

When you live in the world’s favourite Australian wine region, home to more than 700 grape growers, some 150 wine producers, 74 cellar doors and over 200 wine labels, wine is very much our lingua franca.

Whilst the region, particularly the Valley floor, is renown for its big Shiraz and crisp Semillon wines and nearby Eden Valley for it’s quartz Rieslings, little is known about the many winemakers who produce world beating wines with the other varieties we seem to effortlessly produce across the Barossa.

But you don’t have to venture far from our big, shady verandahs to enjoy great wine. Abbotsford’s extensive cellar is available to guests.

If it’s a food and wine adventure you seek, we are delighted to share with our guests, expert and novice alike, our knowledge of the region and prepare personalised itineraries of the region that include tasting and dining options.

Our Knowledge

A source of great pride and enjoyment to us is our ability to share our knowledge of the Barossa’s food, wine and history. Our ‘Barossa knowledge’ is based not simply on living in our region but on our many contacts, built up over many years.

So whether it’s a one day or one week food and wine itinerary, a personal introduction to a particular winery for a private tasting, mapping out a nature walk, arranging a hot air balloon ride or a specialist tour guide to glide you around the Barossa in style, we would be delighted to help you.

Sharing the secrets of the Barossa to our guests is our passion.

Barossa Dining

The Barossa Valley maybe well known internationally for its fine wines,
however, it also enjoys many great restaurants and eateries.


Seppeltsfield Road, Marananga PH: (08) 8562 4144

One of Australia’s top regional restaurants focusing on regional produce and an award winning cellar to match. Open 7 nights.


90 Murray Street, Tanunda PH: (08) 8562 4144

Twice voted one of Australia’s hot 50 restaurants focusing on South East Asian cuisine and a super, quirky wine list.
Lunch: Thursday to Sunday 12pm till 2.30pm Dinner: Wednesday to Saturday 6.00pm till 9.30pm.

Hentley Farm

Cnr Gerald Roberts Road and Jenke Roads, Seppeltsfield PH: (08) 8562 8427

On the seriously hot list of Australian restaurants for 2013. Watch this place over the next 12 months clean up! Lunch: Thursday – Sunday and Dinner: Saturday only.


Corner Barossa Valley Way and Sunnydale Ave, Gawler East PH: (08) 8523 5588

A favourite dining spot for many in the Barossa wine and food industry. Open Wednesday – Saturday, Lunch from 12 Noon Tapas, Dinner from 6PM Tapas, Wood fired pizza. Open Sunday from 12 Noon Tapas, Wood fired pizza.

The Lord Lyndoch

Barossa Valley Way, Lyndoch PH: (08) 8524 5440

With a choice for everyone, the Lord Lyndoch is a cafe, bistro and popular steakhouse serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Open Mon-Fri 10am-late. Sat, Sun & Public Holidays 9:30am-late.

Charles Melton Wines

Krondorf Road, Tanunda PH: (08) 85633606

Fantastic regional lunches served on the cellar door verandah Open 7 days 10am – 4pm.

1918 Bistro & Grill

94 Murray Street, Tanunda PH: (08) 8563 0405

An institution within the Barossa. Rub shoulders amongst the great and the good of the Barossa’s wine making fraternity. Open 7 days for lunch and dinner.

Vintners Bar & Grill

Nuriootpa Road, Angaston PH: (08) 8564 2488

Another institution amongst the Barossa winemakers and negociants. Open for lunch 7 days and dinner from Monday to Saturday.

Artisans of the Barossa

Cnr Magnolia and Light Pass Road PH: (08) 8563 3935

A terrific co-operative cellar door with a mix of wisehead and young turk winemakers, great valley views and the regionally focused food from the food luddite himself, Mark McNamara.

Dining at Abbotsford

Whilst the Barossa has many great places to dine, from flash pub grub to some of Australia’s finest regional restaurants, some of our guests prefer to dine at Abbotsford.

Dining at Abbotsford focuses on presenting regional produce at its very best, along with matched premium or super premium Barossa wines. Our produce is sourced from local Barossa producers, often from the Barossa Farmers Market or from their farms direct. Producers such as Barossa Farm Produce and Hutton Vale are our major suppliers of pork and lamb respectively.

Please note: Dining is available for groups of 10 guests who have booked direct and are staying two or more nights.

Barossa Food Producers

The Barossa people love their food, and they love their Barossa food producers. Is it any wonder that we make use of this wonderful produce in our dining room. What is not sourced directly from our own farm or other local producers, is often sourced from the Barossa Farmers Market.

Whilst the Barossa can produce just about everything, it is surrounded by other regions that grow world class produce that the Barossa can’t. Berry fruits and orchards abound the Adelaide Hills, citrus from the Riverland and wonderful vegetables from the Adelaide Plains. We are indeed, blessed in the Barossa!

Whilst our menus are seasonally and regionally driven, and respect the efforts of our regional suppliers, it’s simple in execution. It’s about flavour, at the end of the day, not about technique.


The Barossa Farmers Market

The Barossa Farmers Market is based in Angaston & is open every Saturday from 7.30am to 11.30am.

Happily located undercover in the Vintners Sheds, at the corner of Stockwell and Nuriootpa roads, Angaston, which means you can shop in comfort come rain, hail or searing heat! Toilet facilities on site & disabled parking at the front of the shed.

Open every single Saturday morning of the year & on special occasions we hold twilight markets so you can stock up on goodies for Christmas or Easter.

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