We recently went on a Barossa Valley Wine Tour and visited Yalumba.  This 150-year-old family-owned Barossa Valley winery has a pleasant  inviting atmosphere and the staff are very friendly and accommodating.  We had the pleasure of tasting and learning about the premium wines on offer from the Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Clare. The majority of their wines we tasted were from the Barossa Valley. We asked many questions relating to all aspects of the winemaking process and ” Lisa ” our wine tasting host was able to answer all in an easy to understand way. Two other staff members were on that day and they also came over and introduced themselves ” Lisa ” and ” Tracey ” they also gave us a good feeling of a warm and welcoming cellar door.

One red wine stood out in particular for our group. The Hand Picked Eden Valley 2012 Shiraz / Viognier. This wine had a beautiful full shiraz taste and tasted great on the pallet and when you swallowed it had the feeling of sliding down gently while still smooth and silky. It was a delight and had the whole group nodding their heads in agreement. The cost was $33.95 per bottle.

By the time we had finished our tastings and we realised how many of the Yalumba range we  liked’ we ended up buying  at least a dozen bottles of different reds and a few whites. The prices for the wines at the cellar door were extremely good and the range of great wines for under $30.00 was probably the best in the Barossa Valley.

Yalumba has beautiful manicured lawns and gardens where you can wonder through and appreciate the architecture  from the 1800’s.

The Wine Tasting Room was once Yalumba’s Brandy Bond store and the floor has wooden floor boards from the old Port Adelaide wool warehouses. The walls are adorned with family history photos and works of art.

Yalumba offer an extensive range of wine styles from their popular white wine ” Viognier” with grapes from the Eden Valley to the Barossa’s old vine Shiraz and Grenache. They have wines, not just from the Barossa Valley but from other wine growing regions such as the Adelaide Hills and the Coonawarra in the Limestone Coast.

The experience at Yalumba Wines  is one not to be missed while you are travelling in the Barossa Valley.

My next blog will be on a wine tour in McLaren Vale.

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