- Adelaide 19 – 26 January 2014
Bupa Stage 4 - Modbury to Tanunda
Interested in cycling? Keen on finding out what there is to see, do and experience across each stage of the Santos Tour Down Under? World Detours Down Under is for you!
Plan your day out for Bupa Stage 4, Modbury to Tanunda using the Detours Down Under guide below. Enjoy the food, wine and lifestyle experiences available along the race route.
Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre, Rowland Flat
Undergo a memorable culinary experience at Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre or tour the vineyard which is home to 14 different grape varieties. The restaurant offers contemporary Australian food, matched with wine, all under the roof of the architecturally-designed centre, which features benchmark environmental design.
The Whispering Wall and TeAro Estate, Williamstown
Visit the Whispering Wall and be amazed by its acoustic abilities. It’s the Barossa Reservoir’s 140-metre long retaining wall but what’s really impressive is that words whispered from one end can be clearly heard at the other end! While in Williamstown, drop into TeAro Estate, an intimate cellar door in a heritage listed 1850s barn.
National Motor Museum, Birdwood
Cruise into Birdwood and marvel at Australia’s most important collection of vintage, veteran and classic motorcars and motorcycles at the National Motor Museum. There are more than 300 vehicles to admire in the beautiful complex set on the River Torrens in the Adelaide Hills.
Cheese and Wine Trail
Enjoy a delightful wine and food matching experience on the Cheese and Wine Trail. It brings the best of the Barossa’s cheeses and wines together. Your journey starts from the Barossa Valley Cheese Company with the purchase of a cooler bag with cheeses, crackers and suggested wineries. Choose the wineries you want to visit and make your own food and wine trail!
Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop, Nuriootpa
You’ve heard the name, now visit the home. Peruse Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop and try her many products. To enjoy the full experience, buy one of Maggie’s picnic hampers and enjoy it while taking in the view of the lake. Attend one of the daily verjuice cooking demonstrations and go home with more than just a full belly.
Barossa Brewing Company, Greenock
The Barossa is famed for its wines but did you know they brew a mean beer too? The Barossa Brewing Company in Greenock, just north-east of Tanunda, brews small batches of pure, traditionally-brewed beers that are hand-crafted from the best ingredients. Visit the brewery, located in the historic old wheat store, and treat your tastebuds.
Murray Street Vineyards, Greenock
Venture off the beaten track in the Barossa and visit Murray Street Vineyards. Here you’ll find an intimate and scenic setting with staff going the extra mile to make sure your experience is tailored and one to remember.
Hentley Farm, Seppeltsfield
Hentley Farm provides an intimate cellar door experience and has recently complemented this by opening their restaurant under the experienced hand of renowned chef, Lachlan Colwill. Take your taste buds on a journey and take comfort in knowing you’re eating produce sourced locally and sometimes from the farm itself.
Kingsford Homestead, Kingsford
For the ultimate country getaway, book yourself into one of just seven suites at Kingsford Homestead, a luxury, all-inclusive retreat. Indulge in fine food in the intimate setting of the cellar or relax in Kingsford’s signature experience, the Bush Bath.
Taste your Birth Year, Seppeltsfield Wines, Nuriootpa
For a truly unique experience, climb the stairs up to Seppeltsfield’s Wines barrel room and wander among the longest lineage of single vintage wines in the world. Taste the current vintage 100 year old Para Vintage Tawny and then find your birth year and taste direct from the barrel. With the sunlight filtering into the dusty room, you’ll feel like you’re truly experiencing something vintage.
Penfolds Barossa – Make your own Blend, Nuriootpa
You might be au fait with drinking wine but have you ever tried making your own? Penfolds - Make your own Blend is a unique experience where guests blend Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre in the Winemakers’ Laboratory and come out with their own personalised bottle of wine.
Lyndoch Lavender Farm, Lyndoch
Visit pretty Lyndoch south of Tanunda and spend time at the Lyndoch Lavender Farm. Walk through six acres of lavender and more than 90 varieties then choose from a great range of lavender products.
The Herbig Family Tree, Springton
The Herbig Family Tree has to be seen to be believed. This 300 to 500 year old tree is a hollow red gum with a seven metre diameter and stands 24 metres tall. Most importantly, it was home to a couple and two children for two years back in 1858. Today, the tree is a graphic link to early European settlement of the area.