Barossa and Clare Valley Food and Wine

The Barossa has a rich passion for food and when paired with its world-famous wine, it makes for a spectacular meal. The Clare Valley is a region with a warm rustic flavour and a world-beating wine list! There is a surprising range of foods that have been grown, farmed or produced in the region, from free-range chickens to chutneys.

Top 10 dining in the Barossa

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1. Appellation, The Louise, Seppeltsfield Road, Marananga
Appellation is the premier dining experience in the Barossa. Executive Chef Ryan Edwards and his team are passionate about the produce the Barossa has to offer, easily reflected in the delicious meals from their kitchen. Bookings essential. Dinner seven days a week. appellation.com.au

2. Salter’s Kitchen, Nuriootpa Road, Angaston
With a menu that relies heavily on local produce, Salter’s Kitchen features tantalising goodies such as Barossa Valley Cheese Company haloumi and Apex Bakery sour dough. The wood oven pizzas are a speciality and the dessert platters are a dentist’s nightmare! Lunch seven days a week. saltramwines.com.au

3. 1918 Bistro and Grill, 94 Murray Street, Tanunda
Open fires in winter and alfresco dining in summer make 1918 is a favourite all year round. The food is seasonally inspired and based on modern Australian produce with Asian and Middle Eastern flavours. Lunch and dinner seven days a week. 1918.com.au

4. Hentley Farm Restaurant, Corner of Gerald Roberts Rd and Jenke Rd, Seppeltsfield
Escape and get away from it all at Hentley Farm in the Barossa Valley. Dine in the property's intimate and elegantly restored stables set amongst the vines, and take a journey of pleasure, discovery and intrigue each time you visit. hentleyfarm.com.au

5. Jacob’s Restaurant,
Barossa Valley Way, Rowland Flat
The national award-winning restaurant has a menu featuring fresh and seasonal produce. The food is matched to Jacob’s Creek wines and visitors can enjoy expansive views across the vines. Lunch seven days a week. jacobscreek.com

6. fermentAsian, 90 Murray Street, Tanunda
A welcome addition to the Barossa dining scene, fermentAsian combines the flavours of Vietnam (chef and owner Tuoi Do is Vietnamese) with an unbelievable wine list (two Gourmet Traveller Wine awards in 2011 and 2012). Lunch Thursday - Sunday. Dinner Wednesday - Saturday. fermentasian.com.au

7. Vintners Bar and Grill, Nuriootpa Road, Angaston
Like many restaurants in the Barossa, Vintners features a locally sourced and fresh menu along with wood fires in winter and courtyard dining in summer. What sets it apart though is the award-winning wine list, which has a vast collection of local, interstate and international wines. Lunch seven days a week. Dinner Monday - Saturday. vintners.com.au

8. Blond Coffee, 60 Murray Street, Angaston
A memorable cafe experience in the Barossa, Blond provides exceptional coffee and freshly prepared meals. Relax into one of the red leather couches or peruse the produce available in the adjacent Blond Store. Open until 5:30pm seven days a week. blondcoffee.com.au    

9. Artisan’s of Barossa
Artisans of Barossa are a group of like-minded producers with a common goal to protect and promote small batch, sub-regional winemaking. Their Harvest Kitchen is open for lunch or late Friday nights. Try the "Feed me like a local" experience. artisansofbarossa.com

10. Fino at Seppeltsfield
Fino at Seppeltsfield is located in the original bottling hall. The most importance is placed on produce and its provenance, a deep commitment to every customer’s enjoyment and a connection to the region; its culture and its people. fino.net.au

Top 10 dining in the Clare Valley

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1. Skillogalee Winery and Restaurant, Trevarrick Road, Sevenhill
A popular lunch spot, guests dine on local produce in a cosy 140-year-old cottage. All dishes have a suggested wine match. Open seven days a week for lunch. skillogalee.com.au

2. Reilly’s Wines and Restaurant, Burra Road, Mintaro
Located in the original 1856 store, Reilly’s Wines is ever changing to complement the season and the availability of local grown produce.Open seven days a week for lunch. reillyswines.com.au

3. Wild Saffron, 288 Main North Road, Clare
A happening breakfast spot on weekends, Wild Saffron is also open for lunch most days of the week. Why not purchase a picnic hamper (made on request) to take with you while you discover the region? Open weekdays for breakfast and lunch. Open weekends for breakfast. wildsaffron.com.au

4. Seed Winehouse + Kitchen, 308 Main North Road, Clare
Relaxed regional dining and wine bar. Local produce with a modern, European influence. . Lunch weekends only, Dinner Wednesday - Sunday. http://seed.kitchen/ seed.kitchen 

5. The Little Red Grape, 148 Main North Road, Sevenhill
Featuring a bakery, cellar door and homewares shop all in the one building, The Little Red Grape is a welcome addition to Sevenhill. The bakery serves a selection of sweet and savoury pastries, artisan breads and cakes. thelittleredgrape.com.au

6. Terroir Auburn
Using a locavore philosophy, Chef Dan Moss is creating a savvy and modern focus to the Clare Valley's untapped culinary potential at Terroir Auburn. Terroir Auburn 

7. Sevenhill Hotel
Featuring a bar, large dining room, a stainless steel, state-of-the-art kitchen and its own wine cellar, the restaurant covers all bases.  The wine cellar is stocked full of local wines and will cater for most needs. sevenhillhotel.com.au

8. Conner’s Restaurant and Bar
Conners Restaurant has firmly established itself as one of the leading dining establishments in the Clare Valley, offering a seasonal menu prepared by the Executive Chef, focusing on fresh, local and quality produce. The menu and daily specials are complemented by a wine list that is exclusively comprised of Clare Valley wines. Conner's Restaurant and Bar 

9. The Rising Sun Hotel
This quaint pub in the beautiful surrounds of Auburn serves Modern Australian cuisine from its a la carte menu, and has an extensive range of Clare Valley wines including older vintages. therisingsunhotel.com.au

10. O'Leary Walker Wines
O'Leary Walker Wines is rapidly gaining a reputation for producing great regional wines at affordable prices. Winemakers David O'Leary and Nick Walker share a simple philosophy - source the best grapes from the best vineyard sites and craft great wine. olearywalkerwines.com 

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