Hentley Farm: Try the seven-course Discovery Menu paired with award winning wines. Seppeltsfield; tasting menu US$139. Lane Vineyard An attractive glass walled restaurant with excellent food. Hahndorf; thelane.com.au; prix fixe menus from US$45. Skillogalee Stop at this Clare Valley spot for lunch in a charming setting. Sevenhill; entrées US$14–US$37 ; skillo galee.com.au
You can sample right from the barrel, including the current 100-year-old vintage and the one from your birth year. I had several great meals in the Barossa, but none topped the seven-course extravaganza at the Hentley Farm winery. Chef Lachlan Colwill creates showstopping dishes like bluefin tuna, chicken liver, and toasted sunflower seeds in a shroud of cured egg yolk—an unlikely symphony of flavour, texture, and temperature—all well paired with the winery’s vintages and served in the original stables. It was the perfect expression of what the Barossa is all about: a beautiful marriage of the rustic and the refined.