The Barossa Valley in South Australia is located 60 kilometres (37 miles) northeast of the capital, Adelaide. It is notable as a major wine-producing region and tourist destination.
The Barossa Valley derives its name from the Barossa Range, which was named by Colonel William Light in 1837. Light chose the name in memory of the British victory over the French in the Battle of Barrosa, in which he fought in 1811. The name "Barossa" was registered in error, due to a clerical error in transcribing the name "Barrosa". The area is approximately 13 by 14 kilometres (8.1 by 8.7 mi).
The three major towns of the Barossa all have distinctive personalities. Tanunda is generally recognised as the most German of the three, with long-standing traditions dating back to the 1840s when the first German settlers arrived in the area. Since many of the German settlers came from Prussian Silesia, they called the Barossa Neu-Schlesien, or "New Silesia". The German influence survives to this day.
Angaston, in contrast, is considered the English town as it was settled predominantly by Cornish miners and others from Britain.
The third (and largest) town, Nuriootpa, was influenced by both the German and British settlers, and today is the commercial hub of the Barossa and it is where most of the larger stores are located.
Take your seat in the helicopter and lift off for the scenic ride of a lifetime with views available only to birds... and to those that can fly
Suggested dining destinations...
Lambert Estate, Angaston
Perhaps FINO at Seppeltsfield, described by Australian food critic John Lethlean as
“..the best place in Australia for a long lunch..”,
July 2023 - The Seppeltsfield winery was named one of the World's Best Wineries https://www.worldsbestvineyards.com/list/1-50,
Seppeltsfield's Signature Experience, is included with this HELI LUNCH experience
St. Hugo, Rowland Flat
HELI LUNCH experiences are 'All Inclusive':
- Return Chauffeured Limousine transfer from one location
- Scenic Helicopter flight from either Adelaide* or Parafield Airport* to the Barossa Valley
- Various course meal or degustation meal
- Matching or paired wines, selected wines consumed at the table, beverages
- Entrances and all fees, where applicable
NB: Wines, merchandise purchased to cellar, consume or use at a later date NOT included
* Depending on the Helicopter
**In order for us to provide you with the absolute best Heli Lunch experience, we require notice of 7 days in advance of when you wish to HELI LUNCH