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SUGGESTED

ITINERARIES

IN EDEN VALLEY

 

 

Explore the garden of grapes and gums with our suggested itineraries.

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FIND US

IN  EDEN VALLEY

 

 

 

Find our quaint little stone cottage, the original homestead of Eden Valley.

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BOUTIQUE WINE EXPERIENCES

 

 

 

Try the wines Scott & Bec devote their lives to perfecting. Encompassing a rich, fruit driven style.

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A big welcome from us at Fernfield! We'd love to have you out to visit our little cellar door in Eden Valley.

As we are a boutique producer it's the only place you can try our range of small batch wines.

Opening hours: Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon 11-4pm                   Enquiries: 0422 296221, scott@fernfieldwines.com.au

BOUTIQUE WINE EXPERIENCES

Our unique cellar door is housed in our beautiful stone cottage, built in 1856 by settler William Lillecrapp in a serene little valley.

 

The cottage is cosy and warm with the fire burning in winter, and in summer the thick stone walls make it a welcome cool escape from the summer heat.

 

We offer a range of boutique wine experiences from Artisan chocolate made onsite, to Barossan coffee to guided tastings from the winemaker of wine range, including our classic Eden Valley Riesling and fruit forward reds.

 

We're open 11am-4pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, just one kilometre from the Eden Valley main-street. Feel free to drop in and say g'day and try some wine or book one our boutique wine experiences.

MEET THE TEAM

Meet the owners, vignerons and winemakers, Scott & Bec while relaxing in Eden Valley's first homestead, a quaint stone cottage from 1856. Take in the peaceful serenity of the valley while asking anything and everything wine.

Price:         Free

Allow:        30 mins + relax time

Available:  Anytime between 11 - 4pm

                  Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon or

                  make a booking

BOUTIQUE WINE DISCOVERY

Try the wines Scott & Bec devote their lives to perfecting. Encompassing a rich, fruit driven style; a result of the regional characteristics and hard work including hand picking, hand plunging around the clock and basket pressing.

Price:         Free

Allow:        30 mins + relax time

Available:  Anytime between 11 - 4pm

                  Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon or

                  make a booking

GOURMET PLATTERS

Freshly baked walnut and spice bread served with a choice of local olive oil, balsamic vinegar and Dukkah or a range of gourmet Barossa cheeses, local olives and dried apricots with beetroot relish and labneh.

Price:         From $10

Allow:        30 mins + relax time

Available:  Anytime between 11 - 4pm

                  Sat & Sun or

                  make a booking

BAROSSAN COFFEE

Have some fun with quality Barossan coffee. Choose from a range of locally roasted coffee beans in this immersive coffee experience. Utilising an antique grinder and pour over methodology to highlight the beans aroma and flavour.

Price:         $3.5 per person

Allow:        20 mins + relax time

Available:  Anytime between 11 - 4pm

                  Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon or

                  make a booking

CHOCOLATE PAIRING

Artisan chocolate crafted onsite and finely tuned by the winemakers to specifically match the Fernfield range. You'll find the long conched chocolate incredibly rich and velvety on its own and that it dances with the wine.

Price:         $15 per person

Allow:        30 mins + relax time

Available:  Antime between 11 - 4pm

                   Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon or book a time

Groups above 10 people require 1 week's notice

Great as a gift voucher!

WINE BARREL TASTING

Learn how Fernfield's boutique wines are made; from hand picking to hand plunging in open top fermenters and basket pressing. Then try wine from its early stages through to finely aged wine ready for the bottle.

Price:         $20 per person

Allow:        30 mins + relax time

Available:  11 - 4pm Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon

                   please make a booking

                   (We'll need to move barrels)

Great as a gift voucher!

PLAY THE WINEMAKER

Come and have a play in the little world of Fernfield Winery. Taste a range of boutique wines from the barrel and then use them to make your perfect blend. Your blend will then be bottled for you to take home and share.

Price:         $50 per person

Allow:        30 mins + relax time

Available:  11 - 4pm Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon

                   please make a booking

                   (We'll need to setup the lab)

Great as a gift voucher!

BE THE WINEMAKER

Here is your chance to make your very own batch of boutique fine wine. We work with you to customise the wine to your style. A great opportunity to get a group together to see the winemaking process from start to finish.

Price:        From $6000 / 300 bottles

                  ($20 / bottle)

Allow:       Wine maturation time

Available: Linked to season / vintage times

FIND US

Come visit us at our Cellar Door, we're open every Friday, Saturday. Sunday and Monday from 11am until 4pm for wine tasting, to buy our wine and platters of local produce.

 

Our address:

 

      Fernfield Cellar Door

      112 Rushlea Road

      Eden Valley

      South Australia 5235

 

Directions:

Eden Valley is less than 15 minutes south of Angaston and 15 minutes north of Mt Pleasant. To reach our cellar door, turn east at the Eden Valley Hotel onto Rushlea Road. Follow the road for just over a kilometre, and you can't miss us!

 

Parents visiting us at Fernfield can relax, knowing our cellar door is child-friendly. As well a substantial lawn to run around and play games on, we have a toy-box, stocked with wooden toys to entertain kids on a rainy day.

 

And for those kids who like dogs, we can call over our two friendly Border Collies, Dexter and Bandit, who are more than happy to play all day long!

 

KIDS

EDEN VALLEY

Eden Valley is renowned as the premium sub-region of the Barossa, known for world-class Rieslings, and elegant reds.

 

The high elevation (around 200m above the Barossa), provides higher rainfall and lower temperatures, and the unique terrain of hills-sides of sandy loams over granite results in the ideal conditions for grapevine root growth and drainage.

 

Despite the large range of wines produced from grapes in the region, there are not many wineries, and even fewer cellar doors. Four cellar doors operate within the region: Ourselves,  Fernfield Wines, Henshcke in Keyneton, and Edenmae & Peter Seppelt Wines in Springton. And the great thing is we're all family owned and operated!

 

More information on our town's history and local attractions can be found on the Eden Valley Tourism website.

ITINERARIES

Many people find they want to visit Eden Valley, but because we're not as well known as the Barossa, they find it difficult to plan a visit. So we've put together a few suggested itineraries for planning your trip to our premier wine region.

 

 

 

 

 

Please note these suggested itineraries are based on the opening times at the time of writing, please check before you travel that your intended experiences will be open. Our suggestions on this page are purely recommendations based on our own personal experiences, we have no business affiliation with any of the suggested attractions

 

DAYTRIP

Saturday*

 

10:00 Start at the Barossa Farmers Market (cnr Nuriootpa and Stockwell Roads, Angaston) and explore some of our local produce

 

10:30 Drive to Keyneton to visit the Henshcke Cellar Door. Don't leave it too late though, they close at noon!

 

12:00 Head back into Angaston for a pizza at the 40s Café

 

1:00pm Come out and visit us at Fernfield, just follow the signs to Eden Valley, then turn left at the Eden Valley Hotel!

 

2:00pm Continue on to Springton and visit Edenmae in the main street

 

3:00pm Finish your wine tour at Peter Seppelt Wines, just south of Springton

 

*Visiting on a Sunday? Instead of the Farmer's Market, why not try Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, and since Henschke are closed on Sundays, you could visit Taste Eden Valley, the Angaston cellar door for small EV wineries.

FAMILY FUN DAY

9:00 Leave Adelaide - drive to Gumeracha through Tea Tree Gully and the fun winding Chain of Ponds road

 

10:00 Visit the  Toy Factory where you can climb the word's biggest rocking horse!

 

11:00 Head up north to Springton and check out the Herbig Family Tree, and learn how a family with 16 children lived in a tree!

 

11:30 Stop in for a wine-tasting at Edenmae

 

12:30 Stop by at the Eden Valley lookout for a picnic lunch

 

14:00 Drop by here at Fernfield for a break and a wine-tasting. We have a toybox in the cellar door, as well as two friendly border collies who just love playing with kids (and we love the kids tiring them out!)

 

15:00 Head back through Springton to Williamstown and visit the Whispering Wall. Fascinate the kids by showing them how you can hear a whisper from over 100m away!

 

16:00 Drive back to Adelaide through the hills

WEEKEND IN EDEN

Saturday: as per Day Trip

 

Stay overnight at the 1860s Cottage just next door to Peter Seppelt, or the Eden Valley Campground.

 

Sunday:

 

9:00 Start your day with a refreshing hike through Kaiser Stuhl Conservation park (don't worry, it's an easy walk!), to work off the food and wine from the day before and appreciate the amazing views over both Eden and Barossa Valleys

 

11:00 Head into Angaston and visit Taste Eden Valley cellar door

 

12:00 Visit the Barossa Valley Cheese Co. We buy all our cheeses from them and they are just amazing

 

12:30 Lunch and wine tasting at Saltram Wine Estate

 

14:00 Start meandering your way back to Adelaide through the hills. Maybe head to Shaw + Smith, famous for their Sauvignon Blanc, in Woodside, or Melba's Chocolate Factory in Woodside, or even compare cheeses at Udder Delights in Hahndorf, just wander through and decide depending on your mood!