Food and Wine Tours

TEMPORARILY CLOSED: Chateau Yaldara was founded by Hermann Thumm in 1947 after he migrated to Australia from Europe. The site chosen for the winery was on the banks of the North Para River at a flax mill dating back to 1867. The chateau was named ‘Yaldara’ after the local Aboriginal word meaning ‘sparkling’.

Today, we keep his vision alive with estate grown, hand-crafted wines, locally-produced artisan foods and a truly Barossan visitor experience. Chateau Yaldara’s beautiful riverside restaurant, offers relaxed all-day dining, with a selection of dishes for any appetite.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.


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Take a walk through our historic cellars and maturation areas with one of our knowledgeable wine ambassadors. Learn about our rich wine history and wine-making techniques. Upon your return to the wine room, explore our range of award-winning white and red wines. Finish with a small indulgence of Chateau Yaldara’s renowned vintage fortified wine.

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Join us at Chateau Yaldara and tap into our treasure trove of incredible fortified wines. Led by one of our wine ambassadors, enjoy a guided tour through our historic cellars and maturation areas, where you will learn about our rich history and wine-making techniques. Taste a range of our fortifieds straight from the barrel and then delve into a private fortified and chocolate pairing experience on top of one of the original tanks.

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Go beyond the tasting room and unearth the secrets of Chateau Yaldara with the ultimate fortified master class. Begin your journey, glass of sparkling in hand, with a private tour of the Estate with our wine room ambassador. Then don your apron and head to our lab to learn the art of fortified blending and sparkling red dosage. Afterwards, it’s time to relax and enjoy a leisurely lunch in ‘Chappy’s Chapel’, our intimate tasting room built on top of the original underground tanks. Indulge in a spread of South Australia’s finest charcuterie, cheese and garden produce whilst our chef prepares a tailored menu, fresh off the grill. Let out your belt and finish the afternoon with a fortified and chocolate flight that will challenge your taste buds.

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Get lost in the tunnels of Chateau Yaldara and discover the secrets of the Barossa. In conjunction with the Barossa Grape and Wine Association, we will take you on an educational journey through the Barossa’s rich local history, winemaking techniques, wine styles and viticulture. If you wish, finish off the day with a quick exam to complete your Barossa Wine School Level One Certification.

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