Taste the Barossa is a small family owned company started by myself, Dallas and my wife Nikki Coull. We met in 1997 while I was working in Greece and Nikki was on holiday from her home in Nottingham England. We have 3 beautiful children, James (18) Georgia (16) and Tamsin (6) I have been involved in tourism in Australia for over 17 years having previously founded Groovy Grape Getaways and am very proud to still see the Groovy buses traveling between Melbourne, Adelaide and Alice Springs today.
After spending 6 years in the UK with Nikki we made the move to Australia in 2009 and started Taste the Barossa. I have a love for the Barossa Valley after spending a great deal of my youth there with one of my first jobs being on the bottle line of the Peter Lehmann Winery.
Over the last few years we have assembled a fantastic little team that are as passionate about Adelaide and South Australia as I am. I know you will have a great day in one of the world’s premier food and wine regions.
When we took this tour in early April, my husband and I could easily see why TripAdvisor reviewers have rated Taste the Barossa the #1 activity in Adelaide. It is a very reasonably priced, comprehensive, extremely well-paced,and highly enjoyable all-day tour of the Barossa Valley. Our guide Ashley was well-organized, as well as very informative and entertaining. Four wineries with tastings of a wide variety of delicious wines are visited. The Weighbridge platter lunch served at the Peter Lehmann winery is fabulous – the delicious meats, cheeses, breads, and accompaniments are the perfect meal to enhance a day of tasting wine. There is a lot more to this tour than good wine and food, however. Several stops are made along the way to enjoy the beautiful scenery and fascinating history of the area. Ashley imparted his wealth of knowledge while keeping the mood fun and relaxed. I can think of no way this tour could be improved. A lot of thought and effort has been put into making this tour the best Barossa Valley tour for the money in Adelaide. Don’t miss it!