Ancestral Vines and Ancient Wines
Specialist Barossa Valley Wine Guide
Barossa, Old Vine Charter, Ancient Wines, Barossa Valley
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Ancestral Vines and Ancient Wines

There are some seriously old vines in the Barossa. Way back in the 1800’s settlers planted vines from cuttings brought over on ships in wet hessian sacks – they’ve not only survived two world wars & global warming but thanks to the non proliferation of phylloxera* in Australia they are the oldest continuously producing grape vines of their varietals in the world.

The Ancestral Vines tour will let you discover these glorious old vines (once pulled from existence with the vine pull scheme^ of the 1980’s) of which there are only 30% left of the original vines planted by the first settlers. Meet the custodians of these vines who not only will talk you through how they look after these incredible relics but share their secrets – you will be required to wear shoe covers for the protection of the vines whilst on tour when visiting these vineyards.

*What is phylloxera?

^The Vine Pull Scheme

Ancestral Vines and Ancient Wines

What you get
  • Full day private tour from 10am to 5pm
  • Pick up from your accommodation in the Barossa Valley
  • Personal introduction to up to 5 ‘Wine Legends’
  • All wine tasting fees provided
  • Regional Food platter (think cured meats, cheeses, pickles…)
  • Opportunity to be the first to taste, learn and buy direct from the source
  • Exceptionally qualified and fully accredited wine host for the entire day
  • Luxury vehicle transport with full climate control
Tour Details
  • 9.45 am: Pick up from your Barossa Valley accomodation
  • 10 – 11 am: Wine Legend #1
  • 11.15 am – 12.15 pm: Wine Legend #2
  • 12.30 – 1.30 pm: Wine Legend #3 – Food Platter lunch
  • 1.45 – 2.45 pm: Wine Legend #4
  • 3.00 – 4.00 pm: Wine Legend #5
  • 4.15 – 5.00 pm: Local Gin or Brewery tasting
  • 5.15 pm: return to your accomodation
Possible Wine Legends on Tour


Turkey Flat


Cirillo Estate






All wine tasting fees, luxury vehicle transport, bottled water, stimulating conversation and GST.

Regional Food Platter to share


Minimum booking 2 persons

Maximum booking 4 persons

Pricing @ $400pp for 2: $300pp for 3; $250pp for 4 persons

Payment online or in person


Lunch (if you require a meal stop this will replace Wine Legend #3)