Introducing Rowland Flat

Drawing movers, shakers and winemakers, Barossa Valley is a small region that’s big on sublime landscapes, crisscrossed with renowned vineyards. At its heart is Rowland Flat, on the cusp of Adelaide yet a world away. Come to sip and savour acclaimed wines, including the internationally known Jacob’s Creek, with the Barossa Ranges as your backdrop.       

Things to do

Rowland Flat is a gateway to Australian viniculture. Tour the vineyards for guided masterclasses and private tastings that take you beyond cellar doors to a fascinating new world. Step back in time at boutique Lou Miranda winery, where 100 acres of Shiraz and Cabernet grapes include the family’s original 1897 vines. Or experience the ultimate pairing at Jacob’s Creek, where cellar tastings and suppers are hosted in a contemporary glass-wrapped space.   

Rowland Flat is the perfect stepping-stone to Barossa Valley bushwalks. Routes could see you taking in inspiring views from Steingarten, the birdlife at Sandy Creek or seeing if there really is “gold in them there hills” at the old Barossa Goldfields. Many hikes, such as the Little Kaiserstuhl trail begin and end at cellar doors – perfect for a rewarding glass of something crisp.  

Adding to the region’s natural beauty, Barossa Sculpture Park is an outdoor gallery made even more picturesque with panoramic views. Here, the hilltop modern artworks put a fresh spin on standing stones. At the end of the day, running up the hill to Steingarten Lookout promises a front row seat to the sunset. 

Top Tip from SLH

Summer sets a picture-perfect scene for picnics at Jacob’s Creek winery, the winery even providing stylish blankets and cushions – and glassware, of course.