Day two of our tour of the Barossa Valley and I am impressed. This morning we visited the charming Rockford Wines .
What an interesting concept! Everything in this small cellar is done by hand and sales are only directly to customers, no agents.
When you visit the cellar, you are added to their list and you are then allow to buy a maximum of three bottles of wine at a time. If you are a regular customer – which I think you will become after I tasted the wines! – you are promoted to the Stone Wall list and you are allowed to buy 6 bottles. They do supply restaurants and select independent wine merchants though and although they encourage you to visit them at their Barossa home, you can order online.
On Thursdays and Fridays members of the Stone Wall list are invited to join a special wine-paired dinner prepared by two in-house chefs. These dinners are so popular, they are booked three months in advance!
Lunch was at Artisans of Barossa where seven great winemakers from Barossa get together to promote small batch, sub-regional winemaking. Loved the tasting bar!
And of course, Two Hands Wines is also a must on your Barossa itinerary. We tasted with Pierre-Henri and winemaker Ben Parkins . Wonderful wines!