Stanley Lambert is a premium, boutique Barossa Valley winery in Tanunda which is in the heart of the Barossa Valley about 90 minutes north of Adelaide in South Australia.
Lindsay Stanley has been making wine in the Barossa Valley for 30 years and now embraces the concept of "Two Families working as one" since he joined partnership with Jim Lambert and they are doing a great job of promoting the great and world famous character of the Barossa Valley wines.
One of their mottos: "Life's too short to drink bad wine" and there is no chance here of sampling a bad wine. I must have tried eight different and I liked them all!
They are known for their signature Thoroughbred Cabernet wine ( AUD$ 20 per bottle) and the Family Tree Shiraz (AUD $45 per bottle) and my favorite specialty wine---the Choc-a-bloc which is a chocolate tawny port dessert wine (AUD$18 per bottle).
The wines are wonderful and only surpassed by the great people serving them. A definite stop on any wine-tasting trip to the area.
Seppeltsfield is a area near Tanunda,that has been set up in 1851,as a family home and vineyard. You could spend hours wandering around here,either tasting the wines,walking around the most beautiful area or visiting the family mausoleum. Some of the wines we tasted were very nice..and they certainly have a great range of treats to go with the wines
There are dozens of wineries through the Barossa Valley with free wine tasting, ranging from the world famous Jacobs Creek to the small family-run places.
Be sure to join a tour or set aside plenty of taxi money if you plan to taste more than 1-2 wines. All of those tastes add up and you dont want to get in trouble!
There are so many wineries in the Barossa Valley. The little Boutique wineries are great fun to go to, and they can offer some gorgeous wines(and foods).
Penfolds is right in Nurioopta, and offers in my opinion, some well priced red wines, as well as some Grange Hermitage for those on a wealthy budget.
For an everyday sparkling wine,Cockatoo Ridge is great. This winery can be found
on the Tanunda/Nurioopta Rd Tanunda.
Jacobs Creek has a visitors Centre. This offers a full range of Jacobs Creeks wines and an interesting journey can be had about the winery.
This is located on Barossa Valley Way.
Richmond Grove Winery is the perfect place for a picnic. Its grounds are so picturesque and you can purchase a bottlel of white or red to go with your lunch.
Located at Para Rd, Tanunda 0885637300
Rockford Winery is a little winery offering some beautiful wines.
Located at Krondorf Rd Tanunda 0885632720
There is great shopping for the antique and good second hand shop goods in Tanunda.
Wandering up the main street,you will find a number of these shops, and its often difficult to not buy!!!! After you have finished shopping, stop and eat and one of the little wonderful cafes that are abundant.
Just to drive around the Barossa Valley and see all the vineyards is spectacular at any time of the year. The acres and acres of vines make a beautiful backdrop to an awesome area of our beautiful state.
You will notice that at the beginning of the rows of vines, a rose bush is often planted. That is because if there is a disease present, the rose bushes get it first,allowing the vineyard owners time to fix the problem.
Charles Melton wines is just about my favourite Barossa Valley winery.
They produce red wines only and all are of a high standard indeed. Mind you, I don't profess to be a wine expert by any stretch of the imagination, but as they say (who exactly are 'they' do you say?)............ I know what I like!!!!!! and I sure like Charlie's wines. Well actually his real name is Graeme and I'm not sure where the Charlie/Charles actually comes from. Maybe you could ask when you visit. I haven't on any of our 4 visits there or the one time I saw Charlie himself at a Wine Fair in David Jones Sydney city store some 6,7 or 8 years ago.
My favourite wines, of the ones we recently purchased, are the 2001 Shiraz and the 2001 Nine Popes (a Grenache, Shiraz, Mouverdre blend). My wife's favourite is the Rose of Virginia a lighter style red, but still an unmistakeably fair-dinkum red, not to be mistaken for what might be considered a stereotypical rose type wine.
Thje winery staff are really pleasant and helpful. We had bought wines at 2 other wineries and we made it up to a dozen there and they arranged for the shipping. I've since ordered via the website(and happily received) a mixed dozen of the abovementioned 3 wines. A bit of Xmas cheer in the making HO!HO!HO!