Looking for the perfect Barossa Valley blend of wine tasting and family fun? Nestled amidst rolling hills and lush vineyards, Whistler Wines is a hidden gem that provides both of those to family friendly perfection.

Picnic spots don’t get much better than this and it’s all available for you to order onsite. Build your own perfect platter, tailored precisely to your families taste buds. Take a look at the platter menu and choose from a range of artisan cheeses, cured meats, pâtés and condiments. We loved the obvious focus on supporting local South Australian brands and enjoyed our platter immensely. For the kids, the specially crafted kids snack pack is a total winner. For just 10 bucks they’ll get a Le Snack, Sultanas, fruit bar, lollypop and a juice. It’s almost like a mini showbag, although I must admit, it didn’t stop our kids from stealing our food once they where done.

Please note: BYO picnics / food NOT permitted and while on the topic of things not to bring, on this occasion please leave your doggo’s at home due to the orphan kangaroo and other abundant wildlife.

Our favourite part of Whistler Wines is without a doubt, the stunning location. Wide open spaces, grassy goodness, and gorgeous gum trees – it’s the perfect playground for little adventurers. They definitely know how to keep kids happy! Swing set? Check! Nature play? Double check! Friendly dog named Buddy, yes, you’ll meet him too! There’s even a kids scavenger hunt and bonus….a cricket pitch with bat and wickets! I wonder how many stray balls Buddy scores himself every weekend?

Wander over to the enclosure across the dirt track and say hello to some of the very special residents at Whistler – the kangaroos! Nurtured back to health as part of a fauna rescue program, this is just another reason this place has our hearts! There’s also a beautiful little set of walks around the winery that take up to half an hour each. Perfect for adults in a group to tag team and take the kids off on a little side adventure! (Please respect the rules and stay well out of the vines.)

There are large lawn tables and chairs to set up at and plenty of stools (and heaters) on the deck. Worth noting the toilets are accessible from both outdoors and indoors. We loved that there is a clean quality change table available and room to move around – even take your pram in. This venue also has a couple of highchairs available, we chose to just throw out a picnic rug.

As for the actual wine…..for just $10 you can enjoy a guided tasting selction of five beautiful Whistler wines in the cellar door (make sure you try the 2022 Divergent – S.M.G, it’s a good drop, and extremely affordable! This fee is then waived if you decide to take a bottle home, and let’s face it you probably will! The indoor space is not huge but there are 4 tasting tables that can accomodate groups of up to 6 guests on a first come, first served basis. The cellar door is exclusively for adults, however the large windows and deck area allow you to keep an eye on the kids outdoors. Why not take friends and take turns, or simply enjoy a bottle of wine and your platter outdoors like we did on this visit.

So, pack up the car, round up the fam and make you way out to Whistler Wines in the Barossa Valley. It’s a win-win situation for everyone, we love this place.

Whistler Wines
Location: 241 Seppeltsfield Road, Stone Well, SA, 5352
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 5:00 pm daily
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