Barossa Valley Chocolate Company will officially open its doors on 12 April 2019, becoming the first chocolaterie and cellar door to call the famous wine region home.
Located in the heart of the Barossa Valley just outside of Tanunda, the Barossa’s newest tourist attraction is surrounded by beautiful vineyards and a beautiful lake.
When entering the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company, you’re greeted by a wall of dripping chocolate. With that to set the scene, you can then opt for one of the various experiences that the chocolaterie and cellar door offer.
Lunch is sorted with Benni’s Café which offers a range of locally sourced dishes. It seats 150 people but also spans to a large deck which overlooks the unbelievably aqua blue lake.
The company pride themselves on their boutique manufacturing. Everything is made on site and packaged by hand. So you can enjoy freshly made gelato from the icecreamery and take away a range of treats from the chocolate retail section.
The vineyard surrounding the Barossa Chocolate Company produce the fruit for Vineyard Road wines, which you can get a tasting of at the cellar door. You’re also given the option for chocolate and wine flights overlooking the vineyard and lake.
The $5.5 million chocolaterie and cellar door was designed by local architect Jamie Gladigau from JBG Architects, built by Ahrens and houses a state-of-the-art chocolate kitchen. The visionary project, five years in the making, has created around 30 local jobs in construction and a further 30 retail and hospitality jobs for the local community.
Barossa Valley Chocolate Company CEO Chris Day, and his wife Sandy, travelled 100,000km around the world to sample the best chocolate experiences from the sweetest meccas – including Bruges, Florence, Bariloche, and Daintree in Australia – to draw inspiration for their chocolate dream in the Barossa Valley.
Chris and Sandy, alongside their Head Chocolatier Amy Sajinovic and her team of local chocolatiers from the Barossa and Adelaide, have worked hard to developed a range of more than 250 products for chocolate lovers. Including the new ruby chocolate which was only discovered 13 years ago and has only been available in Australia since September 2018.
We’re expecting a chocolate lovers paradise, as well as one of the premiere tourism destinations in the Barossa.
You can find the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company at 64 Burings Road, Tanunda 5352.