Inner city bar meets the Barossa at Krondorf Wines sleek cellar door

With a rich history in the Barossa, the Krondorf Wines cellar door pays homage to the town’s early settlers in a sleek, high-end environment.

The South Australian town of Krondorf is one with a rich history. When European settlers arrived in the Barossa in 1847, they founded the small town, dubbing it the “Crown Village”.

Nowadays, Krondorf is known for its exceptional wine, with one particular label paying true homage to the town’s past.

Krondorf Wines came to fruition in the 1960s and after many successful years, the team finally opened a cellar door in late 2021, adding another chapter to the already illustrious story of the esteemed wine label. 

Located in a buildng that was origionally a steam powered flour mill the Krondorf Cellar Door is a sleek, luxurious addition to the Barossa’s wine scene.

Cellar Door and Wine Bar Manager, Tony Ganzis, says the heritage-listed building is the perfect mix of old and new. 

“We’ve put a modern approach on an old building that is really reminiscent of the history of the Krondorf brand,” he explains.

“The cellar door has a very high, premium look and feel – almost an inner-city wine bar vibe but we’ve kept the charm of the original building in the walls and structures.”

And the service follows suit with a 5-star sequence from the minute you walk through the doors. Krondorf Wines offers a range of tasting options, all of which are customisable to suit your preference and take you on a deep dive into the story behind the wine and the region.

“People come to our cellar door not only to taste our award-winning wines but to also learn about the history of the area,” explains Tony. “Our guests leave with an insight into how Krondorf Wines came to be the connection to the area, which in turn leaves them with a stronger connection to the wine also.”

Tony is a proud ambassador of the Krondorf Wine name but don’t just take his word for it. The historic label has picked up some impressive accolades over the years including Best Grenache at the 2020 James Halliday Wine Awards, Gold and Silver medals at the French Syrah du Monde Wine Awards and taking out the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy at the prestigious Royal Melbourne Wine Awards in 1980 for it 1979 Cabernet Sauvignon.

To celebrate 40 years since this iconic win, Krondorf Wines released The Honorary Cabernet 2019 which is available for tasting and for purchase at the Tanunda cellar door.

Krondorf Wines has also just released its very first fortified under its label that will go into production early next year but is currently available for tasting in a very unique tasting experience.

“We serve it directly from the barrel in which it’s aged which sits proudly in the centre of the room. It’s a real treat, especially for fortified lovers,” says Tony.

With a range of  brassiere style artisan pizzas and platters that perfectly complement the wine, a stop at Krondorf Wines is a must for anyone passing through the Barossa at any time of year. 

Krondorf Cellar Door and Wine Bar is located at 32-34 Murray Street, Tanunda.

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