My husband and I regularly joke, that since we had kids, we’ve single handedly kept the South Australian wine industry afloat. Made it through 9 months of making a kid? It’s time for a wine. Manage to put the kids to bed? Celebrate with a wine. Had a rough day with the kids? Unwind with a wine. Escaped them for a grown up night out? Wine. You see how it goes. So you’d also understand that we MISS wineries.
We adore visiting the vast array of amazing cellar doors peppered throughout South Australia, and we’ve found that since kids, it’s just been harder. There’s certainly some family friendly places to take your kids along too, but they just don’t love it the way that we do.
Z Wines in the Barossa Valley have levelled up tasting planks, and we LOVE them for it.
Their wine plank is fabulous (of course). You can choose from a White Plank, A Mixed Plank or a Red Plank, and the prices range from $35-$45.
Here’s what you can expect:
And to ensure kids don’t feel excluded, they also offer a cracking children’s plank too!
The Z Tasting Plank for kids includes apple juice, orange juice, milk and water, paired with smoked fritz, fairy on apex, cheddar cheese & pretzels, and sells for a reasonable $12.
I tell you what, to keep my kids quiet and happy while mummy enjoys her wine, $12 is worth EVERY PENNY.
They also have kids toys in the corner, biscuits, different juices, and babycinos, served with sprinkles, cocoa dusting and marshmallows. Perfect.
Bravo Z Wines, you get my vote (and my money).
You’ll find Z Wine at 109-111 Murray Street, Tanunda.