Food is as much a part of the Barossa experience as wine and Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop is the place to drop in for a light lunch. Sip a coffee, pick up a picnic pack, watch a cooking demonstration or purchase this local legend’s products. Maggie is a self-taught cook who became one of Australia’s biggest food celebrities after moving to the Barossa in the 1970s to farm pheasants and later open the Pheasant Farm restaurant and Maggie Beer Farm Shop. The shop is a bustling food haven that can get very busy. If you’re in a group, avoid the busiest time of day between 12.30pm and 2.30pm for the best chance of getting a table. If you’re not a drinker, you can toast the Barossa in non-alcoholic style with a bottle of Maggie Beer Sparkling Ruby Cabernet, made with early harvest Cabernet grapes.
Nuriootpa gets its name from an Aboriginal word for “meeting place” and it’s a great place to start your Barossa adventure. The town has a vine-lined main street and is home to some of the region’s best-known cellar doors, as well as Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop. Just a few kilometres from the town you’ll find the impressive Wolf Blass Visitor Centre.
Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop
50 Pheasant Farm Road (via Samuel Road), Nuriootpa | +61 8 8562 4477