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A Glorious High Tea at Barossa Chateau

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by Bev (subscribe)
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Published May 7th 2021
Indulge in sweet and savoury delights
High tea
Sweet course

Recently we had the opportunity to enjoy a delicious high tea at the beautiful Barossa Chateau. The dining area and tables were set up beautifully amidst huge wine barrels. The high tea begins with a savoury course followed by a sweet course accompanied with either a glass of sparkling Chardonnay pinot or a choice of soft drink or juice.

High tea
Savoury course

Caramelised onion tart
Caramelised onion tart

Our savoury course includes sun-dried tomato frittata, petite egg and tuna sandwiches, smoked salmon on cucumber rounds. However, the one I enjoyed most is the caramelised onion tart. All were delicious and I was already half full by now.

Barossa chateau
Dining area

Barossa Chateau
Table setting

After a short break, we were served the sweet course which included a huge selection of mouth-watering desserts. Except for the macarons, all were delicious. The eclairs were light and fluffy, the petite rhubarb cupcake was unusual but has a good flavour. The chocolate brownie was rich and delicious. The mini cheesecake, topped with pretzel contrasted the sweetness very well. Last but not least is their famous scone with their house-made apricot jam and cream. To finish this off we were offered a generous pot of tea or coffee.

Porcelain in the antique gallery

Antique gallery
Antique gallery display

As we bought our ticket with the Great State voucher, it comes with a guided tour of the Chateau's art and antique gallery which has one of the largest private collection of porcelain in Australia. The collection by Hermann Thumm includes pieces from the great porcelain houses of Meissen, Sevres, Worchester, Chelsea and Stinton.

Art gallery

Gift shop
Gift shop

The art gallery showcases artwork from South Australian artist Diana Mitchell who specialises in the medium of watercolour.

Barossa Chateau
Barossa Chateau

Rose garden
Rose garden behind the chateau

Barossa Chateau located at Hermann Thumm Drive, Lyndoch, is a majestic building. There is a very well-stocked gift shop on site. Behind the building is a beautiful rose garden, officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 2002.

Rose garden
Commemorating the opening by the Queen
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Why? Enjoy high tea and admire porcelain collection
Where: Barossa Chateau, Lyndoch
Cost: $49 per person
Your Comment
The high tea looks delicious in such a lovely setting
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|2721) 40 days ago
Great article and location Bev. It took me ages to get past the first photo.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|2573) 40 days ago
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