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Published April 27th 2016
Best wurst in the Barossa
Steiny's Mettwurst roadside sign.
If you enjoy the taste of high quality mettwurst and smoked meats then you might like to include a visit to Steiny's in your 'to do' list the next time you are in the Barossa. They are under new management and have re-energised the facility.
Come and say Hi to Tilly at Steiny's tasting room.
The tasting room is tucked away behind a private residence on Barossa Valley Way in Tanunda, but drive in and around the back and you will find there is plenty of parking.
You can call in during regular opening hours, Monday to Friday 9am till 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am till 4pm, or book a visit at other times. You can also find them at the Barossa Farmer's Market on Saturdays.
The tasting room exterior is simple and functional, but once I stepped inside I was impressed with the bright, clean interior and the variety of goods on display.
As well as their own goods, their displays include locally produced pickles, relishes and spreads – all for tasting and purchase.
Steiny's produce all their meats locally in the traditional German manner and have been doing so for over 30 years. They offer a variety of mettwursts that include spicy, cracked pepper, port and brandy – all gluten-free and all made to the highest standards. There is also pepperoni, beef jerky, biersticks (including the popular 'ring of fire') bacon and more.
Come and sample the variety of goods on offer at Steiny's
The original recipe comes from Australia's earliest settlers and their products are smoked using Riverland Mallee wood, so they can boast that they are truly South Australian. You can order their goods online through their website but nothing beats the hands-on experience of the tasting room.