The fertile, welcoming Barossa Valley may be a perfect day excursion from Adelaide, but you’ll probably think twice about leaving once you’re there. Hailed as a perfect romantic destination, many a visitor is seduced by the views and multitude of epicurean delights on offer. The cool summers and rainy winters are suited for the red-wine production the area is well known for, so enjoy your samplings of Shiraz or a rich-flavoured Cabernet. While you’re there pop into Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop, and grab a bite at Hentley Farm Restaurant. For a dose of culture, explore the Kapunda Heritage Trail, or for additional recommendations, pop into the visitor information centres at Gawler and Tanunda, which are open seven days a week.