Taste Eden Valley has been a unique stepping stone for some of the Barossa’s most boutique wine producers.
Boasting over 80 varieties of wine, the tasting room, at 6-8 Washington St, Angaston, has been a one-stop shop for tourists and locals alike – offering wine tastings, custom vineyard tours, regional platters and private wine classes.
Opening in 2006, the business has been a labour of love for owner Melissa Raymond, who has worked tirelessly to build its stellar reputation.
“It’s the only regional wine tasting room in the Barossa and the first of its kind that I’m aware of anywhere,” she said.
“It’s been a massive part of my life, but going to the hands of someone else with a bit of passion would be great.”
Passionate about supporting local wine producers, Ms Raymond said she wanted to showcase single site wines and help them reach international audiences.
“Most of the producers have been with us since we opened the doors,” she said.
“We facilitate whatever is required – marketing, staffing, you name it. I can’t encourage enough to the producers we are one family.”
Hosting up to 500 visitors per month, Ms Raymond said the business has unlimited potential and could easily be expanded.
“It would be great to have a similar concept in the likes of Sydney or Melbourne,” she said.
“We’ve even had interest from China.”
Barossa Real Estate selling agent Robyn Stanbury said the business had proved popular with local and interstate buyers.
She said although it appealed to wine enthusiasts, buyers didn’t require extensive knowledge to run the business.
“It’s just the business that’s for sale, not the premises,” she said.
“You really wouldn’t need experience, it could run itself. It’s a very laid-back setting and you’re right in the triangle of the Barossa.”