Meet the Maker
In the Barossa we are extremely lucky to be surrounded by small producers who are passionate about their products. When you stay with us, you won’t get boring old Foodland produce that’s for sure! You will get to try the fresh local produce from our friends and neighbors who we love to showcase and support. Your fridge and cottage will be stocked with a large range of Barossa produce; handmade healthy muesli, handchurned butter, grass fed fresh farm milk, freshly roasted coffee, wood-fired bread, traditionally smoked bacon, delicious cheeses and the list goes on. Meet the people behind the products and learn about their story here.
We have a new wine for the complimentary wine in the cottages – Michael Hall Wines, 2017 Sang de Pigeon Shiraz. The philosophy behind the crafting of Michael Hall wines is ‘slow wine’. Rather than moulding the fruit to a style, Michael is interested in passively crafting the wine with as few material inputs as possible: hand picking, maceration, wild yeasts, lees contact, barrel maturation and no filtration. Allowing the season and site to show themselves.
Michael Hall wines cellar door is located at the heritage listed 1860’s barn in the Langmeil pioneer settlement of the Barossa Valley. Taste and experience where artisan meets agriculture every Friday & Saturday 11am-5pm or make an appointment for a curated intimate tasting experience, contact Phillip or Michael to book your bespoke tasting next time you’re in town, email@example.com, +61 (0) 448 911 835
One of the many talented permanent artisan creators at the Jamfactory Seppeltsfield is artist and jeweler, Sue Garrard. Sue will teach you the skills to turn recycled and reclaimed metals into your own pair of earrings. Learn techniques to add unique patterns and textures to your design and finish with handmade sterling silver hooks.Get together with a few friends and book a workshop with Sue @sue_garrard, firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and stay and play in the Barossa. Check out our great winter accommodation specials where you will be nice and cosy, close to all the great wineries and restaurants and surrounded by beautiful landscapes. Find out more www.stonewellcottages.com.au/specials/Read More
Introducing our new soup and dessert maker – Barossa Street Food. Emily, Ash and Nathan now supply us with the most delicious smoked hock, lentil vegetable soup, or, curried vegetable lentil soup, served with a crusty roll. For dessert, scrumptious sticky date pudding with caramel sauce and Jersey Fresh cream.
You can add this in-room meal to your booking by placing an order through our website. It’s a great way to start your stay, just settle in, stoke up the fire, pour a glass of red, no need to go anywhere. This meal is also included in our Winter Warmer Package which runs until the end of August Escape to the Barossa for a few cosy nights.
Book Now: https://stonewellcottages.com.au/…/winter-warmer-packa…/
Dean Chambers is the baker of our fabulous Nutties biscuits we have at the cottages. He has been a baker for 40 years. 25 years ago Dean and Annie his wife started Barossa Country Biscuits. While Dean does the baking Annie and her sister Erica do the packaging and book work. (Apparently he is lucky to get a word in – his words not mine).
All of their products are natural, with no artificial colours or flavourings. Just like Grandma Baked!
Apex Bakery is 4th generation family owned and run Barossa Bakery. We still use the original bread recipes from 1924 and bake in our 95 year old wood fired oven. Our breads are true old school breads with a big crumb and hearty flavour which come from the 12 hour fermentation time and wood oven bake. Barossa born and Bread.”Read More
Let me introduce you to another of our fabulous suppliers, Deniz and Kylie Karaca the founders and owners of Cuvee Chocolates.
In 2014 Chocolatier and Wine Connoisseur Deniz Karaca and his wife Kylie founded Cuvee Chocolate from their kitchen base at the fringe of the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.
Since their humble beginnings, Kylie, Deniz and their team of passionate chocolate makers dedicate themselves every day to continue to make Cuvee Chocolate the Home of Australia’s most exclusive and iconic range of chocolate.
Their vision is to craft stone-ground, small batch, traditionally made chocolate that can be paired with the finest drops of the worlds most esteemed vineyards and distilleries.
Their passion for all things chocolate dictates that they only source the world’s best single origin cocoa beans from across the globe to bring you their small batch handcrafted chocolate tablets. Whilst quality is the obvious focus, our environment and the work/life quality within the communities in which the precious cocoa beans are grown are equally important to them.
They therefore do their best to work as directly as possible with the producers who grow the cocoa and ensure they pay a premium that is well above the commodity price of cocoa on the world market.
This helps to ensure that all cocoa that goes into the chocolate is produced using ethical, sustainable and fair-trading practices, a difference you can taste!
Here is another of our much valued producers who supply the cottages.
The Barossa Valley Cheese Company is the success of the hard-working Victoria McClurg, who is also a qualified wine maker. After a stint making wine in Bordeaux, France, Victoria found a passion for cheese, the joy in sharing cheese with friends and pairing cheese with wine.
Since opening in 2003, visitors have been welcome 7 days a week at the Cheesecellar, to enjoy the cheese that is made on site. The Cheesecellar offers:
• the full range of Barossa Valley Cheese Company cheese products, local gourmet condiments, a range of perfect cheese accompaniments
• a viewing window and live stream TV allowing visitors to see the ‘whey’ the team live, eat, breathe and make our exceptional cheese.
The Barossa Valley Cheese Company has continued to grow however Victoria remains the chief cheese maker, trains all of the production team and still makes all cheese on-site.
They redeveloped their production facilities in 2015 and have expanded in the tourism retail space. This means they have even more space to create cheese and share their passion with their customers.
More like a craft than a production, husband and wife Paul and Janelle Amos roast their highly sort after coffee in very small batches with very big smiles: boutique, intimate and joyful, just the way they like it. Seasonal single origin, specialty grade coffee echos the boutique wine industry that surrounds them and their own patch of Shiraz in the hills of Seppeltsfield, where the Roastery comes to life once a week amongst the vines for the weeks fresh roast. The beautifully smooth Ethiopian Sidamo roast is our favourite and available in your cottage to take pause during your stay.
Take some of the weeks fresh roast home off the shelf from Nuriootpa Foodland and Tanunda Foodland, or arrange an online delivery from www.barossscoffee.com for a roast and post the same week.
Using certified organic oats locally milled, and fruit and almonds sourced from South Australia, Lee Fleming and John Morgan of Fleming and Ware have been hand making this muesli product in Angaston for 14 years. The range includes Au Naturale, Tutti Frutti, Market Blend, Gluten Free, Gone Nuts, and Winter Warmer. Just another example of a fabulous local artisan product you will find in your breakfast provisions at the cottages.Read More