Picture this: an afternoon taking in picturesque views of the Barossa Valley with a glass of wine in one hand and specially curated chocolate in the other. This is just one of the experiences the new Barossa Valley Chocolate Company offers. Opening its doors from the 12th of April 2019, the new tourist attraction located just outside Tanunda will be the first chocolaterie and cellar door to call the wine region home.
The dreamy chocolate destination will offer something for everyone, including chocolate-making demos and classes, a chocolate and wine pairing experience in the cellar door featuring wines from Vineyard Road, a fresh gelato icecreamery, and Benni’s Café serving delicious locally sourced foods.
The $5.5 million visionary project has been five years in the making, designed by local architect Jamie Gladigau from JBG Architects and built by Aherns.
Barossa Valley Chocolate Company CEO Chris Day, along with his wife Sandy drew inspiration for their chocolate vision by travelling 100,000km around the world to sample the best chocolate experiences, from Bruges, Florence, Bariloche and Daintree in Australia.
“Much of what you see in store was inspired by our travels, like our chocolate wall that was inspired by the inimitable Venchi Cioccolato e Gelato in Florence,” says Sandy.
“When my children were young, we regularly travelled to Margaret River and visited their famous chocolate company. They were some of our most cherished memories, so we are proud to now bring this same type of experience to local and visiting families to the Barossa for the first time,” says Chris.
*Frees up schedule immediately*. If this doesn’t sound like every chocolate-lovers dream, I don’t know what is!
The Barossa Valley Chocolate Company will be open daily from 9am to 5pm.
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Images via Barossa Valley Chocolates.