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Maggie Beer's Farm Shop - Nuriootpa, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Maggie Beer's Farm Shop Entrance.
Maggie Beer's Farm Shop Entrance.
You may know South Australian icon Maggie Beer from her TV cooking show, The Cook and the Chef, or from her guest appearances on Australian Master Chef. Or perhaps you're a long time customer of her various products and produce. If you're in the Barossa Valley region then a trip to her farm/shop/eatery is a nice way to spend a morning or afternoon. Follow the link to book an 'experience' that will make your visit extra memorable.

The Farm Walk, information Plaques.
The Farm Walk,
informational Plaques.
There is a farm walk trail, that my partner, Enigma, and I, found a little hard to know for sure if we were going the right way, but we seemed to find the various informative plaques detailing the site's history. In any case we also had a nice walk around the main lake that the shop sits alongside where you can spot many turtles and other water going wildlife.

The shop itself isn't particularly large but it does have the full range of Maggie's products. Which I guess would keep you busy browsing if cooking is your thing (it's not really mine). A better experience is to stay for a snack, wine tasting or lunch, where you can properly sample some of the products in action.

Chocolate Salted Caramel Ice Cream on the deck overlooking the lake.
Chocolate Salted Caramel
Ice Cream on the deck
overlooking the lake.
Enigma and I were there earlier in the day so we stopped in for home made ice-cream which we enjoyed sitting outside on the deck, overlooking the lake.

From there we moved on, however if you want an even more memorable experience you can actually book accommodation for a minimum of two nights at Orchard House on the property (which can house up to four people per booking).

I'd say Maggie Beer's Farm is a must for anyone familiar with Maggie and her career. I wouldn't go expecting to see Maggie in person though. I'm sure she's there from time to time but she is genuinely busy. Maybe contact the farm first to see if and when Maggie is likely to be doing a meet and greet.


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