Why are they so fabulous?
Christie Schulz is the fabulous lady behind this iconic Barossa brand. The Schulz family took over the vineyards here around 1865 and continue to produce wines made from their individual vineyard estates in their winery on Bethany Road. The label ‘Turkey Flat’ and the winery were established on the historic family vineyards in 1990.
The gorgeous and historic cellar door – which is open 7 days from 11am to 5pm – is actually the old Schulz family butchers shop! This wonderful old bluestone building is completely surrounded by the old gnarly vines, elegant lawns and ancient gum trees. It’s a beautiful spot for a BYO picnic.
Or create-your-own little board from the following seasonal selections
(all boards include toast, cornichons & caperberries)
- Cheese of the moment, chutney
- Conservas Catalina Cantabrian premium Anchovy fillets
- Farmhouse paté, chutney
- Linke’s lachsschinken, chutney
- House roasted nuts
- Turkey Flat marinated olives
- Wines by the glass from $7, bottles at Cellar Door prices.
Soft drinks are also available.
Which wines should you try?
While they’re probably most famous for their Shiraz and Grenache (and deservedly so), don’t let their exciting whites go under your radar. The Marsanne, Viognier and Rousanne blend that they call The Barossa Valley White is a joyous riot of flavour and complexity while their newest offering is their version of a Lillet Blanc style aromatised white – where Marsanne has been infused with fresh and preserved orange rind, dried lychee, blackberry, lemongrass, safflower and green tea. (Sip well chilled as an aperitif or spritz it up with soda and lemon.) And if you like your vino pink (and who doesn’t?) then don’t miss one of the Barossa’s absolute best dry Rosés, made mostly from Grenache with a smattering of other reds for added interest. Gobble, gobble.