Barossa's tourism trail just got better

Barossa Valley Chocolate Company opens to public


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Barossa's first chocolate and wine company has opened.

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TOURISM TRAIL: Nestled among Tanunda vines is Barossa Valley Chocolate Company, Buring Road, which opened to the public in April.

TOURISM TRAIL: Nestled among Tanunda vines is Barossa Valley Chocolate Company, Buring Road, which opened to the public in April.

The Barossa has perhaps never tasted so delicious, especially with the opening of the first-ever chocolate and wine venture based in Tanunda.

The result has meant visitors by the dozens in search of sweet treats walked through the doors during Barossa Valley Chocolate Company's first day of trade.

For Barossa Tourism manager Cathy Wills, the latest regional offering perfectly complements what the region is famously known for - food, wine and great experiences.

"Barossa Valley Chocolate Company is a fantastic addition to the Barossa's tourism landscape, with appeal to a wide demographic of visitors and locals," Ms Wills said.

"It's exciting to see the breadth of tourism experiences continuing to expand in our region."

Importantly, the new enterprise, which involved Tanunda business JBG Architects, further incorporates a team of Barossa's backyard employees eager to share their knowledge with locals and visitors.

The $5 million business deal between Australian companies Chocolatier and Food and Beverage Australia Limited (FABAL) perfectly pairs chocolate and wine.

It is further designed to appeal to wine consumers and non-wine drinkers alike, with the building allowing for a full view of the artisan chocolate making kitchen, an ice-creamery, as well as Benni's café and the Vineyard Road cellar door.

The team of chocolatiers are now on site creating and selling delicious handmade, artisan chocolates created from cacao sourced from around the world.

The company currently boasts more than 250 products, ranging from white, milk, dark and the new ruby chocolate.

Barossa Valley Chocolate Company's official opening took place April 12.

Proud Barossa residents took to social media full of praise. Stand out features for people were the impressive chocolate fountain wall and reasonably priced products.

The complex, open daily, forms part of a non-wine tourism trail through the Barossa region.

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