Guest Comments

Below we have proudly presented a small sample from a long list of our guests’ testimonials:


“Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful – Thank you for your hospitality.” Kathy, Chris, Nicholas & Kathleen, NSW, Jul 2014

“Great holiday venue gorgeous! We will be back.” Brad, Mimi, Leah, Mark & Sandi, SA, Jul 2014

“Hi. Thank you so much for everything. This was the best stay I’ve had! Loved the muffins.” Catherina, Singapore, Mar 2014

“Amazing property. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Very relaxing. Will be recommending to family and friends.” Katrina & Paul, Qld, Mar 2014

“A fantastic place to relax and unwind. Very quiet and peaceful. Will definitely be back.” Sam & Lisa, NSW, Mar 2014

“This is a gorgeous place and we enjoyed our quiet retreat. Try 1918 and FermentAsian for great dinners and 2 Hands Wines for great wine. Ta Mates!” Linda, Dave & Richard, North California, Feb 2014

“So quiet, so comfortable, fantastic views. Three ‘old’ mates celebrating a significant birthday. Perfect.” Floy, Nat & Julie, SA, Feb 2014

“Thank you for a lovely stay in your stunning property. Every detail was thoughtfully provided to ensure an unforgettable visit to the Barossa. Hope to return someday soon.” Alex & Jill, UK, Feb 2014

“Perfect place for reunion of dear friends and a new baby. All we hoped for!” Catriona, Bruce, Jess, Dave & Hugo, NSW, Feb 2014

“Thank you. Immaculate and beautiful. How does it get any better than this?” Andrew & Dana, SA Jan 2014

“Return visit! Thank you once again for your delightful ‘Loft’ accommodation. It is absolutely enjoyable staying in the vineyard. Your provisions were more than enough thank you. Hopefully we will be back again next November and enjoy Barossa hospitality.” Graham, Leonie, Anne & Bazze, Nov 2013

“We had an absolutely amazing time. This place is just lovely and we were all impressed. I will be back for sure. Thank you!! Keep us the great work.” Alicia, SA, Nov 2013

“Stayed at Residence & Loft. Fantastic accommodation and excellent service. Love the attention to detail, quality of provisions and cleanliness! Will highly recommend.” Kim & Peter, NSW, Oct 2013

“Great place to be. Had a fantastic time.” Harry & Gale, NSW, Oct 2013

“What a beautiful place to celebrate a 30th birthday! We had such a wonderful time, too much red wine consumed! We will be back. Thank you.” Brad & Fiona, SA, Sep 2013

“Thank you, thank you, thank you, can’t wait to come back and we will bring friends.” David, Vic, Sep 2013

“We really enjoyed our stay in this delightful Loft cottage; with all the amenities provided. Thank you.” Geoff & Felicity, Vic, Aug 2013

“Quiet and peaceful place in Barossa! Beautiful vineyard. The Loft is comfortable and lovely, great breakfast. Will recommend to our friends. Hope to stay longer in next time.” Cindy & Ricky, Hong Kong, May 2013

“Very relaxing!! The food was incredible. Loving the views and location. Thank you so much!” Jess & Scott, May 2013

“Thank you for a lovely stay. Loved the food selection in the fridge and especially the stunning scenery. It was all very romantic and inspired my partner to propose to me! Won’t forget this stay.” Travis, Apr 2013

“The provisions was nice. Will recommend to our friends. Very comfortable. Lovely breakfast. Wish could stay longer. Hope next time to stay longer!” Ng, Hong Kong, May 2013

“Very relaxing. Loved the location and the views. Food was incredible. Thank you!” Scott, NSW, May 2013
“Amazing place! We had a wonderful time here, my partner proposed to me on our stay!!! Thank you.” Adele &Daniel, Apr 2013

“We stayed here with our family for three nights, the property and location are absolute luxury. We stayed in the three bedroom Loft property and it was just fabulous, from the welcome provisions which included beautiful orange juice, cereal, bread, milk, bacon and eggs and a complimentary bottle of estate wine. The property fit outs are first class and I would even recommend they are recognised by the Small Luxury Hotels SLH. The property is peaceful to look out from the mezzanine bedroom and very relaxing, the north facing is just bliss. You also get free wifi you need it. If you are looking for high quality property and relaxing break – I’d highly recommend it.” Peter, Vic., Apr 2013

“Great stay at Barossa Shiraz Estate! Everything was perfect. Close to wineries & sites. Breakfast provisions were delicious. Thank you.” Megan, NSW, Mar 2013

“This is the place that I want to live in!” Bader, Saudi Arabia, Mar 2013

“Amazing place gorgeous, great views certainly be back. Thanks for looking after us.” Renee, NSW, Feb 2013

“We have had a great time with beautiful views. The accommodation is amazing, its like a part of heaven!! We felt very very well! And we will like to come back. Thank you so much.” Ushi, Rauki, Lisa, Wolfie & Christine, Munich, Germany, Jan 2013

“Thank you for the use of your beautiful accommodation for Tour Down Under. The spa was cool. We love being in the Barossa. The Barossa wines are very good. Barossa rocks!” Mark, Katrina, Matthew, Michael, Robbie & Kim, Qld, Jan 2013

“Thank you for your beautiful accommodation. We have had a wonderful time in the Barossa and this place added to the experience. We will be back! We also loved all of the provisions provided. All the best.” Cris, Catlyn & Garrod, WA, Jan 2013

“Peace and tranquility. So comfortable and enjoyable. Our souls, minds and bodies now refreshed and we can face the New Year with enthusiasm. Thank you.” Colin, SA, Jan 2013



“Thank you, a evry peaceful, lovely stay. Facilities, beautifl. Food wonderful. Feel relaxed & ready to go to work.” Shelly & Bruce, SA, Jul 2014

“Perfect … just not long enough stay!!” Liz & Mike, SA, Jul 2014

“Thank you very much, we loved our time in this beautiful house. It is fantastic.” Belinds & Mike, NSW, Jul 2014

“We had an amazing four nights at the ‘Residence’. Massages second day were great. Private wine tour a real stand out (both organised before we left home)! We have been to many wine regions, however staying here made the experience so enjoyable … would love to come back again. Thank you very much.” Ro & Matt, NSW, Sep 2013

“Lovely stay! Thank you for such cosy beautiful little cottage to call home for a couple of days! The beautiful views are gorgeous to look at while having a yummy breakfast in the front room. Great way to spend a birthday.” Claire & Frakie, Vic, Sep 2013

“Maybe your youngest couple (24 years). Thank you for a lovely couple of nights. We very much enjoyed the elegance and ‘old world’ feel of the place. Loved it the moment we stepped through the doors. Was so relaxing to get away from the Gold Coast & listen to the blues with a red next to the fire.” Hannah & James, QLD, Jun 2013

“Thank you for an amazing stay. Lovely facilities, helpful staff, beautiful picturesque scenery, fresh produce, all making our stay delightful.” Danielle & Chloe, SA, Jun 2013

“I am not sure we would have found a better place to eat yummy eggs and bacon. The view from sitting room was beautiful, as was the rest of the grounds. The accommodation was so luxurious and classy we kept wondering when the maid would arrive! Thank you for a lovely weekend. We will be back.” Ray & Lynda, Vic., May 2013

“The time and effort that has been invested in this wonderful place is absolutely evident. There are many things that my wife and I can say about ‘Residence’ which has made our 1 year anniversary so enjoyable but I will mention only two. First, the bacon was so tasty that we had to take the unopened ration with us to enjoy in our own home tomorrow morning. Second, there can not be anything more relaxing than reading Proust amongst the vineyards. Thank you for making our stay as straightforward as it could have been. We wish all the future residence of the Residence a comfortable stay.” Josh & Jodi, NSW, May 2013

“Absolutely delightful. We will be back!” Andrew & Victoria, Qld, Apr 2013

“What an amazing and beautiful building – we loved every minute of our stay here. The Residence was a delight and pleasure to stay in. Thank you for taking such care of an Australian icon – we could live here. All the trimming and little touches and conveniences made our stay perfect and hassle free.” Narelle & Stephen, Qld, Apr 2013

“Had a lovely stay. Loved the spa and the views. Highly recommend 1918 restaurant. 10/10 entree, 10/10 main and the desert was even better.” Channon & Renee, SA, Mar 2013

“Many thanks for a wonderful stay at the ‘Residence’. Thoroughly enjoyed the location, views, accommodation, spa and beautiful provisions! The accommodation exceeded our expectations and will recommend to family and friends. Fantastic, relaxing and a wonderful holiday in South Australia.” Michelle & Paul, Vic., Mar 2013

“Thank you for an amazing stay. Everything has just been perfect. A great end to our honeymoon.” Joanna & Tony, NSW, Mar 2013

“Thank you for a gorgeous cottage. Helped us to relax and enjoy a weekend away from the ‘rush’ of life. What a beautiful place – very quaint and with all you could possibly want / need.” Bronnie & Terry, Feb 2013

“We are probably your first Chinese guests and I found this holiday become more colourful and enjoyable because of the stay. Thank you very much for the beautiful cottage. The nice breakfast and your hospitality. Nellie has helped a lot on the first day we arrived! I’ll definitely recommend to friends to come and stay here. Happy Chinese New year!” Catherine & parents (family reunion), China, Feb 2013

“Very nice stay, a lovely place in a lovely location. I hope we can return again one day and see more of this beautiful country. Thank you for your warm hospitality.” Vicki, Sam & Kathy, New Braunfels (Texas) & Richmond (Virginia), Feb 2013

“We loved our stay. The Residence is very warm feeling and cozy. So easy to arrive, easy to get to and the home like touches of breaky makings in the fridge well appreciated. Made wonderful friends from ‘the Willows’ and plan to meet again! Thank you for a great memory, the wine and the fun.” Debbie & Steve, Ontario, Canada, Jan 2013

“We had a wonderful time. The accommodation was great and we thoroughly enjoyed our day with Kim. He was a great host and tour guide. This stop has been the highlight of our trip so far. We’re now enjoying some beach time in Byron Bay and will be heading to Sydney to wrap up our adventure. My wife and/or I will definitely like the facebook page as we are already trying to figure out when we can come back and enjoy the Barossa. Thank you for all your assistance.” Sean, US, Jan 2013

“Hi Nellie. I am sadly back at work now. Thank you for a wonderful and relaxing stay at Residence. It was a perfect relaxing getaway for us and we will most definitely be recommending you to our friends and family. Best wishes for 2013.” Emily, WA, Dec 2012 (email, 10 Jan 2013)

“Beautiful estate surrounded by wonderful nature! Loved the bathroom and the spa! Thank you for assisting my new fiance to set up the room for his proposal! Although it came with a price, it was beautifully done. Breakfast provisions were great. The privately chauffeured wine tour we did was great and even better to come back to a convenient location!” Jen & Leigh, SA Mar 2012



“We are here all the way from Calgary Canada and have enjoyed the beautiful countryside, wineries, food and this cottage. It’s wonderful to discover new wines but sad to know we’ll never get them at home. Nevertheless, we’re enjoying them here; the aussies are a lot of fun – thanks for your warm hospitality – see you at the Calgary Stampede or in Banff.” Silvana & Graham, Canada, Jul 2014

“Thank you for providing the setting for the perfect anniversary weekend retreat. What a beautiful and extremely well catered cottage in an idyllic setting. The fireplace, spa, provisions & setting have given us everything we could have wanted & plenty more. All positive feedback here.” Bronwyn & Ryan, SA Jul 2014
“We really loved our weekend away at the Barossa and staying at the ‘Vines’ was beautiful. I’m sure there will be more occasions in the future to come down again…” (via email, 30th Oct 2013), Sharina, NSW

“Thank you for providing the setting for the perfect anniversary weekend retreat. What a beautiful and extremely well catered cottage in an idyllic setting. The fireplace, spa, provisions & setting have given us everything we could have wanted & plenty more. All positive feedback here.” Bronwyn & Ryan, SA Jul 2014

“The wonderful Barossa has been so welcoming on our honeymoon. ‘The Vines’ was beautiful, peaceful and had everything we could want. All supplies were lovely and beautiful, and the views onto the vineyard stunning. Home away from home plus luxuries. Thank you and we can not wait to visit again.” Sanoy & Luke, Qld, Oct 2013

“What a wonderful place to visit. Great accommodation, great weather and great wine. Would recommend the ‘Vines’ to everybody.” Jamie & Min, NSW, Sep 2013

“A little piece of heaven! We will be back soon. Platter and treats just beautiful. Thank you for this experience.” Zoe & Shane, SA Sep 2013

“Had the best time thank you. We’ll come back again. Best place to come to be with someone special.” Aaron & Claudia, Vic, Sep 2013

“We both thoroughly enjoyed our stay and came home very relaxed. We definitely have to come and stay again. Thank you.” Rebecca, SA, May 2013 (via email, received 21 May 2013)

“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in the beautiful accommodation. Loved the shower, loved everything. No expense has been spared. There were plenty of provisions – very generous. We loved dinner at Ferment Asian.” Marilyn &Phil, SA, May 2013

“We loved it. No expense spared very generous. Thank you.” Marylin & Abbie, SA May 2013

“Wow … how’s the serenity!! We absolutely loved the Vines and all of it’s special little delights. Gorgeous environment inside and out. The perfect way to spend our 5 year wedding anniversary and baby moon before our first hub comes along. Pure perfection!!” Jenanne, Abdoullah & Peanut, Apr 2013

“Enjoyed this place a lot, loved the getaway environment and the welcoming this place has as soon as you enter the gates.” Nathaniel & Erica, Apr 2013

“Superb accommodation in a lovely rural setting. It was a perfect and relaxing way to spend our first wedding anniversary. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely come back.” Keith & Annie, Apr 2013

“Great place. Enjoyed it all. Cheers.” Emma & Jeremy, Apr 2013

“Thank you for a wonderful honeymoon. Perfect cottage in every way!” Rachelle & Paul, Vic., Apr 2013

“A wonderful place to hole up! Wish we could stay longer … may be another time. Congratulations BSE, try not to change anything! Warmest regards, Qunee & Ben, Hong Kong, Mar 2013

“A beautiful and serene place to spend our honeymoon in. Everything we could possibly need we found in the cottage – thank you! Especially enjoyed all the goodies, port and recliner chairs. Two Hands & Torbreck were great for wine tasting.” Dasha & Garth, SA, Mar 2013

“We will be back! Thank you so much, we’ve enjoyed our getaway in our little cottage. The little details have been perfect, as too the bed, spa, couches. Thank you again.” Vic & Philip, Mar 2013

“Beautiful setting & location. The Vines, accommodation provide an ideal place to kick back and enjoy life. Thank you.” Richard & Leah, Feb 2013

“Beautiful accommodation. Wonderfully clean! Well equipped and gorgeous views. Thank you for a great stay.” Danielle, Vic, Feb 2013

“The Vines, was picture perfect, being surrounded by the vines enhanced the experience of being at the Barossa Valley. Comfortable, clean, attention to details added to the pleasure of the destination. Recommend – ‘Two Hands Winery’, ‘the Farmers’ Market’! ‘Maggie Beer Farm Shop’ (if you’re a foodie!). Elyine & Steve, NSW, Feb 2013

“Third time back and each visit has enhanced our enjoyment of the Tour Down Under. We love our our annual stay at Six Gates / Barossa Shiraz Estate. See you in 2014.” Brendon & Nicola, Jan 2013

“No words can describe how fantastic this place is, beautiful, elegant and perfect setting for Barossa experience. The wine, food, extra touches delightful surprise. Thank you very much.” Lisa, NSW, Jan 2013

“Thank you for such a lovely, relaxing, comfortable, modern place. We have found it easy to unwind especially loved the massages and the Dean Martin CD. So quiet and peaceful it gave us some quality time to connect. Loved the 2 meals we had at Cafe Y at Chateau Yaldara. We will be back. The recliner chairs were a favourite to relax in!” Natalie & Trevor (1st wedding anniversary), Jan 2013

“Thank you so much for all your hard work and effort in creating one of the most beautiful places we have stayed in Australia. Keep it up!” Michael and Dejana (7th wedding anniversary), Dec 2013

“A perfect place for us to spend our honeymoon!” Greig & Sarah (Honeymoon), Dec 2012

“We loved the cottage. The attention to details with the food in fridge, to wine/port waiting for us was amazing. Comfy bed, gorgeous bathroom and best of all – CLEAN! Felt like royalty! Visit Two Hands for tasting and platter, Maggie Beer Farm Shop, Peter Lehmann – beautiful picnic area and tasty wine, Lord Lyndoch for amazing steak (and nice and close), Lavender Farm for amazing views, Shield Estate (just up the road) has great food platter too, and tour the Barossa for a great day out.” Kim & Alan, WA, Sep 2012

“A wonderful place to stay for our honeymoon. ‘The Vines’ has been amazing, everything has been thought of to make it just like home. The Barossa has so much to offer and do. We highly recommend checking out smaller wineries such as Two Hands, Awsome pizza + P.T.O TeAro. If you get a chance make sure to go to Barossa Valley Cheese Co. There are many dining options but for something special 1918 is a must. The Lord Lyndoch is also great for a steak (very friendly staff). Thank you!” Kirsty & Nicholas (honeymoon), SA, Jul 2012

“What a wonderful cottage!! We loved everything about it, its location, beautiful setting, well appointed fittings and absolute attention to details! Thank you for providing us such a fantastic stay and experience at Barossa! We will be coming back again from California, USA!!” David, Christina & Lucas, USA, Apr 2012

“We couldn’t have wished for a more wonderful way to spend our first time in the Barossa, for our 18th wedding anniversary. Outstanding accommodation and your attention to detail is truly appreciated.” Greg & Judy (18th anniversary), Qld, Feb 2012



“Picturesque! A beautiful cottage in a tranquil setting. We had a lovely few days – and the house stayed nice & warm even though it was freezing outside!” Emma & Steve, Qld, Jul 2014

“Beautiful surroundings, warm and inviting interior. I could not think of a better place to enjoy the Barossa Valley. Thank you for the great experience!” Travis & Jemma, SA, Jul 2014

“Very enjoyable! Mum and I had a lovely stay for 5 nights. The gardens are great and the sunrise amazing. Thank you.” Sue & Lyla, Vic, Mar 2014

“Wonderful place! We hugely enjoyed our time here. Thank you so much. It was reat pleasure to stay at Willows!” Louri & Ludmila, NSW, Feb 2014

“Beautiful location and a cozy cottage. Had a lovely stay. Thank you.” Gisela & Marku, Germany, Feb 2014

“Thank you for a lovely location to base our stay in the Barossa. We very much enjoyed our bacon and eggs for breakie and our day touring the Valley. Many thanks.” Chris, Jem, Steve & Lucy, NSW, June 2013

“Thank you for a delightful stay – you are very thoughtful hosts!” Kelly & Nigel, WA, May 2013

“Thank you for a wonderful stay at a beautiful cottage.” Sutune, NSW, Apr 2013

“A beautiful experience shared by all the family members! Views of hillside, the vines, the rose gardens and the interiors of the Willows all mesmerised our senses and we all feel truly released! Thank you very much! and highly recommended!” Soussa Family, NSW, Apr 2013

“Beautiful location and a charming immaculately clean cottage. The garden is beautiful. Thank you.” Rachele & Sian, NSW, Apr 2013

“A lovely stay at a beautiful and cozy cottage in a great spot. Thank you.” Malcolm, Janet & Isabella, Vic., Apr 2013

“Well maintained cottage. Peaceful spot. Great place for accommodation while touring the Barossa! Thanks for the bacon, eggs … very generous! Thank you xxxx.” Dean & Sharon, WA, Apr 2013

“What a lovely place everything you’ll ever need. So restful must tell our friends about it. Thank you so much!” Carol & Norman, Mar 2013

“We have had a lovely, relaxing stay in your beautiful cottage. The provisions, wine and port were much appreciated as was the air conditioning which kept us cool in the scorching Barossa weather.” Rachael, Vic., Jan 2013

“Such a beautiful place, we all enjoyed our stay. Great food provisions. A lovely family holiday. Our daughters will miss their Willow tree.” Kim, Greg, Grace & Jasmine, Qld, Dec 2012

“After 75 km cycle to get here, spa was wonderful! Willows is absolutely beautiful! We wish we could spend more time here! Thank you.” Vanessa & Tory, Qld, Dec 2011

“Fabulous website – fabulous home! Beautiful home, stunning views, comfortable beds! A most beautiful place – Everything is here. Thank you so much – Fab time – Thanks awfully!!” Pam, Reese, Midge & Mary, Vic., Oct 2011

“The perfect place for a weekend getaway for four high school friends to catch up. We wish we’d done it sooner! Beautiful views from the kitchen – we had a fantastic time drinking wine & indulging ourselves in the wonderful cozy cottage that is, the Willows! We’ll be back for the next reunion! Thank you!” Jessica, Amelia, Lisa & Jessica (friends reunion), Oct 2011