Frequently Asked Questions


General

Is entry free?


Yes, and we are Wednesday - Sunday, 10am till 5pm (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day).




Are you open on public holidays?


Yes, we are open every Wednesday - Sunday from 10am - 5 pm except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.




Where are you located?


We are located in the heart of the Barossa Valley at 64 Burings Rd, Tanunda, South Australia. Just a short 1 hour drive from Adelaide.




What are your trading hours?


We are open Wednesday to Sunday, from 10am - 5pm, except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Benni's Cafe is open 10am - 5pm for coffee, cakes, drinks and desserts with the full lunch menu from 12pm - 3pm.




Do you do group bookings?


Benni's Cafe does take bookings, which are recommended on weekends as we do get busy.

Please book online by clicking here.




Are dogs allowed?


Unfortunately, for food safety reasons, dogs are not allowed on the decking or within the venue, however, we invite you to bring them along, go for a walk around the water feature with them, and secure them while you are inside the complex.




Do you have outdoor seating?


Yes, we have a dining area on our deck overlooking the beautiful water. Enjoy a delicious meal from Benni’s Café or a glass of wine in a relaxing setting! There is also some seating outside the complex near the entrance.





Chocolate

Do you offer free samples?


Yes, there will be some free samples available, with the selection changing daily. For those wishing to try our full chocolate range, we recommend one of our pairing experiences available in our Vineyard Road Cellar Door (wine and non-alcoholic chocolate pairings available).




What kind of chocolate do you have?


Our range of chocolates include white, milk, 56% dark, 70% dark, and ruby chocolate that are made into over 250 products in our kitchen.

There are chocolates from SIngle Origin, with five countries internationally and Australia's only source of cocoa beans from Daintree, Queensland.

We have sugar- and dairy-free chocolate ranges.




Do you cater to dietary requirements?


We have chocolate that is sugar- and dairy-free. We make chocolate and other food items without gluten and nuts, but as it is all made in a commercial kitchen, there may be traces.

In addition, some items in our café are also sugar- and dairy-free, please ask our friendly staff in the café for more information.

Our café has a large range of milk alternatives, including soy, almond and lactose-free.




What allergens are there?


Due to the manufacturing process at the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company, there may be trace elements of gluten and nuts in all products made on-site.





Benni's Café

Am I able to reserve a table in the café?


Yes, please click here to book online. While we will do what we can to accomodate walk-ins, it is safer to book online to reserve your place.




What hours does your café serve food?


Our café kitchen is open from 11am and last orders are taken at 4pm for meals. Coffee & cake is available 9am until 4:30pm.




What is the menu for Benni's Café?


Benni's Cafe serves a delicious menu of locally sourced food, that is both fancy and fun, to enjoy on our stunning deck overlooking the water.

Where possible, ingredients are locally sourced from Barossa Valley and surrounding districts.

The whole family, young and old, will enjoy a meal at Benni’s! You can find the menu here





Cellar Door

Do you do wine tastings?


Yes, we have a fully functioning cellar door offering Vineyard Road wines where you can purchase wine, enjoy a wine tasting or experience one of our wine and chocolate pairings. Vineyard Road specialises in premium estate-grown Barossa Valley wines, with some featuring fruit sourced from vineyards visible from the cellar door.




Can you make bookings for the wine and chocolate pairing?


Yes, bookings are recommended for wine and chocolate pairings, particularly on our busier days. Please click here to book online. While we accommodate walk-ins where possible, it is safer to book to ensure your place.





Experiences

Do your chocolate experiences cater for children?


Check out our Experiences page for information about our Non-Alcoholic Chocolate Pairings, the perfect option for children! You can click here to book online.




Do you offer wine flights, guided tastings or chocolate pairings?


Yes, our cellar door offers a selection of complimentary Vineyard Road wines, various featured wine flights and chocolate and wine pairing experiences. Check here for more details. Please click here to make a booking online.




Are you able to cater for children's birthday parties and events?


Unfourtunately due to COVID-19 we don't currently offer specialised children's birthday parties and events. We hope to bring these back soon, but are not currently taking bookings at the moment. Please keep an eye on our social media as we will announce the return of birthday parties and events then.





Additional

Do you offer gift vouchers?


Yes, we do offer gift vouchers that can be spent anywhere in store with a minimum of $20. To view our gift cards online, click here.




Can I bring my own cake or bottle of wine?


We have a range of affordable wines and our pastry chef can create a birthday cake for you with 7 days notice. Contact one of our friendly staff for more details.




Do you allow people to bring their own picnics?


We have a range of affordable and delicious food and wine options available at our café, so we ask our visitors to please avoid bringing their own picnics.




Who do I talk to if I want to apply for a job?


Please email our Group Manager, Marcia Frost, on marcia.frost@fabal.com.au with your resume and a cover letter.