Take your love of red wine to a new level – without the hangover
As arguably Australia’s most famous and revered viticultural region, the Barossa is well known for its red wine. So perhaps it’s not surprising that one Barossa day spa has taken this love of Shiraz to a whole new level – offering the opportunity to completely immerse yourself in red wine, without the hangover.
The Red Wine Soak is Endota Spa Barossa Valley’s signature treatment – a deep spa bath filled with rich antioxidants extracted from vino. Nourishing, exfoliating and moisturising, the 30-minute treatment is the perfect addition to any of Endota’s other luxurious treatments, or can be enjoyed as a stand-alone experience.
The spa is located at the Novotel Barossa Resort near the small town of Rowland Flat – renowned as the home of Jacob’s Creek – and the picture-perfect setting overlooks some of the country’s most famous vineyards. As well as accommodation, conferencing facilities and a restaurant, Novotel Barossa is located next to an 18-hole golf course, Tanunda Pines, creating a perfect getaway for couples.
Herbal tea or water and a warm greeting on arrival are typical of Endota Spa’s excellent customer service, as is the opportunity to relax, set aside the stresses of the day and settle in for some serious pampering.
The large spa bath is set next to a window overlooking an immaculately groomed lawn and on to rows of vines marching down a hillside into the valley below (a shade on the window ensures you can enjoy the view while also ensuring privacy).
Luxuriously furnished with lit candles, a flute of bubbles and a glass of water, you’re left to enjoy the steamy bath. The water temperature is deliberately warm, encouraging the pores to open and the antioxidants to do their work.
Relaxation is inevitable and after 25 minutes, a knock on the door reminds you there is five minutes left before it’s time to reluctantly re-enter the real world. Languidly dressing, it’s clear that the treatment has done wonders for the skin – clear, bright, supple and thoroughly moisturised. Who knew red wine could be so healthy?
By Tess Fisher
Tess experienced the Red Wine Soak at Endota Spa Barossa Valley, valued at $80 for a 30-minute treatment.
Endota Spa Barossa Valley
t: (08) 8524 0071
a: Novotel Barossa Valley Resort, Golf Links Rd, Rowland Flat, Barossa Valley SA 5352