Australia's most famous wine region
Australia’s most famous wine region, the Barossa Valley is home to some of the oldest living vines in the world, and some of the best known names in Australia’s vinous history. It is also wonderfully diverse in its range of sub-regions and historical towns making it a must-visit for any wine tourist to South Australia.
An hour’s drive north of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley maintains strong Germanic links thanks to settlement by migrants from Prussian Silesia (geographically modern-day Poland) around the 1840’s onwards, most notably in the town of Tanunda. Further east, the town of Angaston has a decidedly more English feel, while the largest town of Nuriootpa combines elements of both German and English settlement. The greater Barossa Zone includes the neighbouring wine region of Eden Valley.
Synonymous with big, bold, delicious Shiraz, the Barossa Valley is also home to excellent Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Mataro. A new generation of winemakers is emerging to lead the region through the 21st century. By working with new vineyard techniques and varieties that demand less water, these producers are looking to build on the Barossa Valley’s rich history and help ensure its future at the pinnacle of the Australian wine industry.
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