More about Barossa
Welcome to our information page about The Barossa
Valley.The Barossa Valley is world famous with tourists for our famous Barossa Shiraz and Reisling
wines, the area is also complimented from a good supply of fresh produce. Barossa
Valley enjoys respected restaurants making the area
one of Australia’s best tourism regions. The Barossa has an incredibly rich European heritage (German) which
has remained to this day and gives Barossa
Valley a unique community with a relaxed lifestyle.
The Valley enjoys golf, cycling, shopping, arts, bushwalking,
festivals, concerts and much more… A beautiful landscape of endless vineyards, boutique townships, hills forever in
the ranges and most of all a relaxing environment. There are many reasons to stay in Barossa and that includes the
proximity of Adelaide City giving you access for business needs, the Barossa region also has many main banks and
stores with a variety of supplies and all basic amenities.
If you are looking for a romantic weekend then you cannot go past
The Barossa Valley, relax and enjoyed the charm and character of a Bed and Breakfast, an open fire and the rest
that you have earned. Check out the local cellar doors for wine tasting, the restaurants for fine food and the
lifestyle. Barossa Valley is also excellent for family holidays with many events taking place all year summer and
winter, autumn and spring.
How to find The Barossa
Located 70 kilometres North East of Adelaide you can find the best
access by road in just over hour from the City of Adelaide.
Barossa by road take either Main North Road (A20) to Sturt Highway
and enter via Gawler then Barossa Valley Way. Also from Adelaide City take Lower North East Road (A10) out of
Adelaide and travel through Chain of Ponds in the Adelaide Hills to Williamstown in the southern Barossa. If you
are heading from Melbourne entering The
Barossa via Eden Valley, turn off at Murray Bridge and
then Palmer to Tungkillo and then turn at Mount Pleasant. If you are travelling from Sydney and Mildura, take the
A20 through Renmark and then Truro through to Nuriootpa.
Barossa Valley from the air your plane will land at Adelaide International Airport with
regular domestic and international flights, with rental cars available at the airport. If you require private
charters a light-plane airport is at Parafield, just 45 minutes south of the Barossa. Helicopter charters are also
available from Adelaide and The Barossa Region.
Barossa climate changes
Summer is December to February - Hot days and hot
evenings. The average temperature is about 29 degrees celcius, hot days of 35 to 40 degrees can occur. Light
clothing and plenty of sunblock are essential. Very warm evenings good for late walks and outside dining. Also, use
insect repellent at night when outdoors.
Spring is September to November - Warm days and
cooler evenings. Average temperature around mid 20's, great for day walks, cycling etc. Evenings
can be cool.
Autumn March to May - March and April, more mild weather. The autumn leaves offer a
classic image, so bring your camera to capture these scenic views. Warm days and cool to cold evenings.
Winter June, July and August expect cold days and
nights. Log fires are a must, wear warm clothing. However often have clear blue skies.
STATS AND FACTS
Cellar Doors - 73
Dining Venues - 40+
Accommodation - 100+
State Heritage Buildings -160+
Local Heritage Buildings - 80+
Wineries - 150
Grape Growers - 755
Grape Harvest (2009) - 60,087 tonnes
Vineyard Plantings (2008) 13,256 ha
Main Red Varieties - Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon
Main White Varieties - Riesling, Semillon, Chardonnay
Vintage Period - Late February – April