The Barossa Valley is lined with famous wine
brands including, Penfold's, Jacob's Creek, Yalumba, Peter Lehmann and many more.
Since the late 1840's The Barossa has been producing top selling an award
winning wines. Winemaking dominates the regions economy until today, more than 20% of wine produced in
Australia comes from The Barossa Valley . Eden Valley 's Riesling produced in this cooler area of Barossa and
Shiraz is primarily grown on the valley floor. Shiraz and Riesling have both made Barossa Valley a famous wine
region the world over, it is indeed a special place to wine lovers internationally.
Barossa Valley is home to the world's
oldest Shiraz vines, with lineage dating back to the 1840's. This area of South Australia has been a great
cultivator for these vines, with comments that the areas wines are ‘rich and full bodied' being a comment heard
often by world wine critics.
If you like your food then visit one
of the following restaurants in The Barossa Valley region, they include Jacob's restaurant at Jacob's Creek winery,
Vintners Bar & Grill in Angaston, Apellation restaurant in Marananga.
Lighter lunches available from
Salter's Kitchen in Angaston. If you're staying at a B&B why not buy some fresh produce at The Barossa Farmers
Market every Saturday Morning.
The Barossa is an incredibly scenic
area of South Australia with a varied amount of destinations with country roads, vineyards and villages. The
Barossa is an area of 30 km's by 40km's. You can drive, or choose from many different tour operators. You can also
see the region from a different point of view by helicopter, hot air balloon or the locally famous trike tour. Pick
up a map and create your own drive plan for the area, it won't involve much planning and you could do this with
some brochures and a local map in less than an hour.
Every month events take place in
Barossa from food and wine festivals with outdoor concerts, charity car rallies, cycling and many other local
exhibits. The Annual Barossa Rose and Flower Show is held each year. The area has hosted the 2008 stage 1
finish of the Tour Down Under and in April 2009 expect Australia 's longest running wine festival, the
biennial Barossa Vintage Festival.
The Barossa is full of vines but also
colour with a very artistic region with an emerging art culture through many art galleries, these include the
Barossa Regional Gallery and Tanunda's Old Mill Gallery.
Walks and National Parks –
Barossa Kangaroo'sLocated in The
Barossa is the Para Wirra Recreation Park , Kaiser Stuhl (plenty of Kangaroos) and Sandy Creek Conservation
Parks . The Heysen and Mawson Trails also allow visitors the chance to experience a diversity of landscapes
and an abundant variety of flora and fauna.