Pour yourself a glass of wine, relax and learn about this incredible wine region below.
Wine making since the 1840s
The Barossa was founded by a wealthy, philanthropic English shipping merchant, George Fife Angas. George didn’t waste any time in founding the Barossa, with the region founded just 4 years after South Australia was settled in 1836.
Home to the world’s oldest vines
The world’s oldest, continuously producing Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro, Cabernet Sauvignon and Semillon vines can be found in the Barossa. These vines date back to the 1850s – 170 years ago!
Two wine regions for the price of one
The Barossa is home to both the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. This region is one of the only wine regions in Australia with neighbouring warm and cool climates.
Generations of winemakers
The longest unbroken lineage of winemaking and grape growing families in Australia can be found in the Barossa. Some of the family wineries have entered into their seventh generation!
Shiraz or Riesling?
With the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley in the region, the Barossa is best known for its Shiraz (Barossa Valley) and Riesling (Eden Valley). Overall, the region is home to over 40 different wine grape varieties.
Less than an hour from Adelaide
The Barossa’s close proximity to the city of Adelaide means world-class wine is just a quick drive away. Within less than an hour, you will be in wine country with vineyards and cellar doors everywhere you look!
Over 180 wineries
More than 180 wineries call the Barossa home, offering a diverse mix of cellar doors – from the contemporary tasting rooms to the cosy tasting rooms housed in old stone cottages.
Visit the Barossa on one of our South Australian small group tours here.
Photo Credit: Harriet Holmes
All other photos by Dennis Bunnik.