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Barossa Valley: region
One of Australia's oldest wine regions
South Australia, Australia
Mediterranean warm climate
Number of wineries
217
Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache

Growing some of the oldest vines in the world, it is no wonder the Barossa Valley region has such an extraordinarily rich wine heritage. This valley has been home to grape-growing families since 1842 and many plots of land are still being worked by sixth-generation growers to produce the world-famous red wine varieties. Whilst the bold Barossa Valley Shiraz is undeniably the regional hero and comfortably sits amongst the world's great wines, this region also continuously produces premium Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache vines. Barossa is the wider area made up of two sub-regions; the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley however despite their proximity, these regions produce distinctly different styles of wine.

About an hour’s drive northeast from Adelaide, the Barossa Valley has a predominantly warm, Mediterranean climate with some cooler vineyards in the surrounding higher elevated hills. With such a diversity of growing climates, the Barossa Valley wine landscape is today one of the exciting new innovations as historical producers work alongside new arrivals to experiment with bold new moves.

One of Australia's oldest wine regions

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Experiences and attractions

Barossa Farmers Market

Open every Saturday morning, the Barossa Farmers Market offers the best of seasonal fresh produce and local artisan products with over 50 stallholders each week. From breads and cheeses, to speciality preserves and sweet treats this ever changing bustling market is held at the historic Yalumba Vintners Shed surrounded by picturesque vineyards.

Lyndoch Lavender Farm & Cafe

Take a break from all the surrounding cellar doors to visit the multi-award winning Lyndock Lavender Farm. Take a scenic stroll through more than two hectares of a working lavender farm to touch and smell more than 70 different varieties of lavender. Be sure to stop at the sheltered cafe for a taste of gourmet meals and luxurious range of lavender products.

Barossa Goldfields Trail

Head outdoors to learn about the history of gold mining in the Barossa Valley. Walk one of the three loops of the Goldfields Trail to discover the various mining techniques and lifestyles of the people who lived there.
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