The Barossa is one of Australia’s ultimate destinations for lovers of good food and wine.
The Barossa has a global reputation for the quality of its wines. This is largely due to the intensity and richness of fruit from its long established grape vines, some of which date back to the very first days of settlement in the 1840s.
With over 160 boutique wineries and 80 cellar doors, it’s truly vineyard hopping at it’s best.
There are the big guns Penfolds, Henschke, Peter Lehmann, Wolf Blass and Yalumba. And many who have earned the Barossa Trust Mark to recognise standards of quality and providence. Some of these include Bethany, Elderton, Jacobs Creek, Langmeil, Rockfords and Turkey Flat.
The Barossa’s food culture is also outstandingly rich. The arts of baking, smoking, pickling and salting have also been practiced since the 1840s.
Good food, good wine and a picture book landscape – true paradise.
Just an hour’s drive northeast of Adelaide. Easily accessed via:
- the Northern Expressway, or
- Main North Road via Elizabeth and Gawler
Scenic routes are via:
- Kersbrook, Williamstown and Lyndoch, or
- Gumeracha, Birdwood, Mount Pleasant, Springton, Eden Valley, Angaston, Nuriootpa and Tanunda
Places to Go in the Barossa
You could consider visiting the:
- For cyclists and walkers, consider:
- Jack Bobridge Track – Cycling & walking track from Gawler to Tanunda and meandering through vineyards and villages
- 13km cycle track from Nuriootpa to Angaston following an old rail easement
- For scenic flights, there are:
- early morning hot-air ballooning or
- helicopter rides
- For something unique try:
- hiring a Segway or
- booking a tour on a custom-built trike.
The Official Site of Barossa Valley provides What’s On visitors information.
Extending your trip
Some of the best regions in Australia include South Australia’s own Kangaroo Island and Flinders Ranges.
And don’t forget there is the Clare Valley, the Adelaide Hills, and the Coorong. There’s house boating down the Murray River, swimming with sea lions at Baird Bay and much more.
Perhaps you just want to join some of your new friends as they drive home to Adelaide – let us know if this is of interest to you.
Extending your trip for the Motorsport Enthusiast
Mt Alma Mile Hillclimb is an annual event held in the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula district of Hindmarsh Valley. The 1.6km track is the longest used in South Australia.
In 2016 the event was held on 2nd & 3rd April. Forecasting the dates for 2018 will be difficult as the CAMS motor sport calendar is generally only issued in January/February each year. Also, Easter is definitely scheduled to occur the first weekend of April in 2018.
In 2016 entries for this event opened on 28th February. As the event has been known to fill the field quickly you may wish subscribe to receive notifications by email – visit http://ume.cool/