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About Barossa

Statistics

Closest Capital City:
Adelaide 60kms

Closest Airport:
Adelaide

 

Distance & Driving times from Adelaide

Gawler
42 kms 50 minutes.

Cockatoo Valley
60 kms 1:10 hours.
Tanunda
80 Kms 1:25 hours

Mt Pleasant
55 kms 1:05 hours.

 

 

 

The Barossa region in South Australia is one of Australia’s famous wine regions. The world famous Barossa Shiraz and Eden Valley Riesling plus other premium wines are exported around the world. The Barossa is also well known for its regional produce.

The Barossa has a rich European heritage and strong links remain to this heritage within the local community.

The Barossa’s history can be seen in its historic churches, stone buildings and cottages. For the nature lover the Barossa also offers trails for bush walking, reserves and forests along with breathtaking scenery.

 

Places to Visit

Barossa Bushgardens
Barossa Bushgardens is a regional native botanic garden where you can view a display of the region's wonderful native plants. Four separate gardens emphasise local plants, wild life attracting and low water-use plants. The Barossa Bushgardens are situated in Coulthard Reserve, Nuriootpa and are open all-year-round.

Barossa Farmer's Market
The farmers Market is held on Saturday mornings at the historic Vintners Sheds near Angaston. The market offers the ideal opportunity to sample local produce from more than 30 local producers including fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, free range eggs, and locally manufactured food products.

Barossa Small Winemakers Centre
Located at Chateau Tanunda the Barossa Small Winemakers Centre offers more than 50 wines from over 20 small wineries in the Barossa region.

Lyndoch Lavender Farm & Cafe
The Lyndoch Lavender farm is situated on 6 acres with over 60 varieties of lavender on display in the garden. All types of lavender products are available in the shop.

Maggie Beer's Farm Shop
Maggie Beer is a well known Australian cook and author. The shop sells her products, books, and has a cafe.

Seppeltsfield Road
Seppeltsfield Road. Is lined by date palms and is one of the most photographed places in the Barossa and offers a scenic drive past rolling hills covered in grape vines.

 

Food and Wine

The Barossa is home to some of the World's best known wine labels including Jacob's Creek, Penfold's, Wolf Blass, Henschke, Yalumba, Peter Lehmann and many more. Some of the world's oldest Shiraz vineyards dating back to the 1840’s are located in the Barossa. The soil and climate are ideal to Shiraz grapes but the region is also known for its Riesling, Grenache, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

There are so many opportunities for tasting the local wines with about 70 cellar doors across the Barossa region.

The Barossa regions food is heavily influenced by its German migrant population.

Local butchers offer traditional German foods such as smoked Mettwurst, Lachschinken and Bratwurst sausages, whilst at the Barossa bakeries you will find traditional German breads and cakes. Delicatessans sell local pickled vegetables including onions and gherkins, olives, olive oil, chutneys and preserves.

The Barossa Farmer's Market held on Saturday mornings at the historic Vintners Sheds near Angaston, provide the perfect opportunity to try local produce.

Or if dining out is your preferred option whilst on holidays you won’t be disappointed. In the Barossa you can sample fresh produce prepared by award winning chefs. Enjoy a local wine with your meal to complete the dining experience.


Climate

Spring brings sunny skies with a fresh crispness in the air. Native wildflowers can be found in abundance making this the perfect time for bush walking.

Summer in the Barossa region is known for hot sunny days with an average temperature of about 29 degrees Celsius, but 35 degrees is not uncommon. Enjoy alfresco dinning in the warm evenings.

Autumn offers mild days and chilly evenings. This is an ideal time to visit the Barossa with the rich colours of the autumn leaves on the grape vines in full colour.

Winter months of June through August bring cool days and cold nights. This is the perfect time for relaxing around a cosy open fire and sample some of the local wines.

 

Getting there

The Barossa region is located about 70 kilometres north east of Adelaide and is easily accessed by car in around an hour.

By Car
You can access the Barossa via several routes.
From Adelaide
Take Main North Road (A20) to the Sturt Highway and enter the Barossa region via Gawler and the Barossa Valley Way. Alternately, you can take Lower North East Road (A10) out of Adelaide and travel through Chain of Ponds in the Adelaide Hills to Williamstown entering the southern end of the Barossa region.
From Melbourne
Take Eden Valley and turn off at Murray Bridge travel via Palmer and Tungkillo and enter the Barossa region at Mount Pleasant. Alternately, take the South Eastern Freeway (M1) and exit at Hahndorf, travel through the Adelaide Hills via Birdwood to Williamstown.
From Sydney
Travel via Mildura and take the A20 via Renmark and enter the Barossa at Truro and Nuriootpa.

By Air
Fly to Adelaide airport. Adelaide airport services both domestic and international flights. Car Rental is available at the airport. Small aircraft can also land at Parafield, which is about 45 minutes south of the Barossa.

By Coach
Daily coach services are provided by the Adelaide Passenger Service, and offer connecting coaches between Adelaide and the Barossa.

 

More Information

More info Barossa Tourist Bureau - http://www.barossa.com/site/page.cfm


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