More information on Barossa

Located about an hour's drive northeast of Adelaide, Barossa is one of Australia’s oldest and most famous wine regions. If you’re looking for an unusual wine tasting experience in South Australia, the Barossa region boasts over 150 wineries and 80 cellar doors open to visits, and an enviable selection of internationally-acclaimed wines to taste.

Your visits to the wineries of Barossa will offer you a different perspective on the Australian wine industry. You’ll be able to observe a german influence on winemaking, brought by the first European settlers who planted the first vines in the region. The Barossa territory is in turn in divided into two sub-regions: the Barossa Valley to the west, with a warmer climate, and the higher Eden Valley to the east, featuring a cooler climate.

Which food to taste in Barossa?

Together with wine, food will be a highlight of your time in the valley. During your wine tastings and tours in Barossa, you will often have the opportunity to sample some of the territory’s finest products, such as artisanal cheese, grass-fed beef, and bread and pastries from the German heritage.

Which wines to taste in Barossa?

The star variety of your wine tastings in Barossa will undoubtedly be Shiraz, which roughly accounts for half of all plantings in the region, focused in the Barossa Valley. Other common varieties found in Barossa include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, and Grenache. In the Eden Valley, the Riesling variety is particularly prominent.

Which is the best season to visit Barossa?

The best season to plan your wine tastings and winery visits in Barossa is autumn, between March and May, when the warm days and cooler evenings will allow you to enjoy your getaway to the fullest. In addition, the Barossa Vintage Festival takes place in April.

What things to do in Barossa?

While a visit to Barossa wouldn’t be complete without tasting its famous Shiraz, during your time in the area make sure to not miss out on the many other great activities Barossa offers, such as strolling along the Angaston Heritage Walk, hiking one of Barossa’s Conservation Parks trails, or visiting Lyndoch, one of the oldest settlements in South Australia, which is home to a scenic lavender farm.