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– Barossa, Adelaide –

Australia’s wine capital features more than 80 cellar doors, less than two hours’ drive from Adelaide.

Immerse yourself in a place where luxury retreats offer award-winning wines, world-class cuisine and panoramic views. The Barossa is a great romantic escape. The hills and valleys have inspired many local artists, so take some time, just the two of you and escape here for the weekend. Spend the night in million-star accommodation under clear skies.

Of course there’s wine

The Mediterranean climate of the Barossa, cool summers and rainy winters is perfectly suited for red wine production, particularly Shiraz and a richly flavoured Cabernet. Situated within the Barossa region is the Eden Valley, which also boasts a stellar reputation for premium wines. A higher altitude and cooler climate lends itself to Riesling and Chardonnay. Unlike us, wine really doesn’t enjoy travelling. If you’ve picked up a few treasured bottles, don’t leave them in the car on a warm day! Many cellar doors offer specialist international wine transport services, to make sure your precious cargo gets home safely.

History and heritage

Barossa, South AustraliaThe Barossa really is a classic blend, combining tradition and history with 21st century luxury and creativity. In 1836, Johannes Menges, one of the region’s first settlers described the Barossa as “The cream, the whole cream and nothing but the cream.” He was right. From humble beginnings in the hamlet of Bethany in 1842, there’s a rich seam of Barossa history to discover.

Learn about the short-lived goldrush of the late 1860s. See the buildings, scenery, arts and culture and of course, taste the wine and food. Take a learning journey down our network of heritage trails. Jump in the car or stretch the legs and enjoy a leisurely stroll. The trails are well signposted. If you need some help planning, drop into the Visitor Information Centres in Gawler and Tanunda. Open seven days a week, you’ll recognise them by the bright blue and yellow “i” sign. The Barossa, live a life of luxury.

Information courtesy of South Australia Tourism

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