Wine has been a way of life in the Barossa since 1842. It’s one of Australia’s oldest and most famous international wine regions. Incorporating both the Barossa and Eden Valley, it’s one of the only areas in Australia to have neighbouring warm and cold climate growing conditions resulting in an excellent range of fine wines; you’re guaranteed to find a wine to call your own. Be sure to try the Barossa Shiraz or Eden Valley Riesling with hectares of rolling vineyards as your stunning backdrop.
As a testament to the Barossa’s world-class wine, the most valuable bottle of wine ever sold in the world is a Barossa wine; a Penfolds 2004 Block 42 with each bottle costing $US168,000!
Visit the Jacob’s Creek cellar door, which opened in 1847 when Johann Gramp missed the wine he used to drink in Bavaria and decided to grow grapes and make the wine himself. The first commercial vineyard along the banks of Jacob’s Creek, this award-winning label remains one of the most well-known, trusted and enjoyed Australian wines around the world.
If your timing is right, attend the week-long Barossa Vintage Festival. Held annually since 1947, this festival is Australia’s longest-running wine festival and traditionally celebrates the end of the grape harvest.