This beautiful region has a rich heritage of grape growing and wine making dating back to 1842. While some of the greatest winemaking names of Australia are based here Penfolds, Henschke, Peter Lehmann, Wolf Blass, Yalumba the region is also home to over 160 boutique wineries. With over 80 cellar doors, the Barossa is a wine travellers idea of heaven.

The region is renowned for its Shiraz, typically full flavoured and luscious. In fact, in many parts of the world, the name Barossa is synonymous with Shiraz. Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Mouvedre are also winners in this region with our uniquely Australian blends of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, and Grenache, Shiraz and Mouvedre (GSM).

Alongside its fabulous reds stand white wines including Riesling, Semillon and Chardonnay. Eden Valley Riesling is a world class, dry style that is crisp and citrusy. Semillon and Chardonnay are full-bodied and beautifully balanced wines. Lighter styles get a workout too, with Barossa Rose at the top of the tree and many wineries have a lightly fruited Moscato style wine for summer. Watch out for new varieties and styles as winemaking innovation meets traditional Barossa Winemaking.

Boutique wineries and cellar doors abound. Many well known wine brands are located in teh outskirts of the Barossa, including Henschke, Murray Street Vineyards and Wolf Blass. Complimenting these is a new era of wine brands such as Kalleske, Tscharke and Teusner Wines. Many other small winemakers in these areas are open by appointment only, so please ensure you ring prior to arrival to avoid disappointment.

Why not make your own blend at Penfolds, one of the Barossas most awarded wineries or even taste one of the Barossas most famous wines Penfolds Grange. Enjoy a picnic on the banks of Jacobs Creek, where William Jacob, assistant surveyor to Light, settled in 1840, giving his name to the local creek but also to one of Australias most successful wine brands.

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