Barossa Valley Wine Region

The Barossa Valley is the nations most well known wine region to Australians and the world. The region is made up of vine covered plains and hills and is dotted with townships strong in German heritage. Barossa Valley wineries are located a mere 70km north of Adelaide and is the states most popular tourist destination.

In Germany in the 1840s Lutherans suffered religious persecution forcing them to leave Germany for the new colony of South Australia. The German settlers quickly developed farms, especially wheat, wool and wine. Langmeil Winery is Australia's oldest vineyard and is planted in the Barossa Valley wine region.

Some of the most well known wine names of Australia call the Barossa Valley home. It is also home to hundreds of grape growers and many boutique wineries and vineyards. The region is most known for its luxurious Shiraz but also creates superior styles of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Semillon.

The Barossa Valley is proud of its Barossa Cheese and Wine Trail which lets the visitor discover superb wines and matching cheeses. There are 6 different trails to choose from covering 33 wineries and cheeses from Ballycroft Artisan Cheeses and the Barossa Valley Cheese Company.

The region has a fantastic array of food seeped in German history. Locals are passionate about their Mettwurst, Liverwurst and other German styles of preserved and smoked meats. Sauces, mustards, pickled vegetables and baked goods are also popular to the area. Barossa Valley Wineries & Vineyards and Barossa Valley Accommodation.

Eden Valley Wine Region

Eden Valley is primarily a vineyard region but also has several wineries with cellar doors which are not to be missed. It is a cool climate region located in part of the Mount Lofty Range between 400 and 600 metres above sea level. It is rugged country responsible for producing some of Australia's most delicate and elegant wines.

The first vineyard was planted in 1849 by Samuel Smith. The region has gradually grown since then to become one of Australia's most significant wine regions of today.

High Eden is a sub region and is located at the highest point of Eden Valley. High Eden has the coolest climate and is also incredibly tough to farm because of the high winds, low rainfall and hilly terrain.

The cool climates of Eden Valley and High Eden help produce exceptional Rieslings, Chardonnay and Shiraz. Eden Valley Wineries & Vineyards and Eden Valley Accommodation.

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