Brave Barossa. Australia’s most celebrated wine region, Barossa is also now celebrated as one of the world’s greatest wine producing areas. The home to some of the oldest vineyards in the world hosted courageous pioneering families that have shaped the landscape of Australian wine. Some vines are around 120 to 125 years old. And wherever you go within the Barossa Valley, you will feel this valiant history, culture and sense of liveliness.
With over 100 wine producers, Barossa and its sister Eden Valley have been the field for wineries that are now fine boutique wine makers like Yalumba and Henschke, and other brands which rose to become giant like Penfolds, Wolf Blass and Jacob’s Creek, actually Barossa Valley’s first vineyard. Whether it is enjoying a picnic on the vineyard grounds, or blending your own version of the Penfolds Bin138, a visit to these wineries enable you to gain unforgettable memories and hands on experiences in the wine world.
The Barossa Valley offers travelers and wine lovers a warm weather and a highly diverse landscape with multiple terroirs. Bold like its homeland settlers, Shiraz is what Barossa Valley is renowned for. But insatiable adventurers will also get some excellent Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Mataro.
When you are in The Barossa Valley, you will be teased to try its fresh seasonal produce, award-winning restaurants and heroic chefs. As many conquerors, Barossa settlers have elevated the region with a genuine multiculturalism borrowed from overseas: German influences can be seen in many artisanal goods, and Cantonese cuisine has been marvelously paired with Australian bush tucker (Australian native plant food such as quandong, plums or finger lime).
Beyond food and wine, it is the stunning scenery of picturesque villages, endless rolling hills and vineyards that will leave you in awe. Whether from your pleasant spa bath or from the hot air balloon high up there, there is more than you can embrace. Yes, it is hard to do justice to the beautiful Barossa Valley. An odd to bravery for a special place that, like the Australian actor Russell Crowe – recently spotted in Barossa shooting his latest movie – deserves a standing ovation: “Bravo!”