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Visit the Barossa Region

The Barossa is a region of indulgence. It is world-famous for it's amazing wine culture, but this is matched by a rich food heritage and passion. When you visit you're sure to become a fan of more than just the wine.
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Visit the Barossa Region

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The Barossa is a region of indulgence. It is world-famous for it's amazing wine culture, but this is matched by a rich food heritage and passion. When you visit you're sure to become a fan of more than just the wine.

Here are some of the many reasons why you should visit the region:

Wine

Wine has been a way of life in the Barossa since 1842.

The Barossa incorporates both Barossa Valley and Eden Valley, making it one of the only areas in Australia to have neighbouring warm and cool climate growing conditions.

There are some 750 grape growing families, many sixth generation, supplying quality grapes to more than 170 wine companies of all shapes and sizes. The best wines of the Barossa sit comfortably alongside the great wines of the world.  Barossa Shiraz and Eden Valley Riesling have led the way as regional heroes, with Cabernet Sauvignon, Mataro, Grenache, Viognier, Semillon and Tawny all contributing to the Barossa's standing as one of the world's great wine regions. With such a diversity of growing conditions and soil types across both valleys, and vineyards that have been tended by hand for many generations, you are bound to find a wine to call your own. To learn more: here

The Barossa Food Story 

 It is a story that weaves tradition and innovation into an edible, timeless tapestry.  

Inspired by the Barossa’s culinary pedigree, a fresh crop of talented and energetic food producers are on the scene with products as diverse as cheese, pastry, bread and olive oil. Now the Barossa shopping list has expanded further to include unpredictable offerings such as chocolate, coffee and tea. 

This is the Barossa’s contemporary food culture, sustained by tradition and informed by modern artisans. Heritage meets innovation, and the reinterpretation of the Barossa’s culinary folklore sits easily alongside traditional methodology. 

Here is a food culture that continues to thrive, one that resonates with the resilience of its people and, above all, offers a heartwarming welcome to all. This is a delicious story, one that fills the heart as well as the belly, giving comfort as well as contentment. 

Food is an integral part of the community’s life, a weave of tightly held customs, shared traditions and exhilarating innovation. The Barossa table overflows with astounding generosity, with rich earthy flavours, subtle seasonal delicacies and most of all, ample servings of friendship and lashings of joie de vivre. Innovative and inspired yet steeped in history and tradition, Barossa Food comes straight from the heart. To learn more: here

Natural Wonders

Get away from food and wine for just a moment, the Whispering Wall needs to be seen (or heard) to be believed. The retaining wall of the Barossa Reservoir is curved in just the right way, so if you whisper at one end you'll be heard clearly at the other, more than 100 metres away. 

For a family tree with a difference, head to Springton. You'll find The Herbig Tree, a large, hollow red gum that was actually home to Johann Friedrich Herbig, his wife Caroline and the first two of their 16 children.

The Barossa’s  Art Spaces

The arts are part of the Barossa lifestyle and in most towns you’ll find art galleries and craft outlets to browse through and select a piece that captures your heart and imagination. Studios offer the chance to visit artisans working with heritage crafts and provide treasured links to
the Barossa’s rich history. The recently opened JamFactory studios are situated in the historic stables at Seppeltsfield Winery and here visitors can observe local artisans at work.

McCrae Gallery in Tanunda hosts art, music and workshops of Darren McCrae, a contemporary visual artist and singer/songwriter. Or, you can experience a mosaic class at Barossa Mosaics, nestled in the Angaston hills. 

Casa Carboni Italian Cooking School

Casa Carboni is an Italian Cooking School and Enoteca in Angaston, 1 hr. 15 minutes drive from Adelaide in South Australia’s famous Barossa Valley. Casa Carboni was established by Fiona and Matteo Carboni in 2012 after moving to Australia from Parma, northern Italy late 2011.

Matteo’s philosophy is to teach recipes that can be easily replicated at home so you can prepare these wonderful dishes for your friends and family. Whether you are a beginner or confident in the kitchen, Matteo keeps calendar class sizes to small intimate groups so he can ensure you get the most out of the class.

After the class you will be seated in the Enoteca and dine on the wonderful dishes you have just prepared with a glass of pared European wine and Illy coffee. To learn more: here

To find out more about tourism attractions in the Barossa Region: here

 

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