Tips & Articles

18
July
2018

Wine Tasting in Penfolds Winery

The wine industry is an important part of life in Australia, and there is a smattering of world-famous wine-making communities around the country. Just outside of Adelaide, in the surrounding foothills, the Penfolds Magill Estate is one of the most prominent wineries in the region. It is home to the renowned Penfolds wine range as well as the prize-winning Grange brand. Located just 15 minutes from the bustling Central Business District of Adelaide, the winery makes for the perfect day trip with stunning views and the chance to dig a little deeper into the fascinating winemaking industry. The on-site wine […]

   
  
25
May
2018

Visiting the Murray Street Vineyards

Australia’s Barossa Valley is one of the most famous wine producing regions in the world. It’s home to a number of well-established cellar doors and picturesque vineyards, all of which are nestled between rolling hills and spectacular views. Many of the wineries in the Valley date back a hundred years and are imbued with Australia’s rich winemaking history, but there are also some newer vineyards on the block, like Murray Street Vineyards. At less than twenty years old, it’s one of the newer offerings in the area. Even so, it was created with the traditional aspects of Barossa Valley winemaking […]

   
  
20
April
2018

The Most Spectacular Wine Region – Barossa Valley

Not just one of the most spectacular wine tasting regions in Australia, the Barossa Valley is world-renowned too. It is home to some of the biggest names in the wine industry, including household brands like Jacob’s Creek and Wolf Bass. While the area is predominantly known for its creation of Shiraz and Riesling, it also produces large (and tasty!) quantities of cabernet sauvignon, Mataro, Semillon, and Grenache. The Barossa Valley is situated to the north east of Adelaide and was heavily influenced by the German settlers that arrived and quickly called it home. This has given it a unique position […]

   
  
2
March
2018

Black Label Flavours at the Wolf Blass Winery

If there’s one place wine lovers can get their kicks in Australia, it’s in the Barossa Valley. This picturesque region is renowned for its extensive collection of world-famous wines, and is best-known for being the birthplace of Australian Shiraz. The valley itself hosts a Mediterranean-style climate that makes it the perfect place for red grapes to thrive – which also makes it the perfect place for the Wolf Blass Winery. This Barossa offering dates back to 1966, when German immigrant Wolfgang Blass opened it up and started producing some of the country’s most memorable wine flavours. And, though the winery […]

   
  
31
January
2018

Things to Do at the Whispering Wall in the Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley is one of the most prominent wine regions in Australia, promising an eclectic selection of vineyards and centuries-old eateries. But alongside this, it also boasts arrange of impressive attractions – and the Whispering Wall is one of them. What is the Whispering Wall? The Whispering Wall can be found in the pretty Barossa Reservoir region just outside of Williamstown. Spanning back more than 100 years, it is world-famous for its musical abilities. Originally built to provide a back-up water supply to the nearby town of Gawler, it soon became something else entirely. Now, it rises the equivalent […]

   
  
19
December
2017

The Lambert Estate Winery

The Barossa Valley is known for the exceptional part it plays in the world wine scene. Encompassing hundreds of family-run vineyards and estates, it brings the natural flavours of Australia to the globe through tasty tipple and delicious foods. The Lambert Estate Winery is one of the latest vineyards to appear in the area. Set up in the 90s by Jim Lambert who had travelled from the USA to Australia, it found its place amongst the fertile soil of the Barossa Hills and remains an important part of the region today. The Cellar Door at the Lambert Estate Winery The […]

   
  
13
October
2017

The Villages of the Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley is one of Australia’s most prominent wine regions. Boasting hot, dry summers and cool, calm winters, it hosts the perfect climate for producing delicious tipples that are famed all around the world. The 25km valley is small and compact, but it is home to numerous wineries, making it the perfect day trip from Adelaide. As well as an expansive selection of wineries with great tasting cellars and delicious restaurants, the region is home to an abundance of history that dates back to 1842 when German settlers descended in the area. The settlers were fleeing Prussia and Silesia […]

   
  
15
September
2017

Things to Do at the Seppeltsfield Estate

Barossa Valley is renowned for its excellent wines and its vast history of wine making. Dating back to 1851, the Seppeltsfield is one of the most iconic wine estates in the region. It was originally opened by Joseph and Johanna Seppelt about fifteen years after the Europeans descended on Australia, and it quickly became one of the biggest and most contemporary wineries in the world at that time. The winery boasts a colourful heritage and has helped shaped Australia’s world-famous wine industry ever since it was established. Joseph and his son, Benno, were famed for having a long-term vision for […]

   
  
16
August
2017

Step Back in Time in the Village of Hahndorf

In the picturesque Adelaide Hills near the wine making region of the Barossa Valley, you’ll find a little slice of European life tucked away amongst the Australian scenery. The village of Hahndorf harks back to the Germany of yesteryear, where you half expect to see yodellers and men donning lederhosen just wandering around the charming streets. It was settled back in 1839 by a group of Lutherans who were fleeing Prussia and persecution there. The village was named after the ship’s captain, Hahn, with the suffix “dorf” added because it means village in German. Today, the village is a big […]

   
  
20
July
2017

Wine Tasting at Murray Street Vineyards

The Barossa Valley boasts the perfect environment for grape growing, which makes it one of the most popular winemaking regions in the world. Dating back to the 1840s, it has been a stalwart part of the wine growing world for centuries and continues to produce household names year after year. Today, it is home to some of the oldest vineyards in the world, many of which have been passed down from generation to generation, as well as modern-day additions to the scene that pursue new-age winemaking practices within a historic context. Murray Street Vineyards comes under the latter category. Founded […]