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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


The Wines of Wolf Blass Winery

The Barossa Valley is the home of the South Australian wine industry and the birthplace of the world-famous Australian Shiraz. Boasting a climate not unlike the Mediterranean and numerous opportunities for red grapes to thrive, it’s the perfect place for the Wolf Blass Winery. Set up in 1966 by Wolfgang Blass, a German immigrant with a diploma in winemaking, it has gone on to produce some of the country’s best-loved wine varieties over the years. The winery may well be based in the heart of the Barossa Valley, but it prides itself on its eclectic use of grapes from around […]


Exploring the Dry Creek Salt Crystallisation Pans

Just outside of Adelaide near the Barossa Valley, Dry Creek sprawls out in a parched display of industrial suburban life. Though the surrounding region of the Barossa Valley is well-known for its lush greenery and abundance of picturesque wineries, Dry Creek offers a different landscape for visitors. In this part of the area there are wetlands that unfold in every direction. At one point in time the region was solely devoted to salt crystallisation pans, which are managed by Ridley Corporation. Over the past few years, Dry Creek has popped up in the news on numerous occasions because the corporation […]


What Makes the Whispering Wall in the Barossa Valley So Special?

The Barossa Valley is best-known for its connections to the wine industry, but it is also home to some impressive attractions, like the Whispering Wall. Set in the Barossa Reservoir, just outside of Williamstown in the Valley, this wall is over 110 years old and is unique because of its musical abilities. Erected over three years between 1900 and 1903, the wall was intended to act as a back-up water supply for the ever-growing population of nearby Gawler. Some of the earlier settlers had been using water from the well in South Para River, but there were concerns that the […]