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22
March
2019

What does Barossa mean?

Barossa has been coined the wine capital of Australia ever since the 1840s. The lush landscape is littered with rolling hills and some of the best wine brands in the country. The prominent wine region is renowned for its unique and rich taste that has become famous throughout the world. History of Barossa Before any Europeans came to the Barossa region, the local Aboriginal community, the Peramangk people, roamed the area. Their traditional acts are actually the reason for Barossa’s success in wine. As they continually used fire across the area to help regenerate the vegetation as well as to […]

   
  
7
March
2019

How is wine made?

Wine has been around for thousands of years, produced by hundreds of different cultures and countries, each with their own style and taste. Nowadays, the entire world has come together to share their techniques and to discover others, with the world’s wine being the best its ever been. But what are the basics? What turns these seemingly ordinary grapes into bottles of sharp reds or crisp whites? With each type of brand producing different tastes us wine lovers to enjoy. Pick the grapes Although this may sound like the easiest chore when producing wine, it actually has a lot of […]

   
  
5
March
2019

What to see and do in Hahndorf

Let your worries fade away as you relax within the tranquil town of Hahndorf. Nestled just outside the bustling city of Adelaide, the streets are filled with German-inspired architecture, lush greenery, and welcoming local shops. But where do you start? Read our list of the best things you can enjoy while on your Hahndorf adventure. The Farms Escape the concrete jungle and head into the area’s lush greenery. Here you can see where all your supermarket purchases truly come from, picking fresh fruit and vegetables straight off the bush. One of the best farms is Berenberg Strawberry Farm, a family-owned […]

   
  
19
February
2019

How big is the Barossa Valley?

Barossa Valley is famous worldwide for its delicious and unique wines produced in the area. A jigsaw of lush vineyards, sparkling farm fields, and boutique restaurants, it’s easy to get lost in the throng of activity on offer. Filling your day, weekend, or week with the endless wineries and shops littered around the lush valley. But as there are so many stops to make within, how spread out are the sites of Barossa Valley? How Big is it? Nestled just northeast of Adelaide, it takes a mere hour drive to reach the stunning valley. The entire area spans out to […]

   
  
30
January
2019

What Towns are worth seeing in the Barossa Valley?

The sprawling lush hills of Barossa Valley are bursting with impeccable nature and charming towns. Enticing both the locals and tourists to trek out this paradise of wine and stunning scenery. It is famous for its famous and boutique wineries, but what really makes Barossa fantastic is the many towns and valleys these wineries call home. With a rich history and a tranquil atmosphere, have your troubles melt away as you discover the Barossa Valley. Tanunda The name Tanunda is an aboriginal word translating to ‘watering hole.’ The area was first made up of a collection of the smaller settlement […]

   
  
30
August
2018

What to Do in Tanunda?

Around 70 kilometres north-east of Adelaide, Tanunda is a small town within the Barossa Valley. The name Tanunda is an aboriginal word meaning ‘watering hole.’ It is an ever-growing place, with cafes, restaurants, cellar doors, and shops all bursting with country charm. The History Before the town was established in 1942, the area was made up of a collection of smaller settlements. Settled by Prussian immigrants, who accompanied Pastor Gotthard Fritzsche. There were many villages established before Tanunda, including the village Langmeil in 1843. Despite its late arrival, the fast growth of Tanunda made it the most prominent village in […]

   
  
22
August
2018

Things to Do at Mengler Hill in the Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley is famed for its lavish wine culture and expansive views. From the Barossa Ranges, visitors can look out over a sweeping landscape of rustic vineyards, traditional farm houses, and world-famous wineries, as well as take a dive into the area’s incredible cultural heritage. Mengler Hill is a great place to stop off and soak up the views. This incredible vantage point is one of the most popular lookouts in Barossa Valley and promises panoramic vistas as well as a quirky sculpture park. The hill itself gets its name from one of the earliest wine growers in the […]

   
  
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 in 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 Blass. 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 […]

   
  
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