First settled in 1842 by European immigrants, it still retains its old-world charm. There are around 150 wineries and cellar doors in the Barossa Valley. Half of the cellar doors are open to the public, but most of the others happily open by appointment. Many conduct tours of their estates and wine-making facilities.
The Barossa Valley is also renowned for its fresh seasonal produce, artisan food producers and award-winning restaurants. Drive the Barossa's food and wine trails or explore the countryside by bicycle. You can also tour the region by motorbike, vintage car, hot air balloon or helicopter. Unwind in a day spa or play golf on one of the championship courses.The magic of Barossa Valley's world-acclaimed wines lies in the diversity of its growing conditions. The Eden Valley produces distinctive cool-climate wine varieties; while the region's flagship shiraz is grown in the warmer, low-lying areas. The Barossa Valley is also renowned for its fresh seasonal produce, artisan food producers and award-winning restaurants.
Jacob's Creek was the Barossa Valley's first commercial vineyard and one of the oldest in the region. Penfolds and Seppeltsfield are other iconic Australian wine names found in the Barossa Valley. The Louise offers luxury accommodation amongst the vineyards as well as one of Australia's finest regional dining experiences at Appellation Restaurant.
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