Sip back and relax in Barossa Valley—the wine capital of South Australia.
Barossa Valley has a beautiful, simple way of doing things. Your glass of Shiraz comes from the surrounding vineyards, and the food on your plate grew in a paddock over the road. Our local guides will help you experience the Barossa's history, traditions and relaxed pace of life with all five senses. You could be winding through endless rows of grapevines on a bicycle, sipping your way through 80 cellar doors (OK, you might need to go on another trip!), eating traditional German pastries and bread in the village of Hahndorf, or watching the sunset over the valley with a picnic hamper filled with local goodies. Your glass will always be half full in Barossa Valley, and we’re not just talking about the wine.
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Barossa Valley is located about 70km northeast of Adelaide in South Australia. It’s easy to get to with good road and public transport links to Adelaide and various other destinations in the state. It takes about 1-1.5 hours to drive to Barossa Valley from Adelaide. You can also take a local Adelaide Metro train from Adelaide Railway Station to Gawler Central. From Gawler Central, you can transfer to Barossa via a local bus operated by Link SA.
The best way to get around Barossa Valley is by going on a tour (especially if you want to enjoy a glass of vino or two) or driving. You can also get around by bicycle on the Barossa Trail – a 40 km traffic-free cycling/walking trail that begins just east of Gawler and ends Barossa Valley Way in Lyndoch. It goes through the heart of the region and showcases some of the best wineries and views. It's also a cheaper and more eco-friendly way to get around.
Barossa Valley is home to about 150 wineries and over 80 cellar doors.
Barossa Valley is most famous for its Barossa Valley Shiraz with its deep, bold and intense flavours of plums, blackberry, dark chocolate and spices. Other popular varieties are Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Grenache and Chardonnay.
Barossa Valley experiences a mild climate similar to the Mediterranean, which is what makes it such an amazing place to produce high-quality wine. It typically has cool winters with some rain, and warm and dry summers with plenty of sunlight. Autumn days are balmy and dry with cool nights and spring is mild and sunny. The Barossa has always been a place that rolls with the seasons and you can have an amazing time all year round. That being said, it really comes alive in autumn when the harvest begins and the weather is warm. Autumn is also when the Barossa Vintage Festival is on.
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