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Barossa Valley - Cities, Towns and Localities
• Angaston
• Gawler
• Kapunda
• Lyndoch
• Nuriootpa
• Tanunda
In addition to the above, other towns, villages and localities in the Barossa Valley region include:
• Eden Valley • Eudunda • Moculta • Mount Pleasant • Penrice • Springton • Stockwell

Jenke Winery Barossa ValleyThe Barossa Valley home to some of the oldest wine producing grape vines in the world. A region rich in European heritage and Australian history. A valley with over 50 of Australia’s top quality vineyards producing some of the worlds most celebrated and awarded wines.

Whatever your taste in wine and fine food the gentle sloping hills of the Barossa is sure to inspire and bring you back again and again for more.

First settled in 1842 by German settlers fleeing religious persecution in Prussia and Silesia, the valley still retains its distinct Germanic flavour and architecture. A beautiful, well-tended area, only 50 minutes drive from Adelaide which encourages casual visits for tastings and cellar sales. Wine has become a basic part of life in the area. Wealthy settlers first established the wine industry here in the 1850’s and 60’s. The major difference in the Barossa from European wine growing practice is that the Barossa growers sold their wines to the wineries whereas in Europe the growers bottle their own wine.

To fully appreciate the area, you need to get off the main road and take the narrow back roads between settlements. The central town is Tanunda. The first settlement in the region is Bethany a hamlet settled by Prussians a little off the beaten track but well worth a look on the way to Mengler Hill Lookout which provides a panoramic view over the entire district. There are many small settlements throughout the region each providing their own flavour and some with a distinct Germanic flavour others such as Angaston a distinctly English town.

Lutheran Church - Barossa ValleyThe region abounds with Festivals such as the Lyndoch Lavender Festival, the famous Barossa Vintage Festival - Australia’s most prestigious wine festival celebrating everything Barossa, Barossa Jazz Weekend, Kapunda Celtic Festival, Barossa under the Stars, Barossa Music Festival, Para Road Wine Path, Angaston Garden Affair & Rose Show, Viognier Symposium - featuring International and Australian Viognier experts, and the Barossa Markets held each weekend at the Chateau Dorrien Winery, Barossa Valley Way between Tanunda and Nuriootpa.

The least scenic time to visit is between July and October, because the vines are heavily pruned during the winter months. The busiest months are from March to May when the grapes are harvested.

There are several other wine-growing regions in the state, notably the south-eastern corner around Penola, Coonawarra and Padthaway; in the Clare Valley, north of the Barossa; and around McLaren Vale on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Check out our listing of Barossa Valley accommodation. With so much to see and do, we have listed a selection of attractions, wineries and other links. You can also drop into the local tourism visitor centre for additional attractions, tours and other information.

Information Centre icon Barossa Wine & Visitor Information Centre- Tanunda
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Barossa Valley Attractions

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Barossa Vintage Festival
• Takes place in wineries, vineyards, churches, on picturesque village greens and on the robust streets of Barossa townships. There is a Grand Parade that features over 100 floats of every description. The thousands of people who line the roadside armed with chairs and picnic breakfasts may see winemakers driving vintage cars or dressed as clowns while the towns and villages compete for a trophy and the competition is fierce.
Barossa Wine Train
• Adelaide Railway Station • Ph: 08 8212 7888 • Email
• Your Barossa experience starts from the moment you board the train. With a free glass of wine you will enjoy a unique journey with panoramic views of the Barossa’s historic and scenic wine country. Travel in air conditioned comfort in stylish refurbished carriages. Take one of our packages and experience an all exclusive journey.
The South Australian Company Store
• Is a celebration of what our wonderful state has to offer. The store features an interesting array of exclusively South Australian foods, gifts, art and craft and jewellery. The Company Kitchen offers outside dining on the veranda with beautiful views of vineyards, grazing animals, olive groves and the sprawling hills of Angaston.
The Keg Factory
• St Hallett Road, Tanunda • Ph: 08 8563 3012 • Email
• Makers of individual hand-crafted Port kegs using American Oak and already possessing the character of maturity of old port, sherry or brandy barrels, which will bring the magic of age and oak to your port.
Lyndoch Lavender Farm
• Just 1 hour north of Adelaide, in the lower Barossa Ranges in the area first proclaimed by Lord Lyndoch as the Barossa Valley. The Farm is surrounded by vineyards and overlooks Hoffnungsthal where a group of German immigrants settled in 1847. We have over 6 acres of lavender which we use in our many products. There is also a display garden with nearly 60 different varieties.

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Barossa Valley Events

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Angaston Show
• Angaston AH & F Society, Angaston Recreation Park, Washington St, ANGASTON SA 5353
• Ph/Fax: 08 8564 2880 • Email
• February
• A great annual show with trade fair, food court, competitions, agricultural display, music, amusement and much more for the entire family.
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