The Barossa Valley is the wine capital of Australia, a place where you can get a real taste for the finer things in life. With consistently outstanding vintages and generations of grape growers and winemakers, the Barossa has established itself as Australia’s leader in producing fine wines and is home to some of the oldest vineyards in the world.
Overall, South Australia produces 50 per cent of Australia’s wines and 70 per cent of the nation’s wine exports. Every year nearly one million people visit the State’s cellar doors, spending $342 million in the process. Sixty per cent of all those cellar door tourists visit the Barossa, making it the State’s most popular wine region.
Location: 80km North of Adelaide
Topography: The topography is combined of rolling and exposed hills with varied soil types ranging from brown to grey colour with both loamy sand and clay loams.
Climate: The Barossa region resembles that of a Mediterranean climate with dry summers and mild winters. Typically, between April and October, the average rainfall is approximately 550 mm per annun. During Autumn, the days are warm with chilly evenings. In Winter, expect chilly days and cold nights and in Spring, the days are bright and sunny with evenings cool and temperate. During Summer, the mercury can rise up rapidly with warm days hovering around 35 degrees celsius.