Barossa Valley is one of Australia’s oldest and most prominent wine regions. It is home to some of the world’s oldest continually producing Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Riesling vines, many dating back to the early 1840s. With over 150 wineries, some run by sixth-generation grape-growing families, Barossa Valley is truly a wine region full of talent and rich in history.
Located in Southern Australia – and just an hour’s drive northeast of Adelaide – Barossa Valley is notable for its rolling hills, which can reach altitudes where white grapes can be grown without compromising their character.
Settled in 1842 by Silesian Lutherans escaping religious persecution in their homeland, the area still displays influences of German culture within the dialect and food.
Barossa Valley’s extensive vineyards stretch across 11,609HA (hectares) of land.
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Barossa Valley climate and soil
Barossa Valley enjoys a Mediterranean climate of warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters – perfect conditions for producing the full-bodied red wine and robust white wines that the region is renowned for.
Barossa Valley has a wide variety of soil types, from loam-based clay to more sandy soil. These clay soils are great for producing bold red wines, like Barossa Valley’s red wine Shiraz, because they can remain cool and damp for long periods, helping the grape vines flourish.
Wine grapes grown in Barossa Valley
Barossa Valley is famous for producing rich and full-bodied Shiraz wine.
Barossa Valley Shiraz is flavourful, boasting blackberry notes and mocha aromas, making it a rich and delicious wine. The region is also known for growing Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache, plus award-winning white wines such as Riesling, Chardonnay, and Semillon.