Probably Australia’s best known region, and one of the highest quality producers. Situated about an hour north of Adelaide, the town itself is heavily Germanic in style, and gives the impression that time has stood still for a century; the names of the vineyards, streets, wine bars – the majority have a German sound to them.
About Barossa Valley Wines
The climate is hot, and dry, and best suited to the production of top quality Shiraz and Grenache grapes, often from very old vines. These Rhone grapes are perfect for what is one of the hottest wine growing districts in the country, and the wines are rich, dark,powerful, and often require considerable ageing, to release their full potential. Cabernet Sauvignon also works well.
White wines are made predominantly from Chardonnay and Semillon, which can both cope with the higher temperatures, and make rich, creamy, tropical fruit styles of wine.