Things to do
The winegrowers of rural Barossa Valley are farmers first, with a strong German heritage of handcrafting and preserving foods, beer and wine. Taste Barossa by visiting Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop for sauces, jams and pickles, or Linke’s Central Meat Store for Mettwurst, bacon and hams, both in Nuriootpa. Follow your nose to Apex Bakery in Tanunda, then head to Angaston to explore the Saturday Farmers Market and Barossa Valley Cheese. For a sweet treat, try the unique, fortified “stickies” (dessert wines) of Seppetsfield or Grant Burge wineries. To work up an appetite between bites, discover the many biking and bushwalking trails in the beautiful rolling hills of the Barossa Range.
Grapes and appellations
Shiraz of Barossa Valley; also Cabernet Sauvignon, Mataro, Grenache, Viognier and Semillon.
Character of wine
Generous, bold and velvety, Shiraz are packed with ripe blackberry and black cherry fruit with hints of licorice and chocolate.
Dry-farmed, century-old vines—some of the oldest Syrah/Shiraz vines in the world. Small berries produce concentrated reds with character.
Shiraz goes well with smoked mettwurst and bratwurst, cured bacon and hams, cheeses, and pickled goods from the area’s German heritage.