The Barossa Valley – The Wine Capital of South Australia

Situated northeast of Adelaide’s business centre is the Barossa Valley, a beautiful landscape formed by the North Para River, renowned across the world for producing some of her finest wines.

The Barossa Valley| Img by: Kyle Taylor via FlickrCC BY 2.0 

History
The wine industry of Barossa Valley is mostly due to the influence of German settlers that arrived after escaping persecution in Silesia sometime around 1841. The settlers initially tried growing a variety of crops but discovered the conditions are best suited for the production of grapes.

The Wines
The earliest wine that was produced here was Riesling, a German grape-based concoction that was very ripe and would easily turn a brownish colour. This led to the development of fortified wines by combining this with brandy. In the 20th century focus shifted towards more refined wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Barossa Zone
This is the wine zone that covers the Barossa Valley, the Eden Valley and more. This particular zone is the oldest place of wine production in Australia and is famed throughout the world for its full-bodied Shiraz.

Wineries
Some of the world’s most famous and renowned wines are found here, such as Jacobs Creek and Charles Melton Wines. If you’re a wine enthusiast and you find yourself staying in accommodation Adelaide CBD has to offer such as Oaks Embassy, then be sure to sample the wines of Barossa Valley.

 

 

 

Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+