The Barossa Valley has a heritage as rich as the deep brooding shiraz wines for which the region is famous. German and English settlers have lived here since the 1840’s and through good times and bad, a sense of community has evolved, which lives on today.

In 1944, a War Memorial Committee was established in Nuriootpa to create new facilities in the expending community: a swimming pool, kindergarten, library, youth club and ultimately accommodation for the Barossa’s elderly.

Stage One saw a number of independent living units built in Nuriootpa from 1962 onwards and in 1970 a nursing home was opened at a cost of $120,000.

Additions during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s expanded the nursing home until a strategic decision was made to build a new complex, The Residency, which was opened in 2005.

Barossa Village now has more than 160 independent living units, provides home care services to over 80 clients living in their own homes, and The Residency accommodates up to 80 full time and respite clients, with construction of an additional 20 rooms to be completed by late 2015.

  • "I just wasn't aware that a thing like Transitional Care existed. Mum was recovering from a bowel operation and we just couldn't lift her so Barossa Village arranged a care program until she was back on her feet - which freed us up to cook her healthy meals and spend quality time with her."
    Bronwyn (49), Angaston
  • "My 80 year old mother had a fall and broke her shoulder. The level of service offered by Barossa Village was incredible - showering, dressing, driving to doctor's appointments. I live interstate and couldn't be with her all the time. It made me feel a lot happier that she was well looked after and she also recovered quickly."
    James (48), Melbourne
  • "We love packing the caravan and just heading off for a couple of months when we feel like it. Our cottage is monitored for security and the garden is maintained while we are away - it makes life very easy and flexible."
    Bill (65) and Maureen (62)
  • "My Dad really feared losing his independence but after Mum died he wasn't eating properly and had several falls. The Residency staff were very sensitive to his needs and made sure he had plenty of space and time to adjust when he moved in. Now he has made several mates, has put on weight and is telling jokes again."
    John (51), Tanunda
  • "We just love retirement in the Barossa. It is a real country community but with all the health, shopping and sporting facilities you would expect in the city."
    Joe (58) and Helen (55)
  • "Dad has dementia and was just getting too much for Mum. She didn't want to give up on him, but she need a break so we arranged a trip to Melbourne to see an AFL game with the grand kids. The Barossa Village Respite Care program was a lifesaver for both of them."

    David (48), Tea Tree Gully