The Barossa is Australia’s most famous wine region and Barossa Village, like the local wine community, celebrates history and ageing.
The Barossa escaped phylloxera in the 1880s and it now has some of the oldest surviving Shiraz and Grenache vines in the world, which make world-renowned wines.
The region was settled by settlers from Silesia (now Poland), Germany and England in 1842 and maintains many European peasant traditions such as sausage and wurst making, Kuchen (cake) and sour dough bread baking and vegetable preserving – particularly dill pickles.
The deep sense of community, which comes from such a long multi-generational history, is reflected in the peaceful rural setting, the beauty of the vineyards, the undulating hills and the warmth of the people.
Nuriootpa is a little over an hour from Adelaide via the Northern Expressway.