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DUE SOUTH AUSTRALIA | BAROSSA | www.duesouthaustralia.com.au | 61 BAROSSA VISIT S teeped in tradition, framed by iron hard hills and relishing its separation from the rest of South Australia, the Barossa has intrigued, and frequently mystified outsiders who venture here. Wine lovers have always flocked to the Barossa, one of Australia’s oldest and most important wine regions, but its natural beauty, dynamic food culture and intriguing history have never been fully appreciated. All of that changed, of course, with the 2013 Barossa. Be Consumed television campaign which introduced the region to a new generation – and illustrated that the Barossa is also a place of escape and indulgence. In many minds the Barossa is defined by huge brands such as Jacob’s Creek, Wolf Blass, Yalumba and Penfolds but most of the 150 wineries here are small, family-owned – some going back five or six generations. They are the backbone of the Barossa. Hard work and creativity, the two sides of the Barossa’s personality, are now finding expression in food as well as wine making. The region is rapidly becoming one of Australia’s most interesting foodie hang- outs, with farmers’ markets, artisan cheese makers, traditional smokehouses and other small producers. Craft breweries are the latest addition. While the Barossa remains a favourite escape for couples, its appeal is now broadening thanks to the advent of cooking schools, new cycling and walking Apart from being Australia’s pre-eminent wine region, the Barossa nurtures one of the country’s oldest food traditions, picturesque townships and a host of great things to do and see – from cycling to ballooning. BAROSSA tracks and a host of other things to do including hot air ballooning and a number of specialist wine tours. Many of the wineries are now supplementing the traditional cellar door tasting experience with great vineyard dining, live entertainment, master classes, winery tours and other, more hands-on events. Venture away from the immaculate vineyards and picturesque townships on the Valley floor and you’ll discover quite another side to the Barossa. Places such as Eden Valley, Williamstown and Kapunda are now becoming destinations in their own right. Uncompromising, hard working and proud of its own cultural traditions, the Barossa offers a combination of authenticity and raw physical beauty unique to itself. HANDY HINT: When visiting the Barossa, make sure you don’t miss a thing – enter from Williamstown and Lyndoch in the south to ensure you capitalise on the full Barossa experience.
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