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BAROSSA 40 | DUE SOUTH AUSTRALIA | BAROSSA | www.duesouthaustralia.com.au BAROSSA VISIT T he Barossa is synonymous with award-winning, world-class wines and is the region that put South Australian gastronomy on the map. Although the region is steeped in tradition, more and more people are now beginning to discover its natural beauty, dynamic food culture and intriguing history. Whether you’re visiting the Barossa Farmers’ Market or cycling along the Jack Bobridge Track – there’s much more to the Barossa than wine. Wine lovers have always flocked to the Barossa, one of Australia’s oldest and most important wine regions, and in many minds the Barossa is defined by internationally- renowned brands such as Jacob’s Creek, Wolf Blass, Peter Lehmann, Yalumba and Penfolds but most of the 150 wineries here are small, family-owned businesses that are the backbone of the Barossa. Wineries like Two Hands Winery in Marananga and Kies Family Wines in Lyndoch are making a name for themselves with their ‘quality, not quantity’ approach to winemaking and distinctive wine varieties. Many wineries are now opening restaurants at the cellar door or within the vineyard so visitors can sample the local produce as well as a drop or two of well- matched wines. The region is rapidly becoming one of Australia’s most interesting food destinations, with farmers’ markets, artisan cheese makers, traditional smokehouses and other small producers. Craft breweries and cider houses are the latest additions, and the bakeries, cafés and restaurants are making their mark on the food scene. With its grand chateaux, immaculate vineyards and historic townships, the Barossa is not only Australia’s most famous wine region but also a magnet for those looking for great food, outdoor fun or a romantic escape. The Barossa’s appeal as a tourist destination and weekend retreat is increasing thanks to the cooking schools and a host of outdoor adventures from hiking, bike trails, self-guided tours, and hot air ballooning. Many wineries are now supplementing the traditional cellar door tasting experience with live entertainment, master classes, winery tours and other prominent events including the annual Barossa Gourmet Weekend and Barossa Vintage Festival held every two years. Venture away from the immaculate vineyards and picturesque townships and you’ll discover quite another side to the Barossa. Uncompromising, hardworking and proud of its cultural traditions, the Barossa offers a combination of authenticity and unique beauty. 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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