Tropics Travel: The Barossa Valley, Australia’s oldest wine regions | TROPICS FOOD

The Barossa Grape & Wine Association (BGWA) is responsible for promoting the Barossa Brand. It serves as the guardian for communicating the Barossa Vision through highlighting its people and places.

To be recognised at home and abroad as Australia’s most famous wine region valued for its long heritage, unique diversity of fine wines, and sustainable viticultural practices.

To have winemakers and winegrape growers working collaboratively to achieve a more vibrant and highly valued wine industry based upon the production of wines of excellence, internationally recognised for exceeding consumer expectations and derived through practices that are both environmentally and economically sustainable.

One of Australia’s oldest wine regions, the Barossa boasts some of the country’s most famous vineyards, including Penfolds, Peter Lehmann and Orlando. Originally settled by German immigrants, the picturesque region in South Australia is dotted with Old World villages and welcoming residents. Best known for Cabernet and big-bodied Shiraz, Barossa also produces fine Rieslings, a leftover from its German origins. Since the Barossa is a region rather than a route, create your own touring itinerary with the must-stops mentioned above. This is easy to do since most wineries are close to each other. Lovers of white wines should be sure to spend some time in Eden Valley in the Barossa’s east, where cooler climates make for complex and sophisticated Rieslings.

To learn more about the Barossa Valley, please visit http://www.barossa.com/

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