Barossa Valley Region Guide
It may not be very large geographically, but the Barossa Valley is Australia's largest wine region. Located in South Australia, the Barossa Valley is ranked right up there with Bordeaux and Napa - two of the world's most famous wine regions.
No trip to, or weekend stay in the Barossa Valley would be complete without a tour of the wine trail. With about 130 wineries calling the region home, there are plenty to choose from! The most convenient to visit are in Tanunda, as it's the Barossa Valley's biggest and most centrally-located city. Turkey Flat, Jacob's Creek and Rockford are just a small selection.
If you want to combine all of that good wine with good food, get up early on a Saturday morning and head to the Farmers Market. Located in Vintners Sheds, the market is home to local fruits, vegetables, cheeses, breads, and even desserts.
If you want to burn off some calories, head to Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park. It is full of walking trails and great views overlooking the Barossa Valley ranges.
As you might expect, the Barossa Valley's big events revolve around wine. The biggest is the Barossa Wine Show in Tanunda. During the show, you can taste more than 600 wines!
Another big event is the Barossa Vintage Festival. Held in odd-numbered years to celebrate the end of the vintage season, the best local wines are paired with live entertainment.
If you're looking for the largest variety of hotels - and the largest variety of price ranges - you will find them in Tanunda.
Plenty of accommodation can also be found in Nuriootpa - which is located in the northern part of the Barossa Valley.
Both towns are home to a number of wineries, so you won't have to worry about being too far from the wine trail!