Barossa Valley with the green vineyard covered hills does not only offer a good wine and excellent food.
Picturesque churches and small tranquil city centres of Barossa Valley unmistakably discover the German culture. Although in the year 1830 Barossa Valley's first settlers were English, several waves of Silesian and Prussian immigrants followed shortly after. The winegrowing experienced German farmers started planting vineyards and soon they produced a good wine thanks to the mediteranian climate.
Today some 500 winegrowers are delivering around 65 000 tons of grapes to ca. 50 wineries in the Barossa Valley.
We recommend that you should learn about Barossa's history and geography at the "Barossa Wine and Visitor Centre" at Taunda's Murray Street before going on tour through the valley.
The "Zinfandel Tea Room" in Taunda is an insiders' tipp, just around the corner of the "Barossa Wine and Visitor Centre". German and Australian food and a delicious glass of Zinfandel makes you enjoy your resting place.
Take your time for Barossa Valley's visit. Try the specialties offered, an evening picnic at "Mengler Hill Lookout" with an impressive valley sunset would be the best.
Please yourself planning an overnight stay on your tour through Barossa Valley. Even drivers can easily enjoy winetasting then. And do not miss the "Whispering Wall". It is fascinating how the wall of Barossa reservoir carries whispered words across 140 meters from one end to the other.