Adelaide's Barossa Valley ideal for fine wine and beautiful scenery
Australia has a special lure for many British holidaymakers, and many thousands of people take the long trip to the other side of the world every year. For those visiting Adelaide and its surrounding attractions, Barossa Valley is an experience not to miss out on.
Fine wine is something that has become synonymous with Australia and only an hour's ride outside of Adelaide travellers can experience vineyards for themselves. Wine has been made here for 150 years, and so the region is not only ideal for lush scenery and wine tasting, but also for indulging in some Australian history too.
During the 1840s a large number of European's were given shelter here after fleeing the Prussian and German empires. Tanunda and Lyncoch have a wonderful variety of colonial architecture, and visitors will discover little German bakeries and trendy European styled cafes, which seem to sit seamlessly in the Australian culture. Meanwhile, Seppeltsfield Village has a heritage tour of its gardens and parklands, before allowing guests to try wines such as Shiraz, Riesling and Sauvignon.
For those who want a real culinary experience in a surprising location, the Barossa Valley is perfect. With a range of wines and history, this excursion makes a great cultural holiday.