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A Guide to the Barossa Valley

May 27, 2019
A Guide to the Barossa Valley

Where is the Barossa Valley?

The Barossa Valley is located in the southeast of South Australia. Emulating its European heritage, the Barossa Valley is a region made up of towns, villages and hamlets, each with its own special charm. The Valley is formed by the North Para River and connects the main towns of Nuriootpa, Tanunda and Lyndoch. The Barossa Valley is just a short drive from the Adelaide, around 75 kilometres.

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Image taken from Gray Line Barossa Valley Day Tours

The Climate

The Barossa Valley is warm and dry with low relative humidity and rainfall in the growing season. There are long daily sunshine hours which help promote healthy vine growth. A wide Diurnal temperature variation helps to concentrate flavours in the grapes.

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Image taken from Barossa Australia

Altitude

Barossa Valley is at an altitude above sea level of 372 m above sea level. The region's geography is dominated by valley floors and rolling hills, which can reach heights where white grapes can be grown without compromising their character.

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The Varietals

Australian wine is frequently linked with Barossa Shiraz and while the variety is definitely the Barossa’s signature grape variety, other varieties like Grenache, Mourvèdre (Mataro), Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sémillon all have a long and esteemed history of producing exceptional wines. In more recent years a new wave of Mediterranean varieties, suited to the region's soils and climate, have joined the traditional Barossa varieties.

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