Warm climate/Elevation 270m
Australia’s best-known wine region is famous for its big bold reds, particularly Shiraz; however white varieties such as Chardonnay and Semillon also thrive here. The Barossa Valley is home to more than 150 wineries and has a winemaking history that dates back to the 1840s.
Primary Varieties: Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot.
Important Wineries: Barossa Valley Estate, Bethany, Charles Melton Wines, Dutschke Wines, Elderton, Glaetzer, Grant Burge, Greenock Creek, Leo Buring, Penfolds, Peter Lehmann, Rockford, Seppelt Barossa Valley, St Hallett, Three Rivers, Turkey Flat, Veritas Wines, Wolf Blass, Yalumba.
Cool climate/Elevation 450m
The Eden Valley, in South Australia’s Barossa region is cooler than its surrounds, making it suitable for the production of high-quality Riesling, for which it is justifiably world famous. Other principal varieties include Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay
Primary Varieties: Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay.
Important Wineries: Henschke, Irvine, Mountadam.