An etching of woven vineyards is sewn into rambling golden hills. Twisted, native shrubbery flanks the roads, while the scent of wine fragrances the air with a ripe aroma. Welcome to the Barossa Valley.
While locals may prefer to keep this sanctuary top secret, the Barossa has become a cherished weekend destination for South Australians and the rest of the world alike. Often likened to Bordeaux, Napa, and Tuscany, the Barossa means business when it comes to delivering superb wine.
If you’re guilty of liking your fair share of plonk, your first port of call should be the revered Penfolds Vineyard. Quaff the likes of Grenache, Shiraz, and Mourvedre, then be sure to cleanse your palette before sipping the cellar’s most celebrated blend: the Penfolds Grange. With more than 150 wineries and 80 cellar doors, the Barossa is unquestionably any wine lover’s paradise.