Barossa & Clare Valleys

Oct 04 2013 Written by:Marg O'Connor

A visit to Australia’s premier wine region, the Barossa and Clare Valleys, never disappoints. The mild Mediterranean climate, rich soils and sunny skies makes for a gourmet food and wine experience that is second to none.

Situated to the north-east of Adelaide in South Australia the Barossa and Clare Valleys are unlike any other wine regions in the world, with 150 years of tradition and culture, fuelled by centuries of European experience. While the entire Barossa region is renowned for its luscious shiraz, the Clare and Eden Valley’s cooler climates produce what are regarded as some of the best rieslings in Australia. The Barossa is also home to one of the world’s great wines – Penfold’s Grange.

The ideal way to explore the valley is on a specialist guided wine tour. These tours, tailored to your specific wine preferences, give you “back door” access to some of the best wineries in the country. The expert local guides can tailor the tour to ensure you get the most out of your day. Not only are there great wineries to visit but also some of the best food experiences on offer as well – olives, plump dried fruits, specialist cheese shops and the famous Maggie Beer Farm Shop just to name a few. The accommodations on offer also provide some of the best provincial dining experiences in the country.

If you love good wine, fine food and friendly hospitality then a visit to the Barossa and Clare Valleys is a must!