The Barossa Valley was settled in the early 1840s by small farmers and artisans seeking religious freedom from their native Silesia (now Poland). The warm, fertile valley was ideal for ripening winegrapes and Australia’s largest wineries made their headquarters amongst the vineyards.
In the cooler ranges above the Barossa, known as Eden Valley, English settlers created large pastoral runs for sheep and cattle, but also planted vineyards to ensure a supply of table wine.
In the early 1990s Australia created a Geographic Indication for each wine region so that they were recognised under international law. The Barossa was proclaimed a wine zone and within it, the two regions of Barossa Valley and Eden Valley.
Over two centuries the Barossa has become the headquarters of the Australian wine industry and the most famous Australian zone internationally.
Our four unique Barossa vineyards are indicated on the map.