With famous wines, a feast of festivals, a lively heritage, and only an hour's drive north of Adelaide, the Barossa is an ideal destination for a day trip, or better still a few days of pure indulgence. The Barossa, comprising the Barossa and Eden Valleys, is one of the world's greatest wine producing areas. Twenty kilometres wide and about thirty kilometres long, it has a rich European culture with German and English-style villages, churches and chateau.
The region has over 50 wineries ranging from some of Australia's largest wine companies through to smaller individual winemakers. Many offer wine tastings at their cellar doors, and most are open seven days per week. The Barossa has a unique wine and food culture. The local restaurants and cafes specialise in serving regional foods, and butchers and bakers offer traditional wursts, breads and cakes.