Located 56km northeast of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is one of the oldest wine regions in Australia. The warmer continental climate of this South Australian region produced very ripe grapes which pioneered Australia's early fortified wine industry. Despite the shift to red table wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon in the wine industry, the Barossa Valley stood out with its largely Shiraz production with grapes designed to be blended. The Barossa Valley is home to some of Australia's largest and most iconic wineries including Penfolds, Yalumba, Wolf Blass, Orlando Wines, Seppeltsfield and Peter Lehmann. The Barossa Valley is also renowned as a picturesque gourmet food and wine destination where relaxation and enjoying the finer things in life is key.
Accommodation in the Barossa Valley blends seamlessly with the scenic countryside of this South Australian region, offering a comfortable place to stay within minutes from popular local activities and attractions and enjoying picturesque views over the patchwork of wineries. Offering a choice of modern luxury or deluxe country charm, these accommodation options feature a great range of onsite facilities including gourmet dining, accompanied of course by some of the finest local wines.
Barossa Valley packages are a brilliant way to enjoy your time in this stunning food and wine region of South Australia. Taking care of everything before you leave, planning and booking your holiday to the Barossa Valley has never been easier. Bringing together all your holiday needs into one convenient package, these Barossa Valley holiday packages offer flights and accommodation along with everything else including transfers or car hire, travel insurance, tours, meal packages and much more. Aside from saving plenty of time and money, these packages unlock special travel bonuses such as free nights, room upgrades, welcome hampers, massages and spa services, resort vouchers and more.
The Barossa Valley was settled by Germans fleeing Prussia (now Poland) unlike the majority of Australia which was influenced by the British. Much of the Shiraz grape vines found in the Barossa Valley date back several decades, with some as old as 100 and 150 years. Tanunda's Turkey Flat is home to the region's oldest commercial grape vines which date back to 1847. Although renowned for its Shiraz production, the Barossa Valley is also home to a number of other grape varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Riesling, Chardonnay, Grenache and Mourvedre.