Chances are, if you could name only one of the Australian wine regions, it would be this one. The region is world-renowned for its excellent red wines and is Australia's second largest wine producer. In 2021 the crush in the Barossa Valley was 60,018 tonnes of grapes.
Ancestrally the home of the Peramangk, Ngadjuri and Kaurna people, by 1851 almost 7,000 Germans had come to South Australia. About half of these came as religious communities. To this day, famous wine maker names such as Peter Lehmann, Joseph Seppelt and Wolf Blass reflect the very particular settlement history of the area.