The Barossa Valley is situated approximately 1 hour northeast of Adelaide in South Australia. It is known for producing extremely intense and flavoursome reds and crisp flavoursome white wines.
The Barossa has many different micro-climates ranging from very warm in some northern parts to quite cool in the higher altitude Eden Valley. This allows for different grape varieties to thrive in their ideal conditions. There is much lower rainfall and humidity and more sunshine than many other regions in Australia which allows for varietal wines of extreme character.
The soils in the Barossa valley range from low fertility clam loam to red brown sandy soil. They all restrict the growth of the vines which allows for wines of intense flavour and colour.
The main variety grown in the Barossa is Shiraz, although many other varieties thrive such as Cabernet and Grenache in the warmer areas, with Riesling thriving in the cooler climates.