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Barossa

Australia

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Located 70 kilometers (43 miles) northeast of Adelaide in South Australia on 13,652 hectares of land, the Barossa wine region is one of the only areas in Australia to have neighboring warm and cool climate growing conditions. This climate of different growing conditions and soil types across both the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley help make these wines so unique. With a rich history dating from 1842, Barossa is home to more than 550 grape growing families, many with the sixth generation still working the same plot of land, supplying quality grapes to more than 170 wine companies.

Region

13,652 hectares of growing area

23 viticulture areas

People

550 wine grape growers

170 wine companies

Production

67 million bottles produced

5.6 million cases produced

$160+ million AUD total value grapes

$150+ million AUD total value wine exports

Impact

2,700 jobs

1 million visitors

Unique Fact 
Barossa is famous for its richly-flavored Shiraz wines – from both Barossa Valley and Eden Valley, some more than 170 years old. Barossa is also well known for its GSM (Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre) blends. Eden Valley Rieslings are known for their great aging potential. Many outstanding fortified wines are also produced in Barossa.

Primary Grape Varietals

Cabernet Sauvignon

Shiraz 
Riesling

Chardonnay

Semillon

Grenache

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