The Barossa Valley is one of the oldest wine regions in Australia with some vineyards having vines more than 100 years old. Different from the rugged mountain roads of the Adelaide Hills, the Barossa Valley is basically a plain with low hillsides. Adelaide Hills’ higher altitude makes it cooler than Barossa, therefore the focus tends to be on white and red wines that are more elegant in style. Shiraz (Syrah) is the most important varietal in the Barossa Valley and the style of wines is often more powerful with rich, ripe, dark fruit flavours due to its warmer climate.
The TOEwine team drove on the road with palm trees on both sides to visit several wineries, including Peter Lehmann, Two Hands and Seppeltsfield, all of them with a long history of making exceptional wines recognised around the world.