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Taka An Australia Tour Through Wine Country

Jun 7, 2008
Ranked number 53 on the New York Times Best Places To Go, Australias wine country of Barossa and Eden Valley is home to some of the oldest Shiraz and fantastic Rieslings vineyards in the world. Barossa is very diverse with countless festivals and strong cultural heritage resembling its wines. Come to the area to experience Barossas rich history, shopping and rolling hills on your next Australia Tour.

Over 160 years of grape growing and winemaking have long regulated the regional economy and over 20% of Australian wine originates from this region. The feature wines, Barossa Shiraz and Eden Valley Riesling, are the product of two very distinct warm, low lying Barossa Valley and a cooler and higher elevation setting Eden Valley have put Barossa on the winemakers world map. Barossa is known for the worlds oldest Shiraz vineyard. Shiraz, which has been perfectly suited to the regions climate and soil since the 1840s, is very complex wine. It has a rich and full body flavor, but with soft tannins. Barossa Shiraz is a style like no other assuring Australias mark in the international wine scene.

The Eden Valley Riesling is elegant and typical of a cooler climate and the stony soil that is customer to higher elevation vineyards. The soft citrus bouquet and lime fruit palate make Eden Valley Riesling one of Australias classic wine brands.

While in wine country, ride a vintage 1929 Streetcar in Glenelg from Victoria Square to Jetty Road. You can also check out the Adelaide Botanic Gardens and take a walk in this historic location which features green landscapes, a secret lotus pond, and discover tropical plants at the world renown Bicentennial Conservatory. Mount Lofty Botanic Garden features numerous walking trails that reveal displays of Magnolias, Camellias, Lilacs and the most comprehensive collection of ferns in Australia. Collections are designed to present various geographic regions including South America, China, Africa, and many more.

The National Wine Centre of Australia affords you the opportunity to enjoy all that is entailed in winemaking. Her you can inspect an interactive wine discovery journey and exhibition that guides you through all the way through the winemaking process. While there, enjoy the finest Australian wines at the Concourse Cafe all while overlooking the striking beauty of the Botanic Gardens. The Centre represents eye catching architecture with natural lighting blending functionality while showcasing the Australian wine industry with terrace views of the vineyard and Botanic Gardens.
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