The Barossa is the undisputed wine capital of Australia, home to more than 600 grapegrowers and 100 or more wineries. Barossa shiraz red wines and nearby Eden Valley crisp white rieslings are perennial international world gold medal winners. The wine making experience may be shared up close and personal at five dozen cellar doors within a few minutes walk, bike ride or drive from The Louise.

The story of Barossa Food is an intriguing and unique one, rooted in traditions that were transplanted to the Barossa by its German-speaking settlers from Silesia. The food of today’s Barossa echoes these traditions and has evolved to accommodate the lifestyle and environmental changes over the decades. It is passionately defended by the many great characters that define the Barossa, its food, wine and lifestyle.

And, for the visitor the food and wine experience all comes together at Barossa restaurants such as our on-site Appellation. Our daily changing signature Chef’s Tasting Menu of five dishes created to pair with four distinctive Barossa wines is among the top delights of touring Australia’s outstanding wine region.

If you really want to get a feel for the Barossa, check out the Barossa’s amazing You Tube clip.  Tip: the secret ingredient is dirt!