Barossa Valley, South Australia © South Australian Tourism Commission
Guide to the Barossa Valley
- Getting to the Barossa Valley
- When to visit
One of Australia’s oldest wine regions, the Barossa is synonymous with fine wine.
The Barossa is one of the world’s great wine producing areas, boasting more than 150 wineries and 80 cellar doors. In fact, it's home to the world's oldest continuously producing shiraz, grenache, mataro, cabernet sauvignon and semillon vines. Rich reds are renowned here, as are fortified wines. When you’re not sipping the region’s top drops, you can admire the vines from a hot air balloon, dine at renowned restaurants and explore nearby villages and national parks.
The Barossa Valley is only about an hour drive from Adelaide, making it an easy day trip or weekend escape from the city. Hire a car, or opt for a tour or taxi to take you there.
- Barossa Valley is a 76km (47mi) drive from Adelaide Airport (ADL); international and domestic arrivals.
- Car hire is available from all airport terminals.
- Tours and transfer options are also available from the centre of Adelaide.
It’s easy to drive around the Barossa, but if you're keen to enjoy in the region's fine wines, it's easy to book a tour or private transfer.
Autumn is the best time to visit the Barossa Valley as the days are warm and the evenings are cool. During this time, the Barossa Valley comes to life with its exciting list of events and festivals.
- High season: Autumn (March to May)
- Low season: Winter (June to August)
- Don’t miss: Barossa Vintage Festival (April)