Much of the success of viticulture in Barossa is due to the 550 grape growers, many of whom are sixth generation farmers, who nurture their vines with the aim of passing the land on to the next generation in as good a condition, if not better, than they received it. These growers have a profound understanding and respect for the land, and work in partnership with small and large wineries alike, to produce the best possible grapes for crafting into high quality wines.

Barossa is a viticultural area that is not infected by Phylloxera (a small aphid-like insect that feeds on the roots) and it remains home to some of the world’s oldest continually-producing vines. Some of these gnarled and twisted old vines date back to the first days of Barossa settlement in the 1840s when German and English pioneers planted their treasured cuttings, brought with them from Europe.

Barossa Vines