Most people tend to think of Australia as a dry, desert country populated by kangaroos, or they think of the amazing surfing beaches. But Australia is an enormous country with every different kind of climate, and the area around Adelaide in South Eastern Australia enjoys a Mediterranean climate that is perfect for growing grapes. The best Australian wines are grown in the Barossa Valley, and Barossa Valley Wine Tours are an extremely popular day out if you are ever in the region.
The Barossa wineries are clustered in a valley gouged out by the North Para River and the area’s first settlement in the region was Bethany, and the first vineyards planted in the mid 1800s. The Barossa Valley Wine Tours take visitors around some of the best vineyards and wineries in the region. In the 1840s, when the first settlers arrived, they were Lutheran Germans, and the town of Tanunda is distinctly German, whereas the neighboring town of Angaston was settled by Cornish miners from England. Most of the population of the area work within the wine-producing industry and there is a lot of interesting history to be seen in this beautiful area.
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