Escorted Rail Tours to the Barossa Valley
One of the world's premier wine-growing regions
The Barossa Valley is a diverse region, with a profound history of grape-growing and wine-making dating back to 1842. Renowned as one of the world's leading wine regions, it is home to some of the oldest vineyards in the world. The Barossa Valley has a rich food and wine culture that is reflected in its premium wine production, abundant seasonal produce and speciality food products which include cheese and bread, unique smoked and cured meats.
The Valley takes its name from the Barossa Ranges, which were named by Colonel William Light in 1837. Colonel Light chose the name in memory of the British victory over the French in the Battle of Barrosa, in which he fought in 1811. The area is a 1,970 square km region encompassing the Barossa and Eden Valley. The region is split into four communities including Angaston, Lyndoch, Nuriootpa and Tanunda, and a collection of tiny hamlets.