Australian Barossa Valley

With more than 150 wineries spread around its 15 square miles, the Barossa Valley is the second-largest winegrowing region in Australia – although arguably its most well known. About 35 miles north of Adelaide, this area was originally established by German settlers who took advantage of the region’s climate to plant riesling and similar varieties.

These days, Shiraz is king in the Barossa Valley, accounting for around half of the wine produced in this South Australian wine region. The dominance of this single grape means that the Barossa Valley has developed a reputation for big, bold reds with deep fruit flavours and a hefty alcohol content, but that’s not all there is to wine production around here – other red grapes find their way into the mix and there are plenty of delicious whites to try too.