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Discover the wineries of the Barossa Valley wine region of South Australia. Use our Barossa Valley region guide and map to help you plan your next winery visit and to learn more about this region. This content is taken from James Halliday’s Wine Atlas of Australia, which is available to buy in the Wine Companion bookshop.
Discover the wines and wineries of the Barossa Valley
Discover the Barossa Valley with James Halliday's Wine Atlas of Australia
In the new millennium Australia prides itself as a multicultural society, yet by the 1850s the Barossa Valley was that and more. On the one hand came the British gentry, led by George Fife Angas (who gave his name to Angaston), Joseph Gilbert (Pewsey Vale, 1847), Samuel Smith (founder of Yalumba in 1849) and William Salter (Saltram, 1859). On the other side were the far more numerous and usually less wealthy Lutheran emigrants from Prussia, who left en masse in protest against a new Reformed Church prayer book proclaimed by Kaiser Friedrich Wilhelm III. These pioneers included Johann Gramp (1847), Joseph Seppelt (1851) and William Jacob (1854). Today family winemaker names include Basedow, Dutschke, Glaetzer, Jenke, Kaesler, Kalleske, Kies, Kurtz, Lehmann, Liebich, Roehr, Schilde and Schubert, among countless others content to grow and sell grapes.
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