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Wings of passion

Lincoln Nitschke’s interest in airplanes began when he was a young lad. “I used to fly with a control line model aircraft,” Lincoln shares, “and also had a great interest in building plastic scale kit models.” Lincoln’s first model came as a gift from his mother, who had bought it from Nuriootpa for two and sixpence.

In their corner

In the peachy glow of a Barossa sunrise, 47-year-old Teresa Gerlach clicks the front door closed and steps out along the tidy tree-lined street of her historic home at Nuriootpa. Her Maltese Poodle, Luca, trots loyally at her ankles, silent companion to this daily ritual – Teresa’s mental and physical “reset” before she willingly hands over her daily attention to the needs of others.

Ripening Innovation

Amanda Mader’s journey through viticulture exemplifies resilience, determination, bold risk-taking and a deep love for the land. Affectionately known as Mandy, she shines as a woman in innovation as she pioneers a new era in vineyard management.

One foot in front of the other

For close to 40 years, Mark Weaver’s tools of the trade were police-issued handcuffs and the words of wisdom he carried in his police warrant card: “The loser says it’s possible but too difficult; the winner say it’s difficult, but it’s possible”.

A mission and a promise

Helen Wilhelm not only believes in miracles – she is one. Despite facing a lifetime of physical disability and a near-death experience, she has devoted her life in service of others, and faces every challenge with a heart of gratitude and faith.

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Chill out at Winter Choc Fest

During the month of July, chocolate enthusiasts will be able to satisfy their cravings amidst serene natural surroundings at the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company’s Winter Choc Fest.

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Going the long mile

Lindner brothers, Paul and James, were teenagers in an era when Barossa grapegrowers were being paid to bulldoze vineyards due to oversupply. Sons of successful caterers and business owners, Richard and Shirley, it was understandable that the sixth generation Barossans couldn’t see themselves in the wine industry, let alone owning and running Tanunda’s internationally renowned Langmeil Winery.

Crafting tomorrow’s classics

Charles Melton’s direction in life was decided with the toss of a coin. Backpacking around Australia, he and his travelling buddy Ken Roach worked a vintage, picking grapes for Krondorf Winery, and when the company offered them two full time positions, one in the winery and one in the vineyard, fate sent Charles into winemaking.

Lienert Land

Brothers, John and James Lienert, sit side by side in the shed where their late father, John Snr. once kept his farming equipment protected from the elements. The siblings laugh as they share fond memories of growing up in the house next door, their cricketing triumphs and footy failures, and the different spellings of Sheaoak Log, or should it be Sheaok Log? “It definitely doesn’t have a hyphen!” says John of the small town that holds such strong family ties.

Aleshia Webster

Ceramic artist and passionate sharer of her art form – Aleshia Webster is welcoming, vibrant and enthusiastic about creating with clay.

Don Ross

With a passion for and an unwavering commitment to the development and curation of the Barossa Museum at Tanunda, Don Ross’ mark and influence on this institution now spans a staggering 57 years of its 61 years since establishment.

Quenten Agius

A husband, a father, a grandfather, a local, a footballer, a teacher, a mate, a storyteller.

Winter spice revival

A cosy and warm winter cocktail that reimagines the classic, traditional mulled wine. Soothing and comforting, it’s like a warm hug from the inside out, with deep Shiraz berry flavours and the perfect balance of sweet, savoury and spice, with a little citrus on the side. Perfect for fireside sipping.

Vietnamese-style chicken soup

This is one I make when we feel like something a bit different and special. I get requests for it all the time because it’s so delicious and it’s Richie’s favourite!

Classic Apple Galette

A Classic Apple Galette recipe that is sure to become a family favourite. Layers of buttery puff pastry, adorned with sweet frangipane and seasonal apples, add a scoop of your favourite ice cream to serve.

Beck & Martin’s Wedding

After a relationship spanning 14 years, it was largely a local friend and family affair when Beck Tucker and Martin Ritzmann were married just before Christmas.

Katelyn & Cam’s Wedding

Pernod Ricard Heritage Vineyard was the venue choice for Katelyn Menzel and Cam Heinrich for their wedding celebration, with 130 friends and family in December.

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The new face of Barossa wine

Tyson Stelzer, a multi-award winning wine writer, television host and producer recently visited the Barossa Valley to taste a sample of Barossa wines now available from recent vintages. His informative report highlights the state of play and how the evolving
climate fluctuations continue to effect wine varietals grown in our local soils.

European River Cruising

River cruising is a fantastic way to explore Europe’s most charming and iconic cities, towns and villages, allowing you to indulge in local culture, cuisine, and breathtaking scenery all from the comfort of a luxury vessel, with sightseeing, meals and often all drinks included onboard.

Demise of the Barossa Bootmaker

Shoes today can be more of a fashion statement than a practical item of footwear – unlike the boots and shoes worn by the Barossa pioneers. Among the settlers were numerous tradespeople keen to establish business in the area, one being the Bootmaker.

Reducing our impact

Clinical medical practice, veterinary or otherwise, creates a lot of general waste.  This largely stems from the fact that so much of what is used must be sterile and as a result is generally single use.

Homegrown herbal teas

Kristee Semmler of Barossa Nursery shares a list of her favourite herbs to use in fresh teas and some of their surprising benefits.

Ferris

Ferris is a feelgood story by Kate DiCamillo, the beloved author of ‘Because of Winn-Dixie,’ amongst many other titles.

Winter denim trends: The forever staple

Dressed up or dressed down, denim allows numerous possibilities. Whether distressed, ripped, or in a range of different shades, this versatile fabric always finds a way to make a statement.

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