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Guardians of the Valley

Cathy Wills remembers with joyful clarity the hubbub of Ziegenmarkt as it heaved to life outside her front door every second year during the Barossa Vintage Festival.

From the chapel to Parliament House

Zoe Bettison holds the esteemed title of South Australia’s Minister for Tourism, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Member for Ramsay, but to those around Kapunda in the 80s she was ‘the undertaker’s daughter’.

Solitary expression

Anthea Piszczuk has been creating for as long as her memory allows. It was not unusual to find her alone, growing up on a large farm in the Murray Mallee with siblings who were considerably older.

For the love of the flock

As the sun sinks gently over the distant Mount Lofty Ranges, bathing the landscape in soft pink, the silence is broken only by the plaintive bleat of an infant lamb.

From the ground up

The handsomely hewn face and blue eyes of Tony Kuchel look out across the cosy living room of “Bear Lodge” in Nuriootpa, oil paints gamboling in a contest of light and shade across the canvas.

Balancing life in small batches

Like the wines he nurtures in the cool climate of Eden Valley, Phil Lehmann’s style is understated and unassuming, but undeniably compelling.

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Cutting through the barriers

Winding its way westward from Tanunda, Stonewell Road provides a glimpse of an ancient soil profile as the hill rises gently and the road cuts through to reveal ochre coloured horizons.

James March

A ‘mostly’ portrait and ‘brief’ interview series exploring the idea that one image has the power to tell the whole story. Each ‘sitter’ suggests the next person to be photographed in this series, and thus ensues an interesting and unknown trail of Barossa identities to come.

Local Updates

Spring entertainment at the Gawler Civic Centre

The Town of Gawler’s Civic Centre is a true community facility, developed and driven by the local community, creating the pre-eminent social, cultural, heritage and business innovation centre for the region.

Bee’s Knees

Our Bee’s Knees cocktail celebrates the bright golden hues, flavours of rich toffee, caramel characters, tropical fruits and honey of the Semi-Gin.

Classic Vanilla Slice

A classic vanilla slice, is there anything better? Light, crunchy puff pastry custard slices are the perfect dessert, morning or afternoon tea or party treat

Banana & Oat Pancakes

With plenty of fibre and protein, these pancakes will keep you going all morning. It’s so easy to make the batter in the blender and you can even pour it straight into the pan! If you need them dairy free, simply swap the milk for a dairy-free alternative.

Lemon Posset with Short bread

This dessert is a favourite of our Executive Chef, Derek Salmon, as it originated from the UK. It is also a great vegetarian option is it sets and thickens thanks to the acid in the lemon juice and not by the addition of gelatine.

Kelly & Alec’s Wedding

Despite not being the picturesque sunrise wedding they had both envisioned, Kelly and Alec embraced the cold, wet weather and had the most memorable day at Thorn-Clarke Wines, Angaston on May 30.

Olivia & George’s Wedding

On March 5, at Chateau Yaldara, Lyndoch, daughter of Michael Jenkins, Olivia Jenkins and George Edwards, son of Sean Edwards and Monica Wandel, had the wedding of their dreams and are still on cloud nine.

The top 5 must dos on your wedding day

The team at barossavalleyweddings.com have popped together a few tips for savouring those moments on your special day and a couple tips to make getting ready easier for you too!

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Celebrating 40 years of FABAL

Food and Beverage Australia Limited (FABAL) began, of all things, with a university assignment. It was 1982 and 21 year old law student Chris Day, now Chief Executive of FABAL and his three friends and founding partners, Jane, Peter and Dim, were tasked with

Local Beer

Meet the locals

As the nights get colder and colder our minds wander to hearty nourishing comfort food. It’s similar with beers.
Ideal winter beers are local and fresh of course, but also malt driven, with more body than thin summer lagers.

Stop and smell the roses

Growing roses here in the Barossa is easy. They are well suited to our climate and with the right position and care, put on a great floral show throughout the warmer months.

The Wattle Seed Inn

Following the success of The Farm at Peppertree Crossing, Leonie Kelsall continues to capture hearts with her second rural romance novel, The Wattle Seed Inn.

A growing Barossa

The mention of Spring conjures thoughts of warmer weather, and to some Spring signals a time to plant seeds for a Summer vegetable garden.

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