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.

Community spirit through and through

Budgie Schiller has lived at Eudunda his entire life and is known by the community as a generous man, who believes strongly in treating people fairly and who goes out of his way to help whenever he can.

Call me Mr Mac

Chalk dust and teenage anticipation season the air of an otherwise unremarkable transportable classroom at Nuriootpa High School. It’s 1981, and a fit middle aged man with a neatly kept full beard, curly dark hair and glasses stands at the front of the class, preparing to address his first ever cohort of design students.

Cold blooded compassion

Dan Marshall has a few loves in his life, but it’s not quite what you think. “Indie, she’s an absolute sweetheart,” says Dan, referring to the 2.5 metre long Murray Darling carpet python curled up in his backyard shed.

Raising the barre

As the curtain rises, Alice Cook graces the stage with the confidence, poise and composure of a professional ballet dancer.


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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.

Cirillo Estate – a big little winery

Vincent Cirillo’s worn and weathered hands are as gnarly as the 175-year-old Grenache, Shiraz and Semillon vines that grow alongside his family’s Nuriootpa homestead, on Nuraip Road. Today, those hard-working hands hold a glass of Cirillo Estate Wines’ Vincent Grenache, as he chats to his winemaker son, Marco, who named the wine in his honour.

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.

Marcus Schulz

On his Ebenezer family property ‘Primrose’ where vigneron Marcus Schulz grew up and still lives and works, stands a characterful relic of our past… A rustic timber and thatched straw roof shed.

Ginger Lemon Drop

Embrace the zing with a Ginger Lemon Drop cocktail. A lively mix bursting with ginger spice, crisp apple and zesty lemon. Refreshing, spicy and tailor-made for those cosy Autumn nights in.

Lean Lasagne

A delicious, hearty favourite that’s also heart-smart. Leftovers are great to have as single-serve portions in the freezer too!

Mushroom and Truffle Cheese Danishes

What do you get when cream cheese and truffle Manchego invite sauteed mushroom and thyme to a pastry party? A savoury Danish to die for! Rich in flavour, layered with texture, and delicious to the eye, this recipe is a triple threat.

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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A trio with Taste and Graze Trails

Three esteemed Barossa brands Grant Burge, St Hallett, and Rolf Binder have collaborated to curate a unique food and wine trail, showcasing the best of the Barossa Valley.

Timeless Wines and Rich History

Nestled in the heart of the Barossa, the iconic 1837 Barossa wine estate unveils its newly refurbished Wine Pavilion and Cellar Door. The refined space offers guests more than just a cellar door experience but a journey through time and flavours.

Celebrating with a Bang

Many children growing up in Australia in the 1950s, 60s and 70s may remember one special evening held annually on November 5 – Guy Fawkes Night or ‘Cracker Night’.

Love & Pain

Ben Gillies and Chris Joannou are the drummer and bass player from Australian band, Silverchair. Their book, Love & Pain is a collection of stories from their lives before, during and after their time in the band.

Berry good for you!

For any gardener, picking handfuls of fresh, sweet homegrown berries over the warmer months is one of life’s simple and delicious pleasures. The hardest thing is getting them inside and not being tempted to eat them all straight off the plant!

The magic of fragrance

As the crisp autumn air settles in, many people turn to home fragrances to create a cosy and inviting atmosphere indoors. Autumn in Australia means the days are shorter, the nights are cooler and events like Easter and the AFL season are on the calendar, the leaves are falling and it’s time for harvest.

Mosquito risks

Mosquito numbers are still at high levels across the state compared to previous years. SA Health has reduced its hierarchy of response to threat level two (medium).*

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