A Sweet Treat for us all

If you’ve been to the Barossa Farmers Market recently, you may have recognised a familiar face and most definitely been tempted by the new mouth-watering addition to our popular Saturday institution.

Building a positive outcome

It can be challenging to find something to be passionate about and even more difficult to apply the motivation required to succeed. But few things can be harder than having your chance to achieve your ambitions taken away.

Rain, Hale or shine

Under the cool dapple of late winter sunshine, 46-year-old Matt Hale taps the go button on his Garmin and leans into a pine-bristled trailhead at the South Para Reservoir, his Tevasphere runners sounding out a rhythmic thud-thud-thud as he settles into a comfortable pace for an eight kilometre run.

From patients to patience

“I quite like that,” says Jo Irvine thoughtfully, holding her glass to the light to take a better look. “Sweet, spicy and juicy, like a merlot should be – you don’t want to manipulate it too much.”

In the lane of duty

It’s early in the morning when Craig “Funky” Doecke pulls his immaculately presented truck, aptly named “The Beauty”, out of his Angaston driveway, the throaty rev of the diesel engine swelling over birdsong in the muted tones of first light.

Mignon’s holistic healthy legacy

For Mignon Sich, food for the soul has been as vital as a lifetime of healthy living. A pioneer of the Barossa fitness industry, Mignon says surrounding herself with food and family has sustained her and filled her life with positivity, energy and vitality.


Sustainable Beauty

For third generation horticulturalist Aleisha Lynch, a love for the all things plants and flowers was something that came naturally.


Excitement builds for 2024 Barossa Arts Festival

The organising committee of the Barossa Arts Festival has announced that the call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) is now open for artists, venues, sponsors and community groups to participate in the highly anticipated 2024 edition of the festival, until the end of September 2023.

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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.

The progressive protagonist

They say few things bring protagonists a deeper sense of fulfilment than guiding friends and loved ones to grow into their best selves.

Kalleske Wines

Since 1853, the Kalleske family has continually farmed land on the outskirts of Greenock. Seven generations have contributed to the property, all following in the footsteps of Eduard and Rosina Kalleske who planted the first vines, some of which still grow today.

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.

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.

Rebecca Reynolds

A ‘mostly’ portrait and ‘brief’ interview series
by professional photographer Pete Thornton exploring the idea that one image has the power to tell the whole story.

Roland Weight

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.

Lavender Gin Sour

Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers’ Lavender Gin Sour is bursting with floral aromatics and subtle lavender. Slightly sweet with balanced citrus notes, it’s a refreshing, delicate, smooth and delicious cocktail that accentuates the brightness of Seppeltsfield Road Distillers signature House Gin.

Chicken, Maple and Mustard Sausage Rolls

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy-to-make party snack, these Chicken, Maple and Mustard mini sausage rolls in Spelt Butter Puff Pastry are the perfect bite-size treat for any occasion.

Local Business Updates

We listen to your hearing needs

In the ever-changing world of technology, advancements are constantly being made – and that’s certainly true for digital hearing innovations.

Empowering youth to create their own future

Barossa Enterprises, the largest employer for people with disabilities in regional South Australia, continues to provide diverse work opportunities tailored to people’s needs and aspirations in the Barossa region and beyond.

The Magic of Reading

There’s nothing quite like enjoying a refreshing book as spring arrives, especially when surrounded by the vibrant renewal of nature. It’s a moment of rejuvenation for our souls.

Jess & Ace’s Wedding

Jess Lehmann and Ace Prokopec chose to hold both their ceremony and reception at St Hugo Wines, with a backdrop of autumnal tones, the couple’s favourite season.

Britney & Ben’s Wedding

When Britney Kleinig and Ben Heinrich married after a nine-year romance, it was very much a family affair, with the couple saying their vows on the family farm before 95 guests, with Britney’s two sisters, Tanisha and Suemia as her attendants.

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Underground is for family

In a 127 year old cellar in the main street of Tanunda, a clutch of special family brands, has been given a unique home in which to nest.

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.

‘We’re only Human’

Everyone has bad days; we have all been there and as veterinary professionals in the Barossa, we are very thankful for how few bad days we come across from our client base. The animals we see on a regular basis are well cared for, with owners who allow diagnostic work ups and appropriate therapy to ensure the best quality of life possible.

Gluepot Graetz – A cabinetmaker with flair

German tradesmen were among the original Barossa settlers, and their trade skills were often passed onto their sons. However, Carl Ewald Graetz was the son of farmers, Rudolph and Eleonore Graetz (nee Rothe). Born in Keyneton in 1865, Ewald became an intriguing builder and cabinetmaker.

Tips to improve Women’s Health

Women’s health is an integral part of a healthy society, that’s why we have an ongoing commitment towards improving women’s health through education, awareness and healthy habits.

The Bookseller’s Apprentice

The last thing 12-year-old Billy Pyke wanted, was to end up working a dead-end job at a factory like his father, achieving nothing but the counting of nails, day in and day out.

Bring the Mediterranean to the Barossa

With spring sunshine now on our doorstep, why not bring the holiday vibes home to the Barossa? Springtime sunshine calls for lazy afternoons of cheese platters and a glass of wine with friends

The sensory garden

A sensory garden is created to stimulate and appeal to all the senses – smell, sound, sight, touch and taste. Sensory gardens are great for both children and adults alike and are a great place to connect with and explore nature. They can be a great place of learning and also a haven and a place to relax and unwind.

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