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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers’ has unveiled its latest masterpiece, a Barrel Aged Barossa Shiraz Gin, crafted from its 2021 Barossa Shiraz Gin that was judged ‘world’s best’ – with 99 points at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London.
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.
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.
They say few things bring protagonists a deeper sense of fulfilment than guiding friends and loved ones to grow into their best selves.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Using fresh ingredients for flavour (rather than relying on a pre-made packet sauce) means your stir fry will be lower in salt and sugar, without compromising on taste.
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.
Gawler Civic Centre is a dynamic community meeting place, encompassing the Gawler Public Library, Cultural Heritage Centre, Youth Space, Business Innovation Hub, The Olive Branch Café and function venues and meeting rooms.
In the ever-changing world of technology, advancements are constantly being made – and that’s certainly true for digital hearing innovations.
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.
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.
The modern meeting of new love, Kayla and Tobias shared a connection that started online and developed into something people dream of.
Adele Rothe and Malakye Makris’ wedding was one that the couple and everyone who attended will cherish for a lifetime.
20 Barossa wines to inspire and engage your palate this Spring
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.