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Dagmar Preusker: Lessons in life

Lessons in life When echidnas start burrowing under students and frogs happily hop through the classroom, why wouldn’t it be a typical day at school? For retired teacher, Mrs Dagmar Preusker, bringing life to a lesson...

A Barossa botanical dream

Husband-and-wife team, Jon and Nicole Durdin agree that in one of the premium wine regions of the world, it probably didn’t make sense to gamble everything on a whim for gin.

Changing luck

Former Nuriootpa High School student, Georgia Thomas had big plans for 2020. But she won’t let change get in the way of her future.

Barossa chefs unite

Barossa chefs unite WORDS Heidi Helbig photography Pete Thornton >> Executive chefs: Mark McNamara of St Hugo Restaurant, Daniel Murphy of Appellation and Sam Smith of Fino at Seppeltsfield. In times of change a group of Barossa chefs is...

Biagi Style

Biagi style WORDS Alicia Lüdi-Schutz photography Pete Thornton Ralph Biagi was born to rock and roll. Described by some as the “Barnsey of the Barossa”, give this 57 year old a microphone and a band and he’ll belt out the...

Turning craft into conversation

You know morning cuppa’s over at the Tinkers Shed when Keith Pfeiffer goes back to work. “You’ve got two minutes to go,” Keith calls over his shoulder as he returns to the shed floor, to a chorus of laughter. Good natured banter flows easily between these Tinkers, who come from all walks of life.

A lasting legacy

A lasting legacy WORDS Alicia Lüdi-Schutz photography Pete Thornton >> Jan and John Angas of Hutton Vale Farm There’s a strong sense of history, an element of grandeur even, when experiencing the sights, sounds and flavours of Hutton Vale Farm.Gnarly old...

Nourishing Traditions… Busy bees, even busier life

WORDS BY ALICIA LÜDI-SCHUTZ PHOTOGRAPHY BY PETE THORNTON   “I’m allergic to bees”. They’re not the words you would expect to hear from an apiarist and Mark Rosenzweig chuckles at the irony.   Yet it is the humble bee that has...

Barossa Unearthed: Lachlan Colwill

  WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY PETE THORNTON   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. Each ‘sitter’ suggests the next person...

Living their best life

Living their best life Story Living their best life Barossa Community Options is creating opportunities words ALICIA LÜDI-SCHUTZ PHOTOGRAPHY SAM KROEPSCH >> Main image above and pictured; Craig Le Cornu, Sarah Mibus, Debra Loffler and Graeme Heinrich. Walk into Nuriootpa’s...

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