Injecting new life into the past

It’s often found that, in the car modifying world, the best results come from the hands of those most passionate about their work. You only need to step one foot into the workshop of David Scholz to understand his level of passion.

Blooming beautifully

Robert Ryan was the personal trainer with tattoo covered muscles, working in a suburban gym. Katie Arena was his client, the girl who left her administration job, eager to start her own event hire business in the massive warehouse across the road. They could never have imagined on the day they first met, that they would fall in love and end up growing dahlias in a two acre property in Lyndoch.

Creating a soundtrack for life

Much like her personality, Cloudy Davey’s music resonates with unmistakable sincerity and gratitude. It comes from a place of knowing herself, both as an artist and individual.

Finding truth in the challenge

With four Simpson Desert crossings under her belt, motorcyclist Heidi Giersch has found the road less travelled is also the most rewarding.

The outlaw

There’s a strong smell in the air at Outlaw Wines in Nuriootpa, essence of a vintage that has, for owner, Damon de Ruiter, yielded both satisfaction and disappointment. The concrete floor is mirrored with water, as Damon purposefully attacks it with a pressure washer, banishing spilled blood of 130 year old vines.

A passion for the past

The past meets the present in an illuminating example of a bygone era at Angaston blacksmith shop and museum.

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A fortified love for wine

Ron Liebich walks into Liebichwein’s Cellar Door, wearing shorts, tee-shirt and trademark pair of snips clipped to his leather belt. He’s somewhat chirpy today because this Rowland Flat winemaker/grapegrower has just completed his 54th vintage and he reckons it’s a good one too.

Jim Irvine – 90 Glasses for the 90 year old ‘King of Merlot’

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

Steak & Mushroom Pie

A classic and warming steak and mushroom pie recipe for winter that the whole family will love! Easy and delicious, just prepare and cook the filling to start, allow to cool, then top with Carême butter puff pastry and bake.

Honey panna cotta with poached quince and ginger snap

This dish was created to celebrate the fragrant flavours of the quince. Locally grown here on the Novotel resort grounds, this fragrant fruit pairs harmoniously with the creamy panna cotta, infused with honey to give a natural sweetness and flavour. A simple but delicious treat, perfect for sharing with the whole family.

Murder on the cellar floor

Made with the 2021 Barossa Shiraz Gin , this cocktail is a bright, juicy and refreshing drink perfect for all times of year. This gin was awarded an unprecedented 99-points at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in London, identifying it as the Best Shiraz Gin in the world.

Turmeric Pumpkin & Lentil Soup

Great for a warm, nourishing winter meal. The addition of lentils makes this recipe higher in protein and fibre than traditional pumpkin soup, which means it’s a more filling and satisfying meal. Turmeric gives a warm, mildly spicy flavour and adds anti-inflammatory benefits.

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!

Jill & Ian’s Wedding

Plans to renovate a property was the beginning of Jill and Ian’s love story. The couple met seven years ago at Jill’s work where she was the local Home Finance Manager and Ian at the time was looking at renovating his property.

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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.

Something a little different

No doubt at one time or another we have all enjoyed fruits such as apples, pears, watermelon, apricots and strawberries from the shops, our own gardens or local orchards. However, sometimes it’s nice to try something a little different, or better yet, grow something a little different.

The boy who saw in colours

What if colours could speak? The boy who saw in colours, is the debut, historical fiction novel by Lauren Robinson, about Josef Schneider, a young boy with Synesthesia, living in Berlin, 1939.

Be wary of rooms and stools

Recent rains combined and the change in the seasons has started the growth of mushrooms in our environment. Many varieties can be toxic if ingested, causing severe disease and even death for both pets and humans.

Winter styling with Orchard Lane

Bidding farewell to the breezy warm days of summer is always tough. When the winds grow chilly and the nights get colder, it’s certainly a bittersweet feeling. But, the change of the season signals months of comfort and cosiness ahead!

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