It’s a wild life

It takes an incredibly selfless person to care for injured wildlife. Like many things that go unseen, it can be easy to ignore the number of orphaned and injured wildlife in the Barossa Valley.

The story of the piper

The first time Alistair MacCallum performed in the land of his heritage, it felt like coming home. A lifetime of sights and sounds swirled around him as he stood behind Edinburgh Castle gates, dressed in a kilt he’d put on for the first time that morning and flanked by musicians from around the world.

Stitching sisterhood

It’s a typical Thursday morning and Eileen Bartel’s weekly masterclass is well underway in her makeshift sewing room at Angaston. The chatter flies quicker than a sewing machine needle as the assembled women use their collective wisdom to tackle matters of life and stitching.

Turning the table on life

DJ Dave Craker is unapologetic for marching to the beat of his own drum, or to be more precise, turntable. Hip hop has been a constant in Dave’s life for as long as he can remember, taking him to exhilarating heights and helping him make sense of his darkest moments.

Prue’s garden of Eden

Cutting a striking figure in the boardroom of her cellar door, it’s hard to imagine just a few hours earlier Prue Henschke was knee-deep in the vineyard, the place where she is happiest.

In his element

In a long, narrow shed on the fringes of Nuriootpa, Tom Gerlach’s focus is singular. Time slows. There are no other thoughts. On this rectangle of black mats, there is only the moment, and a playbook of how to best roll into the next.


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Leon and the girls

“As long as it isn’t pink!” was the only rule Leon Koch insisted on when his family was deciding on a colour for their new tractor.

Family Bonds

For the footy-loving Schiller family, the adrenalin rush of finishing a hectic vintage isn’t too different from playing a Grand Final. Robert and his sons, Tom and Ben have each donned the boots for Tanunda over the years and whilst they are fiercely proud of their long association with the Magpies; off-field, it’s the land their ancestors developed through the generations that deeply connects this trio.

Forty vintages for Elderton

Elderton Wines will celebrate its 40th vintage in 2021, and whilst heartbreak and adversity has stood in the path of the Ashmead family – the family behind the highly successful label – strength of character and unyielding determination to produce premium wine has prevailed.

Mel Kaye

A degree in Exercise Physiology may well underpin Mel’s ability to guide, instruct and train her clients, but for her there is a broader picture that influences the way she helps her cohort.

Mikiko Shimoda

Japanese born and raised Mikiko Shimoda is a world travelled chef and has now settled in the Barossa and is adding yet another interesting element to our food culture.

Wholesome Garlic, Chicken and Basil Penne Pasta

Wholemeal pasta and ‘pulse pasta’ (made from legumes) are higher in protein and have more than three times as much fibre as regular pasta! Use pulse pasta or a wholemeal gluten free pasta to make this gluten free. For a dairy free option, simply omit the parmesan

Mushroom & ricotta pelmeni with caramelised celeriac sauce

This is my take on a mushroom pelmeni, that leans back to my Siberian lineage. Pelmini are traditionally meat filled dumplings, but for this recipe I have opted for a vegetarian filling. Michael The Dairyman’s mushrooms are fantastic in this recipe, but your normal swiss brown or portobellos work just as well. Feel free to add cheese and fresh herbs on top, this is a base dish to which you can add any vegetables or proteins as you wish.

Kayla & Tobias’ Wedding

The modern meeting of new love, Kayla and Tobias shared a connection that started online and developed into something people dream of.

Adele & Malakye’s Wedding

Adele Rothe and Malakye Makris’ wedding was one that the couple and everyone who attended will cherish for a lifetime.

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