Barossa Valley - a Perfect Holiday Destination

By: Jason Keiller

Barossa Valley journal of holiday 2007 Day1

The Barossa Valley was a great place to visit Malcolm, Sarah and I went last year and thought we would write an article for the internet to help promote is wonderful region.

I first heard about the Barossa through a friend in the USA saying that it had more feel to it than the California vineyards so thought we should take a visit. I also wanted to visit Sydney and Adelaide as I had heard good things about both. When we arrived in Adelaide we rented a car as this was most practical, I would encourage you to book ahead as a lot of people now know about The Barossa Valley and car are often all booked out.

We found the drive from Adelaide airport to The Barossa Valley quite easy and had made a booking in Greenock at The Old Telegraph Station see www.oldtelegraphstation.com

Malcolm and Sarah commented on the way that they were concerned that the Barossa may just be dry and parched as South Australia have been experiencing a drought. The good news is when we arrived at Greenock the township the local's call Scottish as a lot of people from Scotland settled there, the whole area was lush and green as there were so many vineyards.

As soon as we arrived we fell in love with the cottage and old telegraph station built in 1860 so this immediately gave the trip more historic meaning by staying in an historic property, it was small but very cosy and with an open fire and dreams were fulfilled. I also enjoyed the large indoor spa bath similar to what we have in the U.S.

Malcolm went to the local pub that night to meet some locals and have a quick beer. He ended up coming back 3 hours later after having lots of conversations with the locals. Back at the bed and breakfast Sarah and I planned our next days stay, we decided to do the right thing and check out the cellar doors first then have lunch at Vintners in the Barossa Valley.

After a quick night cap I was off to bed looking forward to a big day touring the Barossa. Malcolm had to check his emails and we were impressed the place had fast speed internet. If you would like more information on Barossa wait for my nest article which I will publish shortly, a journal on my visit to The Barossa Valley.

Jason Keiller

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