General Information: the Barossa Valley is arguably the centre of the Australian wine industry, and home to a large number of historic wineries as well as an eclectic mix of internationally known boutique operations.
It is here that you will find Australia's greatest old vine treasures, notably Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Climate:Average number of sunshine hours per day - 8.8 hours
Average annual rainfall - 520mm (20 inches)
Average growing season rainfall - 210mm (8 inches)
Average January temperature - 21 degrees Celsius (71 degrees Fahrenheit)
Harvest - end of February to early April
Soil:Brown sandy to clay loam and deep sandy soils.
Grapes:Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.