|The Barossa and Eden Valleys are situated about an hour’s drive north east of Adelaide. With the first vineyards appearing in the 1840s, the area has experienced a colourful history, which has shaped the development of this stunning region.
The contrasting climatic conditions of the two regions have resulted in a diverse range of wines. The Barossa Valley, classified as a warm climate, provides excellent conditions for full-bodied wines with Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache dominating the red plantings.
The Eden Valley is a cooler grape-growing region enhanced by higher altitude and hilly landscapes. The cooler temperatures are reflected in the wines, which produce finer, more elegant velvety flavours than the neighbouring Barossa Valley. The main red varieties produced in the Eden Valley are Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir.
Many producers blend fruit sourced from these two regions to create a wine with greater structure and depth. This results in a more complex, interesting product, which is more approachable when younger.