Our American friends wonder about our love for the Barossa Valley. Why, they ask, do you go back so often? Why do you stay so long? What’s so special about it?
Truth is, it’s hard to pick just one reason we love it so much. The people, the weather, the food, the wine, the atmosphere, and, of course, the fact that it’s just so damn beautiful. Turn any corner, find yourself face to face with a real life picture postcard. A very colorful picture postcard. A riot of color, if you will.
Here are a few of them.
Let’s start with the green of the vineyards and the crisp, clear blue skies.
And the yellow of the canola fields.
The purple of the lavender fields (or maybe that should be ”the lavender of the lavender fields.”)
The reds and pinks of the sunrises.
The rainbow of colors in the sunsets.
The golden hour has never been any golder than it is in the Barossa.
And the golden fields of wheat are spectacular as well.
Ohhh hahaha I thought it was special because I’m here haha
Rich Albeen says
Lovely country. I can understand why you love it so. What surprised me in your blog was the insinuation that you enjoyed the wines of that area. I had thought that you had no taste or appreciation for alcohol. Evidently, I was quite mistaken in my assessment.
Jamie is the wine connoisseur. I’m the occasional wine sipper. I even had an entire glass at a dinner last week.
Oh I didn’t realise Jim! We even bought a second bottle! 🤣🤣 woopsie!
More for you and Mark and Jamie.
All of the things you described I can find here in CA or in Utah.
Bobby B says
Lavender fields, Rangerwick?
Utah has a plethora of lavender fields.
Yeah. I reckon we Aussies are pretty damn lucky to live in such an awesome country. 😉