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Migration Monday: The Barossa

South Australia is an exciting place to live, work and visit. The state is well placed to welcome new residents with its strong and sustainable economy, low cost of living and high quality of life. Long summers and short winters, stunning beaches and picturesque hills make South Australia one of the most beautiful, family friendly places to live anywhere in the world.

The state capital, Adelaide, is repeatedly voted one of the most liveable cities in the world, but with forty miles of the finest white beaches, 300 days of sunshine a year, rolling hills, vineyards, ancient mountain ranges and the mighty outback desert there can be more to life than what is found within the confines of a city. If you’ve ever dreamt of escaping the rat race, then living and working in Regional South Australia could offer the perfect lifestyle change.

Each week on ‘Migration Monday’ we will be highlighting one of the spectacular South Australian regions and the industries that are thriving in that area.

 

Barossa: Home of the Barossa Valley

Key industries: Wine, Agriculture, Tourism, Food

One of Australia’s leading wine regions, the Barossa is recognised as a premium location in which to live, work and do business. This dynamic region is home to some of the nation’s most successful wine exporters and has one of the fastest growing populations in South Australia. International visitors are struck by the beautiful rolling hills covered in vineyards and the small townships which are all steeped in history and charm. It’s a well preserved and vibrant region with continued prosperity and character. As people move away from the pressure of city life, the Barossa has become a real lifestyle as well as tourism destination.

The fertile soil of the Barossa is home to some of the world’s most acclaimed vineyards, but wine isn’t all that tastes great in the Barossa. A rich passion for food reflects the region’s strong traditions and celebrated heritage, mixed with modern innovation and a passion for quality locals.

The Barossa’s has a long winemaking history dating back to 1842. Since then it has grown to over 150 wineries and over 80 cellar doors, making which vineyard to visit next a tricky yet delicious decision.

The region consists of five main communities – Angaston, Lyndoch, Nuriootpa, Tanunda and Williamstown along with the wine growing areas of the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley, plus the neighbouring agricultural communities of Kapunda, Freeling and the town of Gawler.

Everywhere you look the region’s rich 175-year-old cultural and architectural heritage is present; from the beautifully maintained châteaus to the churches and villages. Thanks to the influx of locals attracted by the food and wine industries, there’s also a progressive, contemporary feeling to the area’s character as well.