As Australia's most famous wine region, the Barossa Valley in South Australia produces some of the most recognisable and iconic wines in the world. More than 20% of Australia's premium wine is cultivated in this region of rolling farmlands and ancient vineyards. 70km north of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley enjoys a Mediterranean climate and a diverse environment. Some Barossa Valley wine producers are fifth and sixth generation. History and tradition is an integral part of the winemaking industry here which has been nurtured and developed for over 160 years. The region is home to 150 wineries and 755 grape growers, all producing excellent quality Barossa Valley wines. The most famous of all Barossa Valley wines is Shiraz. Complex, rich, full-bodied but with soft tannins, Barossa Valley Shiraz is a classic red wine variety that is a favourite among wine lovers.