Barossa Valley, South Australia

Gillie and Marc Wine Collection Barossa Valley ChardonnayLocated 50 minutes northeast of Adelaide, the Barossa is an internationally renowned wine producing region. Barossa is made up of the towns of Nuriootpa, Tanunda and Angaston.

Barossa Valley derives its name from the Barossa Ranges, which were named in 1837 by Colonel William Light. The spelling of “Barossa” was a clerical error in transcribing the name of the British victory over the French in the “Battle of Barrosa” in 1811.

With a rich history dating as far back as 1842, there is now sixth generation grape growing families in the Barossa, the region is home to Australia’s largest collection of still producing old vines.

Barossa is the birthplace of the Australian wine industry, thanks to its Mediterranean climate, cool summers and rainy winters, and different soils. Soils in the Barossa are extremely variable, ranging from deep siliceous sands to heavy black cracking clays.

We selected the Barossa Valley because the region produces some of the world’s finest wines and exceptionally elegant and finely structured Chardonnays.

Love the region? Try our Gillie and Marc 2016 Barossa Valley Chardonnay.