Posted on July 1, 2009
Thousands of travelers arrive every year to Adelaide to discover a city full of festivals and taste the fine wines of the Barossa Valley.
Australia is taking firm steps in the production of wines and already thinking about 2025 as the year ends to consolidate its leadership in the sector. Few risk if that goal can be accomplished but the truth is that each of its "wine regions" strives to excel.
With its epicenter in Adelaide, the Barossa Valley region offers some of the most famous wineries in the country, including Penfolds , to which we referred in this space for months.
In Barossa, small region of only 20 000 inhabitants, some vineyards dating back to 1840. Today it has more than 70 wineries and most of them specializing in Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Despite the prominence of Penfolds, other notable wineries as Peter Lehmann, Kaesler or Torbreck also been open to visitors, who can enjoy some free choicest wines.
Not only wine
Outside the undeniable attraction of the wine tourism its nearby regions, Adelaide is a very interesting destination. More than a million people live in this coastal city, which was first designed in a plane and then grew up neatly.
A series of events have placed this metropolis on the agenda for culture lovers. Since 1960, he organized the Adelaide Festival of Arts and since 1997, the FEAST, one of the key events for the gay community of Oceania and the Pacific. There are twenty intense days of film, literature and cabaret shows that attract thousands of travelers.
The offer, very extensive, also includes the Adelaide Christmas Pageant, a massive celebration of Christmas, the world's largest of its kind, which has come to gather up to half a million people.
Mega Events and fine wines, an intelligent combination that certainly did not want to leave to recommend from MV Blog.