Barossa Valley is possibly Australia’s best known region. Old vines, historic wineries and lots of sunshine on rolling hills and in vales produce some of country’s finest wines. The climate here has often been characterized as very warm when in reality its ripening mean temperatures are almost identical with Bordeaux and the Margaret River. Shiraz is the pride of the Barossa but Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Mourvedre are also in demand. Riesling, Semillon and Chardonnay dominate in the whites. Subregions include Angaston, Dorrien Gomersal, Greenoch, Light Pass, Lyndoch, Maranaga, Nuriootpa, Rowland Flat, Seppeltsfield, Tanunda and Williamstown.