The Barossa is a world class region of fine wine endeavour based on a unique story of generations, inheritance and hallowed ground. The Barossa is a home to some of the oldest Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Semillon vineyards in the world.
SA produces more than 75% of Australia’s premium wines. The Barossa on average accounts for 27% of the total value of the South Australia grape and wine sector contributing over $740 million annually.
The Barossa’s 13,626 hectares of vineyards produce on average 80,000 tonnes of grapes with an estimated value of more than $80 million per annum. More than 600,000 tonnes of wine grapes processed annually in the Barossa. 2,700 people employed in the wine and grape sector in the Barossa accounts for 9.32% of national wine sector employees.
Since 2001 exports of Barossa wine have grown from 402,000 cases to over one million cases annually and in dollar terms from $39 million to over $125,3 million (Dec, 2016) and growing.