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Spring time in the Barossa

Spring is well and truly upon us today, with a beautiful September day of clear skies and warm temperatures. There is also an atmosphere of excitement at this time of year with footy finals beginning across the country as thousands flock to grounds and stadiums all over Australia to support their team. Here in the valley the excitement also comes with the impending start of a new season in the vineyard. Budburst has begun in patches in the southern parts of the Barossa and as we hastily finish our pruning we anticipate the season to come. Spring is also the time we start to roll out new new releases and enjoy the fruits of our past labours and we have got some great wines coming…

Start At The Top

The northern end of the Barossa has so much to offer but many visitors to the region seem unaware of this. The easiest way to gain access to the top of the valley is to continue north along the A20 past Gawler and the Gomersal Rd turn off to the Nuriootpa exit or go a little further and begin your wine tasting day at the Wolf Blass Visitor Centre. From Wolf Blass you have very easy access to the historic village of Light Pass with both Gibson and The Willows Vineyard plus a great heritage attraction at Luhrs Cottage. After this you might feel like a great coffee and there is a fantastic new cafe recently opened in nearby Stockwell, That Little Place. Moving slightly…

Free WIFI hotspot @ cellar door

The Barossa is a huge draw card for visitors to South Australia from both interstate and abroad. In the current environment of social connectivity it is important for tourism businesses such as ours to offer better service to our visitors that enables them to share their experiences across their social networks. With the assisistance of a great program run by RDA Barossa and local tech company KODO Technologies we now have a FREE wifi hotspot on offer to all cellar door visitors. Next time you visit cellar door ask us how to connect to the wifi and share your Gibson Wines experience with the world!