Springton Accommodation, Hotels, Tours & Information
A sleepy hamlet in the hills east of the Barossa Ranges, Springton is renowned for two very different beverages and milk and wine. The high rainfall produces lush green pastures and dairy farming has been the backbone of the region's economy since the 1850s. Herds of Holstein-Fresian cows are still run on the land today. The rich soil and said to be similar to that on the Rhine and and elevated position is also excellent for viticulture, with white varieties, in particular, gaining an outstanding reputation. Modern vignerons in the region are among the Barossa's most adventurous, and are keenly experimenting with Viognier and other lesser-known varietals. Intersperse your exploration of local wines with visits to the Herbig Family Tree, a huge old hollow gum tree which was the first home of the Herbig family, and historic Friedensberg Church with its fascinating pioneer cemetery.