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Keyneton – Barossa

Keyneton

Population: 534

A quintessential quiet country village, Keyneton offers visitors a glimpse of a lesser known side of the Barossa. This is, broadly speaking, sheep and wheat country; travellers will be rewarded with panoramic views of the last swells of the Barossa Ranges as they give way to the sweeping expanse of the Murray Flats.

Keyneton was settled by the English pastoralist Joseph Keynes in 1842 and his descendants – now in their seventh generation – still proudly farm the area.

Keyneton is also home to another well known and widely respected sixth generation family – the Henschkes. After originally settling in Krondorf in 1847 Johann Christine Henschke purchased land in Keyneton in 1862 and, after travelling to his new home on foot, went about establishing one of Australia’s most respected wineries. Today Henschke Wines continues to produce exceptional wines and their small, cosy cellar door is a must-visit destination on many travel lists.


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