In the past, Barossa villages used to be defined by their churches. They’re still important, of course, but at Greenock it’s the pub that attracts most souls.
The Greenock Tavern taps the richly-flavoured beers from the Barossa Brewing Company’s microbrewery, located in an 1860s wheat store just across the road.
In the centre of town the mill and silos still stand as a reminder of the days when Greenock served as a hub for the grain trade and was known as ‘little Scotland in the Barossa’, due to its mostly Scottish settlers. In fact, the name Greenock literally means ‘sunny hill’ and is derived from the Gaelic, Grain (meaning sun) and Cnoc (which means hill).
The village green in the centre of the village is a popular gathering spot – especially for the ‘artisan markets’ and when the Tour Down Under cycling event comes to town during January.