Today in the Barossa there is a living, thriving food culture, handed down through seven generations from the German and English settlers who arrived here in the 1840s.

The Barossa Food Story is one of abundance and frugality, of generous hospitality and humble, time-honed home cooking. It speaks of the early settler's reverance for the natural wonders of this region and their determination to preserve, enjoy and share them.

A humble beginning

Although the earliest European settlers were English with large holdings in the Barossa Ranges, it was German-speaking settlers, devout Lutherans, who had the strongest impact on the flavours of Barossa food. They arrived with only a few meagre possessions but they carried a wealth of culinary traditions in their baggage.

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Acknowledgement of Country —

The Barossa is located on the traditional lands of the Ngadjuri, Peramangk and Kaurna people