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.

Modern history

Food historian and Barossa resident Dr Angela Heuzenroeder, concerned that some of the region’s precious food traditions would be lost to future generations, spent a decade carefully researching old publications, interviewing farmers and poring over recipes with traditional home cooks. Her book, Barossa Food, was published in 1999 and immediately became a key reference for the region’s culinary traditions.

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Acknowledgement of Country —

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