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.

Social traditions grow

Barossa townships were established early; butchers opened their doors and the aroma of their smokehouses full of ham, bacon and mettwurst drew customers. Bakeries offered traditional Streuselkuchen, honey biscuits and freshly baked bread and the culinary threads were deftly passed from farmhouse kitchens to village butchers and bakers. Inevitably supermarkets made their appearance but even they were, and still are, imbued with Barossa’s traditional flavours. 

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Acknowledgement of Country —

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