Eden Valley

Population: 364

Surrounded by rolling hills and stands of ancient red gums, Eden Valley is known as the ‘Garden of Grapes and Gums’. At first glance, Eden Valley is a quaint and quiet little town, but look closely and you’ll see a bustling world of hidden vineyards, contoured through the scenic hillsides to produce some of the region’s most prestigious cool-climate wines.

Eden Valley is the perfect place to slow down, take a breath and soak in the scenery. Travelling under a canopy of gums, you’ll be surrounded by diverse native wildlife and quaint boutique wineries. Art lovers will enjoy visiting the town’s Lillefield Gallery, housed in the original Baptist church, and history enthusiasts will also love the majestic Lutheran Church in the main street. Visitors can learn the art of woodcarving at the Woodcarvers Haven just north of town.

Eden Valley’s Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, nestled within the Barossa Ranges, is perfect for keen bushwalkers or for a casual stroll to walk off the sumptuous wine and food. The walking trails pass through changing landscapes including creeks, rocky outcrops, forest, scrub and open grassland. The park has panoramic views over the ranges to the Barossa Valley as well as offering the chance to observe kangaroos in their natural setting.

With higher elevation and cooler climate than the Barossa floor, Eden Valley has a unique wine offering in the Barossa region. Visitors can enjoy Eden Valley wines in the town’s original homestead at Fernfield Wines on Rushlea Road, or visit the Eden Valley Hotel on the main street to taste a range of wines over a meal.