On 13 December 1837, Colonel William Light camped in the vicinity of the Kies Wines cellar door and Burge Family Winemakers and made a sketch of the area. He named it Lynedoch Vale after his esteemed friend Lord Lynedoch who was his captain in the Battle of Barossa in 1811.
With a population of 1,909 residents, Lyndoch retains the feel of a small country town and the main street offers quirky shops, a butcher and traditional German bakery, great coffee and local produce. Lyndoch is colloquially known as ‘The cool end of the Barossa’ and nearby wineries include Schild Estate, Kellermeister, Hemera Estate, and 1847 Wines.
The Rose Garden at Lyndoch Hill, part of the Barossa Chateau estate, is a mecca for rose lovers from around the world. When it was opened in 2002 by Queen Elizabeth II, it was the largest collection of roses in the Southern Hemisphere.
The nearby Lyndoch Lavender Farm offers a stunning display of nature, with over 5 acres of lavender to stroll through and work up an appetite to satisfy at their Lavender Kitchen Cafe. It's a wonderful reward at the end of a beautiful drive through the rolling hills of the Barossa.
For a slightly faster pace, thrill seekers can take a joyride with Barossa Helicopters – you’re sure to find a new perspective on the Barossa!