With Easter just around the corner and the weather in the Barossa Valley cooling down, it's time to think of warming foods - and no better than that from the Apex Bakery in Tanunda.
Call in on Nipper Fechner and his brothers to see what they're cooking up in their 100 year old 'Scotch' wood oven!
Barossa bakeries are great year round, but Easter is special.
To learn more about Nipper and the Apex Bakery, check out our talk with Nipper on our Barossa Talking Tours disc#1 - you'll be glad you did!
For some superior vineyards, the cooling weather has provided great relief for those whose grapes are best picked by hand -- those vineyards which mostly produce small yields, from some of the oldest vines in the world - or those vineyards producing premium wines from select vines where machine picking, as good as it is these days, just can't operate.
Here we take a look at Wolf Blass, where select vineyards are still picked in the traditional way - and we spoke with Senior Site Winemaker Matt O'Leary about his expectations for the 2014 vintage.
Cooler autumn days in the Barossa
While there might still be a hot 'kick in the tail' of summer, cooler but still sunny days are rolling over the Barossa Valley, making it an ideal time to visit!
The cooler weather is not only bringing out the visitors, but it's also stirring the locals - none more so than this mob just outside of Williamstown, which we mention in our Barossa Talking Tours disc.
These are to be found on the rise to the right of the Kersbrook to Williamstown Road, about 3-5 kilometres from Williamstown - and it's no small mob - several scores of roos graze happily only metres from the road. So if you're coming up to the Valley (on its most scenic route), drive carefully - and enjoy the locals!
As Autumn creeps in on the Barossa after a brutal summer of blistering heat and then drenching rains, Nature is finally being kind to the Valley!
This pic of a fine sunset over Williamstown, the south-eastern gateway to the Barossa.
No matter when you visit the Barossa, there's great vistas just crying out for a photo!
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Barossa Talking Tours
Hello and welcome to Barossa Talking Tours! The Barossa Valley is Australia's premier wine, food and tourist region, and if you're visiting the Valley, our Talking Tour will give you insights that no other tour of the Valley can offer! Check out our website: www.barossatalkingtours.com for further details!
Barossa Talking Tours provides an entertaining and informative look at the Barossa Valley as an audio tour - perfect for car or caravan!