More of the Barossa

A journey to the Barossa is a journey into the past, where you can discover the rich heritage and culture of this renowned wine region. As you drive through the scenic landscape, you will see charming stone buildings and churches that reflect the influence of the German settlers who arrived in the 19th century. You will also notice the contrast between the lush vineyards and the historic cemeteries, which bear witness to the hardships and triumphs of the pioneers who established the Barossa as a flourishing wine district.

One of the gems of the Barossa is Angaston, a picturesque town that offers a variety of attractions for visitors. You can browse through the quaint shops that sell local crafts, antiques, and delicacies, or visit the farmers’ market that showcases the fresh produce and gourmet products of the region. If you are feeling adventurous, you can enroll in an Italian cooking class at Casa Carboni, where you can learn how to make authentic dishes from scratch. Or, if you prefer a more relaxing experience, you can treat yourself to a delicious coffee and bombolone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet Winemaker Caroline Dunn

Caroline’s interest in winemaking peaked while working in fine dining early on in her career. Deciding she preferred eating in restaurants to working in them, she changed tack and picked up a seasonal job in a famous winery in the Hunter Valley. It was life changing!

“Shovelling grape skins from red fermenters, picking grapes knee deep in mud, and tasting some of the best wines I’d had in my life, came together as the event that really sealed the deal.”

Well and truly bitten by the vinous bug, Caroline went on to study oenology at the University of Adelaide (winning all the top winemaking awards in her graduating class). She went on to forge a stellar career in top Aussie wine labels like Chapel Hill and Wolf Blass and become arguably the most awarded female winemaker in Australia. She was the first woman to win the Jimmy Watson Trophy (the most prestigious wine award in Australia) and counts a Best Shiraz in the World among her prizewinning stash of trophies and medals won nationally and internationally.

After years of making sensational wines for other labels, Caroline joined Naked wines in 2017 to do it for herself. Based in the heart of Australia’s most famous wine region, the Barossa, she skillfully weaves new world winemaking techniques together with premium fruit to create her much-loved signature reds.

“Much of the intrigue and fascination for me is that no two wines are ever completely alike.”

Caroline remains highly respected within the industry to this day, both for her technical knowledge and her commitment to modern Australian winemaking.

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