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Dorrien Wine District

The Dorrien Wine District includes vineyards and wineries located in the Barossa Valley Wine Region between the townships of Dorrien and Maranangain the Barossa Valley. The Barossa is Australia's richest and best known winemaking and viticultural region. The total area planted to vineyards is about 17,000 acres, with an annual production approaching 60,000 tonnes. The soils in the Barossa vary considerable from the alluvial sands and rich, fertile black soil on the Barossa Valley Floor to the infertile slopes overlying limestone in the Eden Valley,, and the sandy loams overlaying clay in the western parts of Barossa. This wide range generates the distinct regional characteristics and leads to the distinct terroirs in the various districts throughout the Barossa Valley. The Barossa has a Mediterranean climate with cool wet winters and long dry summers where maximum temperatures average between 30 and 35 degrees centigrade. Most of the rain fall between April and October, and the average annual rainfall is about 550mm.

The Barossa Valley Wine Region includes sixteen districts : Marananga ; West Nuriootpa ; East Nuriootpa ; Dorrien ; Tanunda ; Vine Vale ; Bethany ; Rowland ; Lyndoch North ; Lyndoch South ; Williamstown ; Gawler ; Koonunga ; Truro ; Angaston ; Light Pass

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Wineries

Dorrien Estate, SA  Siegersdorf Rd, Tanunda SA 5352
Dorrien Estate has been part of Cellarmaster Wines since 1988, when it was bought from the Seppelts group. The winery is located in the middle of the Barossa Valley on the busy tourist route between Nuriootpa and Tanunda. Originally Woodley Wines, the winery has evolved from a few basic warehouses into a state of the art winemaking facility. The Dorrien Estate range centres around two wines, the B...

Hewitson, SA  66 Seppeltsfield Road, Nuriootpa, Barossa, SA 5355
Hewitson blend old-world traditions with new-world purity. Established in 1998 Hewitson winery is situated in the heart of the Barossa Valley on the historic Seppeltsfield Road and boasts some of the oldest vines in the world. Our fruit is sourced from these historic, dry-grown vineyards of Barossa Valley and also single site vineyards in Eden Valley, McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills. We believe great wines are the expression of the soils they are grown in and the season they grow. Through knowledge and experience we strive for balance, structure, concentration, power and breeding.

Peter Lehmann, SA  Off Para Road, Tanunda SA 5352
The Peter Lehmann Wines Cellar Door welcomes guests to our stunning red gum bar to experience some of Australia’s most awarded wines. Our cellar door is situated along Para Road in Tanunda, Barossa on the banks of the Para River. The old stone building and veranda are a lovely setting to enjoy a wine tasting, but it’s the surrounding lawns and gardens that make the Cellar Door really special. The heart of Cellar Door is the old stone winery building dating back to the 1880s. The building has been renovated, with old and new blended seamlessly by stonework, creating a modern centre within a living history of Barossa winemaking.

Veritas Winery, SA  Cnr Seppeltsfield and Stelzer Roads, Dorrien SA 5355
Set atop a ridge overlooking the Barossa ranges, Veritas offers a fine selection of wines, hand crafted by a brother and sister team. Rolf makes the reds and Christa makes the whites. Still family owned Veritas wines have been receiving accolades all over the world. Not wavering from the simple attention to detail that is the philosophy of these wines, the quality, depth of flavour and intense cha...

Yelland and Papps, SA  279 Nuraip Road, Nuriootpa, Barossa, SA 5355
Yelland and Papps is a small, family owned winery established and run by Susan and Michael Papps. Successfully forging their own path within the Barossa wine region as first generation winemakers, Susan and Michael are passionate about running a small winery and living in a sustainable fashion. Yelland and Papps wines are balanced, flavoursome and food-friendly offerings, produced in a thoughtful fashion, respecting the history of the Barossa and its land. Rated five red stars and one of the "Ten Best New Wineries in Australia" by James Halliday, the wines of Yelland and Papps have been gaining rave reviews and awards ever since. The wine drinker has come to love and appreciate the wines of the new Barossa that Yelland and Papps represent.