What better contrast to the sandy lands of the outbacks then going to the lush green areas of one of Australia’s biggest wine growing area – The Barossa Valley
But before taking off they had to visit the one and only tyre shop in Marree in order to replace the f… lat tyre which burst yesterday on the way to Marree.
A seemingly well organised tyre place was found behind the local supermarket and petrol station and Team Lipstick was told that “if you want to change tyres, we do it for you, but you must fit them yourself”
Before leaving town, the boys had a good look at some other landmarks in Marree before they would hit the road to the south…
The Barossa Valley is a renowned wine-producing region northeast of Adelaide, in South Australia. The area encompasses towns such as Tanunda, Angaston and Nuriootpa, and an array of high-profile wineries offering tours and cellar-door tastings. Shiraz grapes are the local speciality. The stone cottages and Lutheran churches throughout the region are testament to a 19th-century wave of German settlers.
The Barossa Valley derives its name from the Barossa Range, which was named by Colonel William Light in 1837. Light chose the name in memory of the British victory over the French in the Battle of Barossa, in which he fought in 1811.
The three major towns of the Barossa all have distinctive personalities. Tanunda is generally recognised as the most German of the three, with long-standing traditions dating back to the 1840s when the first German settlers arrived in the area.
Team Lipstick had to stay over in Tanunda (naturally!)
Since many of the German settlers came from Prussian Silesia, they called the Barossa Neu-Schlesien, or “New Silesia”. The German influence survives to this day. The third (and largest) town, Nuriootpa, was influenced by both the German and British settlers, and today is the commercial hub of the Barossa and it is where most of the larger stores are located.
Team lipstick gets very much reminded of the Stellenbosch and Franschhoek area back home in South Africa with plenty of Vinyards around the Barossa valley.