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Nuriootpa - Cities, Towns and Localities
Nuriootpa is one of the larger towns in the Barossa with a population of just over 3,000 people. Originally named by Colonial William Light on one of his many inland expeditions around 1837. The name means ‘meeting place’ in the local aboriginal ‘Kaurna’ language. The area was an important trading and bartering centre for the Kaurna.

It wasn’t until copper was discovered at Kapunda in 1843 did the town really start to grow as hotels and other trading services set up shop in the area to service the miners as they travelled north to make their fortunes. The town is well load out and the community has a large say in how things are run as many local services are owned by the community.

Wineries abound all around and even in the town which make pleasant backdrops to the streetscape in summer. It is also the commercial centre of the Barossa.

Check out our listing of Nuriootpa accommodation and Barossa Valley accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Nuriootpa Attractions

Barossa Valley Golf Club
The Barossa Valley Golf Club is situated at Nuriootpa in the heart of the Barossa Valley. It is an 18 hole, fully irrigated golf course and boasts exceptionally high quality greens rated by many touring golf professionals as having the best putting surface in the state. This challenging, picturesque course is set amongst many large vineyards and is only one hours drive from the heart of Adelaide.
Kaesler Wines
Were established in 1893. The family, sprung from Silesian pioneers who came to the Barossa Valley in the 1840’s took up the 60 acre allotment in 1891. They cleared the scrub and in 1893 planted out the entire holding with Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro (Mourvedre) and White Hermitage vines. Some of the gnarled dry grown Shiraz still remains and provides the backbone of the intense wines produced from the sandy loam of this prime viticultural block. It joins Grenache planted in the 1930’s on flintier areas, which limits it’s fruit and enhances the flavour. Further Shiraz was planted in 1961 and 1962. Altogether more than 70 per cent of Kaesler’s red wine grapes are more than 40 years old, age that shows in the brilliance of the wines. Traditionally the Kaesler sold their grapes to other wineries. Wine has been made from this precious fruit since 1997.
Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop
An absolute must whilst in the Barossa is a visit to Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop. Maggie Beer - cook, writer and founder of “Maggie Beer Products”, offers tastings and sales of her full range including limited edition seasonal produce. Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop is a food haven where you can enjoy a light lunch, an espresso coffee or just enjoy a glass of Pheasant Farm or Beer Brothers wine.
Penfolds
Established by Doctor Christopher Rawson Penfold at Magill, in the foothills of Adelaide in 1844. Penfolds presence in the Barossa has been profound, since establishing a winery at Nuriootpa in 1912. The Barossa vineyards are essential to the inherent style of many of its wines including the internationally acclaimed and sought after Grange and Bin 707. Their Barossa Valley cellar door combines the warmth and friendliness of Barossa people and their lifestyle, with arguably, Australian’s greatest wine name, Penfold.
Wolf Blass
Established in the Barossa Valley by Wolf Blass himself in 1966, is situated on the original site of the Bilyara vineyard, the very place where Blass’s believed that he could probably add something to the Australian wine industry and it grew into a revolution. It was the debut vintage of Wolf Blass Wines International that won Wolf Blass the esteemed Jimmy Watson Trophy in 1974, setting a standard that has earned more than 3,000 Australian and international trophies and gold medals since.

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