Walk the Barossa Camino

Author: David Sly
Photography: Dragan Radocaj

It's called the Barossa Camino, a pilgrimage of sorts for wine and food lovers named after the ancient network of pilgrim trails in northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela. In this case the camino refers to twin trails through the historic Eden Valley farmland of the neighbouring Angas and Henschke families, past Henschke's renowned Hill of Grace and Mount Edelstone vineyards.

Hikers are sustained by local produce and wine along the way and stay in former staff quarters at Hutton Vale Farm, with a big oven in the camp kitchen in which to roast the farm's lamb and pork. The 800-hectare farm was established in 1843 by George Fife Angas and is managed by seventh-generation descendants.

Time-poor travellers can arrive by private plane, hike, take a guided tour of Hill of Grace and tastings in Henschke's cellar, and return to Adelaide in a day.

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