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Brockenchack Wines opens its cellar doors in the beautiful Eden Valley ​

Trevor and Marilyn Harch opened the Brockenchack cellar door to the public on Friday 19 October after an official opening for industry guests on Thursday 10 October. Trevor and wife Marilyn fell in love with the Barossa during numerous visits to the region throughout the 1990s, and in the late 1990s purchased the historic Tanunda Cellars. In 2007, they bought a single vineyard estate in Keyneton, now known as Brockenchack, and relocated to Eden Valley in 2013 as committed vignerons. Brockenchack Wines is named in honour the Harch family’s four grandchildren Bronte, Mackenzie, Charli and Jack. Located at Sawpit Gully Road, Keyneton, the original 1880s cottage turned butcher shop has been transformed into a cellar door, complete with a tasting bar, upstairs wine room and…

New cellar door puts Eden Valley further on visitor map

As a grateful recipient of a state grant, the Harch family and staff shared their success this week with the launch of their new cellar door site. Located at Sawpit Gully Road, Keyneton, the original home was transformed by Bartsch Builders Barossa into a cellar door complete with impressive tasting bar, upstairs wine room and cellar. It complements the luxurious bed and breakfast next door, which was also open for invited guests to inspect, and surrounding vineyards with 360-degree scenic views. In his speech to the crowd, owner Trevor Harch shared how the original home was constructed in the 1880s with just two rooms, which became a butcher front in the 1900s. Mr Harch, a construction developer in Queensland – who refers to himself as an unofficial spokesman for the wine region – brought the Barossa to…

Domestic tourism reaches record heights

Domestic tourism reaches record heights Newly released figures reveal domestic tourism within the state have reached record heights, with Tourism Barossa also confirming its positive flow of visitors to the region. The latest tourism data shows South Australia’s national visitor expenditure has reached a record level of $5.6 billion, which is up eight per cent for the year ending June 2018. South Australian Tourism Commission chief executive Rodney Harrex shared how proud he is of the performance of the visitor economy. “Our record of delivering quality events, our marketing efforts, hardworking operators and exceptional experiences are propelling the state forward,” he said. Echoing the success is Tourism Barossa regional tourism manager Cathy Wills who agrees wholeheartedly with his comments. While a breakdown of figures are yet to inform SA regional tourist destinations of exact…