Experience Bethany

Visiting Bethany

Visit Bethany, the Barossa's oldest village and explore the history of our amazing wine region.

28 families from from Silesia (now Poland) settled in Bethany in 1842.

It's still a close-knit community centered around the church, which was built in 1883 with bluestone from the quarry.

Many of the locals grow grapes and make wine, and trace their family history back to the first settlers. There are 22 locations of interest along a 5km return walk. 

Bethany is on the Barossa Heritage Trail, a great way to learn more about the region's history and traditions.



Bethany to Vine Vale Trail

Discover a wealth of wine and food experiences, cultural heritage and spectacular views on the Bethany to Vine Vale trail. Perfect for families, adventurers, foodies and wine connoisseurs, this trail promises stunning views and wide open space, old-world charm, history, innovation and delectable tastings.

What better way to begin your Barossa exploration than the place where our European heritage all began? Just beyond the last houses of Tanunda awaits the bounties of Bethany, where time is turned back to the very foundations of the first 28 Prussian families who arrived and settled the area in 1842.