Eden Valley, South Australia

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This article is about the town in South Australia. For the wine region, see Eden Valley wine region.
Eden Valley
South Australia
Eden Valley is located in South Australia
Eden Valley
Eden Valley
Coordinates 34°38′0″S 139°05′0″E / 34.63333°S 139.08333°E / -34.63333; 139.08333Coordinates: 34°38′0″S 139°05′0″E / 34.63333°S 139.08333°E / -34.63333; 139.08333
Population 364[1]
Established 1864[2]
Postcode(s) 5235
Location 55 km (34 mi) NE of Adelaide[2]
LGA(s) Barossa Council
State electorate(s) Schubert
Federal Division(s) Barker, Mayo

Eden Valley is a small South Australian town in the Barossa Ranges. It was named by the surveyors of the area after they found the word "Eden" carved into a tree.[3] Eden Valley has an elevation of 460 metres and an average annual rainfall of 716.2mm.[2] Eden Valley is in the Barossa Council local government area, the state electoral district of Schubert and the federal divisions of Barker and Mayo.

Wine industry[edit]

Eden Valley gives its name to a wine growing region that shares its western boundary with the Barossa Valley wine region.[4] The region is of similar size to the Barossa Valley wine region, and is well known for producing high quality riesling and shiraz wines.[citation needed] Englishman Joseph Gilbert planted the first Eden Valley vineyard, Pewsey Vale, in 1847.[citation needed] Within the Eden Valley region there is a sub-region called High Eden which is located higher in the Barossa Ranges, giving cooler temperatures.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Eden Valley". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Eden Valley". The Barossa Council. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Eden Valley, Nomenclature". State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Eden Valley (AGI)". Australian Grape and Wine Authority. 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "High Eden (AGI)". Australian Grape and Wine Authority. 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 

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