Eden Valley, South Australia

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Eden Valley
South Australia
Eden Valley church.JPG
The St Petri Lutheran Church at Eden Valley, 2006
Eden Valley is located in South Australia
Eden Valley
Eden Valley
Coordinates34°38′28″S 139°05′53″E / 34.641°S 139.098°E / -34.641; 139.098Coordinates: 34°38′28″S 139°05′53″E / 34.641°S 139.098°E / -34.641; 139.098
Population364 (2011 census)[1]
Elevation305 m (1,001 ft)
Location55 km (34 mi) NE of Adelaide[2]
LGA(s)Barossa Council
State electorate(s)Schubert
Federal Division(s)Barker
Localities around Eden Valley:
Mount McKenzie Keyneton Sedan
Flaxman Valley Eden Valley Cambrai
Mount Crawford Taunton, Springton Sanderston
FootnotesElevation, coordinates[3]

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.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Eden Valley". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 29 March 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c "Eden Valley". The Barossa Council. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Placename Details: Eden Valley". Property Location Browser Report. Government of South Australia. 18 March 2010. SA0021903. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Eden Valley, Nomenclature". State Library of South Australia. Archived from the original on 3 April 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Eden Valley (AGI)". Australian Grape and Wine Authority. 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
  6. ^ "High Eden (AGI)". Australian Grape and Wine Authority. 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014.

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