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  Welcome to the Lions Club of               Barossa Valley (Inc)

                  Nuriootpa South Australia

South Australia, District 201 - C1 Region 3 Zone 6 Club No. 2234 

 Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley is the wine capital of Australia, and has been since the 1840s. Rolling hills cover the landscape and some of the best wine brands in the country are here. Known for its unique and rich taste, the prominent wine region is famous around the world.

                               

                                          History of Barossa Valley

Before any Europeans came to the Barossa region, the local Aboriginal community, the Peramangk people, cultivated the area. Their traditional farming and land cultivation techniques are the reason the Barossa is a fantastic wine growing region. They continually used fire across the area to help regenerate the vegetation as well as to drive away animals from the undergrowth. This resulted in the landscape to become open grass areas, a naturally perfect space for vineyards. Additionally, it helped to change the soil composition, making it rich in nutrients perfect for growing crop.

The European settlers noticed this immediately and began the development of the wine region in 1842. There are now six generations of grapes growing in the Barossa Valley, with some still relative to the very first vineyards planted here.

The Meaning Behind the Name

The area was named Barossa Valley in 1837 by the Colonel William Light, one of South Australia’s first surveyors. Barossa honours the memory of the Battle of Barrosa, a Spanish battleground where the British reached victory over the French. However, the name was incorrectly registered as ‘Barossa’ as they misread the lettering.

What you can do there

Although the area offers a range of activities for the whole family, most visitors are keen on the wineries. Ranging from popular and expansive wine brands to boutique family-owned vines,  the Barossa Valley has you covered. Travel inside the wine making workshops and discover the process of each individual wine. Learn about the unique traditions of each winery and their wine making secrets. Sit at cellar doors and listen to the professional winemakers share details of each unique taste. Meanwhile, dig into a delicious local cheeseboard, specifically made to compliment your wine. Look out to the lush greenery surrounding each winery, with their large glass windows or outdoor terraces promising breath-taking lookouts.

Sit down for a meal at one of the many award winning restaurants. Indulge in a fine dining degustation experience, or take a picnic out on the green lawns to enjoy. Local artisan products perfectly compliment the wines.

The Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley begins some 50 kilometres east of Adelaide at Gawler and stretches for 40 kilometres towards Stockwell and Truro, further east. It encompasses the Towns of Nuriootpa, Tanunda, Angaston, Lyndoch and Gawler, and a few smaller towns set in the rolling valleys of the northern reaches of the Adelaide Hills.

The Barossa, which encompasses Barossa Valley and Eden Valley, has a thousand faces, each of them charming. Lutheran churches in landscapes of natural beauty lovingly reshaped by six generations of the descendants of the English and German settlers who came here in 1839.

It was the foresight of these early German settlers who recognized the suitability of the climate and soil to the production of wine grapes. Today the Barossa Valley is one of the world's major producers of fine table wines and there are dozens of wineries creating varied products for you to sample. The Barossa, is a marvellous place to visit, an intimate place of charming old towns, with the vineyards spreading across undulating hills in well-tended, precise rows.

The Barossa climate is broadly Mediterranean with cool to mild winters and warm to hot summers. Spring and autumn are delightfully mild and some winter days can be quite crisp.

We provide a unique alternative to service club membership and we have a few, interesting projects on the boil, and in keeping with the club ethic they are humanitarian, fun and manageable.

We would love for you to join us if you have a little spare time, and an interest in helping your community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

         


Meetings

We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday at 6.30pm for 7:00pm every month at the

Vine Inn Barossa Motel/Hotel

14 - 22 Murray Street

Nuriootpa, SA 5355


All are welcome!

The public are welcome to attend as a guest of a Lion. Guests often attend to either speak about what they are doing in the community or to learn a little more about who Lions are and what they do.

Contact us if you would like to come along


Lions Clubs International Code of Ethics

To show my faith in the worthiness of my vocation by industrious application to the end that I may merit a reputation for quality of service.

To seek success and to demand all fair remuneration or profit as my just due, but to accept no profit or success at the price of my own self-respect lost because of unfair advantage taken or because of questionable acts on my part.

To remember that in building up my business it is not necessary to tear down another’s; to be loyal to my clients or customers and true to myself.

Whenever a doubt arises as to the right or ethics of my position or action towards others, to resolve such doubt against myself.

To hold friendship as an end and not a means. To hold that true friendship exists not on account of the service performed by one to another, but that true friendship demands nothing but accepts service in the spirit in which it is given.

Always to bear in mind my obligations as a citizen to my nation, my state, and my community, and to give them my unswerving loyalty in word, act, and deed. To give them freely of my time, labor and means.

To aid others by giving my sympathy to those in distress, my aid to the weak, and my substance to the needy.

To be Careful with my criticism and liberal with my praise; to build up and not destroy.


Lions Clubs International Purposes

  1. To provide an administrative structure with which to advance the Purposes of Lions Clubs International in this district. 
  2. To create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world. 
  3. To promote the principles of good government and good citizenship. 
  4. To take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community. 
  5. To unite the members in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding. 
  6. To provide a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest; provided, however, that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be debated by club members. 
  7. To encourage service-minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward, and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works and private endeavours. 

Becoming a Lion

Lions club members are men and women who strive to make a difference in their local community as well as in communities worldwide. Their volunteer efforts go beyond the support of vision care, to addressing health and education needs worldwide.

For further information please contact our Membership Officer David Marshall  email: barossalions1@gmail.com

 

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