11/10/2010 04:13 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Vineyards of South Australia's Barossa Valley (PHOTOS)

I am currently touring South Australia and recently went on a handful of wine tastings through its famous Barossa Valley region. I was lucky enough to have been put under the care of Life is a Cabernet Tours and its guide Ralf Hadzic who shuttled my colleagues and I around the vineyards for tastings galore.

Another great way to see these gorgeous pastoral spots and sample some wines is via bike (which we also did). Wyndham House, proprietor of the exclusive and stunning boutique vineyard accommodation Mooroooroo Park led our bike tour through the Barossa Ranges. Pristine new bicycles are available for rent through the inn.

I began this trip a wine-loving newbie but believe I have been transformed into a major shiraztafarian through this epic S. Oz journey. I hope you enjoy this slideshow of the vineyards of the Barossa as much as I enjoyed the real deal.

Vineyards of South Australia's Barossa Valley