View from Bethany - Barossa Valley by TonyCrehan

View from Bethany - Barossa Valley by 

Featured by the I Shoot Raw Group on 10/30/11

View from the garden in front of Bethany Wines Cellar Door of vineyards on the Eastern foothills of the Barossa Range in the famous Barossa Valley near Adelaide in South Australia.

Johann Gottlob Schrapel and his family arrived in South Australia from Silesia on the ship “George Washington” in 1844, just eight years after the colony was settled.

Like many of their fellow Germanic migrants they made their way by ox cart to Bethany, the Barossa Valley’s first settlement, where they established a home and cleared the land to grow crops and graze animals. The Schrapels planted their first vineyard in 1852 from cuttings carefully nursed from Europe. A wine cellar was also built, but despite Johann’s reputation as an early colonial winemaker, the family concentrated on grape growing rather than winemaking for the next four generations.

More than a century later in 1981, Johann’s fifth generation descendants, brothers Geoff and Robert Schrapel, established Bethany Wines in a quarry, where the pioneers had hewn stone for their homes, high in the Barossa Ranges overlooking the family’s vineyards and the historic village of Bethany.

Taken with Pentax k-r on 16 October 2011 at Bethany, near Adelaide, South Australia.
Lens Pentax-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6
ISO 200
0 EV
1/200 sec.
Hand held

Minor adjustments to lighting and image converted to JPEG for uploading.

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  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...over 3 years ago

    Oh, great shot! Love the composition!

  • You are very quick off the mark today Donna. I am thrilled to receive your lovely comment and fave so soon after posting the image. Thank you. Tony:)

    – TonyCrehan

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithover 3 years ago

    It`s a lovely view,……Captured perfectly,….

  • Hi John. Thanks for your comment and for adding this to your favourites. Tony

    – TonyCrehan

  • Brett Rogers
    Brett Rogersover 3 years ago

    There’s a place I know! Did you try their famous white port? I’ve been drinking for years now, actually it was still cellar door only, when I started on it decades ago. Nice shot Tony.

  • No, I missed out on the white port Brett. It was not among the tasting room offerings. I guess I will have to return for it or try yours. Tried a couple of whites and reds but spent most of our time there roaming the winery and vineyard for photo ops. Cheers. Tony

    – TonyCrehan

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 3 years ago

    How stunning this it Tony… Magnificent image and info… :))))

  • Hi Debbie. you are so generous with your comments and fave. Much appreciated. Tony:)

    – TonyCrehan

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks Audrey

    – TonyCrehan

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 3 years ago

    Oh Fabulous shot Tony, marvellous scenery

  • Thank you very much Pauline. Tony:)

    – TonyCrehan

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    wonderful shot Tony great view and composition

  • Dear Maggie. I appreciate your comment and thank you for adding this to your favourites. Tony:)

    – TonyCrehan

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 3 years ago

    October 29, 2011

  • I am very honoured and thrilled to have this image featured. Thank you Teresa. Tony:)

    – TonyCrehan

  • Emilie Trammell
    Emilie Trammellover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Emilie

    – TonyCrehan

  • KathyT
    KathyTabout 3 years ago

    Love the foreground framed by the lavendar.

  • thanks Kathy. There are lovely views over the valley from there.

    – TonyCrehan

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