Welcome to the Winter edition of The Barossa Mag.
There’s nothing like a season’s change to open your eyes to the beauty that is the Barossa... Winter is here in all its glory. Afternoon strolls are replaced by high-vis roadside walkers, 8.30 p.m. microwave wheat bag rituals, buckets of warm water on the windshield in the morning and the old Briggs and Stratton resting up in the garden shed.
Now it could be just me but I swear with every year that passes, I add more layers of clothing when I go to bed... Am I just getting older? Or am I just getting colder?
Layers... with every year I live in the Barossa, I uncover new layers... It’s an exciting thing to be in the story business. The people we meet, the photos we take, the ongoing relationships that are forged, the truth we share... layers.
In this new edition of The Barossa Mag, we uncover a few new ‘layers’ for winter... Meet sculptor, Joel Zimmermann. We discover the Barossa’s ‘master of imagination’ in his Murray Mallee studio.
We introduce you to an enlightened and broadminded educator named Asher Rohde from Nuriootpa High School, who is getting results inside and out the classroom through her holistic approach.
After a decade of providing financial assistance, support and improving the life of cancer patients in the region, we speak with founding members, Tash Goldsworthy and Julie Combe of Barossa Area Fundraisers for Cancer and reflect on their journey of inspiration and joy.
We speak with Clayton Scott Funerals, one of only two ‘Master’ Funeral Directors in the state, about the balance of celebrating life.
Celebrating a career of over 30 years as a chocolatier, we enter the kitchen of Bryon Pearson to learn about his sweet and fulfilling life.
And new to The Barossa Mag is contributor, Luke Rothe. With each edition, Luke will take us on a journey in time via stories about his treasures; a unique collection dedicated to the Barossa Valley’s history titled ‘Barossa Bygones’. The Barossa is full of people with wonderful stories to tell. Visit our site today or stay tuned for the stories... We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we do uncovering them.
The Barossa Mag