Autumn Vineyards in the Fading Light of Dusk Near Bethany, Barossa Valley



Local vineyards here in the Barossa. Autumn vineyards at dusk as I was driving east along Bethany Road to Bethany.


It’s holiday time here, a good time to start sorting through images. Happy New Year!


Indeed, photos seem to be everywhere – hard drive, USB, in the cloud and I’m not even a photographer. De-cluttering digital space today.


Perhaps a new year resolution: Delete unwanted photos more often.







I took these images last autumn in about April/May this year (well, last year now!) as I headed to Bethany (just out of Tanunda) past Turkey Flat vineyards. I routinely travel this way from Gomersal Road to Angaston via Bethany.


It was dusk, the sun was going down in the west and the light was fading fast.




Glorious vine leaves as they change colour.




Turkey Flat Vineyards and Cellar Door




Looking back over Turkey Flat vineyards to the Cellar Door outlet.




Autumn colours heading into Bethany


Bethany is a small village about 2 km south-east of Tanunda in the Barossa Valley. It was originally named Bethanien, but was changed during World War I in an attempt to remove all German place names from Australia.


Bethany was the first settlement in the Barossa Valley area. It was settled in 1842, by Prussian immigrants who had leased land from George Fife Angas. The large portion of these initial settlers had arrived in 1841, with Pastor Gotthard Fritzsche on the Skjold.










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