Barossa to welcome Royals

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will visit the Barossa as part of their tour of Australia and New Zealand from November 10-15.

The Royal visit will provide an opportunity to showcase the region when they visit Tanunda on the South Australian leg of the Tour.

A statement from Clarence House says tour engagements will focus on areas that encompass community, culture and conservation. 

"The Prince and Duchess will have the opportunity to meet people in urban and rural areas across both countries and to learn how communitiies support one another," it says.

"In Australia the Royal couple will get a taste of regional life in the South Australian town of Tanunda." 

Barossa Council Mayor Bob Sloane was full of anticipation for the Royal visit.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our region and a chance to project the Barossa onto the world stage,” he said.

“We look forward to extending some traditional Barossa hospitality to Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and showcasing the very best of our region, from our premier food and wine to the community spirit and rich culture that underpins the Barossa way of life.”

It is the Prince of Wales' 15th visit to Australia and the Duchess of Cornwall's second visit to both countries. They last visited Australia in 2012 as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Tour.

Image by Oliver Dan. Copyright of Clarence House. Source www.princeofwales.gov.uk