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My sister and I travelled to the Barossa Valley a couple of weeks back. On our journey to Nuriootpa we drove through the township of Lyndoch, where this photo was taken. I believe farmers grow roses along with their grape vines because they are good indicators of when some diseases may be present that will affect the grapes.

Lyndoch is a town in Barossa Valley, located on the Barossa Valley Highway, 58km northeast of Adelaide. In 2001 it had a population of 1,251.

Dating back to 1839 when Colonel William Light, the man who designed the basic plan for Adelaide, led an expedition into the valley north of the capital, Lyndoch is one of the oldest towns in the state.

Lying at the southern end of the Barossa Valley, Lyndoch’s beginnings were as a processing centre for local wheat growers and it was not until the first vineyard was planted in the Para River catchment that the region's future began to take shape.

Today it is an integral plank in the world-famous Barossa Valley wine industry and a number of small, family-owned vineyards operate alongside such giants as Penfolds, Orlando, Henschke and Seppelt.

Lyndoch's spiritual centre is the impressive Holy Trinity Church which was consecrated in 1861 while the temporal heart lies in the Lyndoch Hotel, which first opened its doors as the Lord Lynedoch Inn in 1869.

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