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Thursday, May 20, 2010
Jacobs Creek.....famous for....Veteran Trees!!!
Here's a name that many overseas readers will know only too well 'Jacobs Creek' is a fairly famous wine producer from the Barossa in South Australia...but how many knew that their real prize is a magnificent collection of absolutely gorgeous Veteran trees.
This area was settle in the 1840's by the Jacob family (amongst others) , William Jacob had been the assistant surveyor to Col. William Light, "Founder of Adelaide", and had surveyed the area around the creek which came to bear his name in the early 1830's.
To be honest I am not all that fussed on the wines and the history of the family is not all that illuminating with respects to the trees....however arguably they were deemed significant enough not to be cleared...whatever the reason we have an incredible group of beautiful veterans to wander around at the Jacobs Creek Visitor Centre.