Barossa Valley bərô´sə [key], region of South Australia, S Australia. A major area of wine production 40 mi (64 km) NE of Adelaide , the valley was named by Colonel William Light for the British victory over the French in the Battle of Barossa (1811; now Barrosa), Spain, in which he fought.
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