Angaston is a town in the Barossa Valley, South Australia, 77 km north east of Adelaide. Its elevation is 347 m, one of the highest points in the valley, and has an average rainfall of 561 mm. Angaston was originally known as German Pass, but later was named after George Fife Angas, who settled in the area in the 1850s.
Angaston is in the Barossa Council local government area, the state electoral district of Schubert and the federal Division of Wakefield.
The Angaston and greater Barossa Valley district owes its wonderfully rich mixture of German, English and Scottish cultural heritage to the immense vision of Angas in encouraging free thinking, free worshiping, hard working ordinary families to migrate to a better, prosperous future on the other side of the world. A future built on vineyards, orchards, sheep, cattle and wheat, a belief in themselves and a courageous spirit uncommon today.
We are incredibly proud of our lovely village. Vibrant, friendly, prosperous, historic, rich in food and wine, a tourist mecca nestled in the Barossa Ranges – join us, visit, relax, enjoy and return home with an Angaston smile in your heart!