If you're after a pleasant drive through picturesque open countryside, it's hard to beat the 12 kilometre journey from Angaston north-east to Moculta. Sweeping cropping and grazing land studded with gum trees is interspersed with vineyards as the road winds gently to the rural settlement.
The district was settled in the 1850s entirely by German immigrants, and their heritage is reflected in the buildings that remain, including the original blacksmith shop, Lutheran school and former post office/general store. The exception among the community was a prosperous Irish family, the Shannons, who farmed nearby and created the township in 1865.
Moculta is unique among Barossa townships in that it has no church, the community choosing to worship at either of the nearby Gruenberg or Gnadenberg churches.
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