World-famous wine is grown right in South Australians’ backyard. Enjoy premium drops right from the source thanks to wineries in Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and more.
Headed to Port Lincoln? Well, nestled at the top of the Lower Eyre Peninsula hill, Peter Teakle’s Wines is the ultimate cellar door set up with amazing views overlooking Port Lincoln and Boston Bay. Indulge in guided wine tasting tours, or visit the Line and Label Restaurant for a taste of some award-winning food and wine – this would be a sensational experience to be remembered.
If you’ve not seen images of the d’Arenberg Cube in your research of South Australia, we’d be shocked. It’s one of our state’s most interesting pieces of architecture and houses bold wines with names to match. You’ll be transported into a wild world akin to Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory (but with wine), filled with art and sensory exhibitions that broaden your knowledge on the processes used in winemaking. Located in the heart of McLaren Vale, d’Arenberg is approximately a 45-minute drive from the city and is surrounded by other brilliant wineries, making it the ideal stop on a wine tour.
Penfolds is located right here in SA, the wine capital of Australia. Penfold’s is one of the best wines that not only Australia, but also the world, has to offer. Both the kitchen and cellar door experiences are worth every penny. This makes it one of the world’s few urban single vineyards! When visiting Magill Estate, be sure to stop into the restaurant which is headed by innovative, contemporary chef Scott Huggins. The menu changes seasonally, but no matter what you try, you will be blown away by incredible flavours. Naturally, it needs to be paired with a glass of Penfolds. Finish off a hard day of wine tasting with a fantastic dinner at the Magill Estate Restaurant all whilst gazing at a golden sunset. Close to the city, Magill Estate is located just 16 minutes from the heart of Adelaide.
Seppeltsfield is not just a winery, but also a vibrant community filled with good wine, food, art and beauty. The Seppeltsfield winery has plenty of amazing wines for you to try out with family and friends. Also be sure to grab a picture on the street. Their world class cellar door, tasting rooms and FINO Restaurant are sure to delight to senses. Whilst you’re here, check out the incredible Gravity cellar from 1888. Rather than using modern day winemaking they use natural techniques, allowing the course of gravity to assist the flow of fruit down the winery. Seppeltsfield has won a number of awards highlighting the estate’s reputation as a wine, food, and art paradise, including being awarded 2017 Global Best of Wine Tourism by the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. Seppeltsfield’s Cellar Door is also a multiple year winner of Gourmet Traveller WINE Magazine’s ‘Star Cellar Door of the Barossa Valley’ and more recently, was acknowledged as winner of the ‘Wineries, distilleries or breweries’ category in the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.
LOT.100, located in the Adelaide Hills, has a great atmosphere to it and has a large listings of craft beer, wine, and gin. LOT.100 is a great destination to head to with friends to enjoy a few drinks and pizza.
Glen Ewin Estate has a beautiful scenery to go with its beautiful food and wine, making it a great place to go and spend the afternoon with friends. Whilst you’re there be sure to try out the fig picking experience.
The ultimate in family-friendly venues! This cellar door not only has wine for the adults and a restaurant with downright delicious food (we’re talking epic pizzas and charcuterie boards), it also has lawn games in a custom-built outdoor area and an amazing nature playground for the kids. Every single member of the family will enjoy it. It’s a very quick 30-minute drive up the freeway, perfect for a last-minute decision to head for the Hills. Taking out the best Pear/Perry cider in the world at World Cider Awards 2017, Sidewood’s Apple and Pear cider also boast up to 90% less sugar than the market leader. The Cellar door is perfect for people of all ages, offering outdoor games, playgrounds and firepits. Their extensive restaurant menu paired with matched wines looks incredible. However, if it’s a casual courtyard experience with lawn bowls and Finska that you prefer, then we highly recommend the wood oven pizzas and selection of local gins.
Roll out a rug and stay a while. Down the Rabbit Hole is home to a wholesome family friendly farm experience with chickens, playgrounds, huts, swings, and picnic blankets. The cellar door features a unique double-decker bus, converted into a tasting room (definitely a photo op). Their kitchen strives to utilise local and organically sourced ingredients with a big focus on nutrition.
Going with a group? Down the rabbit hole offer tasting platters for a variety of group sizes. A favourite is their local dip and meatballs.
This sister-run winery in Langhorne Creek has recently completed an incredible renovation of their 1866 stone barn cellar door. It’s family-friendly and the lush lawns make for the perfect spot to have a picnic on a sunny day. While you’re there, ask them about the names of each wine – they have some incredible family stories behind them.
Plus, they also distil the limited edition, small batch gin called Willson. You can do a gin or wine flight while there!
Wine and chocolate – name a better combination! Hahndorf Hill Winery in (you guessed it) Hahndorf is home to the ChocoVino experience, pairing some of the world’s most expensive chocolates with the locally made wines. No matter your palette (white or red wine; white, milk or dark chocolate), there is an experience for you. Plus, the view you enjoy while dining is simply breathtaking, especially in autumn.
Hahndorf Hill is located a little short of 30 minutes from the city.
If you’re interested in a drive to McLaren Vale, you cannot go past a visit to Coriole. The quaint cellar door and vineyard is just 45 minutes from the city and is known for not only their wines, but their locally grown olives and olive oil. Some of our favourite Coriole drops include the Sangiovese and Prosecco. Promise us you won’t leave without a bottle of their first harvest olive oil, too?
Book in for a lunch at Gather at Coriole to experience a local, seasonal, sustainable menu headed by chef Tom Tilbury. The view while you eat is nothing short of special.