Home to world-renowned wine regions like Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and Coonawarra, Southern Rock Lobster, Southern Bluefin Tuna and Clare Valley Riesling, as well as artisan cheeses and fresh Australian produce. There are more than 200 cellar doors within an hour’s drive of Adelaide’s city centre. There’s the Barossa and Coonawarra (reds) and the Clare Valley (Rieslings). The Adelaide Hills has some stunning whites, then there’s McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Visit the historic and heritage-listed Penfolds Magill Estate Vineyard and dine at the highly awarded Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant, you are in for a treat in one of most liveable city in Australia, Adelaide!
A Brilliant Blend
Discover the delights of the Adelaide Hills. Travel to the summit of Mount Lofty where you can enjoy panoramic views across Adelaide City, Barossa Valley, and the Fleurieu Peninsula. Then travel to Bridgewater Mill, an 1860’s water wheel powered mill. This is also the home to the premium wines of Petaluma.
Hahndorf Hill Wines
Hahndorf Hill Wines, the producers of unique boutique food wines from the cool climate of the Adelaide Hills. Here you can enjoy their ChocoVino experience. This is based on the concept of terroir, and it allows you to learn about gourmet chocolate and fine wine in a fun and informative way.
The Louise & Appellation, Barossa Valley
The Louise is sited at the hilltop in Marananga, ideally situated in the heart of the legendary Barossa wine country in South Australia. Each of the fifteen suites offers absolute luxury, inspired design with private spaces and breathtaking vineyard views. Its award-winning* restaurant, Appellation, is highly regarded as one of Australia’s finest dining destinations; where fresh, local ingredients, informed service and an award-winning extensive collection of wines ensure a truly memorable dining experience. Appellation and The Louise comprise a destination worthy of a detour.
* Honoured with top marks in 2014 Australian Restaurant Guide by Australian Gourmet Traveller Magazine * Best Wine List in South Australia for the sixth year in a row at the annual Wine List of the Year Awards sponsored by Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine and Fine Wine Partners. * Wine Spectator Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator magazine for the fourth year in a row. One of the only 17 restaurants in Australia to be featured in this respected publication.
Turkey Flat Vineyards and Torbreck Vintners
Visit the Turkey Flat Vineyards where you can sample the traditionally made wines. Here you can also compare their own blend to Turkey Flat’s Grenache, Shiraz, and Mourvedre. To complete the day you will visit the boutique producers of Torbreck Vintners – artisans of exceptional Barossa wines.
Penfolds Magill Estate Vineyard
At the Penfolds Magill Estate, immerse in the history, philosophy and spirit of Australian wine industry on a historical tour. You are invited to the winemaker’s laboratory at Penfolds to try your hand at making your own blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre. Enjoy a personalized twilight tour of the winery followed by a five-course degustation dining experience in the highly awarded Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant.
Seascape Lodge is set on 5 tranquil acres in a spectacular coastal location on the sheltered north coast of Kangaroo Island on Emu Bay. It has 3 spacious guest suites and can accommodate up to 7 guests per night. Each room features contemporary design with commanding ocean, coastal and rural views.
Widely acclaimed as Australia’s Galapagos, Kangaroo Island is home to an abundance of native wildlife and spectacular natural attractions. Covering almost 4,500 square km, it is Australia’s third largest island and offers the best of the mainland on a smaller, more intimate scale. Embarked on private touring conducted in small 4WD vehicles and get up close with a colony of 600 Australian sea lions, Echidna (spiny ant-eater), Kangaroo Island endemic Crimson Rosella and possibly a penguin.
Bespoke McLaren Vale
McLaren Vale on the Fleurieu Peninsula is a complex array of vineyards and olive groves, with cooling breezes from the sea and the Hills. Your personal guide will help you uncover the extraordinary food and wine culture of the Fleurieu Peninsula. You will encounter expansive scenes with a maritime influence, and a decidedly Mediterranean feel, you will taste regional wines which are soft and rich with great lingering length. The key wine varieties are Shiraz, Grenache, and Sangiovese.