Mix bush tucker with outstanding wine like a true Dundee-connoisseur. Dig-in and drink-up our top 10 South Australian food and wine experiences.
When it comes to the Ultimate Winery Experiences Collection of Australia, South Australia has more premium wineries and offerings than all other states in Australia. Proof of our title as a Great Wine Capital of the World can be found in every pour. Whether it’s the Barossa, McLaren Vale or the Adelaide Hills, these food and wine playgrounds are some of the most exclusive, unique and boutique drinking and dining experiences in the world. And it’s all easily accessible from Adelaide.
1. St Hugo, Barossa
Located in the world-renowned Barossa, St Hugo honors the visionary winemaker, Hugo Gramp and is located within the ruins of William Jacob's winery, built over 150 years ago. Enjoy guided tastings, visits to the vineyard and bespoke experiences, along with specially crafted wine flights in the luxurious lounge and superb regional cuisine in the restaurant.
Location: 2141 Barossa Valley Way, Rowland Flat SA 5352, just over an hour's drive from Adelaide.
St Hugo, Barossa
2. Two Hands, Barossa
Two Hands Wines was founded in 1999 with the aim to make the best possible Shiraz-based wines from prized growing regions throughout Australia. Two Hands showcases the diversity of Australian Shiraz by highlighting regional characteristics and allowing the fruit to be the primary feature of their wines. Two Hands has grown to be a clear market leader and is now sold in over 38 countries around the world.
At the Barossa cellar door, guests can immerse themselves in unique, structured tastings. A range of tours are on offer, from luxury 4x4 expeditions to long lunches and and wine flights.
Location: 273 Neldner Road, Marananga SA 5355, one hour and 10 minutes’ drive from Adelaide.
Two Hands, Barossa
3. Seppeltsfield Wines, Barossa
With a legacy dating back to 1851, Seppeltsfield is an Australian icon, famous for its Centennial Collection: an unbroken lineage of Tawny, spanning every vintage from 1878 to today. Located in the Barossa, the Seppeltsfield Estate combines over 420 acres of vineyard, gardens and beautiful heritage-listed architecture. The cellar door is located in the 1900-built Seppelt Bottling Hall with four circular tasting pods and VIP mezzanine lounge. 2014 saw the addition of FINO: Seppeltsfield's multi award-winning restaurant, serving beautifully-crafted food, paired with a finely-balanced wine list.
Location: Seppeltsfield Rd, Seppeltsfield SA 5355, one hour's drive from Adelaide.
Seppeltsfield, Barossa by @safromabove
4. Jacob's Creek, Barossa
Jacob's Creek is one of the country's leading wine brands, first launched in 1976 and named after a creek that runs through the beautiful Barossa Ranges. Jacob's Creek was originally founded by Orlando Wines with origins dating back to 1847. Today, the Jacob's Creek Visitor Centre is the home of the Jacob's Creek brand and is situated in South Australia's famous Barossa wine region. Here, you can take-in beautiful regional views, dig into award-winning food and sip legendary wine or combine it all with the full Sensory Experience.
Location: Jacob Creek, Rowland Flat SA 5352, just over an hour's drive from Adelaide.
Lunch at Jacob's Creek, Barossa
5. Hentley Farm, Barossa
With a seemingly endless list of international awards under its belt, Hentley Farm embodies the rich culture of South Australia's Barossa: its vineyards, wines, land and people. The property, built in the 1840s, houses a historic cellar door, spectacular vineyard estate and multi award-winning restaurant.
A meal at Hentley Farm restaurant will have you dining on and drinking in the highest quality produce that the Barossa and surrounding regions have to offer, taking you on a once-in-a-lifetime journey through the region’s fascinating culinary history.
Location: Gerald Roberts Road, Seppeltsfield, SA 5355, one hour and 5 minutes’ drive from Adelaide.
Hentley Farm, Barossa
6. The d'Arenberg Cube, McLaren Vale
The space-age d’Arenberg Cube is a five storey multi-functioning wine centre featuring several bars, a restaurant run by chef Brendan Wessels and private tasting rooms. Resembling an intergalactic Rubik’s Cube, it boasts 360-degree views overlooking the beautiful rolling hills of Willunga, the 19th Century homestead that houses d'Arry's Verandah Restaurant, the existing d'Arenberg cellar door and the dramatic nearby coastline.
Location: Osborn Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171, 40 minutes' drive from Adelaide.
The d'Arenberg Cube, McLaren Vale by @darenberg
7. Wirra Wirra, McLaren Vale
McLaren Vale's Wirra Wirra is a James Halliday 5 Star Winery, famous for its Church Block Shiraz – the largest-selling red blend in its category in Australia. At the historic cellar door, a range of exclusive wines are available to taste while at the onsite providore, Harry’s Deli, a menu overflowing with South Australian regional produce is available. With a philosophy revolving around fun, visitors are encouraged to declare war on their fellow wine-drinkers, hurling watermelons across a field using the winery's medieval siege machine.
Location: McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171, 50 minutes' drive from Adelaide.
Wirra Wirra, McLaren Vale by @wirrawirrawines
8. Hugh Hamilton Wines, McLaren Vale
The Hamiltons are South Australia’s oldest surviving wine family, planting their first vines soon after 1837 and producing wine for an impressive six generations. Located in the heart of McLaren Vale, their current Tasting Room is made with wood from the historic Hamilton’s Ewell winery and has stunning 270 degree views over their vineyards. Rated as one of McLaren Vale’s best Cellar Doors, Hugh Hamilton Wines employs local staff and wine makers and supports local community and industry initiatives.
Location: 94 McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale SA, 5171, 50 minutes’ drive from Adelaide.
Hugh Hamilton Wine, McLaren Vale
9. The Lane Vineyard, Adelaide Hills
Down a quiet, winding country lane, over lush green hills lies The Lane Vineyard. Personifying the beauty of the Adelaide Hills, The Lane is a state-of-the-art winery, restaurant and cellar door, just over half an hour's drive from Adelaide's CBD. As one of the newest small batch single vineyard wineries in Australia, The Lane is fast proving itself as a force to be reckoned with, combining elegant cool-climate wines with a cutting-edge menu.
Location: 5 Ravenswood Ln, Hahndorf SA 5245, just over 30 minutes' drive from Adelaide.
The Lane Vineyard, Adelaide Hills by @thelanevineyard
10. Penfolds Magill Estate, Adelaide
Nestled among Adelaide's foothills, just 15 minutes away from downtown Adelaide, Penfolds Magill Estate is the birthplace of Australia's most prized wine, Penfolds Grange. With a rich history dating back to 1844, Penfolds Magill Estate is home to a beautiful, heritage-listed winery and a labyrinth of underground tunnels and bluestone cellars. Magill Estate is also home to a fine-dining restaurant and kitchen, serving some of South Australia's most awarded cuisine.
Location: 78 Penfold Road, Adelaide SA 5071, 15 minutes' drive from Adelaide.
Penfolds Magill Estate, Adelaide