Tantalise your taste buds and enjoy the gastronomical delights of the Fleurieu Peninsula's gourmet food and wine scene.
Where to eat
Where to eat? It’s a hard question to answer when you’re holidaying on the Fleurieu Peninsula. There are so many options, with plenty of upmarket restaurants and cafes serve succulent seafood.
You'll also find a wide range of fresh, local produce. Then there are the pubs; most have extensive wine lists, sommelier service and fabulous food.
Artisan cheeses, cured meats, freshly baked bread, olives and dips - how could you resist?
It doesn’t hurt to have a nice view. You’ll find restaurants on clifftops, cafés on wharves and even places where you can go whale watching (in late winter and spring) while you dine.
There are a range of good ol' fish and chip shops selling calamari, prawns and freshly cut chips at more than reasonable prices.
A fine drop
Of course you can’t live on food alone. Whatever your favourite tipple is, you’ll find it here. Try top shelf reds from the celebrated wine regions of McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek. Discover some original and very well regarded brews from micro-breweries in towns like Goolwa, McLaren Vale and Myponga.
Langhorne Creek Wine Region is regarded as one of South Australia's best kept secrets and is home to almost 6000 hectares of vineyards. The region is home to prosperous, boutique wineries, many of which have achieved accolades in Australia and world-wide wine shows. Must-visit Langhorne Creek wineries include Bremerton Wines, Bleasdale Vineyards and Lake Breeze.
You’ll even find wineries in McLaren Vale that offer gourmet cooking weekends. Spend the time and learn some tips from a top chef.
Food and wine trail
There’s a food and wine trail that heads out from Mount Compass through some of the best food spots on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Catch your own rainbow trout, try exceptional cheese from the cheese maker’s own outlet and buy olive oil sold in the groves. There’s even a Fleurieu Peninsula iced coffee, a version of one of South Australian’s favourite drinks (Iced coffee has a history of outselling Coca-Cola in South Australia).
Experience the region on the self-drive Nature, Sea and Vines Trail or the Great South Australian Wine and Food drive, featuring McLaren Vale as well as the Barossa and Clare Valley. The region also features heavily on the Epicurean Way road trip.
Looking for farm fresh goods? Discover new dishes and revisit a few old favourites. Treat yourself at the Fleurieu Peninsula’s farmers markets.