Make sure you try the Riverland's fresh produce. Markets and stalls stock fruit, almonds, olives and native foods. Visit wineries and breweries.
Good wine comes from good fruit
Almost a third of Australia’s wine grape production happens here in the Riverland.
Believe it or not, the Riverland is home to the southern hemisphere's biggest winery and distillery, Berri Estates. Visit the cellar door to taste a wide variety of award-winning wines.
Let the afternoon linger. Enjoy a glass of fine local wine overlooking the stunning Murray River.
If chilled ale is more to your liking, stay refreshed with an Amazon Ale or Judas the Dark Ale, produced at the Woolshed Brewery. It's the Riverland's only micro-brewery and is located on the historic sheep and wheat station, Wilkadene.
Located on the banks of the Murray River at Murtho, you can visit the brewery and enjoy beer tastings, a guided tour or bring your own picnic lunch. Another beer to try is the Hogwash Bend lager, produced at Waikerie's Caudo Vineyards, which sits on the Murray River at Hogwash Bend.
The region's award-winning wines and brews are available at cellar doors or through local bars, eateries and bottle shops. Ask for a local wine or brew recommendation with your meal. In a nod to the region's history, Torambre Nissen Hut winery has a domed cellar door in the shape of a refurbished 1940s Nissen Hut (half-cylinder building).
Fine foods and produce
The Riverland is bursting with great places to eat. Choose from friendly local pubs, small riverbank cafés, tasty restaurants and even houseboats.
Many local eateries pride themselves on local produce; Riverland fruit and vegetables are some of the freshest you'll taste. Don't believe us? Just try some yourself!
Along with stone fruits and citrus, the diverse range of Riverland produce has increased over the years to include Asian greens, persimmon, capers, breads, roasted coffee, olive oil, kumquats, dates, honey and avocados. Add native foods like emu, quandongs and wattleseed and you have an exciting shopping list.
Try the native dukkah at Illalangi in Waikerie, made from Riverland almonds, pistachios and seeds, blended with native spices. The award-winning company also produces olive oil, wines and gourmet foods.
Off the Sturt Highway near Renmark, the Almondco Almond Hut features a large range of almond-based products. Take home a goodie basket from Nuts about Fruit in Renmark.
Eat Local SA
Want to eat like a local in the Riverland? There's citrus, dried fruits, almonds, olive oil, capers and handmade chocolates. Eat Local is an easy way for you to eat and buy authentic South Australian food. Look for the Eat Local signs or visit Eat Local SA.