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Cycling the Riesling Trail, Clare Valley

Epicurean Way road trip: food and wine

If you travel for your taste buds, this culinary adventure through four of Australia’s premier food and wine regions is for you.

Australia's great food and wine road trip
The Epicurean Way seamlessly links together the four iconic wine regions of McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, Barossa and Clare Valley in a journey not available anywhere else in Australia. Sumptuous local produce together with a superb array of wines and spectacular scenery all come together as you discover the Epicurean Way.  

This four day food and wine drive is perfect for those who travel for their taste buds. Download the Epicurean Way road trip map and take yourself on a deliciously decadent drive.


Fino Seppeltsfield, Barossa

The Barossa is one of the stops on the Epicurean Way, which includes the Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Clare Valley.

Epicurean Way road trip map

Epicurean Way road trip map

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Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard, Adelaide Hills

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Kingsford Homestead, Barossa

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The Riesling Trail, Clare Valley

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Relax and indulge at a Fleurieu Peninsula cellar door

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Shaw + Smith, Adelaide Hills

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Learn more about the Adelaide Hills, Barossa, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale wine regions.

Epicurean Way road trip highlights: 
Adelaide to McLaren Vale - 40 minutes. d’Arenberg winery is a must-visit destination. You can play winemaker for a day and take home what you made. Blessed Cheese in McLaren Vale is part cheese shop, part café and completely delicious. Lunch at the Elbow Room with great food and views. Travel the McMurtrie Mile which boasts six highlights all on one road.


McLaren Vale to Adelaide Hills - 40 minutes. Hahndorf Hill’s ChocoVino combines two favourites: chocolate and wine. Delight your taste buds with cheese tastings at Udder Delights in Hahndorf or Woodside Cheese Wrights in Woodside. Pick your own strawberries at Beerenberg Farm and dine at The Lane Vineyard restaurant and cellar door, where the only thing that rivals the food and wine is the view. 


Adelaide Hills to Barossa - 50 minutes. Sample some of the award-winning handcrafted beers at the Lobethal Bierhaus before heading to the Barossa. Stop at the Jacob's Creek Visitor Centre, fill a picnic basket of amazing products from Maggie Beer's Farm Shop in Nuriootpa. Taste vintage tawny from your birth year at Seppeltsfield Estate Winery and have an unforgettable dining experience at Hentley Farm.


Barossa to Clare Valley - 60 minutes. Stop at Wolf Blass before leaving the Barossa for the Clare Valley which is home to about 40 wineries including Mitchell Winery, Sevenhill Cellars, Annie's Lane and Skillogalee Winery and Restaurant.


Clare Valley to Adelaide - 110 minutes. 

Before heading back to Adelaide, follow the Riesling Trail on bike or foot, past vineyards and lakeside picnic spots and lots of great places to eat. 


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