South Australia has an exceptional gourmet food and wine scene. If you want to delve further, take a specialised tour to learn all the ins and outs.
Wine country delights
Take a tour of our most famous wine region – the Barossa. Those with a fondness for the fermented grape can join a chauffeured wine tour or organise their own min-bus with friends and family. At almost every turn you’ll find five-star retreats, opulent self-contained accommodation, some of the world’s best wineries and sumptuous food.
The Barossa’s local produce is second-to-none. Food is always at the forefront, and you’ll find exceptional wineries, restaurants and markets all around the region. Enjoy cured meats, local fruit, vegetables and smallgoods.
Some of Australia’s most famous cooks live and work in the Barossa region. Tour specialty shops brimming with jams, chutneys, infused oils, sauces, desserts and wines. You can also take part in cooking classes, held in authentic country-style cottages or at award-winning restaurants. Learn how to make decadent dishes using locally-grown ingredients. Compliment your creations with boutique wine. Friendly staff and sommeliers are always on-hand to help.
Learn from the pros at one of our prestigious gourmet cooking schools. Pictured: Casa Carboni in Angaston.
The finest Fleurieu food
The Fleurieu Peninsula is home to some of the best restaurants in South Australia. Take some time-out and treat yourself to the finest. McLaren Vale restaurants take advantage of organic, grass-fed beef, chicken lamb and pork. Their menus are built from local and seasonal ingredients. Wine lists are carefully curated and views over rolling hills are breathtaking.
Cruise from wineries to restaurants on your own private food and wine tour. Travel through the Barossa in a chauffeured classic car. Take a ride in a vintage Mercedes or Daimler, driven by a passionate and knowledgeable wine guide.
Private wine tours range from half a day to multi-day experiences, taking in the best of South Australia’s wine regions. It's the perfect combination of expert knowledge, comfort and style.
Blend your own
You can blend your own wine at selected cellar doors. Chat to a winemaker and learn their secrets. Put them to practice and combine Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvèdre grapes to suit your personal taste.
An expert will guide you through a tasting and blending experience, and your own blend is yours to keep and treasure, or – of course – enjoy on the day.