The Adelaide Hills is one of Australia’s best cool-climate wine regions. You’ll find more than 60 wineries here, just minutes from the city.
A stunning backdrop
See the wild side of wine at Sinclair’s Gully. This is the Adelaide Hills’ only eco certified winery. Watch black cockatoos fly overhead while you enjoy a twilight tasting.
Hahndorf Hill specialises in food-friendly wine, including Grüner Veltliner and Blaufränkisch. Sample the world’s most luxurious chocolate on the ChocoVino Experience. The Lane is a great choice for lunch and single vineyard wines. The restaurant’s European-influenced cuisine is especially popular, so book ahead.
Visit Bird in Hand’s cellar door at Woodside. Sample olives, olive oil and wine in the tasting room. Groups will love the range of food platters available. Choose from cheeses, cured meats, organic greens and more. Finish it off with chocolate toffee brownies.
Indulge in a regional cheese platter while sampling Nepenthe’s Tempranillo, Savagnin and Late Harvest Riesling. Nepenthe sells vintage wines, exclusive to its cellar door. Visit Nepenthe on a Sunday for an afternoon of food, wine and music.
Chain of Ponds Wines offers beautiful views, a café and balcony restaurant. Spend a day tasting the wines and stay overnight at the stone cottage.
Relax with a glass of wine at Longview. The view is spectacular, with vine-covered hills stretching to the horizon. The vineyard produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Nebbiolo, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Chardonnay.
During January, most cellar doors participate in the CRUSH festival. It’s an annual celebration of Adelaide Hills’ food and wine. In July settle-in by the fire at your favourite winery and enjoy the Winter Reds Weekend.
(courtesy of SATC)