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EXPERIENCE BASED ITINERARIES
Best suited to: Food and wine lovers
Adelaide, Barossa, Clare Valley, Fleurieu Peninsula, Adelaide Hills
(optional extension to Limestone Coast)
For more info: See pages 136-137 for information on South Australia's food and
The Adelaide Central Market is a food lover's heaven. Take a tour to discover the hidden gems. Visit the
home of Grange at Penfolds Magill Estate Winery and go on a fascinating journey through the underground
tunnels, before taste-testing your way through the famous Penfolds wines. Visit four of our best known
wine regions. Make your own wine on the 'Make Your Own Blend Tour ' at Penfolds in the Barossa; cycle
the Riesling Trail in the Clare Valley stopping at cellar doors along the way; sample crisp cooler climate
wines in the Adelaide Hills and combine cheese and wine in McLaren Vale on the 'Cheese and Wine Trail'.
For those self-driving to Melbourne don't forget to visit the Coonawarra and sample some magnificent reds.
Day 1 -- Adelaide
After transferring to and checking in at
accommodation, spend the day exploring
the city -- a recommended food experience
is a visit to Adelaide Central Market (open
Tuesday to Saturday, with limited stalls open
on Wednesday). Just off Victoria Square in
the city centre, it was founded in 1869 and
is considered one of the best in Australia.
Guided tours are recommended. The
National Wine Centre, at the eastern end of
North Terrace, next to the Botanic Garden,
showcases Australia's wine industry. Free
guided tours are available daily. Take a tour
of Penfolds Magill Estate Winery (see page
58 for listing). The estate is the home of
Grange, arguably Australia's most famous
wine, and is just a 15-minute drive from
Adelaide city. In the evening, iconic dining
options include Windy Point Restaurant
or Chianti Classico (see pages 68-69 for
Adelaide restaurant listings).
Options include a wide variety of central
and beachside hotels and charming heritage
accommodation in the nearby North
See pages 52-57 for Adelaide
Days 2-3 -- Barossa and
Take a two -day trip to a couple of South
Australia's best-known wine regions,
conveniently located next to each other.
Many companies offer private tours of the
combined regions, with some of the smaller
luxury tour operators offering expert wine
guides who are happy to personalise tours
to cater for particular interests (see pages
81-82). Alternatively, the two regions make
a great self-drive destination -- see page 41
for some itinerary suggestions.
Spend the first day exploring the Barossa,
one of Australia's famous wine regions.
Visitors have the opportunity to taste
premium wines and visit the homes of
some of Australia's best-known labels such
as Jacob's Creek (see page 80). Some
wineries, such as Penfolds and Wolf Blass
(see page 80), allow visitors to 'Blend Your
Own' wine and take it home as a souvenir.
Many tours include interaction with
local winemakers and personalities, and
showcase the stunning local food produce
of the region.
Stay overnight in the Barossa in a resort,
retreat, guesthouse or self-contained
bed and breakfast -- there is no shortage
of excellent accommodation (see pages
79-80 for Barossa accommodation listings).
Alternatively, head to the Clare Valley in
the afternoon of Day 2 and stay overnight,
perhaps in a heritage bed and breakfast or
a gourmet retreat guesthouse (see page 87
for Clare Valley accommodation listings).
Hire bicycles and ride along part of the
54 kilometre (33 mile) Riesling and Rattler
Trail, stopping for wine tastings along the
way. Explore the area, visiting art galleries
and studios, wineries, gardens and historical
buildings and townships. There are many
excellent dining options including winery
restaurants that blend the best of local wine
and produce, Skillogalee and Artisans Table
being perfect examples (see page 87).
Return to Adelaide on Day 3.
Adelaide to Barossa : 1 hour 15 minute
Barossa to Clare Valley: 45 minute drive
Clare Valley to Adelaide : 2 hour drive
Food and Wine
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