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Wine and food
The Barossa, Coonawarra, Clare Valley,
Adelaide Hills, Riverland and McLaren Vale
are the best known wine regions nationally
and internationally. There are also fast-growing
wine regions on Kangaroo Island, Eyre
Peninsula, the southern Fleurieu Peninsula,
the southern Flinders Ranges, the Limestone
Coast and in the greater Adelaide region.
The Jacob’s Creek label remains one of the
most consumed Australian wines in the
world, available in all continents and many
countries. Its home, Jacob’s Creek Visitor
Centre, is in the Barossa. See page 78.
There are many self-drive wine and food
trails through the Adelaide Hills, Barossa,
Fleurieu Peninsula, Clare Valley, Riverland
and Limestone Coast. Alternatively, there
are numerous tour operators offering day
and extended tours to the wine regions in
limousines, vintage vehicles and coaches.
See page 60.
There’s no shortage of places to eat in South
Australia. The wine regions have restaurants
and vineyard cafés with imaginative local
produce menus. Seaside towns have
eateries offering the catch of the day and
across the state there are bakeries, butchers
and providores selling regional specialties
perfect for a barbecue or picnic.
For a list of suggested restaurants please
refer to the regional sections.
Adelaide boasts some of the nation’s most
diverse and affordable dining experiences.
For a casual night out and a great feed, enjoy
Adelaide’s eat streets, including Rundle,
Waymouth and Gouger Streets in the city;
Melbourne Street in North Adelaide; The Parade
at Nor wood; or King William Road, Hyde Park.
All offer a variety of trendy cafés, pubs and
restaurants, with a vast range of cuisines.
For a special night out in Adelaide, head to
Windy Point Restaurant (see page 67), Jolley's
Boathouse or Chianti Classico. Other excellent
restaurants include Augè and Red Ochre Grill
(see pages 66-67).
Head out of the city for a taste of South
Australia’s regional produce at Appellation at
The Louise and Hentley Farm (Barossa), see
pages 79-80, Prairie Hotel (Flinders Ranges)
see page 103, Bridgewater Mill (Adelaide
Hills), and Flying Fish Café (Fleurieu
Peninsula), see page 97.
The National Wine Centre at the eastern end
of North Terrace, next to the Botanic Garden,
is an architectural treat, but what it holds
inside is the real attraction. Guests can extend
their knowledge of Australian wine styles by
tasting fine Australian wines, or enjoying a
meal from the seasonal tapas menu in the
ground floor Cellar Door. The National Wine
Centre experience is perfect for everyone from
the complete novice to the wine connoisseur.
Penfolds Magill Estate (home of Grange,
arguably Australia’s most famous wine), is
a 15-minute drive from Adelaide’s central
business district and offers tours of its
historic buildings followed by a tutored
tasting. Magill Estate restaurant combines
modern architectural style with the natural
attributes of its Adelaide foothills location
and historic surrounds and delivers a
comfortable fine dining atmosphere.
Contemporary food, an extensive collection
of Penfolds wines, exemplary service and
stunning views completes one of Australia’s
finest food and wine experiences. (See
page 57.) Visitors can combine their tour of
the winery with fine dining at the newly
renovated Magill Estate Restaurant.
This region, best known for its premium cool
climate whites and sparkling wine, is a mere
30-minute drive from Adelaide, making it the
closest wine region to the city. There are
50 cellar doors, and the region has a wide
variety of places to dine, with a number of
quality restaurants located at the wineries.
One of Australia’s most famous wine
regions, the Barossa, is just over one hour's
drive north-east of Adelaide. With more than
80 cellar doors, there are plenty of wine
experiences to be enjoyed, including new
wine centres and cellar doors in original
farmhouses and cottages. The Barossa is
especially famous for Shiraz, Eden Valley
Food and wine,
South Australia is known as the heart of Australia’s
wine and food, home to famous names and cult
labels, such as Penfolds Grange, Haighs and
Maggie Beer. There are more than 340 cellar
doors across 18 official wine regions, and the
state produces about half of all Australian wine
and 60% of exported wine.
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