Food and wine secrets in South Australia

With so many restaurants, bars, cellar doors and farm gates dotted throughout South Australia, visitors and locals alike are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out. But the state’s eclectic and diverse food and wine scene presents a unique problem: if you’re not ‘in the know’, how do you decide where to go? From premium wine and fine dining, to fresh local seafood and authentic Aussie tucker, there are plenty of gourmet treats on offer to suit even the fussiest palates. Here are a few secrets we’re willing to share… Food and wine secrets in South Australia
Site Requires Javascript - turn on javascript!

Food and wine secrets in South Australia

There are so many restaurants and cellar doors in South Australia for gourmet food enthusiasts to explore – so let us point you in the right direction…


With so many restaurants, bars, cellar doors and farm gates dotted throughout South Australia, visitors and locals alike are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining out. But the state’s eclectic and diverse food and wine scene presents a unique problem: if you’re not ‘in the know’, how do you decide where to go? From premium wine and fine dining, to fresh local seafood and authentic Aussie tucker, there are plenty of gourmet treats on offer to suit even the fussiest palates. Here are a few secrets we’re willing to share…

Abalone, Memory Cove, Eyre Peninsula, SA

Prepare a seafood feast on the Eyre Peninsula

Channel your inner forager and hunt and gather some succulent seafood on South Australia’s west coast. Join a ‘Goin’ Off Safaris’ tour on the Eyre Peninsula and cast a rod from the beach, dig up cockles from the sand and pluck oysters from the ocean.

Your catch will be cooked up for you at a special location and you’ll be able to enjoy the freshest seafood you’ve ever tasted. And, it will taste all the sweeter because you’ve had a hand in finding it – and all the while, you’ve been surrounded by the Eyre Peninsula’s coastal rugged beauty. What’s not to love?

Hahndorf Hill Winery, Hahndorf, SA

Chocolate and wine - a perfect match

The Adelaide Hills are just a 20-minute drive from the city centre and are a patchwork of vineyards, farm land and bush land. Farm gates line the roads and produce including apples, pears and strawberries are plentiful.

For an indulgent secret, head to Hahndorf Hill Winery and experience Chocovino: the indulgent wine and chocolate pairing experience will take you on a journey of discovery as you learn about chocolate and its origins, and how it is paired with Hahndorf Hill’s fine wines. Chocolate, like wine, reflects its terroir and there is a story behind each chocolate and wine pairing. As you savour the delicacies while looking out over Hahndorf Hill’s stunning vineyards and rolling hills, you’ll understand why CNN's listed this experience as one of their ‘Top 10 global adventures for chocoholics’. 

The Blending Bench, D'Arenberg Winery, McLaren Vale, SA

Blend your own wine at d’Arenberg

Mix up your wine experiences and go behind the scenes to blend your own wine. D’Arenberg is one of South Australia’s most well-known wineries and d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant is one of the region’s best.

Jump behind the Blending Bench and become a winemaker for the day. You’ll get to take home your own blend and personalise it with your own wine label.  

Prairie Hotel, Parachilna, SA

Explore the Flinders Ranges, unlike anywhere else

And now for something different… The Flinders Ranges is an ancient landscape and the doorway to the great Australian outback. With great expanses as far as the eye can see, dramatic gorges and a giant natural amphitheater, the Flinders Ranges is unlike anywhere else.

With such a unique landscape, there needs to be unique food. This is where the iconic Prairie Hotel comes in. Situated in Parachilna, five and a half hour’s drive from Adelaide, the Prairie Hotel serves up delicious ‘feral food’ including kangaroo, camel and emu. For an experience to remember and a pleasant surprise for your taste buds, try some feral food and experience the real outback! 

 

MAKE YOUR TRIP HAPPEN

Find accommodation, attractions, tours, events and restaurants to help you plan your trip.

Property Type
Hotel Class
Price Range
Type
Main Course

Prices are indicative

Liquor Licence
OOPS! The search results for your query are currently unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience. Please try again later.
loading