The Best food and wine experiences in South Australia

You could spend months eating and drinking your way around South Australia, but few of us are lucky enough to do so. If you can’t savour all of the gastronomical delights that the state has to offer, then you at least need to try out a few of the unique culinary experiences! We’ve done the research and chosen the following five food and wine experiences that will surprise and delight; indulge in one of these, and you’ll walk away with a good understanding of why South Australia is considered a food enthusiast’s delight. The Best food and wine experiences in South Australia
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The Best food and wine experiences in South Australia

Savour the flavours and let the food do the talking at these unforgettable food and wine experiences in South Australia


You could spend months eating and drinking your way around South Australia, but few of us are lucky enough to do so. If you can’t savour all of the gastronomical delights that the state has to offer, then you at least need to try out a few of the unique culinary experiences! We’ve done the research and chosen the following five food and wine experiences that will surprise and delight; indulge in one of these, and you’ll walk away with a good understanding of why South Australia is considered a food enthusiast’s delight.

Orana, Adelaide, SA

1. Visit Orana, Adelaide’s new kid on the block

One of Adelaide’s newest restaurants, Orana, is making waves in the dining scene. Jock Zonfrillo – executive chef, owner and ‘the boss’ – pushes the boundaries with his interest in foraging, country and culture clearly displayed on the plate. Orana on Adelaide’s Rundle Street gives you an intimate dining experience and the degustation menu leaves you in Jock’s capable (and creative) hands. With dishes such as Coorong Mulloway, native cherries and sea parsley and Kangaroo Island Scallops with beach succulents, Jock’s emphasis on place and the land as a provider is evident. Dine at Orana and you’ll enjoy one hell of a culinary adventure.

Seppeltsfield Estate, SA

2. Taste history at Seppeltsfield Wines

The Barossa is home to Seppeltsfield Wines – the region’s most historic operational winery. Here, you can walk alongside the longest lineage of single vintage wines in the world. The 100-year-old rustic cellar plays host to a selection of the Super Premium “Paramount Collection” and the century-old Para Vintage Tawny. Sunlight filters in through the cracks in the walls of this authentic cellar. In the ‘Taste your Birth Year’ experience, find the barrel that contains wine from the year you arrived in the world and watch as it is drawn out for you to taste. Savour the velvety texture and know that you’re tasting history! You can even take some home with you in a special presentation case. After your tasting, walk the grounds of Seppeltsfield, which is classified as an historic village and maintained in its original condition.

Bush Barbeque, Exceptional Kangaroo Island, Kangaroo Island, SA

3. Enjoy a gourmet bush picnic on Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island, Australia’s third biggest island, is known for its wild expanses, stunning natural scenery and bountiful wildlife. Discover the island’s secret of its fresh and local produce in a peaceful bush setting on a tour with Exceptional Kangaroo Island. Personalised and luxurious, these tours show you parts of the island that are off the tourist track. Break for lunch in a secluded bush setting where you’ll no doubt meet some of the locals – including kangaroos, koalas and bird life – before tucking into local cheese, honey, marron, freshly picked veggies and some of the local wine. Feel the breeze and take a moment to take in your surroundings as you tuck this experience safely in the memory bank.

Appellation, The Louise, Barossa Valley, SA

4. Indulge at The Louise, Barossa Valley

Everyone deserves to spoil themselves once in a while and it’s easily done at The Louise in the Barossa Valley. Surrounded by vineyards and with just 15 sumptuous suites, some with outdoor showers, The Louise goes beyond expectations. However, the jewel in the crown might just be Appellation, The Louise’s onsite restaurant. Renowned as a world-class dining destination, Appellation showcases local produce and makes the most of what’s seasonal and at its best. Chef Ryan Edwards leads a team who harvest produce from their kitchen garden, with Appellation earning a reputation for delivering the Barossa on a plate.

Penfolds at Magill Estate Winery, Adelaide, SA

5. Experience inner-city vineyard dining at Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant

Ever heard of Australia’s most famous red wine, Grange? Meet its maker, Peter Gago and be treated to a private tasting at the spiritual home of Penfolds at Magill Estate just 15 minutes from the city. Tour the underground tunnels before topping off the experience by dining at the renowned Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant. Recently renovated, the restaurant makes the most of its position nestled among the foothills and offers superb views. The menu features contemporary food and is accompanied by a range of Penfolds wines. For a fine dining experience in Adelaide to remember, Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant won’t disappoint. 

The Louise, Barossa, SA

Fast Facts

Appellation at The Louise is all about fresh, seasonal ingredients and sustainable practices which means:
85% of the menu comes from within the Barossa Valley and South Australia; the balance is harvested from within Australia.

Virtually nothing is wasted, as whole beasts are broken down to create butcher meats, smallgoods, stocks and sauces.

All bread is baked onsite, starting with the sourdough culture named ‘Arnie’ –an original member of the founding team!