South Australia - sea to vines

Discover Australia’s wine capital and why South Australia has some of the most sought-after produce and unique dining experiences in Australia. South Australia - sea to vines
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Sea to Vines in South Australia

  • Four days
  • South Australia

Discover Australia’s wine capital and why South Australia has some of the most sought-after produce and unique dining experiences in Australia.   


 

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Discover the best of South Australia’s fresh produce, unique favours and acclaimed wine  
  • See the Barossa’s newest luxury cellar door and dining experience - St Hugo
  • Visit Australia’s seafood capital on a hunt-and-gather seafood experience
  • Dates: 31 March - 3 April

Adelaide is a friendly, contemporary and vibrant city surrounded by rolling hills, beautiful beaches and world-renowned wine regions. It’s a city of contrasts: elegant 19th century sandstone architecture stands opposite edgy bohemian laneways and modern architecture. Adelaide is home to wide boulevards, swathes of parks and gardens and open spaces, best discovered on foot.  

DAY 1: A TASTE OF ADELAIDE

Restaurant Orana, Adelaide, South Australia

Morning
Meet the producers at the Adelaide Central Market, the largest undercover fresh food market in the Southern Hemisphere and find out why South Australia is home to some of the freshest, most sought-after produce in Australia. Then tour Adelaide’s wide boulevards, laneways and gardens via an EcoCaddy, an eco-friendly rickshaw bicycle transport system.     

Afternoon
Venture to Penfolds Magill Estate, a short 15 minute drive from the city centre, to tour the grounds of the historic estate. Indulge in a private wine tasting with Chief Winemaker Peter Gago, custodian of Penfolds Grange since 2002, Australia’s most iconic wine.  

Evening
Tonight choose a dining experience based on Adelaide’s leading culinary destinations. Choose from Jock Zonfrillo’s Restaurant Orana that specialises in Australian indigenous flavours, Press* Food and Wine that features produce from local suppliers and small-scale farms, Botanic Gardens Restaurant that sources ingredients from the Adelaide Botanic Gardens or Africola that takes inspiration from South African BBQ food with seasonal produce.

 

DAY 2: ICONS OF THE BAROSSA

Hot air balloon, Barossa, South Australia

Morning 
Take a short hour drive to South Australia’s most famous wine region, the Barossa, to participate in a forging expedition with Lachlan Colwill, Head Chef of Hentley Farm. Unearth an array of unique ingredients from across the property before sitting down to a meal showcasing the highest quality produce that is sourced directly from the farm.    

Afternoon
Enter Seppeltsfield Wines via a palm tree laden avenue reminiscent of old Hollywood, before indulging in a tasting of the rarest and oldest gems from the 167-year-old property’s collection. Your private experience will include tawny tastings from important years in history stretching back to the turn of the 20th century.  

Evening 
Discover the Barossa’s newest luxury cellar door and dining experience - St Hugo. Your evening will include an intimate, sensory wine-tasting experience and eight-course degustation menu. Executive Chef Mark McNamara delivers a world-class dining experience epitomising classic European cuisines underpinned by a sense of Australian multiculturalism.  

 

DAY 3: SWIM WITH SEA LIONS

Sea Lions, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

Morning
Take a 45 minute flight to the Eyre Peninsula where the pristine waters of the Great Australian Bight produce some of Australia’s freshest seafood, including blue swimmer crabs, oysters, abalone, southern rock lobster, blue-fin tuna and King George whiting. See the largest fishing fleet in the Southern Hemisphere at work unloading their daily catch.  

Afternoon
Dive into the crystal clear waters to relax and splash around with Australian sea lions. Watch them as they bound out to the boat with excitement and entice you into the water. They will amaze you with their playful curiosity and games, including somersaults, backflips, leaps and swirls.  

Evening
Head to Boston Bay Wines for a seafood degustation dinner. Surrounded by vineyards with breathtaking vistas of blue seas, cruising yachts and marine life, Boston Bay Wines is the closest working vineyard to the sea producing a variety of cool climate and temperate red and white varietals.  

 

DAY 4: HUNT AND GATHER SEAFOOD

Hunt and Gather Abalone, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia

Morning
Head to Coffin Bay, home of the world-famous Coffin Bay Oysters. Pull on your wader and head into the water to shuck and taste fresh oysters straight off the punt. If you’re game, you can even attempt to eat a 1kg oyster!     

Afternoon
Journey to secluded beaches only known by locals to hunt and gather your own catch of the day. Dive for green-lipped abalone, hunt for blue swimmer crabs and heli-fish from your own private beach, which includes a scenic flight of the rugged coastline. 

Evening
As the sun sets, dine on your private beach indulging on your own fresh catch prepared by a personal chef. Sip wine, soak up the sun, sit back and relax taking in the beautiful scenery.