South Australia - wine, dine and unwind

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 - wine, dine and unwind
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Wine, dine and unwind 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 sought-after fresh produce, unique flavours and acclaimed wine 
  • See the Barossa’s newest luxury cellar door and dining experience, St Hugo
  • Nuzzle up and hold one of Australia’s most loved icons, the koala at Cleland Wildlife Park
  • Dates: 7 April - 10 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

Penfolds Magill Estate cellar door, Adelaide, South Australia

Morning
Start your South Australian holiday in the heart of Adelaide at the Adelaide Central Market. 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. 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

Barossa hot air balloon, Barossa Valley, 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: WINE BY CYCLE 

Riesling Trail, Clare Valley, South Australia

Morning
Watch the sunrise over the Barossa by hot air balloon taking in the beautiful sights of the Barossa landscape while sipping some delicious local sparkling Shiraz. Finish the morning with a picnic-style bush breakfast seeing kangaroos up close in their natural habitat.

Afternoon
Head north for an hour to the Clare Valley where you’ll hop on a bicycle to discover the Riesling Trail, a 32km corridor linking wineries throughout the valley. Soak up the sun and the beautiful scenery in this region renowned for its Riesling before ending your tour at Kilikanoon Wines for a private tasting with Chief Winemaker Kevin Mitchell. 

Evening
Enjoy a relaxed dining experience at Seed Winehouse and Kitchen showcasing fresh regional produce through simple, honest food. With cottage-chic décor, local artisan produce and a wine list to rival its big-city counterparts, Seed is a truly unique dining experience in the heart of the picturesque Clare Valley.  

 

DAY 4: VALLEY TO VALLEY

Koala hold, Cleland Wildlife Park, Adelaide Hills, South Australia

Morning
Before leaving the Clare Valley, visit Skillogalee for breakfast. Dine under the shady boughs of an olive tree overlooking the vines. Located in a historic 160-year-old settler’s cottage, the Valley’s favourite vineyard restaurant aims to showcase the best local produce in wholesome, interesting dishes that reflect the changing seasons.  

Afternoon
Venture back to Adelaide through the picturesque Adelaide Hills to come face to face with one of Australia’s most loved icons – the koala. Cleland Wildlife Park is one of only a handful of wildlife parks across Australia that give guests the opportunity to hold a koala. 

Evening
Head out on a culinary adventure across Adelaide’s two premier dining and entertainment precincts - the cozy and intimate West End and the edgier East End. Try Pink Moon Salon or Mr Goodbar for a signature cocktail before heading to Gondola Gondola for the city’s best Asian fusion.