Adelaide is a food and wine lover’s paradise by all means! Sightseeing in Adelaide overwhelms you by the choices of wineries and vineyards and the number of cellar door tours on offer. With options varying from renowned wineries to popular local markets… there are endless options of Adelaide day tours for you to take part in!
But are you in a dilemma where to visit? Here are some handpicked wine and food destinations that are popular among both tourists and locals alike!
Magill Estate has been in the winemaking business since 1844 and the winery produces one of Australia’s most remarkable wine label, the Penfold wines. The estate is rightly named as the spiritual birthplace for some of the most popular Australian winemaking stories! This place offers your palette with iconic wine and food tastings, unique to the region. You can also go on a cellar door tour tasting a range of reputed wine brands and picking the best-liked to take home. The restaurant here offers visitors an option to enjoy a taste of local produce paired with appropriate wines, while sitting back and enjoying scenic views of the estate. Staying true to their motto, ‘with age comes character’, Magill Estate is a wholesome experience in itself!
The heart of South Australian wine industry, Barossa Valley, is famous for being the country’s oldest and one of the best wine destinations Down Under, and a gem among the many wineries here is the Rockford Wines, located 56 kilometres away from Adelaide Centre. Offering high-quality, traditional wines sourced from the best of Barossa vineyards, Rockford keeps the winemaking traditions alive by offering the purest of South Australian wine experiences. Being a part of a paved courtyard flocked by stone buildings that date back to the early settlement of Krondorf, tours to Rockford are also a quick lesson on the history, culture and wines of Barossa Valley. Winery and cellar doors here offer a food and wine experience reminiscent of old times with the best of old outback scenery and authentic native Australian experience!
Shaw & Smith
Shaw & Smith established in 1989 is a household name with all wine lovers. If you are tourist, you’ll have the name for their famous wine labels namely Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Shiraz. Offering refined wines exclusively from two vineyards spread over 136 acres of Adelaide Hills, Shaw & Smith are home to wines that speak of the region and its climate. The cellar door and tasting room offers you the samples of five unique wines alongside a cheese platter. If your visit falls in summer, enjoy some time at the terrace or if you visit during cold climes, sip on fine wines by a fireplace surrounded by scenic views all around.
With hundreds of cellar doors and local & boutique wineries producing Australia’s renowned wine brands, you’re in for a treat at a few hours’ drive from the city, no matter which Adelaide tour you opt for. Visit one or more of the above destinations and experience the best of Australia’s most Southern state!