Visit the wine capital of Australia
Get a feel for South Australia’s magnificent wine industry at the stunning National Wine Centre of Australia in Adelaide. Set off on your own wine adventure, there are more than 200 cellars doors on Adelaide’s doorstep. From Shiraz in the Barossa, world class Riesling in Clare and Chardonnay in the Adelaide Hills to rich Coonawarra reds, where to start will be your hardest decision.
Penfolds Magill Estate, home of Grange; arguably Australia’s most famous wine, is a 15 minute drive from Adelaide city centre. Tour the historic buildings and taste some wine. Combine your tour with fine dining at Magill Estate restaurant.
Build your collection
If you need to hire a car, there are plenty of options. Be sure to get one with a big boot, because once you’re in wine country, you’ll be tempted to stock up!
Take a tour
From big name best-sellers to boutique wineries, there’s a massive amount of choice. Let an expert deal with the decisions so you can focus on the fun. Tour companies offer day and extended tours in limousines, vintage vehicles and coaches. Take in the scenery while someone else takes care of driving
Historic cellar doors
There is something special about walking through old wooden doorframes into dimly lit cellar doors. See relics of the early winemaking days. Breathe in the beautifully musty smells of wine barrels soaked with dark red wine.
Each winery, like the wine, has its own character. Ernest tones and plenty of laughs are yours for the taking.
We’ll pour more than wine into your glass. Pull up a stool or lean on a worn wooden bar. Hear old tales and new stories, amongst the charm of boutique cellar doors.
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Things to do
Here are some great ideas for you to try while you’re in the area.
There are plenty of events on in South Australia. Here are some ideas you might like.