Adelaide can be considered the wine capital of Australia. With numerous wine regions and an abundance of wineries right on our doorstep we aren’t stuck for choice. Here is an outline of 3 of the best wine regions in South Australia and a few of my personal favourites.
The Adelaide Hills region is just a stone’s throw away. The cool climate of the hills region helps to make great Pinot Noir, Riesling and the region is also very well known for producing some of the country’s best Sauvignon Blanc.
Adelaide Hills Top 5 Wineries
The Barossa is just over an hours drive from Adelaide but definitely worth the trip. A favourite amongst Shiraz-lovers and with over 50 wineries to choose from, you will need a couple days to take it all in. The Barossa is world-renowned for it’s stunning reds and has some of the most beautiful scenery. There are too many choices on places to stop for lunch but Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop is a must stop for their delicious platters!
Barossa Valley’s Top 5 Wineries
McLaren Vale is located in the Fleurieu Peninsula south of Adelaide, less than a 50 minute drive from the CBD. There are over 70 cellar doors in the warm climate region that is well-known for it’s Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon. In between the wineries, make sure you stop past The Vale Inn, formerly the Salopian Inn, to try one of my favourite beers – Vale Ale.