It’s no secret that Adelaide is often referred to as the wine capital of Australia. And travelling the surrounding wine regions of Adelaide has been made easy, through various tours that are tailored to suit all palates and budgets. Searching for accommodation Adelaide or Adelaide wineries over the internet will provide you with the search results you need to find suitable lodgings for your stay, whatever your budget. It’s also a good idea to book Travel insurance for the duration of your journey to South Australia. It too can easily be sourced and arranged online with just a few clicks of your computer mouse.
- The Adelaide Hills
The Adelaide Hills is Australia’s oldest wine region and is only a short drive from Adelaide city. With plenty of wineries, farmers markets and roadside stalls offering fresh local produce it’s a great place to spend a day. There are over 40 cellar doors nuzzled between stunning backdrops of orchids and vineyards offering wine tasting and fair prices on excellent labels. The cooler climate of the region lends itself to producing fine chardonnays, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.
An hour’s drive from Adelaide with over 150 wineries and 80 cellar doors the Barossa Valley has it all. Big name wineries and boutique cellars rub shoulders and, in many areas, wineries cluster together making it easier for travellers. Seppeltsfield Road, lined with majestic Palm trees and top notch wineries, is also home to Maggie Beer’s Pheasant Farm. The Barossa is a renowned producer of Shiraz as well as Penfold’s Grange; also produced here are Riesling, Semillon and Chardonnay. Eden Valley with its higher altitude is also highly regarded for producing premium wines.
- Clare Valley
A 90 minute drive from Adelaide, Clare Valley is famous for Riesling and offers thirsty travellers a 25km walking and cycling route called the Riesling Trail.
- Fleurieu Peninsula
Five wine regions make up the Fleurieu Peninsula including Currency Creek, Langhorne Creek, McLaren Vale and Southern Fleurieu. Each region is special in its own particular way with Southern Fleurieu encompassing spectacular coastal views, rolling hills, national parks and quaint country cottages nestled around every twist and turn. Try the Riesling, Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon with some local cheeses.
- Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island offers a pristine environment with clean local produce for marvelling travellers. Wildlife, fruity wine, cellar doors and a boutique distillery are all easily accessible on the Island.
- Limestone Coast
Located between Adelaide and Melbourne, Coonawarra’s cellar doors are all found on one limestone-based, terra rossa strip of soil along Riddoch Highway. It’s famous for producing great reds including Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Other regions on the Limestone Coast are Padthaway, Mount Benson and Wrattonbuly.
- The Riverland
The Riverland region located on the Murray River is home to well-known Australian wineries like the Berri Estate.
- Southern Flinders Ranges
The Southern Flinders Ranges is a relatively new wine region and expect to find many family owned wineries here.
Different Ways to Tour the Regions
- Personalised Tours
If you wish to keep your tour private and maintain total creative control then arrange to have a personalised itinerary made up for your chosen region.
- Group Tours
There are many group tours available which you can either take by Limousine, 4WD or bus.
- Hot Air Balloon
Enjoy the splendour of Seppeltsfield Road from the giddy heights of a hot air balloon.
- Flinders Ranges and Outback Tours
Discover the spirit of indigenous Australian bush-tucker while you sample the region’s best wine on an outback tour.
- Bicycle Trail
Barossa and Clare Valley are stunning regions and offer bicycle hire for travellers to spin their way between cellar doors.
- Boat Tours
Cruise Port Lincoln’s Cove Marina to enjoy the fresh seafood with Boston Bay wine.
- Helicopter Tours
Helicopter tours give you a bird’s-eye view of the Adelaide Hills and the Fleurieu Peninsula before making a stop at your selected watering hole.
Wherever you decide to go, and however you decide to explore the region, there’s no doubt you’ll have a wonderful trip, enjoying some fabulous local produce.