South Australia is a great spot for wine. Wine tours are aplenty in the state, and it’s no wonder considering some of the best vineyards in the world, let alone the country, are in South Australia. So, which vineyards should you visit?
d’Arenberg, McLaren Vale
d’Arenberg has a dedication to ‘being different’ – they would even go as far as to say that it’s an art form for them. It’s a five-storey masterpiece that houses a plethora of bars, a high-quality restaurant and private tasting rooms. The best bit is it’s only a short 40-minute drive from Adelaide.
Penfolds Magill Estate, Adelaide
The Penfolds Magill Estate is tucked away neatly in Adelaide’s foothills, and is the birthplace of, arguably, Australia’s most prized wine: Penfolds Grange. Its history dates back to 1844, and the heritage-listed winery is a maze that consists of underground tunnels and bluestone cellars, making you want to explore forever.
The Lane Vineyard, Adelaide Hills
Down a quiet, winding country lane is the newest small batch of wineries, otherwise known as The Lane. If you want to top up on your knowledge of winemaking, then look no further, with a heap of masterclasses put on for visitors, along with tastings straight from the barrel.
Jacob’s Creek, Barossa Valley
Named directly after a creek that runs through the Barossa, Jacob’s Creek has a lengthy and fascinating history that goes all the way back to 1847. The best way to enjoy the flavours here is to take one of the famous cooking classes and pair your creation with one of the delicious wines of your choosing.
Seppeltsfield Wines, Barossa Valley
The legacy of Seppeltsfield dates back to 1851 and is famous for its Centennial Collection. For something a little more special, try a Tawny from your own birth year straight from the barrel. Furthermore, highly touted as one of the best places in Australia for a long lunch, visit FINO and combine the flavours of food and wine to create one memorable afternoon.