Looking for romantic vineyards and wineries in South Australia? We share the best wineries in Adelaide Hills, so you can plan a trip asap.
Celebrations aren’t complete without a bottle of wine. Having wine on the table symbolizes positivity and the promise of better days ahead brought about by achievements and hard work.
Adelaide Hills is no doubt a wine country and should be on your Australia bucketlist. This is where all the good stuff that we drink during celebrations comes from. That’s why if you’re traveling to South Australia, don’t miss the chance of seeing how and where your favorite wines are stored.
Best Wineries in Adelaide Hills
1. Petaluma & Crosser
If you’re the kind of wine lover who knows his or her wine, Petaluma & Crosser in Woodside is your best place on earth. They offer the most vintage and rare bottles of wine in all of Adelaide Hills, maybe in all of Australia.
Their impressive range of limited edition premium wines includes Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Shiraz. They also offer platters of local produce which are best enjoyed with a glass of wine and a stunning view of the Adelaide Hills landscape.
Their cellar is certainly something that an experienced and knowledgeable wine drinker will appreciate. If you’re one of those very few people, then drive straight to Petaluma & Crosser’s cellar.
For some reason, premium wines are often served in posh settings and luxurious events. But not here in Karrawatta in Meadows, where things are kept straightforward and just let the wine do much of the talking.
There’s nothing really fancy in this family-run restaurant except their bottles of wine. But they offer the most intimate lunches and delish bites which might be more appealing to some wine lovers. While this may not be your usual go-to for an intimate dining experience, Karrawatta makes sure that every visit is worth your time and money spent.
If you want the true Karawatta experience, grab a bottle of wine, or two, and explore their vineyards or simply sit back and relax on their lawn while taking a bite of their cheeses.
3. Pike & Joyce
Pike & Joyce is a restaurant in Lenswood that prides itself on its unique farm-to-table dining experience. They take advantage of the abundance of fresh and locally grown produce in the region.
The best introduction to the Pike & Joyce experience is their a la carte menu or their chef’s three-course tasting menu. Not only that, but they also house a great collection of premium wines like Pinot Noir Rose, Gruner Veltliner, Dolcetto Noir Rose, and Pinot Gris.
To get there, you have to drive through a series of winding open roads in the middle of the region’s most stunning landscapes. This journey adds to the ultimate experience that the restaurant has to offer.
Visiting Pike and Joyce takes “road tripping” to another level.
4. Mount Lofty Ranges Vineyard
Every time you travel to Adelaide Hills, making a side trip to Mount Lofty is a no-brainer. There’s just a lot of fun stuff out there: the Mount Lofty House, the Botanical Gardens, and of course, Mount Lofty Ranges Vineyard.
If you’re visiting Adelaide Hills to celebrate a birthday or an anniversary, this winery restaurant is the perfect place to go. They offer great food, great celebratory wine, and picture-perfect views of the Mount Lofty landscape.
The rustic ambiance, coupled with the vineyard overlooking the horizon, provides the perfect backdrop for a day of celebration.
If you decide to pig out there, make sure to try their seasonal and organic menus and their impressive collection of Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Rose, Pinot Noir, and Shiraz.
5. The Lane Vineyard
If we’re talking about wine and dine experiences in Adelaide Hills, you can’t leave The Lane Vineyard out of the conversation. That’s because it’s certainly one of the best in the league.
This winery was rightfully hailed as the 2018 AGFG Chef Hat Winner and the Best Wine Tourism Restaurant by Great Capitals Wine Network not just because of their great-tasting wines but also their fresh and delish foods.
Where to stay near Adelaide Hills?
After all the winin’ and dinin’ you’ll do in Adelaide Hills, you certainly won’t make your flight in great condition. That’s why we suggest that you visit Sequoia Lodge for world-class accommodation and spend the night there. There’s no need to worry about heading home in the wee hours of the morning. It’s better, however, if you book a suite beforehand.
Other Things To Do at Adelaide
Visit Golden Wines
As if visiting the aforementioned places weren’t enough, a trip to Golden Wines will give you enough reason to stay even longer in Adelaide. They’ve got an amazing range of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Shiraz wines.
Live Out a Fairytale at the Villeta Porcini
Villeta Porcini will make you feel like you’ve magically stepped into your favorite children’s book. It gives off a magical and almost surreal atmosphere as you enjoy dishes prepared by Andre Ursini.
Villeta Porcini is surrounded by lush gardens and vegetable patches and the structure itself is a European-style stone hut.
Things to know before you go to Australia
Adelaide Hills Wineries F.A.Q
How many wineries are in Adelaide Hills?
Adelaide Hills has over 60 wineries to choose from, with many located next door to each other.
What wine is Adelaide Hills known for?
Adelaide Hills is known for its Pinot Noir. This is a smooth, silky wine with strawberry and cherry flavors.
What wines are made in Adelaide Hills?
Due to its cool climate, the main varieties of wine grown in the Adelaide Hills region are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blah, and Shiraz.
What regions have the best wine in South Australia?
Adelaide hills are one of the best wine regions in South Australia. Other great areas include Langhorne Creek, Barossa, McLaren Vale, and Eden Valley.
Which is the oldest winery in South Australia?
Chateau Tanunda is Australia’s largest and oldest winery.
What is the best red wine in Australia?
Shiraz is arguably the best red wine in Australia and can be tried all over the country.
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