Adelaide Wine Region

By Viator, June 2015

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South Australia has several iconic winemaking regions, thanks to the state’s hugely influential 19th-century German settlements. Many of these wonderful day trip destinations are under two hours from Adelaide’s city center, and feature historic buildings, fine restaurants and tasting rooms, and landscaped gardens surrounded by rolling hills striped with manicured lines of vines.

As well as providing a wonderful opportunity to experience South Australia’s scenic mix of fertile and wild countryside first-hand, a winery tour from Adelaide combines relaxed, laidback sightseeing with the finer things in life – wine and food! Small group tours are best if you want to discover the ins and outs of winemaking and the region’s history, with personalized tastings paired with local produce.

Vineyard stops include tours of historic wineries, wine tastings, lunch at a vineyard restaurant, wine and food pairing, and the opportunity to taste and purchase local produce such as olives, olive oil, honey, cheese and chocolates.

One of the most famous wine regions is the Barossa Valley, right on Adelaide’s doorstep and specializing in shiraz and cabernet sauvignon wines. Winemakers from this historic area include famous names like Yalumba, Seppelt and of course Penfolds, known for their wallet-breaking Grange Hermitage.

Also nearby, in the Adelaide Hills, you’ll find more than 60 wineries producing cold-climate drops like pinot noir and chardonnay. Names to watch for include Chain of Ponds, Petaluma’s and Shaw & Smith.

The Fleurieu Peninsula, just south of Adelaide, is home to the McLaren Vale full-bodied reds produced by Rosemount and Hardys. It’s a great area for cellar door tastings at boutique vineyards, followed by whale-watching on the coast.

Some of Australia’s most prized big red wines come from the Coonawarra region, in the east of the state. Look out for cabernet sauvignon wines at Wynns Coonawarra Estate and Yalumba.

Award-winning rieslings are produced in the Clare Valley, under two hours north of Adelaide in an area celebrated for its lovely bushland. Drop into the heritage-listed Quelltaler Estate winery to sample Annie’s Lane chardonnay, semillon and riesling.

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Penfolds Barossa Valley: Make Your Own Wine

Create your own blend of wine during a 1-hour winemaking experience at the renowned Penfolds Barossa Valley. Learn from an expert about the winemaking process ...  Read more

Location: Barossa Valley, Australia
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $49.89

5-Day Adelaide and Kangaroo Island Tour Including Barossa Valley Wine Tasting

4.5 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Combine wildlife and wine-tasting on a five-day tour of Adelaide and Kangaroo Island. Visit wineries in the Barossa Valley wine region, take a scenic drive ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $795.98

Small-Group Barossa Valley Food and Wine Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 34 Reviews

Discover the rich heritage of the Barossa Valley on a guided full-day wine and food tasting tour. Though a small valley, Barossa is home to some of Australia's ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.97

Small Group Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf Hideaway Tour from Adelaide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Experience the stunning Adelaide Hills on this day trip from Adelaide. Taste some of Adelaide Hills incredible wines and explore the Australia’s oldest ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $117.38

Adelaide Super Saver: Adelaide City Sightseeing Tour plus Barossa Valley and Hahndorf Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

Over two days, see Adelaide’s major city-center attractions, plus visit the town of Hahndorf and South Australia’s renowned Barossa Valley! Ideal for ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $116.21

McLaren Vale Wine Tour by Bike

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Experience the beauty of South Australia’s wine country on a leisurely bicycle tour of the McLaren Vale region. Pedal through Kuitpo Forest and stunning ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $101.97

Victor Harbor with McLaren Vale Wine Region Tour from Adelaide

4 star rating: Recommended 33 Reviews

Discover the beautiful scenery south of Adelaide and visit some of South Australia’s top attractions on this day trip to Victor Harbor. Travel through mountain ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.76

The Lane Vineyard Gourmet Lunch with Wine Pairings

Indulge in a delicious lunch and matching wine flight at the iconic Lane Vineyard elegant restaurant, located in the scenic Adelaide Hills. Take in views of ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $92.44

The Lane Vineyard Winery Tour and Wine Tasting

Treat yourself to a winery tour and wine tasting at The Lane Vineyard, an elegant family-run winery that features single vineyard wines, located just a short ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $77.03

2-Day Barossa Valley and Hahndorf Tour from Adelaide

Explore the Barossa Valley’s wine, food and scenic routes on a guided tour from Adelaide that allows you to discover this legendary region at a relaxed pace. ...  Read more

Location: Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $268.50

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