Let your senses run wild in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. 
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Taste South Australia

South Australia is the food and wine capital of Australia. and is a truly delicious place to visit. It is one of the world’s top wine producers, alongside France, Italy, Spain and the United States. South Australia boasts more 16 wine regions and has more than 200 cellar doors to choose from. This international wine champion exports all over the world, so no matter where you live, chances are you’ve tried our wines.

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Taste South Australia

South Australia is renowned for its home-grown produce, cheeses, premium jams and preserves, and traditional delicacies like wood-oven breads, smoked wursts and olive oils.

If you’re a foodie, visit one of the farmers markets dotted all over the state where you can eat the freshest and most delicious produce straight from the vines and trees.

Another must while you’re at the Barrossa is a visit to Maggie Beer’s farm. Maggie is one of Australia’s favourite cooks and all-round amazing woman.

Maggie's farm store will pack a mouth-watering picnic for you to enjoy while you explore the farm. 

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South Australia is our country's largest wine producer. Its climate and location make it ideal for growing a variety of grape types. Each region produces its own unique and notable wine selection that you can discover on your own, or by booking a winery tour

Recommended wine regions and top drops include:

Adelaide Hills has over 40 wineries that are open to the public. The cooler environment sees the region produce a range of classic whites, which you can pair with award-winning cheese from Udder Delights.
  • Recommended: 2012 Amadio Reserve Christian’s Chardonnay.

The Barossa has been producing wine since 1842, and today many vineyards continue to be run by (up to) sixth generation winegrowers. The area is most well known for its Barossa Shiraz and Eden Valley Riesling, however a small amount of ‘liquid
The beautiful Barossa Valley.
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sunshine’ aka fortified wine, is sure to please the tastebuds.

  • Recommended: Henschke 2009 Hill of Grace (Eden Valley)

Clare Valley is famous for boutique wines, notably Rieslings, and is one of the oldest wine areas in Australia. There's a large selection of cellar doors to choose from, and the the Clare Valley Food, Wine and Art market – held on the first Sunday of the month – is also worth stopping by for a visit.
  • Recommended: Taylors Estate Riesling 2104.

Fleurieu Peninsula includes McLaren Vale, Langhome Creek, Currency Creek and the Southern Fleurieu. It is approximately one-hour drive, south of Adelaide, and the area is home to more than 100 cellar doors.

In addition to finding the perfect wine to suit your tastebuds, the Peninsula is also a picturesque holiday spot.
  • Recommended: Eileen Hardy Shiraz 2005 (McLaren Vale).

Kangaroo Island is off the mainland and is one of South Australia’s youngest wine regions. The island has 200 hectares of vineyards and is a delightful stopover filled with natural beauty. A must do is the Kangaroo Island Farm Gate and Cellar Door Trail, which unlocks some of the island’s best food and wine highlights.
  • Recommended: Sunset Kangaroo Island Sauvignon Blanc 2011.

Limestone Coast regions include Coonawarra, Padthaway, Mount Benson, Wrattonbully, Mount Gambier and Robe. It is where some of Australia’s best wines are produced due to it plentiful water supply and climate.
  • Recommended: Brand’s Laira One Seven One Cabernet Sauvignon 2010.

The Riverland is on the Murray River and produces many award-winning drops .
  • Recommended: Growers Gate 2013 Shiraz.

Southern Eyre Peninsula is home to Australia’s nearest maritime located vineyard. Wine and dine at Boston Bay, Port Lincoln as you indulge in a seafood feast with your perfectly paired local wine.
  • Recommended: Boston Bay ‘Great White’ Sauvignon Blanc.
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