South Australia's Epicurean Way, 5 Days
If you travel for your taste buds, this culinary adventure, through South Australia's premier food & wine regions, is for you. With a plethora of influences, ranging from German to French, this region has a food and wine culture which dates back generations.
Day 1 Adelaide Hills
Just a short drive from Adelaide, is the charming neighbourhood of Adelaide Hills, offering over 60 award-winning cellar doors for you to explore and discover. Sample some of Australia's best cool-climate wines, food and produce as you explore this beautiful part of the world. Explore the town of Hahndorf, Australia's oldest surviving German settlement, to discover heritage German buildings, pubs and cafes lining the streets of the village. Stop into the Hahndorf Inn for a traditional German feast, or Ambleside Distillers and taste their handcrafted signature gins, overlooking the picturesque botanical gardens.
Overnight in Adelaide HillsDay 2 -3 Adelaide Hills to Barossa Valley (39km)
Spend the next two nights in one of the world's best wine regions, the Barossa Valley, with over 80 cellar doors, home to some of the most awarded wines in the world, including the most iconic winery Seppeltsfield. There are many fine wineries to choose from, so plan ahead to select the wineries you want to visit, or leave the car at your hotel, and join a tour that will take you to some of the best wineries around.
Visit the Barossa Farmers Markets, held weekly on a Saturday, to sample fresh local produce, award-winning cheese or a variety of delicious wines. Be sure to stop into Maggie Beer Farm Eatery for a tasty quintessential South Australian treat, or Jacob's Creek Visitor Centre, where you can make your own blend, or join a gourmet cooking and wine masterclass.
Overnight in Barossa Valley (2 nights)Day 4 Barossa Valley to Clare Valley (108km)
Take a slight detour to visit Lake Bumbunga to see the lake change colours from pink, to white, to blue, depending on the salinity of the water throughout the year. As you reach Clare Valley, discover over 40 wineries and vineyards scattered throughout the region, with it's signature Riesling, being among the best in the world. Passing the charming town of Watervale, stop a little further for lunch at Skillogalee, an historic settler's cottage, surrounded by beautiful gardens, or the rustic and delightful Terroir Auburn with its Parisian feel, built circa in the 1860s.
Overnight in Clare ValleyDay 5 Clare Valley to Adelaide (143km)
Before heading home, take a slight detour to the heritage town of Burra and Mintaro, each boasting its own unique characteristic charm. Stop at Burra Fresh for breakfast as they are known for their great coffee and use of local farm-fresh produce. Approximately 5 minutes from Mintaro, step back in time and explore Martindale Hall, a living museum and one of Australia's prettiest country mansions.
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