When it comes to Food and Wine in South Australia, it’s hard to know where to start…
Like wine? Here’s 9 world-class wine regions, each offering something unique for you to try, with more than 200 cellar doors on Adelaide’s doorstep.
Want to sample local produce? Farmer’s Markets and regional providores give you the opportunity to meet the makers and purchase fresh, seasonal products directly from the farm gate.
Combine it at first class dining establishments and you’re in culinary heaven! Here are a (just a few) of our recommendations.
Gather produce at the markets
Adelaide Central Market (Tues- Sat) is Adelaide’s food mecca – bustling with activity and over 80 stallholders selling fresh seasonal produce, locally made products, and delicacies from all over the world. Not hungry? Watch this and you soon will be! Two of South Australia’s most loved farmers markets – Barossa & Willunga - are both within an hour’s drive of Adelaide (North & South respectively) held every Saturday morning showcasing the region’s best. You’ll find many more local and country markets as you travel around the state, or many of them come together every Sunday at the Adelaide Showground.
National Wine Centre
The home of wine in the centre of Adelaide is the National Wine Centre. Here you can learn more about the wine-making process through their wine discovery journey, and walk through one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest open cellar, with the capacity to store up to 38,000 bottles of wine! Regular wine dinner and tasting events are held here with the opportunity to meet renowned wine makers from across the country.
Everyone has their favourite and many people have more than one! Whilst the Barossa is one of the most well-known, you’ll discover premium and specialty drops in each region and we love them all. McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, Clare Valley, Langhorne Creek, Adelaide Hills, they all showcase some of the best food and wine in South Australia.
If you’re short on time, a packaged day tour from Adelaide is the best way to get a taste of a wine region, but staying a couple of days and immersing yourself into the region is really the best way to have a complete wine experience.