Southern Rock Lobster pulled straight from the ocean, spicy Barossa Shiraz, a picnic basket filled with Adelaide Hills cheeses and the lime flavours of a Clare Valley Riesling.
With more than 80 cellar doors and 150 wineries, the Barossa Valley is one of Australia’s oldest – and the world’s finest – wine producing regions. From boutique and quirky vineyards, to internationally celebrated wines like Penfolds, the Barossa Valley is also renowned for its fresh seasonal produce, artisan food producers and award-winning restaurants.
Kangaroo Island’s luxurious Southern Ocean Lodge showcases a range of local ingredients on their menu, including honey, freshwater crayfish, King George whiting and lamb. Meals are accompanied by local wines from the island itself, and from mainland South Australia.
Each August the Lodge offers a six-night Kangaroo Island Food Safari package. The Lodge’s Executive Chef and other renowned Australian chefs take guests on a journey that includes farm visits, hosted wine tastings and cooking master classes that emphasise the island’s unique produce.
The Clare Valley two hours from Adelaide, is famous for its Riesling trail, a 35-kilometre (20-mile) walking and cycling track, following an old railway line looping through valley’s, farmland, villages and vineyards.
Itinerary Tip: Stop off at the Clare Valley en-route to the Flinders Ranges
The Flinders Ranges is an ancient landscape and the doorway to the great Australian outback. With great expanses as far as the eye can see, dramatic gorges and a giant natural amphitheatre, the Flinders Ranges is like nowhere else. With such a unique landscape, there needs to be unique food. This is where the iconic Prairie Hotel comes in. Situated in Parachilna, five and a half hour’s drive from Adelaide, the Prairie Hotel serves up delicious ‘feral food’ including kangaroo, camel and emu. An outback experience not to be forgotten!
Tasting Australia – Adelaide
An eight-day moving feast of South Australia’s best produce, attracting some of the world’s best chefs, restaurateurs, winemakers and brewers. Events are held across Adelaide and regional South Australia.
Sea and Vines Festival, McLaren Vale
This four day food and wine bonanza delivers a programme packed with fine dining, local produce, craft beer, art and music set against the backdrop of the spectacular coastline of the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations
One of Australia’s most recognised wine regions, showcases its flagship variety with the Coonawarra Cabernet Celebrations. Visit the big names and discover smaller producers on this weekend of special cellar door events