Venture an hour east of the city and you’ll find many of the best Adelaide wineries in the Adelaide Hills. The cool climate of the Adelaide Hills region results in ideal grape growing conditions. Plus, with over 50 different wine labels located in the area - it’s difficult to know where to start! Here are two of our favourites:
At Shaw and Smith every wine is made onsite from beginning to end, from fermentation right through to bottling. While each bottle in the Shaw and Smith repertoire is delicious, the real hero is their Sauvignon Blanc. It’s aromatic, fresh and lively with pink grapefruit characteristics and a mid-palate texture that will take your tastebuds on a beautiful journey.
If a cheese and wine pairing sounds like your cup of tea, don’t miss a visit to the tasting room. For just $18 per person, you can devour five of the winery’s best drops accompanied by a delicious cheese platter. Winter wines are best sipped in style beside the crackling fireplace and during the warmer months the terrace overlooking Mount Lofty is the place to be.
With the Nest Egg Chardonnay named ‘Wine of the Year’ in 2015, it’s no wonder the masses are flocking to the Southern Hemisphere for a taste. If Chardonnay doesn’t tickle your fancy though, don’t fret, because this winery boasts much more than just an award-winning white. Explore the grounds to uncover the outstanding service and unparalleled flavours of the Gallery.
The Gallery restaurant is sure to be one of the highlights of your visit and your senses are in for a treat. The space focuses on serving up exquisite food, music, design and art – all to complement the wine offering. Dining here is a one-of-a-kind experience which promises a farm-to-table style offering, with seasonal dishes served in an intimate environment. Don’t miss it!