Ashton Hills is a 3-hectare, dry-grown vineyard that lies in the Piccadilly Valley sub region of the Adelaide Hills on a ridge just below the summit of Mount Lofty. The estate was founded by Stephen George in 1982, who’s made legendary Pinot Noir here for over 35 years, in one of the greatest clone experiments ever.
World class wines with finesse and texture located in the heart of the vale. Enjoy a private tasting in the luxurious tasting room overlooking the estate with either Toby or Emmanuelle Bekkers. Truly stunning, cellar-worthy wines for any true officianado.
Established in 1839, the Crafers Hotel is the home of Adelaide Hill’s gastronomy and hosts one of the most exceptional wine cellars in South Australia.The menu is elegant, hearty and nourishing with a carefully chosen selection of French inspired dishes complemented with a range of wine styles from across the state.
CRFT is a small family-run winery, 5-acre NASAA Certified Organic vineyard and cellar door situated in the Piccadilly Valley run by winemakers and owners Candice Helbig and Frewin Ries. Featuring labels CRFT and Theia, each wine is hand-made at their winery in Carey Gully. Our wines express the place where it started and the uniqueness that comes from individual sites. We offer specialised semi-structured seated wine flights featuring single vineyard wines with a strong focus on single site Pinot Noir and Gruner Veltliner.
Famous for the avant-garde Rubik’s Cube-inspired cellar door, d’Arenberg is a founding member of Australia’s First Families of Wine and the flamboyant five-story cube erupts from the ground (and the brain of Chester Osborn) in the heart of its original McLaren Vale vineyard.
Deviation Road Winery
Deviation Road is the home of the finest Adelaide Hills sparkling, made in the traditional way by Hamish & Kate Laurie, from some of the coolest climes of the Adelaide Hills. Enjoy one of many luxurious wine flights, including the Noble Cuvee flight that showcases their signature Loftia Vintage Brut among several other exceptional sparkling wines.
Elderton is a wonderful Barossa estate with vineyards dating back to 1894. Since winning the prestigious Jimmy Watson award in 1993 for their Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Elderton has been celebrated as one of the very best winemakers in the country. Today the Elderton Command Shiraz is truly one of Australia’s best and most highly regarded icon wines, and was named world’s best shiraz in 2000 at the London international Wine and Spirit Competition. Enjoy a private tasting in the dining room of the original Ashmead homestead, with either Cameron or Allister Ashmead, who together run Elderton and work to uphold the values and traditions that were originally set by their parents as producers of ultra premium shiraz and cabernet.
Visit one of the most famous biodynamic estates in South Australia. Enjoy a guided interactive tour of the Biodynamic Hut, vineyard walk and a structured tasting of biodynamic wines, including back vintages.
Hellivista Helicopter Tours
Enjoy a 30-minute scenic helicopter flight over McLaren Vale’s coast and vineyards! This experience is guaranteed to take your breath away with the beauty of the landscapes below.
Lovingly cultivated by six generations of the Henschke family, Henschke is regularly hailed as Australia‘s most premium wine producer. Enter this icon and take a private, VIP tour of Australian winemaking history. You‘ll enjoy exclusive access to one of Australia’s most celebrated vineyards, Hill of Grace, including an hour in the vineyard driving and walking next to the oldest “Grandfather” vines dating back to the 1860’s, followed by a tour of the historical working winery to explore 150 years of family winemaking history and a private tasting of Henschke’s most precious icon wines: Hill of Grace, Hill of Roses, Mount Edelstone & Cyril Henschke.
The Hickinbotham Clarendon Vineyard covers a steep cut of country from the ridgetops above the village of Clarendon to the Onkaparinga River in the gorge below. Since its establishment in 1971, the Hickinbotham Vineyard has become a part of Australia’s wine heritage, supplying fruit to produce many of Australia’s greatest wines, including Penfolds Grange. Highly limited, Hickinbotham now produces its own wines that are regarded as some of the best single estate wines in Australia. Visit the “White House”, Hickinbotham’s private chateau, for a drive tour of the estate and private tasting with the Vineyard Manager or Winemaker.
Hugh Hamilton Wines
Home of the earliest vineyards in South Australia and owned by 6 generations of the one family. Guests are offered a range of tastings including the Tasting of the Senses experience where you get your eyes, ears, fingers, nose and taste buds into top gear with a sensory journey like no other.
Ivybrook Farm is a small, independent winery. With a focus on biodynamics and small batches, their fruit is selected then handpicked by family and friends and then transported to a small winery on the property where they watch over the evolving wine, using minimal intervention and low levels of preservatives. We can arrange for guests to meet family winemaker, Nick Hunt, who will happily take you on a vineyard walk, winery tour and tasting in the Old Barn.
In 1847, along the banks of Jacob’s Creek, Johann Gramp planted his first vineyard. His vision was to create great tasting wines that reflect the true character of the grapes and the land, and to this day Jacobs Creek remains one of the most well known and loved Australian wines. Visit the famed Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre and be immersed in the tale of the Barossa during a Jacob’s Creek Master Class Experience. The sensory journey will allow you to indulge in truly remarkable wine and food pairings. Enjoy a 4-course lunch, carefully matched to the cellar door exclusive Heritage wine selection.
See indigenous history, native animals and geology that dates back 600 million years. A favourite with locals, get blown away by the natural beauty of this ancient gorge, and trace the links of McLaren Vale’s ancient geology into its modern day vineyards.
Owned by Joe Grilli, one of Australia’s most famous Italian winemakers and producer of the award winning Joseph Range. Guests can enjoy a tasting at the bar or take Primo Estate’s famed Joseph Experience. This sit down tasting features a flight of Primo Estate’s super premium wines accompanied by the latest release Joseph Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Italian Grana Padano cheese and locally baked crusty bread.
Red Poles Restaurant & Art Gallery
Visit Red Poles Restaurant & Art Gallery for breakfast or lunch in a stunning native Australian garden, surrounded by vineyards. Enjoy a tour of the Indigenous Art Gallery and view some of the region’s most famous indigenous art work and the stories that underpin each piece.
Epitomising the modern style of McLaren Vale, with a select range of single vineyard wines, enjoy a tasting and winery tour with owner and winemaker, Paul Wilson. One of the smallest and most intimate wineries in McLaren Vale, Samon Tall is making a big mark on the Vale’s landscape.
Established in 1851, and one of the earliest wineries in the state, Seppeltfield is home of the “Paramount Collection” and the 100 year old Para Vintage Tawny.
You’ll enjoy a private tour of the estate with the Seppeltsfied wine ambassador. Learn about the Seppelt history, then take a stroll through the Elm Walkway to the barrel cellar, distillery, underground blending cellar and the quaint Joseph’s Room. Finish your stroll with a private tasting focussing on the “Paramount Collection” and the 100 year old Para Vintage Tawny. Then receive the privileged experience to ‘Taste Port from Your Birth Year’ and walk alongside the longest lineage of single vintage wines in the world in the Centenary Cellar, culminating in a taste direct from barrel of your birth year.
Shaw & Smith
Exciting refined wines that reflect specific sites, situated in a tranquil set of vineyards behing Hahndorf. Enjoy a Limited release flight with matched cheese. Taste a combination of aged and single vineyard wines, including museum Chardonnay and Shiraz.
Silver Sands Beach
A famous strip of white, squeaky-fine sand taking in majestic views of the Fleurieu coastline and spectacular biodiversity.
Since the first vintage of 1980, every vintage released of the St. Hugo Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon has been awarded a gold medal. Handcrafted using only the finest fruit, the St. Hugo collection of fine wines are celebrated for their power, finesse and elegance. Experience the St Hugo range, and discover the coveted Vetus Purum wines, which showcase ancient (vetus) soils of the Barossa Valley, and the unspoiled pure (purum) terroir of the Coonawarra. Learn the story behind this prestigious brand during a vineyard tour and tutored tasting, followed by a 4-course lunch in the restaurant, expertly matched with St. Hugo wines.
The Salopian Inn
Named in Tasting Australia’s Top Australian Restaurants, enjoy a lunch of modern regional cuisine served in a charming 1850’s homestead and completed by expansive vineyard views and roaring winter fires. Chef Karena Armstrong’s menu focuses on their own Kitchen Garden with support from various local Farmers.
See a piece of SA winemaking history, visiting the first vineyard site in the Adelaide Hills,and the home of Australian winemaking legend, Brian Croser. Brian is single-mindedly focused on expressing the terrior from which his varieties come, so at Tapanappa you get a unique opportunity to try wines from select single vineyard sites. Enjoy Adelaide Hills Chardonnay, Fleurieu Peninsula Pinot Noir, and full-bodied Wratonbully reds, at this icon of South Australian wine.
Torbreck has assembled some of the finest vineyards and growers in the region to make their ultra-premium wines. They source their fruit from vines that date back as early as the 1840s, and pay tribute to these vineyards with minimal intervention, creating wines of richness, structure and length that age gracefully. Enjoy a winery tour, barrel tasting & private cellar door tasting in one of the most esteemed wineries of the country.
This is the Fleurieu’s most iconic pub. Enjoy stunning local cuisine full of local produce, a beer garden with sweeping views down the coast, and the region’s most famous cellar. Or simply pop up to the classic Australian “front bar” and enjoy a cold beer or sparkling wine to finish your day tour.
Wirra Wirra is a McLaren Vale & South Australian wine icon. Go behind the scenes in Wirra Wirra’s historic ironstone cellars enjoying a private tour and masterclasses in the original cellar door, then ring the Angelus Bell and hear it peal through the Vale.