As the leaves begin to change colour and the cold weather makes an appearance, we find ourselves cosying up in snug cellar doors with a glass of red in hand and a cheese board filled with autumnal delights. So here is our top 5 Adelaide-based wineries for a fresh autumn day.
Spend a day wandering through the historic streets of Hahndorf and make your way to The Lane Winery. The stunning vineyard is situated 400 metres above sea level with a glass dining room that overlooks the vines. Linger over a lunch focused on South Australian produce and leave with a bottle of their Reunion Shiraz 2013. The Lane Vineyard, 5 Ravenswood Ln, Balhannah SA 5242.
Mount Lofty Ranges Vineyard
Cosy up and enjoy a glass of red next to the 360-degree open fire at Mount Lofty Ranges Vineyard. The cellar door, situated in a rustic barn with wooden beams, is also home to an award-winning restaurant (Chef Hat 2017, Good Food Guide) open for lunch 7 days a week. For a sunny autumn afternoon, opt for a glass of the Pinot Noir Rose or their Old Apple Block Chardonnay. Mount Lofty Ranges Vineyard, 166 Harris Road, Lenswood SA 5240.
Situated in Adelaide’s foothills and only 15 minutes from the CBD, Penfolds Magill Estate is both a wine and foodie haven. Visit the Magill Estate restaurant for a tasting menu with exclusive wine pairings or head out to the Barossa Valley and visit their cellar door for ‘A Taste of the Grange’ wine experience ($150). Penfolds Magil Estate, 78 Penfolds Road Magill SA 5072 Barossa Cellar Door, 30 Tanunda Road, Nuriootpa SA 5355
Opt for a different cellar door experience and visit the well-known winery of Jacob’s Creek. Take part in a cooking class using produce picked straight from the Kitchen Garden and then enjoy your leisurely lunch with wine pairings. If you’re after something more spontaneous, pop in for a wood-fired pizza at the cellar door restaurant and leave with a bottle of the award winning Adelaide Hills pinot noir. Jacob’s Creek, Barossa Valley Way, Rowland Flat SA 5352.
Bird in Hand
Bird in Hand winery is on everyone’s wine tour list during the summer but it shouldn’t be missed when the weather cools either. Visit the beautiful cellar door and enjoy a wine flight at farm-to-table restaurant, The Gallery or if its just wine you’re after, pick up a bottle or two of the Nero D’Avola designed in collaboration with fashion designer Dion Lee. Bird in Hand Winery, Bird in Hand & Pfeiffer Rd, Woodside SA 5244.
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