Food and Wine, Barossa & Nature
Adelaide Hills, Barossa, Fleurieu Peninsula, Clare Valley
This drive is a culinary adventure through four of Australia's premier wine regions. This three day food and wine drive is perfect for those who travel for their taste buds. Visit the many cellar doors and restaurants in the world-famous Barossa, as well as the picturesque Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Clare Valley.
Some of the wineries you can visit along the Epicurean Way are part of Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia.
Adelaide - Adelaide Hills
Start your South Australian food and wine experience with a short journey to McLaren Vale. Try some wine tasting at one of the 70 cellar doors such as Gemtree, d’Arenberg, Shottesbrooke, Wirra Wirra and Hugh Hamilton. Enjoy fresh local produce including olives, cheeses and handcrafted beer and cider. In the afternoon drive to the picturesque Adelaide Hills. The region is well known for its cool climate wines. There are some amazing boutique wineries such as The Lane, Shaw+Smith, and Golding Wines. A number of wineries have great restaurants onsite and the country pubs offer delicious meals.
Overnight: Adelaide Hills
Adelaide to McLaren Vale: 40km/25miles, 45 minute drive
McLaren Vale to Adelaide Hills: 63km/40miles, 1 hour drive
Adelaide Hills - Barossa
From the Adelaide Hills it’s only a short drive to the Barossa. Meet local winemakers, take a vineyard tour at Jacob’s Creek, try the port from your birth year at Seppeltsfield Winery or try an ale at one of the craft breweries. Taste the region’s stunning and iconic produce at restaurants such as Appellation, fermentAsian, Hentley Farm and St Hugo or try a regional gourmet platter including local cheeses at one of the many cellar doors. Don’t miss Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop, a food haven that showcases the Barossa’s famous produce. For something special, some wineries provide visitors with the opportunity to blend their own wine and take it home as a souvenir.
Adelaide Hills to Barossa: 50km/31miles, 1 hour drive
Barossa - Clare Valley
From the Barossa it’s only a short journey to the Clare Valley. Hire bicycles and ride along part of the 35km (22 mile) Riesling Trail, stopping for wine tastings along the way. Explore the area, visiting art galleries and studios, wineries, gardens and historical buildings and townships. There are many excellent dining options including winery restaurants that blend the best of local wine and produce, Skillogalee, Slate Restaurant and Umbria Rustic Italian being perfect examples. Return to Adelaide or stay overnight. Barossa and Clare Valley components can also be single day tours.
Barossa to Clare Valley: 100km/62miles, 1 hour drive
Clare Valley to Adelaide: 141 km/87 miles, 2 hour drive