From Adelaide’s stylish eateries to vineyard restaurants and beachside cafes, South Australia serves up exciting and creative dishes where local, seasonal produce leads the way. Below is just a bite-sized piece of the exceptional food and wine experiences that South Australia’s Barossa wine region has to offer.
Fresh, seasonal produce and wonderful farmers markets can be found in all of South Australia’s regions, but an hour’s drive north of Adelaide, the Barossa Farmers Market is one of the most popular. Hundreds flock to the region on a Saturday morning to stock up on Barossa specialities like organic chicken, German smallgoods and gooey Barossa Valley Cheese.
There’s no better way to see (and taste) South Australia than by following one of the many food and wine trails. The Epicurean Way is a fabulous self-drive trail that takes in several great wine and food regions over 4 tasty days. The Barossa Butcher, Baker, Winemaker Trail is a bit of mouthful - in more ways than one. The trail leads to wineries, restaurants and shops offering fabulous food and wine experiences across the region. Discover wineries and eateries on your own or join a specialist tour.
With nearly half of all Australian wine produced here, South Australia is home to some pretty iconic regions – many of which are with an hour’s drive of the city. The Barossa is undoubtedly Australia’s most famous and with more than 80 cellar doors to discover you’ll need at least 2 – 3 days to take it all in. Stop in at historic cellar doors where it’s often the winemaker greeting you at the gate, or while away an afternoon listening to live music or watching the sun set over the vines. Many wineries in South Australia will pair their wines with local produce, creating a complete South Australian food and wine experience.
If you’d like to learn more about South Australia and the amazing experiences on offer there, visit www.southaustralia.co.nz to start creating your perfect holiday wishlist.