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Adelaide Hills Wine Tour – Full Day

THE HISTORY
The lush, green Adelaide Hills are located in the picturesque Mount Lofty Ranges, within half an hour’s drive east of Adelaide. It is fast becoming recognised as one of Australia’s foremost ‘cool – climate’ viticultural regions, takes advantage of the altitude and rainfall of the Mount Lofty Ranges to produce wine similar to the wine regions of France. Piccadilly is comparable to Burgundy, Lenswood and Mount Crawford to the cooler parts of Bordeaux, and Mount Barker and Clarendon share much in common with the northern Rhone.

The region can also boast beautiful gardens, diverse orchards, boutique cheese & food producers plus creative influences from the many arts & crafts inhabitants.

THE TOUR – Full Day Tour

At 9 am and travel through the scenic Adelaide Hills to Mount Lofty Summit for an unsurpassed view over the City, we then begin to taste the fine wines tucked away in the Hills. We wander through the small villages of the Hills, Crafers and Stirling, with a short visit to the Organic Market before visiting Hahndorf.

We can stroll through the German village of Hahndorf then do a tasting of the excellent Hahndorf Hill wines. We may visit the stylish Shaw and Smith winery to taste their exceptional white wines and new reds.

We visit the Bridgewater Mill, home of the renowned Petaluma Wines. We tour through the Methode Champenoise Cellars and taste their. Lunch may be at their outstanding restaurant or similar at Logans in Hahndorf.

If time permits we travel further into the heart of the Hills to Chain of Ponds wines owned by the Amadio family. They produce a range of awarding winning white and red wines in their little piece of land reminiscent of Tuscany.

*An option may be to cuddle a koala and interact with other wildlife at Cleland Wildlife Sanctuary.