Epicurean Way Road Trip
Follow your taste buds across South Australia on this three-day food and wine adventure.
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Day 1: Adelaide to McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills
Start your South Australian food and wine experience with a short journey to south to McLaren Vale. Enjoy a wine tasting at one of the 70 cellar doors scattered throughout McLaren Vale such as Gemtree, d’Arenberg, Coriole, Wirra Wirra and Hugh Hamilton. If you’re stopping off at a few wineries, please arrange for a designated driver. to Enjoy fresh local produce including olives, and cheeses. In the afternoon drive to the scenic Adelaide Hills. The region is well known for its cool climate wines. There are some amazing boutique wineries such as Hahndorf Hill Winery, The Lane, Shaw+Smith, Bird in Hand and Golding Wines with a number of these offering decadent restaurants.
Overnight: Adelaide Hills
Day 2: Adelaide Hills to Barossa
From the Adelaide Hills it’s only a short drive to the Barossa. Meet local winemakers, have a picnic at vineyards 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, why not blend your own wine to take home as a souvenir at one of the wineries.
Day 3: Barossa to Clare Valley
This morning head to the Clare Valley. Hire bicycles and ride along part of the 35km Riesling Trail, stopping at wineries along the way. Explore the area, visit art galleries and studios, 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 Seed Winehouse + Kitchen being perfect examples. Return to Adelaide or stay overnight.