If you’re looking to experience the best of Australia’s wine-growing regions, then look no further than South Australia with its abundance of boutique wineries. Whether you prefer a sauvignon blanc or a cabernet sauvignon, Here are some of Australia’s best wine-growing regions and wineries to visit that will not disappoint:
The Barossa Valley is a large wine-producing region in South Australia, known for its Shiraz wines. If you’re looking for a good place to go wine tasting, the Barossa Valley has plenty of options! Roughly a 60 minute drive from Adelaide CBD it is nice and close to visit on a day tour from the city.
Bethany Wines is one of the best wineries in Barossa Valley. It’s located near Tanunda town center, which makes it easy to get around by foot or car during your visit. You’ll find a nice selection here with prices ranging from $10-$100 per bottle depending on what type of wine you like best (red vs white). Their tasting room also serves lunch if you want something more substantial than snacks while enjoying some great local brews!
Another option is Yalumba Estate Winery & Restaurant where they have both an indoor restaurant as well as outdoor tables overlooking beautiful gardens full with flowers blooming all year round–it’s quite magical actually.
If you’re looking for a day tour so you can indulge in all the food and drink you wish, take a look at some options here.
The Clare Valley
Located in South Australia, the Clare Valley is a four hour drive from Adelaide and a seven hour drive from Melbourne. It’s known for its Shiraz–the most popular red wine variety in Australia. But there are other grapes grown here too: Chardonnay, Riesling and Pinot Noir can all be found on the vineyards of this region.
The Clare Valley is also known as a prime area for growing grapes because it’s so flat and dry; these conditions make it easier for wineries to control irrigation levels while still getting good yields (that means more delicious grapes!).
If you’re looking for a place to taste some of Australia’s best wines, Coonawarra is the place to go. The region has been producing high-quality wine since 1857 and over the years has become known for its Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and other types of grapes.
The region’s wineries include Penfolds Winery which is located in Koonoomoo Springs Estate near Penola in South Australia’s south east corner.
The Eden Valley
The Eden Valley is located in South Australia’s south, and it’s one of the oldest wine regions in the country. The region is most famous for its Shiraz wines, but you can also find Chardonnay and Riesling there as well.
With over 50 wineries to choose from, there are plenty of options when it comes to tasting wine at your own pace or joining a tour through one of the many vineyards in this region. There are also plenty of restaurants where you can enjoy some delicious food with your drinks enhancing the tasting experience!
McLaren Vale Region
Enjoy some of the best wine tours in the birthplace of the South Australian wine industry, McLaren Vale located in the Fleurieu Peninsula. Home to some of the world’s oldest grenache vines, McLaren Vale wineries are a place for you to indulge in wine, food, art and nature. Gemtree Wines are a must-visit for their biodynamic wines. They are passionate about the environment which is evident from the re-vegetated wetland populated by kangaroos, koalas and emus. They also have a solar-powered tasting room.
Whilst in the region, you could also visit the d’Arenberg Cube. This cube-shaped building has five levels designed to entice and excite the senses, including features such as a wine sensory room, a virtual fermenter and a 360degree video room, and much much more!
You could also book a Day Trip for a guided tour of McLaren Vale departing from Adelaide or Glenelg.
The Lane Vineyard
If you are visiting the Adelaide Hills wine region The Lane Vineyard is a must-visit. After winning a gong in the 2022 South Australian Tourism Awards, The Lane Vineyard has become a special cellar door experience. Book in to The Gathering for a degustation style wine tasting that showcases a perfect pairing of the menu with the wines.
You can also blend your own wines with a crash course under the guidance of their winemaking and cellar door team.
South Australia is the perfect place for wine tasting.
South Australia provides a wonderful wine experience filled with premium wine. There are many regions that produce great wines, with each region offering its own unique flavor and style. The climate and soil in South Australia is perfect for growing grapes and winemaking. The Australian wine industry is the second largest in the world, behind France’s large vineyards.
There are also a lot of day tours you can take to visit wineries in small groups with a tour guide. you can experience tasting tours, winery tours and multiple course lunches! Take a look at our Australian Day Tours to find the perfect one for you.