This vibrant city and its supporting 18 wine regions will welcome the delegates to South Australia, a destination that comprises the most ancient soils on earth, the oldest continuously producing vines, a diverse array of coastal, hillside, and valley sites, and increasingly understands the special confluence of location, history, geology and culture that shapes the evolution of distinctive wine, memorable experiences and great gastronomy.
Here, new innovation rubs shoulders with old ways; seventh generation vigneron mix with new, millennial start-ups; 150 year old ancestor vines vie with new alternative varieties, and fine wine collectables share the same table with bio-dynamic, next generation funk. Add in a dynamic restaurant and bar scene that artfully blends old with new, and east with west, and you have a wildly-fermenting starter culture of its own!
The common thread that holds this exuberant story together is simple: a proud inheritance that we are determined to maintain in a sustainable way, and a natural desire to continue to challenge, explore, learn and share.
Adelaide, South Australia: Welcome to Old World; New World; Our World.
Primo Estate in McLaren Vale has won the Architecture and Landscape category in South Australia’s inaugural Best of Wine Tourism Awards. The awards were held as part of Adelaide’s membership of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.
In my opinion you will never get enough of the gently rolling hills of McLaren Vale, but if you are looking to offer your eyes a bit more excitement the winner for the Best of International Wine Tourism has got you covered! The d’Arenberg Cube will have you lapping up the big picture, while needing time to soak up all the amazing details, too.
Actually, the d’Arenberg Cube is a 2018 winner in two categories: International Best Wine Tourism, and – of course – Architecture and Landscape. Although the Cube is a new and unexpected addition for the region since last year, it is not an unexpected winner in these categories. A building made entirely out of glass, shaped like a Rubik’s cube, which surprisingly enough seems to really fit in the Mourvèdre vineyard surrounding it – that is a feat we all need to take a closer look at.
The holiday season is the perfect time for visitors from the northern climes to visit South Australia—remember, it’s summer here! Welcome the New Year with bountiful barbecues, seafood feasts, and days for venturing from sunny beaches to surprisingly cool-climate high-altitude wineries, like Deviation Road, where some of our favorite sparklers are made.
Nothing is more Christmassy ‘down under’ in South Australia than a barbeque on the beach in the sunshine, and glass of South Australia’s finest wine, of course! Here are some top tips for how to soak up the Christmas cheer in South Australia this festive season.
Drink As the weather warms up it's the perfect time to introduce you to Frozen Pink Moscato. Simply blend Banrock Station Pink Moscato, Raspberries, Lemonade & ice. Our pleasure!
The international ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ awards were announced during a gala dinner at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens on November 8. The ceremony marked the end of the 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Great Wine Capitals in Adelaide, South Australia.
Visiting Elderton Cellar Door is quintessential to experiencing the lifestyle and rich culture of the Barossa and provides visitors with unique food and wine experiences designed to showcase the provenance and distinctive character of their wines.
In 2017 the Ashmead family invested $1 million to complete a sensitive renovation and restoration of the 1918–built gentleman’s bungalow, creating a new luxury wine destination. With five private tasting rooms and spaces, the Cellar Door can accommodate from two to 50 guests.