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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.

Adelaide is eagerly looking forward to hosting the Great Wine Capitals of the World Network Annual General Meeting on 3-9 November 2018.

 

This vibrant city and its supporting 18 wine regions will welcome the delegates to South Australia. We are home to 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 are South Australia’s top 5 most romantic wine spots to visit.

1 Fleurieu Peninsula

The Fleurieu Peninsula is a paradise for beach lovers. Ever-popular as a weekend escape, you’ll find countless holiday houses and bed and breakfasts right on the water. Take a stroll down to the beach as dawn breaks, or sprawl out on the sand as sun sets. Green hills border jagged cliffs, with ocean swells below. Only minutes away you’ll find quiet coves beckoning swimmers with calm, clear waters.

A vista of gently rolling hills, 5000 acres of shiraz vines and a wide, open sky - there isn’t a more picturesque location than this. It was, in fact, this very view which, for US natives Jim & Helen Carreker, ended a world-wide search and bore the creation of an icon - The Louise Barossa Valley.

Penfolds Magill Estate – synonymous with South Australia and world-class wine – has taken out the international Best of Wine Tourism Award for the category ‘Wine Tourism Services’.

In an industry proud of its environmental credentials, Kalleske Wines is setting the benchmark. The Barossa Valley’s largest certified organic and biodynamic grape growing and winemaking operation – and one of the oldest certified in South Australia – has just won its second major sustainability prize in less than a year.

Whistling Kite Wines

Organic and biodynamic are certainly buzz-words in the wine industry today, but Riverland producers Whistling Kite Vineyard’s dedication to these principles dates back 30 years to something far more personal than a trend. To owners Pam and Tony Barich “we are only custodians of the land, and it’s our duty to maintain healthy soil for future generations.” Founded in 1976 Tony’s abstention from synthetic fertilisers and nitrates was recognised as certifiably organic in 1997, with biodynamic certification coming 10 years later.

Henschke and Hutton Vale Farm

Truth be told, the biggest asset of any region is not its produce or its landscape, it is its people. Those with a connection to the land so deep it’s an essential part of their being. In the Eden Valley, part of the greater Barossa region, this is certainly true of founding families Henschke and Angas (of Hutton Vale Farm). Their heart-felt authenticity is contagious and with their new, family-hosted offering, the Ultimate Authentic Barossa Experience, are putting the region on the world stage.

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