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.
Adelaide, South Australia is surrounded by fruitful wine regions. From the big bold Shiraz to the delicate Riesling, the various types of soil used to grow, harvest and vintage the most specular wines are scattered throughout the state's many cellar doors and wineries.
The Penfolds name has long been synonymous with South Australia and the wine industry. With properties in both Magill (near Adelaide) and the Barossa Valley tourists have travelled throughout the state to experience one of the world’s most iconic wine brands. A recent redevelopment at the brand’s spiritual home, Penfolds Magill Estate has significantly raised the bar on delivering wine tourism experiences.
The Great Wine Capitals Global Network has honoured Penfolds Magill Estate as the 2018 regional winner of the ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ Award in the Wine Tourism Services category and the 2018 International ‘Best Of Wine Tourism’ distinction.
Hentley Farm is determinedly guest-focused. You get the sense that the restaurant and staff exist purely for your comfort and enjoyment. From the moment you venture beyond the hedge into this world where heritage and evolution harmonise, until you walk out the door holding your personalised copy of the menu, Hentley Farm Restaurant is about making memories. Lifelong memories of South Australia, the Barossa, its food and its people.
Hentley Farm Restaurant is open for lunches daily and Friday and Saturday evenings for dinner. Bookings are essential.
Hentley Farm Wines is the 2018 regional winner of the Best of Wine Tourism Award in the Wine Tourism Restaurants category.
Great wine is best shared with friends on a warm summer evening or cosy winter night, and in Adelaide, South Australia there's countless welcoming bars in vibrant laneways that are ready to pour you a glass of the State's finest.
Home to great events and even better wines, Adelaide, South Australia boasts some of Australia's most iconic food and wine festivals. With different events touring through the regions, there's something to tantalize everyone's palate.
Truth be told, the biggest asset of any region is not its produce or its landscape, it is its people. Those with a multi-generational connection to the land so deep it’s impossible to ignore, nor replicate. In the Eden Valley this is certainly true of founding families Henschke and Angas (of Hutton Vale Farm). Their heart-felt authenticity is contagious and with their new offering, the Ultimate Authentic Barossa Experience, are putting the region on the world stage.