A woman removes the top of a sparkling wine bottle with a sabre.
Nominated | Regional winner
Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences

Sidewood Estate – Adelaide Hills

Adelaide | South Australia

Located on the outskirts of Hahndorf, Sidewood continues to be one of the most popular destinations in the Adelaide Hills.

Its unique venue boasts a leisure area including lawn bowls, Finksa and pétanque courts, while its Nature Play area caters to families. For those looking for a more laid-back experience, the courtyard features luxury day beds perfect for relaxing on.

Visitors can take part in an exclusive Sabrage Masterclass, where they learn the traditional – and spectacular – technique of opening a bottle of sparkling wine using a sabre. The annual Vintage & Vinyl event celebrates vintage in the Adelaide Hills, complete with a grape stomping competition.

Sidewood has also taken an innovative approach to its tasting experiences, offering introductory classes to help beginners interpret wine terminology, while more experienced consumers can take part in a Sidewood vs France masterclass. Its range of no and low alcohol wines is ideal for those looking to cut back their alcohol consumption.

6 River Road
South Australia 5245
(+61) 8 8389 9234
-35.020455369275, 138.79458739127

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  • Disabled Facilities: Yes
  • Accommodation: No
  • Food Facilities: Yes
  • Conference Facilities: Yes
  • Languages Spoken: English