Sustainable Wine Tourism in South Australia

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South Australia is home to some of the most pristine natural environments and unique wildlife in the world, and we’re committed to keeping it that way. Here, sustainability is more than a checkbox; protecting our environment is a way of life. South Australia was the first state to ban plastic bags and single-use plastics and as the highest producer of wind energy in Australia and the home of the world’s largest lithium-ion battery, our commitment to renewable energy is just as strong.

We’re ambitious, too. Our capital, Adelaide, is set to become the world’s first carbon-neutral city. It’s little wonder our tourism experiences are leading the way for sustainable travel. Slip away for a weekend completely off grid, sip organic wine that’s not only had minimal impact on, but nurtured the surrounding environment, or explore our rugged wilderness on an eco-friendly tour, while leaving nothing but footprints behind.

Carbon Neutral Adelaide

For more information on the City of Adelaide’s mission to be one of the worlds first carbon neutral cities, please visit their website https://www.cityofadelaide.com.au/about-adelaide/our-sustainable-city/carbon-neutral-adelaide/

Plan a sustainable trip to South Australia’s wine regions:

Stay

Tent on a Hill, McLaren Vale

A uniquely Australian experience in McLaren Vale. Spend the night in a plush Bell Tent, surrounded by kangaroos and gum trees, with a view over the McLaren Vale vineyards.

No running water, no electricity but complete luxury. All lighting is provided by solar fairy lights, lanterns and candles. A simple outdoor hanging shower and a portable flushing toilet complete the amenities. A perfect way to absorb the beauty of McLaren Vale. 

More information here https://southaustralia.com/products/fleurieu-peninsula/accommodation/tent-on-a-hill

Dine

Fino Seppeltsfield, Barossa

At Fino Seppeltsfield in the Barossa, the menu showcases regionality and seasonality whilst supporting small-scale, sustainable producers. With 95% of the restaurant’s produce sourced locally, this deep connection to provenance and the Barossa region is evident on every plate. Bonus, Fino is located in the heart of Seppeltsfield Estate and shares the original 1900s bottling hall with Seppeltsfield’s cellar door, so your guaranteed good wine sourced from the surrounding vineyards to accompany your meal. If you’re in the city, the new Adelaide iteration of the popular restaurant, Fino Vino, shares the same love of local food.

https://fino.net.au/

Enjoy

Ngeringa, Adelaide Hills

One of the pioneering biodynamic wineries in Australia, Ngeringa is focused on creating sustainable, ecologically minded wines. The Adelaide Hills winery sits just outside Mount Barker on a 75-hectare farm, with five hectares dedicated to vineyards. Their sustainable approach to farming and viticulture is evident as soon as you arrive with a straw bale cellar door and vineyard seamlessly entwined with the farm, which is home to Scottish Highland cows, sheep and chickens, a flourishing paddock overflowing with veggies and extensive revegetation plantings. Here, you can sip wine grown, made and bottled without leaving the estate.

https://www.ngeringa.com/

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