Aug 25, 2021

Adelaide – Fine Wine on High Street

In Adelaide’s leafy southern suburbs, you will find an local institution, the Edinburgh Hotel. The pub, built in 1867 in Mitcham Village has an expansive dining room, four bars and a classic Australian beer garden. In this garden however, sitting outside on a sunny afternoon, you are more likely to be served a delicious Clare Valley Riesling or a Barossa Rose.

Adjacent to the hotel, and across the car park of ‘The Ed’ you will find Edinburgh Cellars, an extensive fine wine retail destination who take pride in supporting the South Australian wine industry.

The business, in a heritage listed sandstone shop-front, regularly hosts winemakers from across South Australia who proudly show off their wines to customers, one and all. For a more in-depth tasting experience, part of the underground storage area the the cellars has been converted into a tasting classroom perfect for an educational wine flight.

South Australia’s most famous variety Shiraz gets star billing at the Ed Cellars The ‘Great’ Edinburgh Hotel & Cellars Shiraz Challenge held every June. Producers from around the state converge under a giant marquee to showcase their wines and vie for the consumer choice prize for best Shiraz.

Aside from supporting fine wine producers from across South Australia, the Ed plays another very important role in the state’s wine industry. Located only two minutes’ drive from the University of Adelaide’s Waite Campus, home of the viticulture and oenology students, the Ed has long been a proving ground for the up-and-coming generation of winemakers to sell, discuss, learn and taste the best South Australian wines that are produced. Thus it provides the perfect environment to ensure enduring relationships are formed, ideas are hatched, and the industry continues to evolve.

You will find the Edinburgh Hotel and Cellars at:
1/7 High Street
Mitcham SA 5062
https://edcellars.com.au

Other notable wine retailers in and around Adelaide include:

East End Cellars
25 Vardon Avenue
Adelaide SA 5000
http://www.eastendcellars.com.au

St Peters Cellars
66 6th Avenue
St Peters SA 5069
http://www.stpeterscellars.com.au/

Melbourne St Cellars
93 Melbourne Street
North Adelaide SA 5006
http://www.melbournestreetcellars.com.au/

Fassina Liquor
37 Oaklands Road
Somerton Park SA 5044
http://www.fassina.com.au/