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Adelaide Hills

Just a short drive out of the Adelaide CBD, enter another world in the Adelaide Hills. Following the challenges of 2020, the Hills have bounced back with gusto, offering some of the most talked about wine and food offerings in the state. Wines here are elegant and pure, with pinot noir and chardonnay shining, along with sparkling wine. A locally sourced, long lunch is a must-do in the Hills, with notable wineries, such as the Summertown Aristologist, Lot 100 and Golding Wines, offering some of the best. It’s a region in which to escape the everyday routine, with picturesque cellar doors, quaint, yet chic, wine bars and hearty food aplenty.

Image of Deviation Road by Cantwell Photography.

Deviation Road

Star Cellar Door

(08) 8339 2633

Kate and Hamish Laurie have created a polished oasis, cradled among the vines and perfect all year round. Kate was a finalist in our Winemaker of the Year Awards in 2016 and focuses her talents on elevating the quality of Adelaide Hills sparkling to the highest possible level. Discover a comprehensive range of sparkling styles with orchestrated tasting flights and special limited release bottles you won’t find anywhere else. The other wines in the range are also excellent and they have been doing particularly good things with pinot noir in recent vintages. The deck is heated in winter and opens out to a lush, grassed area in summer, with regular live music events. Upstairs there’s a tasteful private room that seats 20 and they’ve recently completed a hidden underground cellar feature, too. NICK  STOCK

OUTSTANDING WINE: 2014 Deviation Road Beltana Blanc de Blancs, A$95

Sidewood Estate
Best Large Cellar Door

0437 045 164

The Summertown Aristologist
Best Small Cellar Door

0477 410 105

Shaw + Smith
Best Tasting Experience

(08) 8398 0500

Lot 100
Cellar Door with Best Food

(08) 7077 2888

Golding Wines

(08) 8189 4500

Longview Vineyard
BEST AccommodatioN

(08) 8388 9694

Mount Lofty House
BEST Accommodation

(08) 8339 6777

Crafers Hotel
BEST Accommodation

(08) 8339 2050