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Adelaide Hills

In the Adelaide Hills, you’ll find South Australia’s oldest wine region. And more than 50 wineries continuing a tradition that started way back in 1845, when a hock from Echunga became Australia’s first wine export (it was sent to Queen Victoria but no-one’s sure if she was brave enough to taste it).

Today, some of Australia’s most elegant cool climate sparkling and still wines are produced in the region, from grape varieties including: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for sparkling and table wines in the coolest areas; Riesling, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot in the slightly warmer areas; and Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Shiraz in the lower altitudes.

Twenty-five cellar doors offer wine tastings and sales, for such premier labels as Nepenthe, Shaw & Smith and Petaluma. And for pure indulgence, don’t miss the award-winning Bridgewater Mill restaurant and cellar door.
Great little roadside stalls and farmers markets are dotted around the region, and include the new Battunga Country Growers Market at Macclesfield. There you’ll find local fruit, organic vegetables, herbs, wood-fired organic bread, nuts and more every Sunday from 10am to 3pm.

For more information on wine and food in the Adelaide Hills, head to the links section and order your free copy of the Adelaide Hills Secrets Visitor Guide.

30 km from Adelaide
58 Wineries Available
10 Attractions Available
Average Distance 160km
Average Duration 8hrs
Mount Lofty House

Tour Highlights

On this page you can find our recommended tours however you are more than welcome to alter your tour at any time. We can discuss with you and organise unforgettable personalised experience. In any case for any tour in Adelaide Hills region we recommend visit to …..

Hanhdorf Hill Winery

Hahndorf Hill Winery is a boutique producer specialising in alternative wines, including Gruner Veltliner, Blaufrankisch and Zweigelt, which we are pioneering in Australia.

We also produce the classic varieties for which the Adelaide Hills wine region is renowned – Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, cool-climate Shiraz and fresh rosé.

Our beautiful vineyard and cellar door are located outside historic Hahndorf village – the oldest surviving German settlement in Australia and today a popular tourist destination.

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List of Region Wineries

Aldgate Ridge

Amadio Wines

Anderson Hill

Arranmore Vineyard

Artwine Pty Ltd

Ashton Hills Vineyard

Barratt Wines

Barrister’s Block & Poetic Justice Premium Wines

Bird in Hand

BK Wines

Blefari Wines at Carey Gully Vineyards

Brackenwood Vineyard

By Jingo!

Chain of Ponds Winery

Coobara Wines at the Birdwood Wine & Cheese Centre

Deviation Road Cellars

Glen Ewin Estate – Bistro & Cellar Door

Golding Wines

Griffin Wines

Hahndorf Hill Winery

Honey Moon Vineyard

Howard Vineyard

Johnston Oakbank

K1 by Geoff Hardy

Kersbrook Hill Wines

La Linea

Leabrook Estate

Lobethal Road

Longview Vineyard

Magpie Springs Cellar Door

Malcolm Creek Vineyard

Manyara Vineyard

Maximilian’s Estate & Madhills Wines

Mayhem & Co

Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard

Murdoch Hill Wines

Nepenthe Cellar Door

Ngeringa Vineyards

Norton Summit Vineyards

Paracombe Premium Wines

Partalunga Vineyard

Petaluma’s Bridgewater Mill

Protero Wines

Robert Johnson Vineyards

RockBare Cellar Door

Scott & La Prova Wines

Setanta Wines

Shaw + Smith Tasting Room

Sinclair’s Gully Wines

Somerled Wines

Talunga – Scaffidi Premium Wines

Ten Miles East

The Lane Vineyard

The Mojo Barn

Tilbrook Estate

Tomich Wines Tasting Room

Tupelo Vintners

Whisson Lake Pinot Noir Vineyard

Hanhdorf (German Village)

Hahndorf is classified as Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement and each year thousands of people, young and old, enjoy its charm and the hospitality. Hahndorf is the jewel of the Adelaide Hills and one of South Australia’s most popular towns. A mere 20 minute drive from the Adelaide CBD, Hahndorf can be easily accessed via the Southern Eastern Freeway. The town is immensely popular with visitors from all over the world as well as locals and many premium businesses have set up their shops in this iconic town

List of Region Attractions

Hahndorf

The Hahndorf Farm Barn

Cleland National Park

Big Rocking Horse and Toy Factory

Mount Lofty Summit

National Motor Museum

The Cedars

Beerenberg Strawberry Farm

Melbas Chocolate Factory

Adelaide Hills Farmers Market

“From the Meet and Greet where David asked us about the wines we normally drink, to the scenic tour and the divine wines we tried, it was the best day of our entire holiday. David is a wonderful and fun character that went out of his way to make sure we were enjoying both the wines but also the entire experience. Have recommended him to friends and will tour with him again when we come back to Adelaide. Thanks Mate!”

Jeff & Liz Davenport

Los Angeles – USA

A fantastic private wine tour run by David. I can’t rave enough about David and he’s ‘magic van’ what we called his very well equipped van and the tour. David listened to what we wanted to do and drink and tailored the day around us. Lunch was included in the bill. We couldn’t believe how quickly the day went and were really happy with the vineyards we visited. David was knowledgeable and fun!”

Tracey & Glenn Trelaoar

Brisbane – Australia