Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia

Ultimate foodie's long weekend

I know it's only January, but it's never too early to plan a long weekend. Especially one that revolves around culinary adventures, world-class wineries and general foodie bliss!

This incredible Flavours of South Australia tour, by Inspiring Journeys is an unfogettable journey full of local flavours, showcasing the best of the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale wine regions.

This culinary discovery will connect you to the makers, growers and passionate owners of South Australia food scene. With everything taken care of, simply unwind on this effortless journey complementing South Australia’s biggest food and wine festival. 

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ITINERARY

Day 1 – Welcome to Adelaide

Be welcomed into your heritage-listed Venetian Gothic-style hotel, nestled amongst the leafy plane trees of Wakefield Street just minutes away from Adelaide’s city centre. It’s time to unwind in the hotel’s courtyard, with a glass of sparkling wine in hand. You’ll then effortlessly explore the city in a zero-emission caddy, ending at Adelaide Central Market. Meet your expert host Cheryl, who’ll introduce the passionate market stall owners. You will taste signature dishes throughout the market, enjoying a four-course roaming dinner with wine.

  •  Welcome Reception at the hotel, Dinner with Wine
  •  Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets

Day 2 – Adelaide / Barossa Vallely

This morning, enjoy a relaxing breakfast and some free time to explore Adelaide at your own pace before meeting your group and leaving the city for a taste of the country. On arrival, you’ll visit Provenance Barossa, home to Penfolds Cellar Door, Barossa Distilling Company, Ember Pizzas and Stein’s Taphouse to name but a few. Here you’ll have time to wander and to taste the local fare. After checking into your accommodation this afternoon, head off to Seppeltsfield winery for a private Village Discovery Tour. Experience an award-winning mix of wine, food, craft and design before dining at the homestead where Executive Events Chef Owen Andrews will connect you to the region through seasonal plates showcasing local, sustainable produce.

  •  Hotel Breakfast, Dinner with wine at Seppeltsfield
  •  Novotel Barossa

Day 3 – Barossa Valley / Adelaide Hills

Your day begins with breakfast overlooking the glorious Jacob’s Creek vineyards, then add some Maggie Beer’s flair to your cooking, in the very studio where Maggie and Simon filmed the Cook and the Chef, at a private demonstration. Sample the many products at her farm shop. Be sure to save room for some relaxed Barossa style long-table dining at the award-winning St Hugo. After a short tour and tasting, you’ll be grazing on a delicious 2 course lunch with matching wines overlooking their glorious vineyard. Leave the Barossa behind and head through the picturesque Adelaide Hills to historic Hahndorf. Settled by 19th-century Lutheran migrants, it is known for its original German-style architecture and artisanal food. To learn more, visit the Hahndorf Academy, home to the German Migration Museum. On arrival, check into your boutique style accommodation for an afternoon and evening at leisure. It will be hard to resist a stroll down colourful Main Street where you’ll find the Australian Opal Company, the Alpaca Shop or the Hahndorf Leathersmith and Bush Gallery. Tonight, why not head out to taste some true German fare washed down with an iced cold beer?

  •  Hotel Breakfast, Lunch with wine at St Hugo’s Winery
  •  Manna by Haus

Day 4 – Adelaide Hills /  McLaren Vale

After breakfast, journey to the rich landscape of McLaren Vale. Here, you'll visit Gemtree who produce biodynamic wines, a simple way of farming that enhances the soil and the taste. Take a guided tour of their picturesque property to learn about this unique process before trying out some of their wines for yourself.  It’s then onto the quirky d’Arenberg Cube. This building was inspired by the complexities and puzzles of winemaking. Each of the five levels has been carefully designed to entice and excite the senses. Here, you’ll be taken on a journey like no other before arriving at the top floor for a tasting and 360-degree views of the vineyards. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious three-course lunch with wine at the stunning d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant. There will also be an opportunity for those interested to see the Salvador Dali exhibition. This is the last stop for the day before heading back to Adelaide this afternoon for evening that’s all yours to explore or relax at leisure.

  •  Hotel Breakfast, Lunch at dÁrry’s Verandah Restaurant
  •  Hotel Indigo Adelaide Markets

Day 5 – Farewell from Adelaide

This morning, venture out one last time for a celebratory farewell breakfast.  On saying goodbye to your new-found friends, you will be transferred by private vehicle to the airport for your onward flight.

  •  Farewell Breakfast
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