Do you have a sourdough starter that’s been in your fridge since the start of COVID? A veggie garden that never made it past the seedling stage? Well, leave the baking and farming to the professionals, it’s time to head to South Australia for great food and fine wine.
With chic inner-city eateries, laidback beachside cafes, and world-class wineries, South Australia has an immersive experience for all palates. With a strong focus on locally grown produce, eating and drinking in South Australia will leave your tastebuds in awe.
Let’s take a look at some of the amazing culinary adventures on offer.
In the west of the Barossa Valley, you’ll find the award-winning Hentley Farm. Nestled among rolling hills, this single estate boutique winery offers a culinary adventure and intimate cellar door experience.
Foodies will love the Discovery Menu at the Atrium. Using fresh, local farm produce and even foraging what is growing wild in and around nearby Greenock Creek, their passion and expertise are evident through the natural flavours of the dishes.
Find out more: www.hentleyfarm.com.au
Kangaroo Island spirits
Hop on over to the idyllic Kangaroo Island to get a taste of the world’s most contemporary gin at Kangaroo Island Spirits. KIS is a small craft distillery with a passion for creating traditionally distilled gin that tastes delicious.
Why not shake it up at a KIS Cocktail Masterclass at the cellar door? They guarantee you won’t be able to wipe the gin off your face!
Find out more: www.kispirits.com.au
Like your wine with a side of contemporary art? You’ll love d’Arenberg Cube! Fourth-generation winemaker Chester Osborn was inspired by the complexities and puzzles of wine-making to build this chic, cube-shaped building. Each level is an adventure for the senses, carefully designed to entice and excite the visitor.
From a wine sensory room to a contemporary art museum (currently featuring a Salvador Dali exhibition!) and a blending bench where you can blend and bottle your own wine, there is something for everyone. Be there or be square!
Find out more: www.darenberg.com.au/darenberg-cube
Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tours
Farm-to table-dining has taken on a whole new meaning with Coffin Bay Oyster Farm Tours. Located on the stunning Eyre Peninsula, Coffin Bay Oyster Farm is home to some of Australia’s most sought-after seafood.
Learn about oyster farming, the history of Coffin Bay, and best of all, try your hand at shucking your very own oysters straight from the water!
Find out more: www.oysterfarmtours.com.au
The Tasting Room at Mayura Station
Moo-ving on over to an overland paddock to plate culinary adventure, an evening at the Tasting Room at Mayura Sation will melt even the toughest of meat critics.
Mayura Wagu is produced on rich grazing land along South Australia’s Limestone Coast. Regarded as world-class beef, this award-winning farm offers a tasting experience that will tantalize your tastebuds like never before.
Find out more: www.mayurastation.com
Hungry for more?
Interested in learning more about the tasty treats South Australia has to offer? Head over to their trade website for more delicious morsels of information and complete their training program to become an SA Expert!
Hero image: Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard ©South Australian Tourism Commission
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