Embark on a 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 the South Australia food scene. With everything taken care of, simply unwind on this effortless journey complementing South Australia’s biggest food and wine festival.
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.
Meals: Welcome Reception at the hotel, Dinner at Adelaide’s Central Markets
Accommodation: Adabco Boutique Hotel
This morning enjoy a relaxing breakfast and some free time before meeting your group at Town Square where you’ll have the opportunity to feast on some of South Australia’s finest fare. Small Plates is your go-to food mecca and is the heart and soul of Tasting Australia presented by RAA Travel food festival. Leave the city for a taste of the country. On arrival at the Barossa, you’ll visit Seppeltsfield winery for a private Village Discovery Tour. Experience an award-winning mix of wine, food, craft and design before dining at FINO restaurant kitchen, their executive chef will connect you to the region through seasonal plates showcasing local, sustainable produce.
Meals: Hotel Breakfast, Dinner at FINO Restaurant Kitchen
Accommodation: Novotel Barossa
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. You’ll be grazing on a delicious shared meal at St Hugo in their vine-draped courtyard. We then head to your hotel Manna by Haus, stopping off at Provenance Barossa Building where you’ll have the chance to visit Penfolds Cellar Door, and experience coffee and tea tasting paddles. Try any of the 15 craft beers on tap, or perhaps try Barossa’s first craft gin. On arrival into the quaint township of Hahndorf, you are free this evening to relax or explore at your leisure.
Meals: Hotel Breakfast, Lunch at St Hugo’s Winery
Accommodation: Manna by Haus
After breakfast, we move on to blue cheese, chevre and camembert from the Hills to the Fleurieu Peninsula, where this delectable cheese cellar showcases handmade artisan flavours from local producers. Bidding farewell to the Adelaide Hills, our journey then takes us to the rich landscape of McLaren Vale and 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 before arriving at the top floor for a tasting and 360-degree views of the vineyards, and 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. Our last stop will be at Gemtree, tasting their biodynamic wines, a simple way of farming that enhances the soil and the taste. Heading back to Adelaide this afternoon, your evening is all yours to explore or relax at leisure.
Meals: Hotel Breakfast, Lunch at dÁrry’s Verandah Restaurant
Accommodation: Adabco Boutique Hotel
This morning, we'll venture out one last time for a celebratory farewell breakfast. On saying goodbye to your newfound friends, you will be transferred by private vehicle to the airport for your onward flight.
Meals: Farewell Breakfast