Australia

South Australia: The Epicurean Way

When

October - March

Price

From $5,856pp excl. flights
(based on 2 ppl sharing)

How long

7 nights ideal length

Between the Adelaide Hills and the Clare Valley, the McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley, it cannot be denied that South Australia knows great wine. Whether it’s a Shiraz or a Riesling, this is a part of the world made for oenophiles. Spend a week alongside specialist wine guides sipping your way through some of the region’s leading wineries and dining at the top restaurants as you get a real flavor for South Australia.

A First Taste

Start off in South Australia’s culinary hotbed; Adelaide. Three nights in the city will see you sip and swirl your way through some of the best labels – but not before you get to know the city a bit better on a private city tour. Join a private guide as you make your way through the galleries of the North Terrace, through the stalls of Central Market (don’t worry, you’ll be back for a taste later) and onto the Tandanya National Aboriginal Center to step back in time through the city’s history. Finish up with a drink at the Hennessy rooftop bar at your stylish base, the Mayfair Hotel, before retiring to your elegant room.

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In the morning, let your taste buds lead the way as you head back to Central Market alongside a private guide for a deep-dive into Adelaide’s cuisine. Whether it’s seafood, baked goods, health foods or just about anything else you come in search of, the Market shines a spotlight on South Australian cuisine to make it quite deserving of its 150-year strong reputation for excellence. Tomorrow, it’s straight out to the source as you spend the day out in the McLaren Vale with a specialist wine guide. Out on the Fleurieu Peninsula, the Vale is a patchwork of vineyards and olive groves producing standout produce. Get a taste for it all over lunch at one of the region’s best restaurants before returning to Adelaide.

The Heart of it All

After one last night amid the buzz of Adelaide, we’ll then whisk you out to the peace of the Barossa Valley, stopping off along the way in the heart of the Adelaide Hills. Spend the day exploring the misty valleys that house one of Australia’s best wine regions and sipping on the specialty Sauvignon Blancs, Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs. Carrying on to the Barossa, you’ll then check in at the charming Louise before dinner at their award-winning Appellation restaurant. In the morning, you’ll have the whole of Australia’s best-known wine region to explore as you spend the day with a private wine guide visiting the best boutique wineries in the Barossa and lunching amid the vines.

Cheers to the Clare Valley

Tomorrow will see you heading into one of Australia’s smallest but most respected wine regions; the Clare Valley. Famous for their Rieslings and Shirazes, this heritage-filled region lends itself perfectly to a day spent tasting your way through some of the best boutique wineries on offer. Raise your glass at our pick of the local restaurants, Skillogalee, before sleeping it all off back at the Louise. The next morning, you’ll return to Adelaide for one last night before heading home, taking a love affair with South Australian wine back with you.

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