Some of this country’s very best wines are produced in South Australia. But unlike the prized wine regions of other states, their proximity to the capital city is an added bonus. The Adelaide Hills are a quick 20-minute drive from Adelaide while McLaren Vale (in the Fleurieu Peninsula) and the Barossa region are less than an hour away.
Add that to the list of reasons why you should be booking flights to Adelaide ASAP — where else in the country can you actually arrange a group wine tour during the day and still book a restaurant in the city for dinner? 2021 has been officially named the Year of the South Australian Wine, in honour of the states long-standing history of continually producing incredible vino, so it’d be offensive not to visit.
To help narrow down your list of must-hit wineries, we’ve earmarked the best cellar doors for group bookings — no matter which region you pick, Adelaide wines are as full of personality as the city itself.