2 DAY / 1 NIGHT
GOUMET FOOD AND WINE TOUR OF MCLAREN VALE AND ADELAIDE HILLS

Description
Your guide collects you from your accommodation at 9:30am for a tour the Central Market in the heart of Adelaide to see and taste the abundant fresh produce before travelling in comfort through the picturesque Adelaide Hills.

You visit Mount Barker, home of Springs Smoked Salmon, where you meet Richard Harris. His family has produced smoked salmon in Scotland for 30 years. He travelled the world to set up his own traditional smoking plant and finally found his ideal location in the Adelaide Hills. Fresh salmon is flown in from Tasmania. You then visit the nearby Brezel Bakery, the maker of Adelaide's finest breads.

You lunch at the historic Bridgewater Mill where they pride themselves on using fresh local produce. It is also the home of Petaluma wines and you have the opportunity to tour the Methode Champenoise cellars and taste their fine wines.

In the afternoon you continue to explore the Hills and visit local herb, fruit, and vegetable gardens and then taste some of the fine local products showcased at the Organic Markets.

You taste wines from Hillstowe in Hahndorf and cheese including cheese from the nationally acclaimed Woodside cheese factory.

You also visit Fleurieu Fine Foods who produce an outstanding and innovative range of mustards, preserves, grape wine jellies and other produce.

If time permits you may include a visit to the Hahndorf Berry Farm to pick your own berries, visit the Melba Chocolate factory or taste some of the many outstanding Adelaide Hills wines.

You spend the night in one of the charming guesthouses in the Adelaide Hills and dine in your cottage.

The next morning you travel through the scenic Mount Lofty Ranges, through picturesque towns like Clarendon, over the Onkaparinga River to arrive in the heart of the McLaren Vale Wine Region. The area boasts over 60 small wineries and many excellent food producers, almond groves, venison farms, yabby, and trout farms and berry farms that can be incorporated into our tour. Nestled among the vineyards are a feast of fine and exotic foods, from almonds and olives to pheasant and venison.

Our first visit is to the McLaren Vale Olive Company where you tour the olive groves and factory and learn about and taste the fine kalamata olives, olive oil, and olive products they produce.

After a tour and tasting at D'arenberg winery you continue to Willunga to meet Russell Jeavons, one of South Australia's most talented chefs, for lunch prepared in his wood fired oven and an introduction to seasonal fresh produce of South Australia. Russell was one of the first to introduce dukka to South Australia.

You finish with a visit to Medlow Fine Gels and Chocolates before returning to Adelaide via the coast.

 


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Price

AUD $1,282.00 per person
(twin share)
(minimum 2 passengers)

 
 
Cost Includes
Experienced wine tour guide/driver, wine and tourism information kit, pre and post-tour assistance, refreshments served en-route including cheese, olives, dried fruit, nuts, tea, fresh coffee, homemade biscuits and gourmet lunch.

 

 

 
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