Spend a delicious day feasting your senses on a private day tour of the Adelaide Hills wine region with our expert local guide.
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Known for charming towns nestled within lush greenery, and sprawling vineyards with cool climate wine region elegance, the high-country Adelaide Hills showcases award-winning artisanal food and wine amongst picturesque scenery. Today, you’ll embark on an epicurean expedition throughout the region, beginning with your private local guide picking you up at your accommodation. From there, your day will begin with a short drive to Mount Lofty Summit, a scenic lookout boasting panoramic views across all of Adelaide.
After soaking in the view from this scenic spot, your private local guide will drive you through the winding roads of the Adelaide Hills to arrive at Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest German settlement. Dating back to 1839, Hahndorf’s aesthetics combine traditional European village charm with modern Australian influences. Discover this historic town and explore its variety of boutique stores and artisan creations, alongside heritage-rich museums and art galleries.
Shaw + Smith
Having now developed a taste for the region’s beauty and history, it’s time to indulge in its famous produce. Your first winery will be the widely-acclaimed Shaw + Smith. Embark on a Behind the Scenes tour throughout their winery and vineyard, followed by a hosted wine flight tasting where you’ll sample several of their championed wines including a range of limited release single site wines, accompanied by a South Australian produce plate.
Your epicurean journey will continue with a stop for lunch. You’ll indulge at one of the premium dining experiences located throughout the region, which showcase lovingly-crafted à la carte menus created with local seasonal produce.
Deviation Road Winery
Resume your viticultural exploration after lunch, with your next stop at the family-run Deviation Road. This boutique winery showcases a spectacular cellar door and tasting room with a specialisation in méthode traditionnelle sparkling wine. Enjoy a sit-down private tasting of their premium seasonal wines with options to suit every palate.
Sparkling connoisseurs may enquire about enhancing their experience with the opportunity to disgorge and take home a personal bottle of méthode traditionnelle sparkling wine.
Time permitting, you may round off your day with a visit to an acclaimed local gin distillery or another premium tasting location, like Ambleside Distillery. Tempt your palate with a tasting flight of their award-winning botanical gins, or another selection of beverages to suit your taste before beginning the journey back to your accommodation.
6 guests = $730 per person *
5 guests = $790 per person
4 guests = $860 per person
3 guests = $990 per person
2 guests = $1,250 per person
1 guest = Price on application
Andrew Walters – Lead Guide