Some of the most famous wine regions in the world are dotted across South Australia.
You can visit nine distinct wine regions within an hour and a half of the Adelaide city centre – Barossa and Eden Valley, Adelaide Plains, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, Southern Fleurieu, Currency Creek, Langhorne Creek and Clare Valley.
The Barossa, just an hour’s drive from Adelaide is known throughout the world as one of Australia’s leading wine regions, boasting more than 60 wineries. Established in 1842 by immigrants from England and Germany, the region’s rich heritage is reflected in architecture, food and internationally renowned wines.
The Clare Valley is considered one of the most picturesque wine regions in South Australia. Less than two hours from Adelaide, the region boasts more than 40 cellar doors, most within 20 kilometres of the main town of Clare.
The McLaren Vale District, just 40 minutes south of Adelaide, was born in 1839 (the first vines planted in 1838) and since that time the McLaren Vale region has become one of Australia’s premier wine-producing districts, particularly renowned for its full-bodied reds.