South Australia food & wine
South Australia is a dream destination for those who love great food and exquisite wine as the region boasts world-famous wineries and first class eateries.
South Australian Wine
If you love wine, then you must love wine from South Australia. With over 200 cellar doors within an hour’s drive of Adelaide – and many more in the state’s more distant wine regions – South Australia is wine lover’s paradise.
There are 18 distinct wine regions in South Australia for you to visit and try a few drops of the Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling and Chardonnay.
|The 18 wine regions
|Adelaide & Adelaide Plains Wine Region
||Adelaide Hills Wine Region
|Barossa Valley Wine Region
||Clare Valley Wine Region
|Coonawarra Wine Region
||Currency Creek Wine Region
|Eden Valley Wine Region
||Kangaroo Island Wine Region
|Langhorne Creek Wine Region
||McLaren Vale Wine Region
|Mount Benson Wine Region
||Mount Gambier Wine Region
|Padthaway Wine Region
||Riverland Wine Region
|Robe Wine Region
||Southern Fleurieu Wine Region
|Southern Flinders Wine Region
||Wrattonbully Wine Region
What to look for when wine tasting
Step 1: Look…
Look at the colour is the wine, is it pale or golden? If it’s red, is it light and pink or a deep red?
Step 2: Smell…
Swirl the wine around the glass before taking a sniff. What aromas can you pick out? It might be fruit and berries, cut grass, honey, chocolate…
Step 3: Taste…
Take a small sip of wine and swish it around your mouth, letting the flavour develop. Swallow or spit the wine in to the spittoon. The second or third sip will uncover the wine’s true flavours.
Step 4: Conclusion…
What did you think? Which one did you like the most?
The food of South Australia
As well as fine wine South Australia also boast fine dining. If you’re a food lover than South Australia has a treat for you.
Restaurants, cafés and bistros across the state deliver traditional dishes from around the world. You will find hearty, homely meals and original culinary creations.
Adelaide Central Market
When visiting Adelaide you must visit Adelaide Central Market. Here you’ll find fresh fruit and vegetables picked that morning, locally baked pies and cakes, plus famous local produced cheese that will accompany the local wines perfectly.
Adelaide Farmers' Market Showground
Another foodie experience not to miss is the Adelaide Farmers' Market Showground, South Australia’s biggest farmer’s market. The market takes place every Sunday from 9am until 1pm. Wonder round 80 stalls of tasty local produce and meet the growers and producers behind them.
Ligurian Bee Sanctuary
If you love honey, 'bee' sure to visit one of the many honey producers on Kangaroo Island. Kangaroo Island is home to the purest strain of bee in the world, the Ligurian bee. Declared a Ligurian Bee Sanctuary in 1885, Kangaroo Island’s bees originally came from the Italian province of Liguria.
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South Australia is great if you love seafood, offering you the best crayfish, oysters, Blue mussels, tuna and prawns from the local waters. For the best seafood head to Eyre Peninsula where the regions seafood is highly sought after and follow the popular Eyre Peninsula Seafood Trail. Staring in Whyalla and ending in Ceduna, the trail offers you a unique taste experience and a chance to purchase seafood directly from suppliers.