Wineries near Adelaide
Wineries Near Adelaide. There is good argument to say South Australia is wine! No doubt about it! The Barossa comprises the Barossa and Eden valleys. Just 30 kilometres long and about 14 kilometres wide, this South Australia Wine Region produces over 20% of Australia’s wines. Due to it having an ideal grape growing climate. Hot dry summers and cool wet winters.
Internationally renowned for its fine quality cool climate wines the Clare Valley. It specialises in Riesling grapes but is by no means confined to that variety. Wine was established in the Valley by the community of Jesuits in 1851 and still run by the order today (Sevenhill Cellar). More than 40 wineries operate in the Valley today.
Another cool climate wine producing region is the Adelaide Hills. Adelaide Hills first plantings date back from 1839, the region now boasts more than 50 wineries centred on Hahndorf. This including a dozen cellar doors.
The Barossa Valley
Winding from Gawler to Tanunda. The driving distance between Gawler to Tanunda is 27 km. It takes approximately 22 min to drive from Gawler to Tanunda. The scenic experience you will enjoy as you proceed through an idyllic landscape of vineyards and paddocks backed by the contrasting Golden Brown Hills of the Barossa Ranges and dotted with European style towns and villages. The Barossa Valley way is the perfect introduction to one of Australia’s Premier wine regions and most scenic valleys.
The Adelaide Hills
Take the South Eastern freeway from Adelaide, (The distance between Adelaide city to Adelaide Hills is 45 Km by road approximately 26 minutes) then turn off to Hahndorf. Follow the B34 North and then East through the quaint villages of Oakbank and Woodside then turn left into Lobethal. From here the main road to Adelaide winds through vineyards and climbs hills with the amazing views. Take the turnoff to Uraidla and Summertown, then turn left off Green Hill Rd to visit Mount Lofty, before re-joining the freeway