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A Local's Guide to the Best Food and Wine in Adelaide

Posted on 03 May, 2023 at 05:35 am - by

Guide to the Best Food and Wine in Adelaide

Adelaide is known for its vibrant food and wine scene, with a range of local and international cuisines and award-winning wineries. In this blog post, we'll share a local's guide to the best food and wine spots in Adelaide.


Breakfast and Brunch

Adelaide's breakfast and brunch scene is second to none, with a range of cafes and restaurants offering everything from classic breakfast dishes to innovative twists on brunch favorites.


Fine Dining

Adelaide is home to a range of fine dining restaurants, offering everything from classic French cuisine to modern Australian fusion. Here are some of our top picks:

  • Orana: Orana is a modern Australian restaurant that focuses on native ingredients and sustainable practices. The restaurant has won multiple awards, including Restaurant of the Year in 2018.
  • Shobosho: Shobosho is a contemporary Japanese restaurant that combines traditional techniques with a modern flair. The restaurant is known for its wood-fired grill and yakitori.
  • Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant: Located in the historic Penfolds Magill Estate winery, this restaurant offers stunning views and a menu that celebrates local South Australian produce.


Wine Tasting

South Australia is renowned for its wine regions, and Adelaide is the perfect base to explore them. Here are some of our top picks for wine tasting experiences:

  • Adelaide Hills: The Adelaide Hills wine region is located just 30 minutes from the city center and offers stunning views and a range of wineries to explore. Some top picks include Shaw + Smith, Nepenthe, and The Lane Vineyard.
  • Barossa Valley: The Barossa Valley is one of Australia's most famous wine regions, known for its rich Shiraz and bold red wines. Some top picks for wineries include Seppeltsfield, Yalumba, and Penfolds.
  • McLaren Vale: McLaren Vale is known for its Mediterranean climate and produces a range of wines, including Shiraz, Grenache, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Some top picks for wineries include d'Arenberg, Wirra Wirra, and Coriole.


Food and Wine Festivals

Adelaide is home to a range of food and wine festivals throughout the year, celebrating everything from craft beer to local produce. Some top picks include:

  • Tasting Australia: Tasting Australia is a 10-day festival celebrating South Australia's food and wine culture. The festival features local and international chefs, food and wine tastings, and immersive experiences.
  • Adelaide Hills Crush Festival: The Adelaide Hills Crush Festival is a weekend-long celebration of the Adelaide Hills wine region, featuring cellar door tastings, live music, and local produce.
  • Barossa Vintage Festival: The Barossa Vintage Festival is a biennial festival celebrating the Barossa Valley's wine heritage. The festival features a range of events, including wine tastings, long lunches, and a parade.

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