ByJennifer Martin, writer at

While in South Australia, if you are planning to visit one of the best wineries of the country, head down to Barossa Valley. It has more than 70 wineries, out of which some date back to 150 years ago. Barossa Valley is a real mecca for food and wine lovers in Australia.

There are a plenty of guided tours available for this amazing wine region of Australia, however I personally recommend booking a motorhome hire Adelaide for some more fun and delights. Now, without further ado, let’s check out the 10 must-stop destinations of the region for the ultimate food and wine experiences.

Jacob’s Creek

Jacob’s Creek Cooking Class
Jacob’s Creek Cooking Class

Channel the Australian MasterChef in you and get ready to spend about 4 hours at Jacob’s Creek cooking class. You will be accompanied by chef Genevieve Harris on your culinary extravaganza. While here, you can pick your veggies from the organic, open-air, garden on own. The fresh produces of the garden will come straight to your plate, sounds beautiful right?

Jacob’s estate cottages dates back to 1837, meaning the place thrives rich history too. The views over the winery are breathtaking! Enjoy the self-made lunch and then take a stroll around the vineyard to explore all it has on offer. Make sure you book a cooking class well in advance for this ultimate cooking and eating experience.

The Locavore

I just love visiting this small restaurant in Stirling, one of the most picturesque towns in the Adelaide Hills, every time I go on vacationing the Adelaide countryside. The place has adapted to idea of herbivore or carnivore, but all produces they use are sourced from 160km radius only.

Every day the place dishes out 10 special delicacies featuring the fresh local produces. Don’t forget to try the roast pumpkin soup mostly served with salmon mousse in the starter followed by smoked lamb shoulder in the main course.


Established in early 20th century, d’Arenberg is one of the most reputable and popular wineries in McLaren Vale. Not just the place offers a wide range of fortified and dessert wines, but a lot of belly laughs and lasting memories. Set atop a magnificent hilltop, the restaurant and the wine sampling room offers panoramic views of surrounds.

Sample the three special varieties of shiraz and you may decide the right bottle to take back home with you. If fortunate enough, you will get to meet the owner family person who can narrate their over century long history of into wine making.

While at d’Arenberg, spare some time visiting the limestone-based cliffs of Port Noarlunga in the McLaren Vale. It is only 45 minutes away from the cosmopolitan coastal capital of South Australia. Get your choice of motorhome hire in Adelaide online and drive the road unfolding the picturesque sights of vineyards connecting all the way to the great Ocean.

Such incredibly magnificent experiences are what bring me to South Australia again and again. The locals here are so much in love with the food and wine contributing to healthy body and economic of the region.


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