South Australia is famed as home to Australia's premier wine regions with acres of rolling vineyards. Ablaze with vibrant shades of autumn from March to May, the winemakers are preparing for cooler months ahead. The grapes are going through fermentation and autumn menus are showcasing comfort food at its best. The only way to truly appreciate the area’s charm is with a glass (or a few) of zesty, aged wine during a day or weekend trip to some of Adelaide’s best wineries. Here are top 3 wine regions to explore in Adelaide:
|1. Barossa Valley - home to the biggest names in Australian wine
Barossa Valley is a historical wine region where more than 550 grape growing families call home. Explore Langmeil Winery houses, one of Australia's oldest surviving vineyards or Seppeltsfield Estate Winery, the only winery in the world that releases a 100-year-old, single vintage wine every year.
|2. Langhorne Creek - South Australian wine’s big secret
On the banks of Angas and Bremer River, you will find a world of wine to discover. Fruit from Langhorne Creek has created multiple Jimmy Watson Trophy winners, Australia's most prestigious wine award. Explore award winning boutique wine producers such as Lake Breeze or Angas Plains Estate with stunning views across the vineyards.
|3. Mclaren Vale - famous for its dry red varieties with Spanish and Italian influences
McLaren Vale is ideal for grape growing as the climate varies according to the proximity to the cooling influence of the nearby ocean.Expect a warm welcome at family-run boutique wineries such as d’Arenberg, where you can blend and bottle your own wine or Paxton vineyards with gorgeous views of the vales and Willunga Hills.
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