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Indulge in Adelaide's fabulous food and wine scene

In Adelaide, fantastic food and wine is a way of life. Further afield you'll find unbeatable gourmet produce and regional charm.

Where exceptional food and wine meet

Adelaide is Australia’s wine capital, where famous names roll off the tongue more easily than a Barossa Shiraz slips down your throat.   

There are household names such as Penfolds, Yalumba, Wolf Blass and Jacob’s Creek as well as boutique estates. There are wine regions all through South Australia. Head north to the Barossa, Eden Valley and Clare Valley. The Adelaide Hills is just a stone's throw from the city and home to wonderful wineries and cellar doors. An hour's drive south of the city, is the famed McLaren Vale wine region.

Cantina Sociale wine bar Adelaide

Tasting by the barrel at Cantina Sociale wine bar, Adelaide.

The wine capital of Australia
In Adelaide, you can sample a large range of wine at The National Wine Centre of Australia. It showcases the Australian wine industry in a creatively designed building that embraces the essence of wineries. The centre provides visitors with the opportunity to enjoy wine and winemaking from the ground up.

The interactive Wine Discovery Journey and Exhibition is ideal for wine novices and connoisseurs alike; sample some wines and stay for a meal, choosing from the á la carte menu.  
The finer things in life
Magill Estate is a winery just 15 minutes from the city and is home to the world-famous Penfolds Grange. See Grange cottage  the original home of Dr Christopher and Mary Penfold and indulge in a spot of wine tasting while enjoying stunning sunset views. Dine at the recently-renovated Magill Estate restaurant.

In Adelaide, chocolate means just one thing  Haigh’s Chocolate. Australia’s oldest family-owned chocolate manufacturer sells its famous chocolate frogs and exotic flavoured chocolates like lemon myrtle and quandong.

Coffee lovers can also indulge in their love of a brewed blend with High Coffee at the InterContinental Adelaide  the first of its kind in South Australia. Experience Stefano Manfredi’s signature blend; Espresso di Manfredi, in your favourite coffee creation!

Find out more about Adelaide's vibrant food and dining scene in Adelaide Dining Magazine  a new publication that showcases the best restaurants in the city and surrounds.

Finest produce and fine foods
There’s nothing quite like the 145-year-old Adelaide Central Market. It has more than 80 stalls, shops and cafés. Go once and you’ll be back for more.

The producers sell directly to you at the Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market. It’s simply the best way to spend a Sunday morning. If food and produce markets are your thing, you'll be well-served in Adelaide.

Eat easily in Adelaide with family friendly cafés and gourmet pubs. Rundle, Hutt, O’Connell, Melbourne and Leigh Streets, King William Road, Unley Road and The Parade at Norwood are all quality restaurant precincts.

Gouger Street is home to a bustling multicultural mix of restaurants and cafés. It’s also the gateway to Chinatown. Walk under the majestic Paifong (entrances) at either end of Moonta Street to experience Chinatown’s restaurants, markets and grocery stores.

See South Australian wineries and breweries below.

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through local eyes - You gotta try...

Heard so much about the Adelaide Central Market but didn't know where to start? This short film will change all that! 

World-class wine regions just minutes from Adelaide

South Australia is known as Australia's wine capital. Experience stunning wine regions less than an hour away from Adelaide city.