Adelaide City Food and Wine

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Knife and fork, music and dance, bed and breakfast. In Adelaide, it’s food and wine.

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

Food and wine, Barossa, South Australia

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 wine capital of Australia

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.

In Adelaide, you can sample all the wines 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 143-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 Adelaide’s “United Nations” of restaurants and cafés. It’s also the gateway to Chinatown. Walk under the majestic Paifong (entrances) at either end of bustling Moonta Street to experience Chinatown’s restaurants, markets and grocery stores.

Adelaide - it's where food and wine meet.

What's on in SA

There are plenty of events on in South Australia. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Things to do

Here are some great ideas and useful links for your visit to Adelaide.

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