Eyre Peninsula Food and Wine
The finest seafood
Luscious: One of the best words to describe the food and wine on the Eyre Peninsula.
The chefs love it. They work with the freshest fish there is. Try meals like chilli mud crabs, squid ink pasta, freshly shucked Coffin Bay oysters with lime and tuna sashimi. These are just a few ways they serve up the best of the best.
Surf and turf
Discover the region through its food - seafood that is - on the Eyre Peninsula's Seafood Trail. See, taste and buy fresh seafood straight from the suppliers or treat your taste buds to a dining experience like no other.
The abalone on your plate is harvested from Streaky Bay, only hours before you eat it. The tuna and whiting are fresh from Boston Bay and don't forget the famous Coffin Bay oysters. As the region is Australia's Seafood Frontier, you're guaranteed the freshest blue swimmer crabs, prawns, rock lobster or oysters anywhere.
You'll also find other goodies on the Eyre Peninsula aside from seafood, such as olives and olive oil, chocolate fudge, dried fruits, chocolate-covered olives and pork.
And wine – of course
In the 1800s, French explorer, Nicholas Baudin, originally named part of the Eyre Peninsula Port du Champagny, after realising the climate would be suited to wine growing. It took a little while for others to realise the potential but the local industry is coming of age.
Taste wine while looking out over the sparkling blue waters of Port Lincoln’s Boston Bay. The wine comes from the vines planted around the bottom of the Eyre Peninsula, producing Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and many other varieties.
Delacolline Estate has been producing wines since 1991, after the first vines were planted in 1984.
Red varieties are the focus at Glen-Forest Tourist Park, which has dedicated 60 acres of the farm to vines, producing Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz.
Something a little different
Don’t miss the Eyre Peninsula Farmers and Fisherman’s Markets. Held across the region throughout the year, indulge in dishes prepared by local chefs. There’s fresh seafood and a selection of wine, jams, relishes, pickles and smallgoods. Finish up with a dessert made from locally grown apricots or quandongs.
The Eyre Peninsula - it’s pure indulgence.
Do you want to eat like a local on the Eyre Peninsula? It’s all about seafood - tuna, whiting, oysters and fresh abalone. Eat Local is an easy way for you to eat and buy authentic South Australian food. Look for the Eat Local signs or visit Eat Local SA.
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