Fleurieu Peninsula Food and Wine

Where to eat

It’s a hard question to answer when you’re holidaying on the Fleurieu Peninsula. There are so many options.

Primo Estate Wines cellar door, McLaren Vale, South Australia

Upmarket restaurants and cafés have trendy chefs who love the lifestyle and wide range of fresh, local produce. Then there are the pubs. Some have extensive wine lists, sommelier service and food that goes far beyond chicken schnitzels.

Location, location

It doesn’t hurt to have a nice view. You’ll find restaurants on clifftops, cafés on wharves and even places where you can go whale watching (in late winter and spring) while you dine.

At the other end of the scale, there are good old fish and chip shops. Many sell calamari, prawns and freshly-cut chips that you’d happily pay good money for in a fine setting.

A fine drop

Of course you can’t live on food alone. Whatever your favourite tipple is, you’ll find it here. Try top shelf reds from the celebrated wine regions of McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek. Discover some original and very well regarded brews from micro-breweries in towns like Goolwa, McLaren Vale and Myponga.

You’ll even find wineries in McLaren Vale that offer gourmet cooking weekends. Learn some tips from a top chef.

Food and wine trail

There’s a food and wine trail that heads out from Mount Compass through some of the best food spots on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Catch your own rainbow trout, try a really tasty cheese from the cheese maker’s own outlet and buy olive oil sold in the groves. There’s even a Fleurieu Peninsula iced coffee, a version of one of South Australian’s favourite drinks (Iced coffee has a history of outselling Coca-Cola in South Australia).

Another way to experience the region is with the Nature, Sea and Vines Trail self-drive itinerary or the Great South Australian Wine and Food drive, which features McLaren Vale as well as the Barossa and Clare Valley.

Looking for farm fresh? Discover new dishes and revisit a few old favourites. Treat yourself at the Fleurieu Peninsula’s farmers markets.

Eat Local SA

Eat Local SA

Want to eat like a local on the Fleurieu Peninsula? Its rich soil is the secret behind some of South Australia’s finest dairy produce, olives and wines. Eat Local is an easy way to eat and buy authentic South Australian food. Look for the Eat Local signs or visit Eat Local SA.

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 for you to try while you’re in the area.

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