Limestone Coast Food and Wine

Only the finest

Fancy a drop of some of South Australia's best red wine? You're in the right place.

The Limestone Coast is home to the Coonawarra, Wrattonbully, Mount Benson and Padthaway wine regions. There are more than 40 cellar doors to choose from. 

On the deck at Hollick Winery, Coonawarra, South Australia

The Coonawarra name is synonymous with robust red wines, particularly Cabernet Sauvignon. Nature has given the wine region an amazing advantage, laying a thin 12 kilometre strip of rich, terra rossa soil over a limestone bed.  

Perfect conditions

Throw in warm summers, cold, wet winters and a long ripening season and you’ve got perfect grape growing conditions.

Don’t ignore the whites though. You’ll find quality whites around the region. The Sauvignon Blancs from the cooler coastal wineries have a very good reputation.  

Finest produce

Great food makes excellent wine an even better experience. With the Southern Ocean on one side and some of South Australia’s best farmland on the other, it's no surprise the Limestone Coast produces sensational food.

Not only does the region produce some of South Australia’s best seafood (you must try the lobster), there’s also succulent lamb, delicious beef, prized duck, venison, kangaroo and even emu... that's just the meat. The great terra rossa soil means potatoes and strawberries are among the best in Australia.

Follow the trail

To help turn your wine and food experience into a real holiday highlight; our producers have formed the Limestone Coast Real Food and Wine Trail. It features more than 50 farm gates, cellar doors, restaurants, cafés and retailers. From emu mettwurst to fine wine, pick up a full colour brochure from a Visitor Information Centre to plan your Real Food and Wine Trail adventure.

Wine lovers will enjoy the Coonawarra Wineries Walking Trail, with five wineries along a five kilometre strip. You will be warmly welcomed into each of the cellar doors as you taste some of Australia's finest Cabernet Sauvignon and other varieties.

Stop by the Food Group Farmers’ Markets. Held in various locations around the region, fill your basket with a variety of fresh produce, amazing pickles, preserves and homemade jams.

If you want someone else to do the cooking (and the dishes), there are cosy cafés and superior à la carte dining for your enjoyment.

Feed your senses on the Limestone Coast. 

Eat Local SA

Eat Local SA

Want to eat like a local on the Limestone Coast? There's honey, native preserves, pickled walnuts and emu mettwurst, plus lobsters and wagyu beef. 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.

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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