Riverland Food and Wine
Good wine comes from good fruit
Almost a third of Australia’s wine grape production happens here in the Riverland.
Believe it or not, the Riverland is home to the southern hemisphere's biggest winery and distillery, Berri Estates. Visit the cellar door to taste a wide variety of award-winning wines.
Kingston Estate, Mallee Estate, Burk Salter and 919 Wines all make great wines. If you're feeling more spirited, try the brandy at Angove Family Winemakers in Renmark or its award-winning Nine Vines Rose.
If chilled ale is more to your liking, refresh with an Amazon Ale or Judas the Dark Ale produced at the Woolshed Brewery - the Riverland's only micro-brewery, located on the historic sheep and wheat station Wilkadene.
Located on the banks of the Murray River at Murtho, you can visit the brewery and enjoy beer tastings, a guided tour or bring your own picnic lunch.
Another beer to try the Hogwash Bend lager, produced at Waikerie's Caudo Vineyards, which sits on the Murray River at Hogwash Bend.
The region's award-winning wines and brews are available at cellar doors or through local bars, eateries and bottle shops. Ask for a local wine or brew recommendation with your meal.
History and heritage
In a nod to the region's history, Torambre Nissen Hut winery has a domed cellar door in the shape of a refurbished 1940s Nissen Hut (half-cylinder building).
Combine great, local wine and delicious food with a view at the Banrock Station Wine and Wetland Centre. Overlooking the rejuvenated wetlands, take in scenic walking trails, story centres and bird hides where you can view abundant wildlife.
Fine foods and produce
The Riverland is bursting with great places to eat. Choose from friendly local pubs, small riverbank cafés, tasty restaurants and even houseboats.
Many local eateries pride themselves on highlighting local produce. Why wouldn’t they? Riverland fruit and vegetables taste like they are supposed to, with each mouthful an explosion of taste and memories.
Along with stone fruits and citrus, the diverse range of Riverland produce has increased over the years to include Asian greens, persimmon, capers, breads, roasted coffee, olive oil, kumquats, dates, honey and avocados. Add native foods like emu, quandongs and wattleseed and you have an exciting shopping list.
Try the native dukkah at Illalangi in Waikerie, made from Riverland almonds, pistachios and seeds, blended with native spices. The award-winning company also produces olive oil, wines and gourmet foods.
Things get a bit nutty on the Sturt Highway near Renmark. The Almondco Almond Hut features a large range of almond-based products or take home a goodie basket from Nuts about Fruit in Renmark.
Follow the trail
To help find your way around the region, pick up the handy Riverland Wine and Food Trail map which includes some of the best local cellar doors, tasty produce and fine chocolate.
Riverland food and wine - it’s a smorgasbord of tastes.
Eat Local SA
Want to eat like a local in the Riverland? There's citrus, dried fruits, almonds, olive oil, capers and handmade chocolates.
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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