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Penfolds Iconic wine experience

Adelaide Hills (Adelaide Hills)
3 Hours 30 Minutes
From €184.61
“Experience a guided historical tour of Penfolds Magill Estate, followed by a three-course lunch with matched wines”
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Ultimate Penfolds Experience

Adelaide Hills (Adelaide Hills)
2 Hours
From €93.87
“Join a member of the Penfolds team on a journey through the foundation of Penfolds as Australia’s leading red wine producer”

More information on Adelaide Hills

Just 20 minutes east of Adelaide, the Australian wine region of Adelaide Hills is the perfect destination for wine lovers looking for an escape from the city hustle. Stretching along the Mount Lofty Ranges, the Adelaide Hills are home to wineries of all sizes and scales, scattered across the lush green hills which once hosted the Peramangk people. Over 50 cellar doors across the Adelaide Hills are ready to welcome you for an unforgettable wine tasting!

During your visits to the wineries of Adelaide Hills, you will have the opportunity to taste some of Australia’s most vibrant cool-climate wines and hear stories of progressive winemakers producing bold wines. The region is divided into two sub-areas, Lenswood and Piccadilly Valley, producing overall over 90 different wine labels.

Which food to taste in Adelaide Hills?

While your wine tastings in the Adelaide Hills will offer you a chance to taste some of Australia’s best cool-climate wines, during your time in the area make sure to try also the local gastronomy. From artisanal cheeses, hand-picked local produce, fine cured meats, and quality chocolate, experiment and discover the best pairings with Adelaide Hills’ cool-climate wines.

Which wines to taste in Adelaide Hills?

Your wine tastings in the Adelaide Hills will definitely feature some crisp and fresh white wines produced using Sauvignon Blanc grapes, which account for about 30 percent of the total region’s production. The other predominant white grape variety grown in the area is Chardonnay, which is used to produce some of Australia’s best sparkling wines. Looking at the black grape varieties grown in the Adelaide Hills, the most common is Pinot Noir, also used in the production of high-quality sparkling wines, followed by Pinot Gris and Shiraz.

Which is the best season to visit Adelaide Hills?

Wine tastings and cellar door tours in the Adelaide Hills can be planned throughout the year. The relatively cooler climate of the area will allow you to enjoy tours throughout summer while visiting during autumn will allow you to admire the vineyards tinged in golden and burgundy colors. When planning your trip, keep in mind the region’s signature wine events - Chardonnay May, Winter Reds (July), and Sparkling Spring (September to November).

What things to do in Adelaide Hills?

Thanks to its vicinity to Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills area is a great destination even just for a long lunch in the vineyards, a unique wine and chocolate pairing experience, or a romantic weekend wine escape. While in the area, we recommend visiting some of its highlights, including the Mount Lofty Summit, the stunning Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, the Cleland Wildlife Park, or the historic village of Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement.

Which wineries to visit in Adelaide Hills?

Up above you have the complete list of wineries to visit in Adelaide Hills. Here is, anyway, the list of the top wineries to visit in Adelaide Hills::

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Where to do wine tastings in Adelaide Hills?

These are perfect wine tastings to book in Adelaide Hills:

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