Sea and Vines Winter Escape
As South Australia prepares to open her borders to the vast majority of the country, why not seize the opportunity to visit Adelaide for a wondrous sea and vines escape. I promise you; there is so much more to this charming city than her moniker of the ‘City of Churches’. Home to some of the country’s finest vineyards, visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to the exquisite array of wine-growing regions.
Forget about winter hibernation in South Australia, there are many adventures eagerly awaiting visitors during the seasonal chilly months. Adelaide and her surrounding areas are absolutely chock full of fantastic foodie gems, spectacular wine and wonderful scenery. Access to the hills and coastal indulgences is just a hop, skip and a jump away, so why not pick up a car and take in the breathtaking landscape as you meander from the picturesque coast to the lush, green rolling hills.
No visit to Adelaide is complete without lunch at the Star of Greece Restaurant, overlooking the gorgeous Port Willunga Beach.
Located just 45 minutes south of Adelaide, this lunching institution with its magnificent coastal seascape specialises in local, fresh ingredients inspired by the aromatic tastes of the Mediterranean.
The Star of Greece is a jewel on the Fleurieu Peninsula and is one not to be missed. Bookings are a must!
This stunning bed and breakfast cottage provides the perfect bolthole for a sea and vines escape. Nestled in a small vineyard at Maslin Beach, this beautiful self-contained cottage with its luxury furnishings throughout boasts a cosy fireplace, two-person candlelit spa bath, and of course a welcome bottle of their signature Shiraz.
This bed and breakfast features all of the creature comforts and is simply somewhere sensational to hide away for a couple of days while you explore the region.
McLaren Vale is home to some of the oldest vines in the country and the landscape is simply breathtaking. Over one-third of the cellar doors in the region offer local produce as part of the tasting experience. From high-end, starred restaurants to casual platters, there is a wine and food combination to suit any taste.
d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant is situated in a restored 19th-century homestead, with spectacular views of the rolling hills and vineyards. d’Arry’s showcases the best of local and seasonal produce and the cuisine is complemented by the extensive d’Arenberg wine portfolio.
Don’t forget to schedule some time after lunch to visit the famous d’Arenberg Cube, just a short stroll from the restaurant.
Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilised pleasures.Unknown