A glass of wine, a sup of cider, a slurp of ale or a snifter of spirits; when it’s time for a drink you’re spoilt for choice at more than 50 winery cellar doors and a barrel-load of breweries, distilleries and cideries. Pull up a pint, meet the maker, take a tour or just soak up the very best of the region!
Discover wines with altitude at more than 50 cellar doors, where progressive winemakers craft cool-climate wines with soul and a sense of place. Linger over a long lunch in the vineyards, take a behind the scenes tour, try a chocolate and wine matching experience or blend your own wine. Don’t miss the region’s signature wine events - Chardonnay May, Winter Reds in July, and Sparkling Spring from September to November.
It’s heaven for hops lovers, with passionate craft brewers churning out anything from gluten free lentil beer to chocolate stout. Pull up a pint, settle in with a tasting paddle or grab a meal before a behind the scenes tour or masterclass.
Whether it's shaken or stirred, our intoxicating patchwork of hills and valleys are home to some of the nation’s best boutique distilleries. From gin infused with local botanicals to punchy apple brandy, you can learn to blend your own, take a masterclass or go behind the scenes to see the still in action.
With an abundance of apple and pear orchards you’ll find cider and perry are also star performers. Enjoy a glass after touring the orchard, seeing fruit in cold storage, and ‘blend your own’ in a cider making session. A true orchard to bottle experience and agritourism at its best!
From leafy beer gardens in summer to cosy bars in winter, and the German flavours of Hahndorf, settle in after a big day of exploring. Try Arthur Waterhouse Lounge at Mount Lofty House for a cool cocktail or classic drink overlooking Piccadilly Valley.
Lot 100, a craft brewery, distillery, cellar door, bar and restaurant in Hay Valley is an innovative Adelaide Hills drinks collective showcasing locally made craft beer, cider, spirits, wine and juice. Home to Mismatch Brewing, Hills Cider, Adelaide Hills Distillery, Vinteloper and Ashton Valley Fresh, Lot 100 offers a range of behind the scenes tours and hands-on experiences.
Ditch the car keys and let a local take the wheel to explore the local wineries or even a Beer & Bites tour of local craft breweries. With so many reasons not to drive, spending the night before waking in a cosy cottage, cabin, luxury villa or boutique hotel gives you more time to soak up the region’s best.