Wineries & Cellar Doors

Discover premium wines with altitude, with over 50 cellar doors and progressive winemakers who take inspiration from the landscape, crafting cool-climate wines with soul and a sense of place.

The Lane Vineyard, Hahndorf

Many cellar doors offer tours, food and wine matching experiences, master classes, and fine dining. Visit the Adelaide Hills Wine Region website to plan your wine odyssey and search by winery, opening hours or location, and download their cellar door guide.

Wine Festival Weekends

Crush, late January – celebrate the best of summer with long lunches, sunset dinners, lawn games, picnics, art and culture, masterclasses, live entertainment and more.

Winter Reds, late July – warm up with sumptuous events, roaring fires, warming reds, hot entertainment and hearty food.

Crush at Longview Vineyard, Macclesfield
Winter Reds at Anderson Hill, Lenswood

Styles

The region’s patchwork of peaks, slopes, climates and profiles produces a diverse range of styles – from premium whites such as its iconic Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling and Grüner Veltliner (one of the Austrian varieties the region is pioneering in Australia), to elegant cool-climate reds including Shiraz and Pinot. Emerging styles to tempt your palate also include Arneis and Gamay.

Deviation Road, Longview
CRFT, Carey Gully

Sparkling Specialists

You’ll find some of the world’s best producers of méthode traditionnelle here, with more than 30 producers of sparkling wine using this time-honoured French method. Highlights include:

  • Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard and Pike & Joyce in Lenswood

  • Deviation Road in Longwood

  • Somerled in Hahndorf

  • Petaluma in Woodside

  • Lobethal Road in Mount Torrens

  • Bird in Hand in Woodside

  • Sinclair’s Gully in Norton Summit, where you can book a Fizzology session to make your own

  • Deviation Road in Longwood, where you can take a Champagne Masterclass

Petaluma, Woodside
Somerled, Hahndorf

Highlights for Wine Lovers

  • The Epicurean Way self-drive food and wine adventure through McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, Barossa and Clare Valley

  • Mount Lofty House private tastings and tours of their historic cellar and vineyards

  • Regional wine showcases at Glen Ewin Estate and The Crafers Hotel

  • Hahndorf Hill Winery’s ChocoVino experience, pairing fine chocolate with premium wine

  • Wolf Blass Gallery & Museum to eat, drink and learn about this iconic wine figure

Arthur's Wine Cellar, Mount Lofty House, Crafers
ChocoVino at Hahndorf Hill Winery, Hahndorf

Sustainable, Eco, Organic, Biodynamic or Natural Winemakers

  • Sinclair’s Gully in Norton Summit

  • Ngeringa Vineyards in Mount Barker

  • Elysian Springs in Mount Pleasant

  • Mt Bera Vineyard in Gumeracha

  • Tilbrook Estate - zero net carbon winery and cellar door in Lobethal (under development)

Adelaide Hills has a small community of winemakers centred in and around Basket Range at the forefront of the natural wine movement, using minimal intervention and additions. Look out for labels such as Commune of Buttons, Lucy Margaux, Ochota Barrels, BK Wines, The Other Right, and Gentle Folk. Try them at The Summertown Aristologist in Summertown, Lost in a Forest and The Uraidla Hotel in Uraidla.

Mt Bera Vineyard, Gumeracha

Wineries with a View

  • The Lane Vineyard in Hahndorf, including its 360° Panorama Experience

  • Pike & Joyce, Anderson Hill and Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard in Lenswood

  • Petaluma in Woodside

  • Paracombe Wines in Paracombe

  • Longview Vineyard in Macclesfield

  • Greenhill Wines in Summertown

  • K1 by Geoff Hardy in Kuitpo

  • Golding Wines in Lobethal

Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard, Lenswood
Pike & Joyce, Lenswood

Winery and Vineyard Accommodation

  • Barristers Block (Vigneron Villa)

  • Longview Vineyard (suites and homestead) in Maccesfield

  • Cobb’s Hill Estate in Oakbank

  • Mt Bera Vineyards (Vineyard Cottage) in Gumeracha

  • The Other House

  • Esto House

  • Simon Tolley Lodge

Cobb's Hill Estate, Oakbank
Barristers Block, Woodside

Fine Dining

  • The Lane Vineyard in Hahndorf

  • Maximilian’s Restaurant (with Saint & Scholar Cellar Door) in Verdun

  • Howard Vineyard’s Clover + Stone Restaurant in Nairne

  • Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard and Pike & Joyce in Lenswood

  • Penfolds Magill Estate in the foothills

Other Winery Food Highlights

  • Greenhill Wines in Summertown

  • Anderson Hill in Lenswood

  • Barristers Block in Woodside

  • Golding Wines (Ginkgo Restaurant) in Lobethal

  • Longview Vineyard in Macclesfield including shared multi-course Italian feasts on Sundays

  • Nepenthe and Shaw + Smith in Balhannah for cheeses and artisan produce matched with wine

Pallet Picnic Experience, Golding Wines, Lobethal
Greenhill Wines, Summertown
Shaw & Smith, Balhannah

Families Welcome

With loads of outdoor space to run around, activities and lawn games, a number of cellar doors have a kid-friendly reputation, including:

  • Anderson Hill in Lenswood

  • Barristers Block in Woodside

  • Between the Vines in Longwood

  • Cobb’s Hill Estate in Oakbank

  • Golding Wines in Lobethal

  • Howard Vineyard in Nairne

  • Magpie Springs (with a fun climbing wall) in Hope Forest

  • Sinclair’s Gully in Norton Summit

  • Tapanappa Wines in Piccadilly

Ashton Hills, Summertown
Murdoch Hill, Oakbank
Lobethal Road, Mount Torrens

Protect Our Vines

South Australia has some of the oldest vines in the world. Your shoes, clothing and tyres can pick up and spread destructive pests and diseases, such as phylloxera. Please don’t walk or drive amongst our vines and help protect our wine industry. See Vinehealth for more tips and information.

Great Wine Capital

Adelaide is part of the exclusive group of Great Wine Capitals, alongside wine regions such as San Francisco (Napa Valley) and Bordeaux. Inclusion in this internationally renowned network recognises South Australia’s global reputation for premium food and wine tourism and Adelaide’s proximity to 18 world-class wine regions such as the Adelaide Hills.

Karrawatta, Meadows