WALKING TOUR OF WINE REGIONS - Private - 6 day 5 night
With fine weather most of the year, walking around the premier wine regions of South Australia is the perfect way to travel!
Designed for small groups and tailored to levels of fitness and experience.
Day 1 - Adelaide
The first half of the day exploring the City, following the scenic heritage walks through North Adelaide. There will be an opportunity to walk through the Museum, Art Gallery and University along the picturesque North Terrace and do an introduction to Wine, at the National Wine Centre. We travel up to Cleland Wildlife Sanctuary to walk among the kangaroos and cuddle a koala. We visit the Bridgewater Mill, one of the fine restaurants in Australia for lunch. We then tour the Methode Champenoise Cellars and taste a selection of fine Petaluma wines. For those more energetic, an afternoon walk can be arranged through the Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens.
The first evening we dine at the Apothocary wine bar and taste a selection of fine South Australian wines. You may wish to walk back to your hotel and call into the Casino across the road from hotel or stay for a drink or coffee at one of the cafes nearby. Overnight The Medina Treasury.
Day 2 - McLaren Vale
The McLaren Vale Wine region is only 40kms south of Adelaide and has over 50 small wineries. The close proximity to the coast gives the region its distinctly Mediterranean feel. We commence the morning at the Onkaparinga Gorge and walk to fine boutique wineries and olive groves in the region. We finish for a late lunch at the innovative d'Arrys restaurant at d'Arenberg winery or similar overlooking the town of McLaren Vale.
We walk for four hours, which would include Chapel Hill, Rosemount, Coriole, Kays and the Olive Grove prior to lunch. We would walk for about two and a quarter hours and spending about a half hour at each winery. (We travel a distance of about four kms in four hours). In the afternoon we walk the old railway line route through to Willunga where we stay for the night. Overnight at McLaren Vale Motel or similar in the McLaren Vale region, dine with local wine personalities.
Day 3 - McLaren Vale
Next morning we visit the wineries around Ingoldby Road and start at Kangarilla winery then visit the Scarpantoni family at Scarpantoni wines, we then walk along Ingoldby road and lunch at Currant shed and taste their fine wines with winemaker. After lunch we walk three kilometres before visiting the wineries on Kangarilla Road including Oxenbury wines with tasting of the fine chocolates of Bracegirdles, Serafino Wines and Dennis of McLaren Vale, travelling about seven kilometers. We travel a total of fifteen kilometres in one day. Dinner that evening will be at the Stirling Hotel and dine in-house.
Day 4 - Barossa Valley
The Barossa Valley is home to over fifty wineries, a combination of the largest wine companies in Australia to the small boutique wineries. The combination of large multinational wineries and tiny boutique wineries plus the influences of its German heritage has produced a region of unique character. We travel up to Barossa Valley and begin walking through the Kaiser Stuhl Conservation Park, which abounds with Kangaroos and brings us to Bethany. We walk to the picturesque Grant Burge wines then nex tdoor to have a gourmet lunch overlooking the famous Jacobs Creek. In the afternoon we would travel along Krondorf Road to visit more of the small boutique wineries like Rockfords, Vino Tinto, Kabminye and Charles Melton, which will be another six kilometres. That evening we stay at The Louise and dine in-house at their gourmet restaurant, Appellation.
Day 5 - Barossa Valley & Clare Valley
Next day we explore the little villages of the region and commence our walk along the Barossa Way through the town of Tanunda then walking to visit Richmond Grove, crossing over the little bridge to Peter Lehmann where we have a traditional Barossa German style lunch in the cellar.. After lunch we drive up to Menglers Hills for a last look over the Valley and drive to the Clare Valley for an afternoon walk that ends at Skillogalee House or ThornPark by the Vines. The walk follows the old train line into Clare and is known as the Riesling Trail.
Day 6 - Clare Valley
Next morning we continue to walk the Riesling Trail, stopping for lunch at the charming Skillogalee winery. We will visit around six wineries in total and return to Adelaide that evening.
Details & booking
COST PER PERSON
Please refer to the tour code and index page for accurate pricing.
NO OF PERSONS
Minimum 2 Maximum 8
PICK UP & DROP OFF
Adelaide CBD or as requested
Most breakfasts, lunches & dinners on tour
Experienced wine tour guide/driver, wine and tourism information kit, pre and post-tour assistance, wine tastings with refreshments en-route.
Accommodation based on twin share occupancy. Single supplement may be required