Less than thirty minutes’ drive from the city, the Adelaide Hills’ wineries may not be as famous as those in the neighbouring Barossa Valley, but they are gaining popularity and are definitely worth a trip. The cool weather (this is the coolest wine-growing region on mainland Australia) contributes to wonderful Sauvignon Blancs and fresh Chardonnays and you can even expect a superb cool-weather Shiraz.
Hahndorf Hill Winery hahndorfhillwinery.com.au. Hahndorf Hill Winery makes an award-winning Sauvignon Blanc and a rosé of rare German grapes; it’s also great for lunch overlooking the valley.
Petaluma Bridgewater Mill bridgewatermill.com.au. Apart from being an excellent winery, Petaluma Bridgewater Mill, in an 1860 mill, has won prizes for its restaurant and is well worth a visit.