For appreciators of good food and wine, the Adelaide Hills is a fantastic place to sample an outstanding range of artisan producers. Starting from your accommodation, your private local guide will begin the short drive to Mount Lofty lookout, for an incredible scenic view over the city of Adelaide. This is an excellent way to begin your regional adventure, as it allows you to gain clear perspective on the layout of the city below.
From Mount Lofty, you will wind through the beautifully scenic Adelaide Hills to the historic town of Hahndorf. Classified as Australia’s oldest German settlement, Hahndorf’s origins date back to 1839, a detail that can be clearly seen in the quaint aesthetics of this beautiful town. Not only is Hahndorf rich with heritage and history, the locals have a real appreciation for creating exceptional quality produce. Spend some time wandering through the town, discovering the variety of boutique stores, museums and art galleries.
After Hahndorf, your guide will drive the very short distance from Hahndorf to The Lane Vineyard, for a tasting and lunch. This exquisite winery is the perfect blend of modern luxury, set amongst a classic natural landscape natural setting. Settle into their modern tasting room for a sample of their exceptional collection of wines. From the tasting room, move into the stunningly designed dining room for a leisurely lunch with an outstanding view overlooking the vineyards and the Adelaide Hills. Enjoy the menu, which has been designed to highlight the exceptional produce found in the Adelaide Hills and South Australia.
On conclusion of lunch, your guide will drive to your next iconic Adelaide Hills wine producer, Bird In Hand. This beautiful family-owned winery is set amongst an incredible landscape. Enjoy a private tasting of their world-class premium wines, including an exclusive tasting directly from the barrel.
From Bird In Hand, your driver will journey back to Hahndorf to visit Ambleside Distillery. The Ambleside distillers are a team of three individuals who are incredibly passionate about their craft. Join one of their lead distillers for a guided tour of the distillery, before enjoying a tasting flight of their award-winning gins.
After sampling the variety of exceptional gins on offer at Ambleside Distillery, time permitting, you may wish to sample additional tastings of the region’s championed varietals before beginning the journey back to your accommodation.