Are you planning to go on a caravan tour that will take you to the best wineries in South Australia? If so, you have come to the right place. South Australia is considered to be the heart of the vibrant Australian wine industry. Continue reading below for a detailed list of the best wineries in South Australia’s top wine regions including Barossa Valley, Coonawarra and Clare Valley.
D’Arenberg, McLaren Vale
About 40 minutes from Adelaide, you will find d’Arenberg winery. Featuring a perfect combination of art, world-class dining and wine tasting, this winery has a one-of-a-kind Rubik’s-Cube-style five storey building housing a number of tasting rooms, bars and restaurant. The cellar door, located at the top of the structure, offers exceptional views of the surrounding hills of Willunga. On top of tasting great wine varieties, visitors also have the opportunity to blend and bottle their own wine.
While touring wineries in the area, caravanning enthusiasts can set up base at the McLaren Vale Lakeside Caravan Park located close to some of the best restaurants and wineries in the area.
Bird In Hand, Adelaide Hills
Built from a run-down dairy around two decades ago by a father-son partnership, Bird in Hand is located in Adelaide Hills, just 40 minutes from Adelaide. On top of their farm-to-table restaurant, the winery also features original artworks and luxury home-wares and accessories. Visitors can enjoy a wide selection of top-notch wines accompanied by top dining options as well.
Two Hands, Barossa Valley
In addition to producing their 98 points single vineyard Shiraz, Two Hands’ Holy Grail vineyard also prides itself in having the best views of the Barossa Valley. Visitors get to enjoy an exceptional wine-tasting experience surrounded by vines from which the wine was produced. The experience includes riding in a luxury 4WD Defender to their wine-tasting spot where you can enjoy sweeping views of the surrounding valley.
While exploring the Barossa Valley wine region, consider camping at the Barossa Valley Holiday & Caravan Park. Located in close proximity to local landmarks and wineries, the park is also home to a private area that has a spa, heated pool and outdoor lounge.
Penfolds Magill Estate, Adelaide
Penfolds Grange, Australia’s most valued wine, traces its origins to Adelaide’s foothills. The Penfolds Magil Estate winery, a heritage listed winery, dates back to 1844 and is home to a network of bluestone cellars and underground tunnels. You can enjoy delicious meals paired with a variety of wines, including the most coveted selection from Penfolds, during your visit. You can also take a peek at the hiding spot of Max Schubert’s Grange.
Skillogalee, Clare Valley
Located less than 2 hours away from Adelaide, Skillogalee is one of the top wineries in the Clare Valley. The restaurant and cellar door for the boutique winery are housed in the teetotal farmer’s stone cottage which is around 165 years old. Visitors can dine on sumptuous meals paired with top-quality chardonnays and Rieslings.
For caravanning enthusiasts, the Leasingham Cabin and Caravan Park is a great place to enjoy everything that this part of South Australia has to offer. Situated close to the “Riesling Trail”, the park gives you great access to a string of restaurants, wineries and quaint towns spread across a 32km stretch.
With the above guide in hand, you can create a one-of-a-kind wine tasting tour that covers the best wineries in South Australia–all while still enjoying a great caravanning experience. To get the best caravan for your wine tasting tour, or simply have your current van serviced by seasoned professionals before hitting the road, contact us here at Great Southern RV today.