There’s no better time than Autumn to experience all the Adelaide Hills have to offer, so jump in the car for an easy 40 minute drive away from the coast into the Hills and enjoy our top five suggestions for a great day out.
Whilst you could spend an entire day (or more!) exploring the many Adelaide Hills wineries, we suggest two of the newest cellar doors right in the centre of Hahndorf. Start at the warm and welcoming Scott & La Prova cellar door - and see for yourself why this relative newcomer won the Chanticleer Cup for Best Cellar Door in the Adelaide Hills in 2014! The stylish cellar door is home to classic Hills wines such as shiraz and chardonnay, plus many Italian alternative grape varities.
The next destination for wine lovers is just a short stroll across the street at Somerled. Enjoy an intimate experience as you settle in to taste a glass or two and learn about the wines direct from a member of the winemaker’s family, all whilst watching the world go by from the great vantage spot on the main street of Hahndorf.
4) By this time you’ll probably be hungry! In our opinion there’s no better place for lunch than a cheese platter at Udder Delights. Enjoy a complimentary cheese tasting, browse the goodies for sale then sit back and relax with some delicious local produce for lunch.
5) Finish your day with a refreshing ale or local wine at one of the many inviting Hills pubs and hotels. Our top pick is the Stirling Hotel, a slick contemporary hotel that still retains a unique atmosphere and is a favourite with the locals.