Lobethal Bierhaus

Adelaide Hills

The Adelaide Hills are the capital's eastern backdrop, with good rainfall, fertile soils and elevation making it ideal for vineyards and orchards. This food and wine region extends from Mt Crawford in the north to Mt Compass in the south. The highlight event is the annual three day 'Crush Wine and Food Festival' in January, which is described as "unique wines matched with art, music, fashion and fare". In winter there is the 'Winter Reds Festival' held in July, with the promise to "enjoy a weekend of beautiful wine, food and fireside ambiance". Also the 'Adelaide Hills Farmers Market' is held each Saturday at Mt Barker.

There are 88 producers in this Region

Adelaide Hills Producers and Trails

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Eddie McDougall's Adelaide Hills Favourites

Author: Eddie McDougall

Created 13th Jan, 2016

Adelaide Hills has the best of both worlds - both infamous wine institutions and urban, innovative wineries. Here are my picks for the region.

Penfolds Magill Estate: Nestled in the foothills of Adelaide with views overlooking the city, Magill Estate is only a 15 minutes drive from Adelaide City. The new cellar door offers breathtaking views of the iconic Penfolds vineyards, and is a perfect setting for visitors to immerse themselves in the history and spirit of Penfolds. Here you will enjoy a luxurious experience with outstanding service, wine education and comprehensive dining at the estate’s restaurant. If you are interested to learn about the birthplace of Grange then this is a must stop visit. Try the Magill Estate Shiraz. 

Shaw and Smith: Founded by industry legends, Michael Hill-Smith MW and Martin Shaw, this is one of the country's best modern wineries with a vision that exceeded all exceptions of the aficionados and critics. Being in a cool climate region of the South Australian state enables them to produce elegant and fresh styles of Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Shiraz and Pinot Noir. The winery's architecture is state of the art that makes the tasting experience a delight. Try the Sauvignon Blanc as you can gaze upon to the rolling vineyards of the region. 

 Vinteloper: One of Australia's first urban wineries focusing on producing wine from across the South Australian regions. The cellar door is a shed with a tractor and a proud winemaker. The offerings are simple and true to its philosophy: wine is for the people, fun on the outside and serious in the bottle. Perfect for the hipster wine lover and those seeking an experience beyond typical rolling vineyards and ma and pop stops. Try the Touriga Nacional.


Adelaide Hills Craft Beer Trail

Author: Taste Trails

Created 19th Nov, 2015

The Adelaide Hills region is blessed with some very innovative and passionate brewers of fine craft beers. Craft Beer Highlights: Lobethal Bierhaus in Lobethal is a small all-grain craft brewery which produces a range of award-winning character beers. The popular bierhaus offers a tasting room, restaurant (with brew house and core brewing equipment in full view) and beer garden where visitors enjoy beer themed foods built around unique local produce. Prancing Pony Brewery in Totness (between Hahndorf and Mount Barker) uses a traditional European fire method to heat its mash and wort. Drop into their fun 'Brewshed' to watch the brewer at work while sampling the beers and trying some unique and traditional brewery snacks. Grumpy's Brewhaus at Verdun is a small brewery which produces full-flavoured European-style ales, including stouts, porters and bitter beers. You'll find five different styles on tap, plus some seasonal specials and a good quality cider. The restaurant serves equally hearty wood-fired pizzas. Gulf Brewery in Hahndorf's main street offers a contemporary range of ales, lagers and ciders. Check out its low-alcohol and organic craft beers. Smoke Stack is a special smoky beer while Cabin Boy is a wheat beer flavoured with coriander. The tasting room serves gourmet tasting plates.


Epicurean Way...Adelaide Hills

Author: Taste Trails

Created 13th Nov, 2015

The Epicurean Way is a culinary adventure through four of Australia's premier wine regions. At the epicentre is the prestigious Adelaide Hills Region offering master classes to history lessons, picnic platters to degustations, cellar doors to farmers markets and everything in between - there's a feast for the senses waiting to be discovered.


The Hills are alive with delicious produce.

Author: Taste Trails

Created 29th Apr, 2014

Just the anticipation of this trail makes the mouth water...artisan cow & goat cheeses, a wonderful array of premium cool climate wines, gourmet preserves, boutique beers and cider. Then of course some truly tempting restaurants at the producer venues. The beautiful rolling countryside between stops heightens the whole sensory experience.