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ADELAIDE HILLS

The Adelaide Hills is one of the most exciting regions in Australia and it is somewhere every wine lover needs to get to know. Situated right on the doorstep of the capital Adelaide, this region has an enviable ability to make a very diverse range of wine styles for the greatest sparklings, through fresh whites and reds to more complex and fuller bodied styles. You’ll even find some of the best nebbiolo grown and made outside of Italy! Restaurants and pubs are a feature of many of the small towns and you’re spoiled for choice with so many great cellar doors to choose from.  NICK STOCK

Image of Ashton Hills, by Hello Keeper Photos.

ASHTON HILLS

Star Cellar Door

1800 739 772
ashtonhills.com.au

An absolute gem and one of the original hero producers to establish the glowing reputation of the region. It sits amid picturesque rolling hills, barely a 20-minute drive from the centre of Adelaide. The cellar door is located in a cosy hut at the top of the meticulously crafted vineyard with views out towards Mount Lofty and the moment you arrive you know you are on hallowed ground. You’re in the original office and cellar door where founder Stephen George used to load paper into the fax machine and boil the kettle as far back as 1982, as he steadily built a reputation for making the best pinot noir in the region. Today expect a tidily curated visit where you can taste a range driven by pinot noir and chardonnay, wines that remain among the best in the region. Perch on the deck and breathe deep the pristine air of the Adelaide Hills. 

TOP DROP: 2020 Ashton Hills Reserve Pinot Noir, A$85

LONGVIEW VINEYARD
BEST LARGE CELLAR DOOR

(08) 8388 9694
longviewvineyard.com.au 

MOUNT LOFTY RANGES
BEST SMALL CELLAR DOOR

(08) 8389 8339
mtloftyrangesvineyard.com.au

THE LANE VINEYARD
CELLAR DOOR WITH BEST FOOD

(08) 8388 1250
thelane.com.au 

SHAW + SMITH
BEST TASTING EXPERIENCE

(08) 8398 0500
shawandsmith.com 

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