World Class Wines

The Fleurieu Peninsula is home to some of the best wines and most famous wine regions in the world including Langhorne Creek Wine Region and McLaren Vale Wine Region.

The McLaren Vale Wine Region, famous for its Shiraz, contemporary cellar doors stand alongside boutique, stone wineries. With countless international medals and trophies, including two Jimmy Watsons (Australia's most sought after wine award), McLaren Vale winemakers know how to make seriously good wine. READ MORE +

John Reynell planted the region's first grapes in 1838, employing a young labourer named Thomas Hardy and laying the foundations of two dynasties that would dominate the region for more than a century.

You can check out John Reynell's original hand-excavated cellar in use in the gardens of Hardy's Reynella winery by making an appointment.

Today, the region stretching from the hills to the ocean boasts around 100 cellar doors.

Cool sea breezes benefit the vineyards around Goolwa at Currency Creek, producing premium drops. Southern Fleurieu is also an emerging wine region, with maritime influenced wines

Langhorne Creek Wine Region, on the eastern edge of the Peninsula, has provided more fruit for Jimmy Watson trophy winners than any other Australian grape growing region. As well as being one of Australia's oldest wine regions, Langhorne Creek is one of the fastest growing and already the third largest grape producing area in South Australia. Traditionally a red growing region, its best known for outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.

Wineries across the Fleurieu Peninsula are places where you can listen to live music, enjoy fine food, try olive oil and purchase produce, relax by the vineyards with a platter, and even try a glass of wine or two. There are many wineries you don't want to miss, some with charming restaurants, some boasting a pretty lakeside setting and some housed in rustic old buildings.

 

There are over 80 cellar doors across four wine regions located on the Fleurieu Peninsula. With so many options to choose from, we are featuring some of the local favorites. It is more than just tasting quality wine, it's about the character of the people. Check out 'We Recommend' and plan your visit.

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MCLAREN VALE WINE REGION

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LANGHORNE CREEK  & CURRENCY CREEK WINE REGION 

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VICTOR HARBOR & SOUTHERN FLEURIEU

Dining Out

Inspired by freshness and seasonality, our chefs showcase this array of fresh local produce in world class restaurants such as The Salopian Inn,  Flying Fish, Leonards Mill, Blues and d'Arry's Verandah.

It's at the heart of the fare served in many a winery café.

If you're a resourceful visitor, pack a hamper of crusty bread, tasty cold meats, marinated olives, a cheese or two and a bottle of local wine, and take your picnic to a secluded cliff-top to enjoy the spectacular sea views. READ MORE +

Look for the bakeries in almost every town, and the fish and chip shops that make dining beside the sea such a pleasure. Ask the locals … they all have their favourites.

Popular sites include Red Poles in McLaren Vale, the famous Victory Hotel at Sellicks Beach, Hectors on the Wharf in Goolwa, Leonards Mill at Second Valley, Eat@Whalers in Victor Harbor. Of course, at Port Willunga there is the famous Star of Greece, named after the tragic shipwreck. It was once a tumbledown shack, now renovated.

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MCLAREN VALE & AREA

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VICTOR HARBOR & SOUTHERN FLEURIEU

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LANGHORNE CREEK & STRATHALBYN

Function Venues

Choosing the right place to host that special event can be a challenge. There are a number of beautiful, character and accommodating function facilities across the Fleurieu Peninsula that would be an ideal venue for a wedding, milestone birthday, anniversary or just a gathering of friends. Inquire with the visitor information centres for a list of function facilities available for your consideration.

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Beer and Brewing

It's not just Fleurieu Peninsula wines that are cheeky, fruity and full-flavoured; the region's beers are making a name for themselves as well.

The Fleurieu Peninsula is home to a number of small-scale boutique brewers whose fine brews complement the region's impressive food just as much as its reds and whites do.

Hand-crafted styles such as lager, ginger beer, pale ale, dark ale, wheat beer, pilsner and stout are all in high demand. READ MORE+

Hand-crafted styles such as lager, ginger beer, pale ale, dark ale, wheat beer, pilsner and stout are all in high demand.

When on the wine trail make sure you also drop into brewers located at Langhorne Creek at Meechi Brewing Company, or in Goolwa such as Steam Exchange, or Goodieson Brewery in McLaren Vale and Myponga’s Smiling Samoyed Brewery or head to the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Visitor Information Centre which stocks an impressive range of local beers. Also when dining in the region keep an eye out for the local brew on the drinks menu.

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FLEURIEU PRODUCERS & GROWERS

Support regional businesses and shop local. With so many specialised shops that feature local produce & condiments and a variety of unique giftware we welcome you to visit and enjoy.

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Fleurieu Food

From knockout wines and world class wine regions, such as McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek, to authentic Italian wood-oven pizzas and beachside restaurants serving fresh locally-caught fish, life in the Fleurieu Peninsula will stimulate your senses and leave you feeling full and content.

Stock up on jams, relishes, handmade breads, smoked meats and creamy cheeses from farmers' markets, stores and roadside stalls, or go for a drive in the hills and discover blueberries, organically grown pheasants and quail, venison, strawberries and rich Jersey milk cream.READ MORE+

                                      

                                      Regional Food Recipes

Along the way, be bowled over by the warmth, hospitality and passion of the people who create these exciting food experiences, drawing inspiration from the Mediterranean climate and the rhythms of the season.

The Fleurieu Peninsula combines the best of all worlds – it's a melting pot of cultures, spiced with a cheeky, relaxed Australian attitude. With bakers in almost every town, fish and chip shops that make dining beachside such a pleasure and cafés serving homemade cakes and freshly brewed coffee, all you need to do is pack your appetite.

Individual Food Heroes

Doug Govan

Vicki Matchett

Rachel McMillan

Peter Reschke

Sharon Romeo

Ulli Spranz

For more information, visit Fleurieu Food.

Regional Markets

If wine nourishes the soul of the Fleurieu Peninsula, then fabulous regional food sustains its heart. Look beyond the wineries and you'll find a strong farming tradition, nestled among almond and olive groves.

In a landscape blessed with a wonderful array of ingredients, it's only natural that locals have come up with imaginative ways to make the most of them. You'll find regular markets, roadside outlets at almost every turn, selling jams, relishes, hand-made breads, traditional cured and smoked meats, rich cheeses and more. READ MORE +

Australia's best almonds are grown at Willunga, and the olive oil produced here is now compared favourably to Italy's finest. Follow the Produce Trail from Mount Compass to find fresh blueberries, organically grown pheasants and quail, venison, marron (a freshwater crayfish), strawberries and jams, rainbow trout and authentic French-style goat's curd and feta cheeses, or thick, rich Jersey-milk cream and traditional farmhouse cheddars.

Up and down the rugged coastline, weather-beaten fishermen glean all manner of seafood from the gulf's unspoilt waters. Prized King George whiting, garfish, tommy ruffs and mulloway, squid, crayfish and crabs – whatever variety is in season, they soon find their way to our restaurant tables.

Friday Markets

ARTISAN BAZAAR – ARTS MARKET BY THE SEA
Moana Foreshore Surf Lifesaving Club, Moana
Open first and third Friday of each month 6–9pm
Phone: 0405 067 943

 

Saturday Markets

GREEN DOOR MARKET
Hackham West Community Centre, 
2 Majorca Rd, Hackham West 
Open last Saturday of each month 9am–1pm
Phone: (08) 8384 1065

INMAN VALLEY ART, CRAFT & PRODUCE MARKET
Inman Valley Memorial Hall, 
1713 Inman Valley Road, Inman Valley 
Open first Saturday of each month 9am–1pm
Phone: Joan Wynniattt (08) 8558 8203

MYPONGA WHOLESALE COUNTRY MARKET
46 Main Road, Myponga 
Open Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10am–4pm 
Phone: (08) 8558 6121 or 0403 190 692

PORT ELLIOT MARKET
Lakala Reserve, Rosetta Street, Port Elliot 
Open first and third Saturday of each month and Easter weekend 9am–2pm 
Phone: (08) 8554 3476 or 0403 190 692

VICTOR HARBOR FARMERS' MARKET
Grosvenor Gardens (opposite Victor Central Shopping Centre), Victor Harbor 
Open Saturday 8am–12:30pm 
Phone: 0402 128 326 
 

WILLUNGA ARTISANS MARKET
Old Show Hall, Main Road, Willunga 
Open second Saturday of each month 9am–1pm 
Phone: (08) 8386 0132 or 0424 554 764
 

WILLUNGA FARMERS MARKET
Town Square, Willunga
Open Saturday 8am–12:30pm 
Phone: (08) 8556 4297
 

WILLUNGA QUARRY MARKET
Aldinga Road, Willunga (between Willunga Hardware and CFS) 
Open second Saturday of each month 9am–1pm
Phone: (08) 8556 2502 
 

YANKALILLA CRAFT & PRODUCE MARKET
Agricultural Hall, Main Road, Yankalilla 
Open third Saturday of each month 9am–1pm 
Phone: (08) 8558 3346 or 0402 078 968

 

Sunday Markets

ALDINGA BAY MARKET

Aldinga Institute
23 Old Coach Road, Aldinga
Open fourth Sunday of every month 10am – 2pm
Phone: 0404872832
 

GOOLWA WHARF MARKET
Reserve by the Wharf, Goolwa 
Open first and third Sunday of each month (every Sunday in January and Good Friday) 9am–3:30pm
Phone: (08) 8554 3476 or 0403 190 692

MOANA MARKET
Pioneers Memorial Hall, Nashwauk Crescent, Moana 
Open second Sunday of each month 9am–2pm 
Phone: (08) 8327 0480 (AH) or 0412 630 518

LIONS QUARTERLY COUNTRY MARKET
Lions Park, South Terrace, Strathalbyn 
Open fifth Sunday quarterly 8am to 2pm 
Phone: (08) 8537 0427

STRATHALBYN MARKET
Lions Park, South Terrace, Strathalbyn
Open third Sunday of each month 8am–2pm 
Phone: 0408 501 840

THE ORIGINAL OPEN MARKET
The Reserve, Beach Road, Christies Beach 
Open first and third Sunday of each month 9am–2pm 
Phone: 0405 025 968 
 

THE VALE MARKET
McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Visitor Information Centre
Main Road, McLaren Vale
Open first and third Sunday each month 9am - 1pm
Phone: (08) 8323 9944 
 

VICTOR HARBOR COUNTRY MARKET
Soldiers Memorial Reserve, The Esplanade, Victor Harbor 
Open second and fourth Sunday each month (every Sunday in January) 9am–4pm 
Phone: (08) 8556 8222

Sharing Fleurieu Flavours

The Sharing Fleurieu Flavours guide has been produced by Fleurieu Peninsula Tourism, in conjunction with the South Australian Tourism Commission. It is your guide to Fleurieu Peninsula food and wine trails. Click here to download pdf.

Mount Compass ProduceTrail

If you are interested in wonderful local produce, noteworthy artwork, adventurous activities and lodging in the countryside, then this is the place for you. 

Now is the time to venture down our country roads, highlighted on the map, look for the Produece and Tourist Trail signs leading to small enterprises where you will discover goods and products made from the heart.  We are looking forward to meeting you, and having you enjoy the fruits of our labours.

Click here to download pdf.

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Contact us for information & bookings

Five Visitor Information Centres are spread across the Fleurieu Peninsula. Each has a dedicated team of locals and resources to support you during your stay.

For assistance in booking your trip, planning details for your visit, or to see what is happening in the region during your stay, the Visitor Information Centres are there to service you, the customer.

 

General Enquiries

Email: info@fleurieupeninsula.com.au

Fleurieu Peninsula Tourism Regional Office

6 George Main Road, Victor Harbor SA 5211 (appointments only)