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The Epicurean Way seamlessly links together the four iconic wine regions of McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills, Barossa and Clare Valley in a journey not available anywhere else in Australia. Sumptuous local produce together with a superb array of wines and spectacular scenery all come together as you discover the Epicurean Way.
This four day food and wine drive is perfect for those who travel for their taste buds. Download the Epicurean Way road trip map and take yourself on a deliciously decadent drive.
Some of the wineries you can visit along the Epicurean Way are listed as among the ultimate winery experiences in Australia. They include d'Arenberg, Seppeltsfield, Penfolds, Jacob's Creek, St Hugo, The Lane Vineyard and Wirra Wirra. Read more about the Ultimate Winery Experiences in South Australia.
EPICUREAN WAY ROAD TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:
Adelaide to McLaren Vale - 40 minutes. d’Arenberg winery is a must-visit destination. You can play winemaker for a day and take home what you made. Blessed Cheese in McLaren Vale is part cheese shop, part café and completely delicious. Lunch at the Currant Shed with great food and views. Travel the McMurtrie Mile which boasts six highlights all on one road.
McLaren Vale to Adelaide Hills - 40 minutes. Hahndorf Hill’s ChocoVino combines two favourites: chocolate and wine. Delight your taste buds with cheese tastings at Udder Delights in Hahndorf or Woodside Cheese Wrights in Woodside. Pick your own strawberries at Beerenberg Farm and dine at The Lane Vineyard restaurant and cellar door, where the only thing that rivals the food and wine is the view.
Adelaide Hills to Barossa - 50 minutes. Sample some of the award-winning handcrafted beers at the Lobethal Bierhaus before heading to the Barossa. Stop at the Jacob's Creek Visitor Centre, fill a picnic basket of amazing products from Maggie Beer's Farm Shop in Nuriootpa. Taste vintage tawny from your birth year at Seppeltsfield Estate Winery and have an unforgettable dining experience at Hentley Farm.
Barossa to Clare Valley - 60 minutes. Stop at Wolf Blass before leaving the Barossa for the Clare Valley which is home to about 40 wineries including Pikes Wines, Sevenhill Cellars, Annie's Lane and Skillogalee Winery and Restaurant.
Clare Valley to Adelaide - 110 minutes. Before heading back to Adelaide, follow the Riesling Trail on bike or foot, past vineyards and lakeside picnic spots and lots of great places to eat. Or extend your food and wine journey by continuing north to the spectacular Southern Flinders Ranges. It's a young wine region with about 20 growers and is well known for Riesling and produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz.