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Adelaide Hills winery experiences & wine tours

The Adelaide Hills is the perfect start to any South Australian winery experience. Book the ultimate cellar door experience in the iconic Australian winery Penfolds at Magill Estate. Go behind the scenes for a guided walking tour through the original working winery, vineyard, and underground cellars. Not to be missed is The Lane Vineyard where you can blend your wines from one of their cool-climate varietals.

If you plan on doing plenty of tastings, take one of the winery tour services and kick your feet up and relax knowing you are in great hands.

Adelaide Hills was among the first regions of South Australia to be occupied by European settlers and is situated just 30-minutes from the Adelaide CBD. Recognised as a cool-climate region due to the altitude of the hills, which culminate at 710m with Mount Lofty Summit. The revival of the region in the '70s and '80s were led by pioneers such as Brian Croser, Stephen George, Tim Knappstein, Henschke, Geoff Weaver, and Shaw and Smith all searching for a cooler climate.  A wealth of new winemakers have now arrived and are applying their craft to ensure the hills will continue to stay at the forefront of great Australian wine.

Lenswood and Piccadilly are the most notable regions producing superb examples of cool-climate loving varietals such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir. There is also plenty of great sparkling wine to be found in them there hill!

The picturesque towns of Aldgate, Stirling, Oakbank, Birdwood, Crafers, Mount Barker and Hahndorf Hill are scattered throughout the hills and are great places visit during your excursion.

Penfolds Magill Estate Iconic Experience
Penfolds Magill Estate
Adelaide Hills South Australia Australia
From $295
Indulge in the ultimate wine tasting experience including guided tour, structured tasting and private 3-course-lunch. Your host will take you on a journey through Penfolds’ history including a visit to the Grange Cottage and our vintage cellar. You will also experience the underground drives and see the original hiding spot of Max Schubert’s hidden Grange. Your host will then lead you through a structured tasting of some Penfolds most highly coveted wines in a private tasting room. Followed by a beautiful 3-course-lunch matched with 3 wines in Magill Estate Kitchen. The experience includes: Historic tour Private tasting of Premium wines 3 course lunch with  matched wines Tour duration: 3.5 hours Availability: Tours available every day at 11:00am  Minimum booking 2 guests, maximum booking 10 guests Block out dates: 25/12/2018, 26/12/2018, 1/1/2019, 28/1/2019 Booking and cancellations policy Bookings are essential and subject to availability at time of booking.  As alcohol is served all guests must be over the age of 18 years.  No cancellation fees charged if more than 48 hours’ notice is given, within 48 hours 100% of the experience price will be charged.  Please advise any dietary requirements at time of booking.  Guests should call 48 hours prior to arrival to re-confirm their experience
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2 hrs
English
Penfolds Magill Estate The Ultimate Penfolds Experience
Penfolds Magill Estate
Adelaide Hills South Australia Australia
From $145
Situated on one of the world’s few urban single vineyards, the spiritual home of Penfolds is only 15 minutes from Adelaide city. Your tour starts with a visit to the Grange Cottage; the original home of Dr Christopher and Mary Penfold before viewing the Magill Estate winery, vintage cellar and underground drives where you will discover the gems hidden within.  Then sit down for an intimate guided tasting of Penfolds most awarded and sought-after wines including Grange. The experience includes:  In-depth guided walking tour through the original working winery, vineyard, and underground drives  Private tasting of an exclusive selection of  premium wines, including the flagship Grange  Tour duration: 120 minutes Availability: Tours available every day at 11:00am  Tickets must be purchased 24 hours prior and can be purchased up until 12 months in advance. Minimum booking 2 guests, maximum booking 10 guests Block out dates: 25/12/2018, 26/12/2018, 1/1/2019, 28/1/2019 Booking and cancellations policy Bookings are essential and subject to availability at time of booking.  As alcohol is served all guests must be over the age of 18 years.  No cancellation fees charged if more than 48 hours’ notice is given, within 48 hours 100% of the experience price will be charged.  Please advise any dietary requirements at time of booking.  Guests should call 48 hours prior to arrival to re-confirm their experience.
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45 mins
English
Penfolds Magill Estate Heritage Experience
Penfolds Magill Estate
Adelaide Hills South Australia Australia
From $25
Immerse yourself in the history of one of Australia’s oldest, iconic wineries.  Situated on one of the world’s few urban single vineyards, the spiritual home of Penfolds is only 15 minutes from Adelaide city. A rare opportunity to overlook a vineyard with skyline views. Take a guided walk through the original working winery, explore the vineyards, and uncover the historic tales of the underground drives. To complete the Penfolds experience, a wine tasting at their cellar door is a must. There you’ll be free to taste and purchase a wide selection of wines from The Penfolds Collection and the diverse and limited Cellar Reserve range. The experience includes:       Guided walking tour through the original working winery, vineyard, and underground drives Wine Tasting in Cellar Door    Tour duration: 45 minutes Availability: Tours in English available every day at 10:00am and 1:00pm  There is a Mandarin version at 3:00pm each day Tickets must be purchased 24 hours prior and can be purchased up until 12 months in advance. Minimum booking 2 guests, maximum booking 20 guests Block out dates: 25/12/2018, 26/12/2018, 1/1/2019, 28/1/2019 Booking and cancellations policy Bookings are essential and subject to availability at time of booking.  As alcohol is served all guests must be over the age of 18 years.  No cancellation fees charged if more than 48 hours’ notice is given, within 48 hours 100% of the experience price will be charged.  Please advise any dietary requirements at time of booking.  Guests should call 48 hours prior to arrival to re-confirm their experience.
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45 mins
English
Balhannah Tour
Shaw + Smith
Adelaide Hills South Australia Australia
From $110
Go behind the scenes on a comprehensive tour of the winery and vineyard at Balhannah, followed by a hosted wine flight tasting, including five Shaw + Smith wines, plus our limited release single site wines, accompanied by a South Australian produce plate.  Maximum of 8, available every Friday and Saturday at 10am, or by appointment.  Please enquire about larger groups up to 40 with private use of our Tasting Room space. Cancellation Policy: For cancellations requested more than 24 hours out from your booking, a full refund is available. For cancellations within 24 hours of the booking, no refund is available but you are able to reschedule your booking to another available date. For non-attendance on the day, no refund will be offered. If Shaw + Smith is required to cancel a Balhannah Tour for any reason, a full refund will be given, or you can choose to reschedule to another available date. 
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English
Friday Table
Shaw + Smith
Adelaide Hills South Australia Australia
From $240
Come behind the scenes at Shaw + Smith with Friday Table.  A guided tour of the winery and vineyard will show you our wine growing and making philosophy. This is followed by a comprehensive tutored tasting including all current releases and limited, single site wines. After a glass of Champagne, a delicious two-course lunch by chef Ali Seedsman is served with matching aged wines. Coffee and cheese to finish. Book your own group (up to 12 people), or book a smaller group and join the shared table. Maximum of 12, available every Friday, 11am to 3pm. Please enquire about larger groups up to 40 with private use of our Tasting Room space. Specialist transport can be arranged upon request. Car transfers from $25 per person (groups of 8-13) or $180 per person (groups of 1-4) and air transfers from $340 per person available. Please contact the winery for further information and bookings. Cancellation Policy: For cancellations requested more than a week out from your booking, a full refund is available. For cancellations within a week of the booking (but not less than 24 hours), no refund is available but you are able to reschedule your booking to another available date. For cancellations with less than 24 hours notice, or non-attendance on the day, no refund will be offered.  If Shaw + Smith is required to cancel a Friday Table for any reason, a full refund will be given, or you can choose to reschedule to another available date. 
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Wine Tasting at Anderson Hill
Anderson Hill
Adelaide Hills South Australia Australia
From $20
Includes 6 wines from Art Series and O Series, accompanied by a cheese tasting plate. Each customer can also enjoy a $10off discount on your takeaway purchases over $50 on the day. Or add $15 per person and upgrade to our Trilogy Tasting: A one-hour wine flight from the juicy lunch style Art Series to our awards winning O Series and Reserves and member-exclusive back vintages, accompanied by our local produce cheese plate. Eleven wines in total. Each customer can also enjoy a $25 off discount on your takeaway purchases over $100 on the day.
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15 mins
Boatshed Experience
The Lane Vineyard
Adelaide Hills South Australia Australia
From $140
Upon arrival at our estate tasting room, be greeted by your host and embark on a short walk through the vineyard to arrive at our spectacular Boatshed Venue. Compete against your friends or colleagues and test yourself with a ‘nearest to the pin' golf competition. Wine prizes given for winners of nearest to the pin competition (individuals or team). If golf is not your thing simply sit back and enjoy the serenity of this beautiful location. Explore our wines and enjoy a gourmet picnic with incredible local produce from our Head Chef, delivered to you at The Boatshed. 
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3 hrs
English
Winemaker's Experience
The Lane Vineyard
Adelaide Hills South Australia Australia
From $180
Unlock your inner oenophile under the guidance of our winemaking and cellar door team.  An interactive experience taking you through the art of winemaking before being unleashed to create your own master blend!  After bottling your masterpiece, sit back and enjoy a cheese board and glass of wine before returning home with a personalised bottle of your signature blend to show off your new found vinous prowess.
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2 hrs
English
1/2 Day McLaren Vale and Glenelg Wine tasting and Sightseeing
Taste the Barossa
McLaren Vale-Fleurieu Peninsula South Australia Australia
From $69
Our small group tours depart Adelaide 7 days a week from Adelaide CBD.  Departing from Victoria Square we head straight to McLaren Vale for structured tastings at the beautiful Chapel Hill winery. We then make our way to the main street of McLaren Vale for some more South Australian delights. Here there is the opportunity to visit Hardys for more wine tasting, the Fruchocs factory for a well known sweet treat or, sample some tasty almond varieties at the Almond Train. There's even time to do all three!  If you would prefer to sit back and relax with a coffee, you can do that too! Time to visit our last winery - the quaint Shingleback wInery for more sumptuous wine tasting.
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half day
English
Taste the Barossa Premium Tour
Taste the Barossa
Adelaide South Australia Australia
From $159
Explore the Barossa Valley with Taste the Barossa and you will enjoy a day tasting some of the best food and wine in Australia. We start the day at a relaxing 9am picking you up at your accommodation or a pre arranged point in Adelaide or Glenelg (8.30am). We make our way out of Adelaide through the Adelaide Hills with our first stop the famous Whispering Wall where you will be fascinated by its famous acoustic qualities.
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full day
English