South Australians are fiercely proud of their food and wine, and rightly so. Taste your way around the state with RAA’s five quintessential foodie experiences.
Drink and dine at the d’Arenberg Cube, McLaren Vale
Likened to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, but for wine, McLaren Vale’s d’Arenberg Cube has caused a stir among both wine and architecture enthusiasts. Part puzzle, part gallery, the 5 storey cube houses a mind-bending alternate reality museum, complete with sensory experiences and a 360 degree video. Snake your way around, then catch a lift up to the multi-award-winning fine dining restaurant and panoramic rooftop tasting room.
RAA members save throughout February when booking d’Arenberg’s Varietal Discovery and Cheese Tasting experience
Taste your birth year at Seppeltsfield, Barossa
Established just 15 years after the European settlement of South Australia, Seppeltsfield is one of Australia’s best-known and most awarded wineries. After exploring the property’s 420-acre vineyard and regal, heritage-listed architecture, take a step back in time and with the Taste Your Birth Year tour. This tour offers the rare opportunity for visitors to try their own birth year vintage Tawny directly from the barrel.
RAA members save when booking Seppeltsfield’s Taste Your Birth Year experience
Dig into a Feral Feast at the Prairie Hotel, Parachilna
Kangaroo pastrami, emu pâté and corned camel silverside are just a few of the left-of-centre morsels you’ll be served at Parachilna’s Prairie Hotel. An outback pub with a difference, The Prairie is known far and wide for its mildly alarming yet undeniably delicious Feral Feast, listed as one of Gourmet Travellers’ top 100 gourmet experiences in Australia. This is true-blue Aussie bush tucker with a twist.
RAA members save when booking accommodation at Parachilna’s Prairie Hotel
Play chef for a day at a Jacob’s Creek Cooking Class, Barossa
Cook up a storm at Jacob’s Creek Estate, plucking produce straight from the property’s sprawling kitchen garden. After filling your ingredient hamper, you’ll be taught the tricks of the trade by a professional chef and learn how to cook a winery worthy feast. Once finished, enjoy the fruits of your labour with a well-earned glass (or 2) of award-winning Jacob’s Creek wine.
RAA members save when booking a cooking class at Jacob’s Creek Estate.
Take a seat at Shaw + Smith’s Friday Table, Adelaide Hills
Established in 1989, budding winery Shaw + Smith quickly rose to fame for their crisp, vibrant white varietals. Today, with a plethora of awards under their belt and a range spanning sauvignon blanc, riesling, chardonnay, pinot noir and shiraz, they are South Australia’s kings of cool climate wine. Their beautiful tasting room can be found nestled in Balhannah – one of the Adelaide Hills’ prettiest towns. Sit back and see what all the fuss is about with the exclusive Shaw + Smith Friday Table experience, consisting of a guided tour, tutored tasting and delicious lunch.
RAA members save when booking a Friday Table experience at Shaw + Smith.
Whether you’re feral feasting in the Flinders Ranges or cooking up a storm in the Barossa, follow your taste buds to adventure in South Australia.
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Words: Samuel Smith, RAA
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