Arthur Hardy planted the first grape vines in the Adelaide Hills region back in the 1850s and indeed some of these can still be found in the bush across from the house. The Adelaide Hills have now grown into one of Australia’s hottest wine regions right now producing some of the country’s best cool climate wines along with some of the most progressive. Taste some of Australia’s best cool-climate wines from more than 60 wineries, or why not try the myriad of breweries, distilleries and small producers that abound in the hills.
Stroll the weekend farmers’ markets or take a drive through the scenic hills and vineyards. Have a close-up wildlife encounter at Cleland Wildilfe Park or take a step back in time in the historic German town of Hahndorf.
Get off the beaten track, get your hands on some locally-grown Adelaide Hills produce and settle in for lunch, that turns into dinner, that turns into breakfast.