Enter the land of the long lunch.
With crisp apples direct from the farm gate to fine dining overlooking the rolling vineyards, the Adelaide Hills has it all on offer, straight from nature’s top shelf.
Make it a long weekend, starting with a visit to Tasting Australia ambassador and winemaker Taras Ochota at Lost in a Forest, Uraidla. This converted church is a much-loved hub of Basket Range wines and fresh, local produce turned into the most delicious of morsels. Join Taras and his winemaker buddies at Fresh Wine Disco in the Uraidla Show Hall and taste fresh 2017 vintage, straight from the winemaker's barrel siphoned into your glass. Dance the night away under the shiny disco ball to old school swag and 70's, 80's and 90's smash hits.
In the fresh light of day, take a leisurely drive to The Summertown Aristologist; a community of sharing food and wine. Here, ingredients come direct from the kitchen garden or are provided by the local community.
Join us at The Lane Estate for a celebration of food and wine diversity during The Lane 'Provenance' Lunch. Beginning with a behind the scenes winery insight from head winemaker, Michael Schreurs, you'll uncover some of the histories and mysteries of The Lane barrel room. Then retire to the contemporary comfort of the Dining Room, where you can take in the textured landscape of the surrounding Adelaide Hills. Indulge in a five-course degustation from the hatted-kitchen, showcasing locally sourced hero ingredients, with a ‘meet the maker’ style discussion of food origins with The Lane's favourite long standing food suppliers.
Or head to the new Hardy's Verandah Restaurant at Mount Lofty House for The Story of Valley to Verandah and discover the 165-year-old cellars in a special tasting and degustation. Chef Wayne Brown of Hardy’s newly launched Verandah Restaurant has teamed up with seven producers from the Adelaide Hills to put together a 13-course dinner that represents the essence of the region’s fine produce.