Breathe in the deep aroma of wine-soaked barrels.
Biodynamic wineries, fresh sea air and rolling hills and valleys; the Fleurieu Peninsula is nature’s playground, and what a playground it is.
Stop in at The Salopian Inn at McLaren Vale, the jewel in the crown of regional dining in Adelaide’s south. Tasting Australia Ambassador Karena Armstrong has stretched her ideas and enthusiasm to develop a surprising, seasonal and ever-changing menu centred on Asian flavours and timeless techniques. Join Karena at a celebration of femininity in food at Heroine's Table during Tasting Australia for a three-course, shared platter meal, with panel discussions from Analiese Gregory (Bar Brose, Sydney), Sue Bell (Bellwether Wines) and Michelle McColl (Kalangadoo Organics).
The following day, celebrate the feminine energy of South Australia's leading ladies of wine at Heroine's Soul to Glass at Fall From Grace, Aldinga. Sample, sip and meet many of the talented women who are behind the burgeoning success of McLaren Vale, Barossa, Adelaide Hills and beyond.
Looking for a new brew to savour? Discover The Smiling Samoyed at Myponga. Taste their limited releases and experimental brews, and say hi to their resident Samoyeds Mia, Cooper and Hoppy, the namesakes of the establishment.
Take a leisurely drive to Langhorne Creek and explore one of South Australia’s best kept secrets. Langhorne Creek Wine Region is home to almost 6000 hectares of vineyards and award-winning boutique wineries. Stop in at Bleasdale Wines for their range of fortified wines or Lake Breeze Wines for their award-winning Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon.
On the final Sunday of Tasting Australia, head to Nangkita Olives for their Fleurieu Olive Harvest Open Day. Learn to plant, pick, prune, press and pickle olives with a host of the best local growers and allied food producers from the region. Go on a guided walking tour of the property, take interactive cooking classes and enjoy a glass of wine with wood-fired pizzas and spit-roasted lamb.