A pleasant 20 minute drive from the CBD to the Adelaide Hills.HISTORY
The first water powered flour mill to operate in South Australia, circa 1860, it was purchased by Petaluma in 1984. This impressive bluestone building with its extensive cellars was promptly resurrected to create a production site for the company’s flagship sparkling wine; Croser, with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes sourced from the Adelaide Hills vineyards nearby. The Petaluma winery is a stones throw away in the Piccadilly Valley with the vineyard as its backdrop.DETAILS
What better way to spend a lazy winter day than taking a pleasant 20-minute drive from the Adelaide CBD, past vineyards and rolling acres, and stopping at Petaluma’s Bridgewater Mill to sample some wines and fill the belly. Take respite from the cold inside the stone walls of this award-winning restaurant, relax by the open fire and enjoy the delicious combination of their sensational food and Petaluma’s wines. Structured tastings are available by appointment, or drop in half an hour early for a tasting at the cellar door. The informative staff are only too happy to help match wines with dishes. FOOD AND BEVERAGE
The regionally inspired menu is naturally on track - but perhaps allow the wine list to navigate you through this sector of your culinary rally though Adelaide’s hills. Pick from the selects on offer, and partner them with stunners from the head chef Zac Ronayne’s dishes. A show-caser of local produce, he flavours it with the Middle East, Asia, and Mediterranean.WINE TASTINGS
Showcased at the Bridgewater Mill is Petaluma’s extensive range of current vintages. Structured tastings are available by appointment where the Petaluma, Croser, Bridgewater Mill and Sharefarmers line up is unquestionably pedigree. Drop in half an hour early for a pre-luncheon chat and wine tasting at cellar door. At the slate topped bar you can discuss matching wines with dishes from the menu in a relaxed and informative atmosphere.FUNCTIONS
Bridgewater Mill is a unique venue for stylish and personalised events. For intimate wedding celebrations, product launches, award nights or corporate functions it is an atmospheric and alluring backdrop for up to 140 guests.