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Top10 Top10 Restaurants in South Australia’s Wine Country

For superb winery dining in South Australia’s most prominent wine regions, from the Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills to McLaren Vale, here are our insider picks.
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With its sprawling, historic gardens and sweeping views of the Piccadilly Valley, Hardy's Verandah Restaurant at Mt. Lofty House is one of South Australia’s best restaurants and only 20 minutes out of Adelaide.

Wine Region: Adelaide Hills
Harvesting fruit, veggies and herbs from their kitchen garden, baking their own breads and butchering and curing their own meats is just one (special) part of the Appellation dining experience. Appellation offers a five-course set menu or guests can choose dish options from the set (‘selections’) menu.

Wine Region: Barossa Valley
Overlooking the Adelaide Hills and surrounding vineyard, guests to The Lane can choose from two-, three- or four-course menus or for a unique experience, we highly recommend the Chef’s Table, available for up to six people.

Wine Region: Adelaide Hills
Not only is the d’Arendberg cube McLaren Vale’s most defining piece of architecture, it’s also home to an incredible fine dining restaurant and ultra-modern cellar door with premium tastings and masterclasses. Entry to the cube is just $10 but bring your credit card to experience the degustation menu in the restaurant.

Wine Region: McLaren Vale
The stunning dining room resides in the former stables, originally built in the 1880s, and exudes a charming atmosphere to enjoy a produce-driven menu that highlights the best of the Barossa Valley. Guests can choose from two set menu options.

Wine Region: Barossa Valley
Seppeltsfield, established in 1851, is one of the Barossa’s most reputable wineries and home to FINO, an elegant restaurant that’s committed to its provenance and boasts a deep connection to the Barossa region. This passion is reflected in their regionally-inspired Italian menu.

Wine Region: Barossa Valley
On the Seaview Ridge in McLaren Vale, Coriole Vineyard is home to the rustic Gather Restaurant. The menu boasts modern Australian fare brimming with local produce.

Wine Region: McLaren Vale
Overlooking green pastures with animals grazing, guests to The Kitchen Door at Penny's Hill Winery are in for a treat at this nationally-acclaimed McLaren Vale restaurant. Raid the cellar door and enjoy your spoils with a contemporary regional menu.

Wine Region: McLaren Vale
No gastronomic trip to South Australia would be complete without a visit to this Adelaide Hills destination. The menu has been designed to encourage shared dining, celebrating the produce grown in the surrounding area.

Wine Region: Adelaide Hills
Salopian Inn finds its elegant home in an 1851 Mclaren Vale homestead. The contemporary Australian menu takes inspiration from across the globe with a creative menu created by chef Karena Armstrong.

Wine Region: McLaren Vale