Epicurean Way – South Australia’s trail for food and wine lovers

“Australia’s Great Food and Wine Touring Route”, better known as Epicurean Way, is an interesting trail for all of you who love wine and food. It starts in McLaren Vale and finishes in Clare Valley. It’s almost impossible to visit everything during one day – firstly it’s a big distance, secondly you cannot (or should not) eat and drink so much during just a few hours (most of the places are open 10am -5pm). And what’s the point in spending the whole day in the car and going out only to take a ‘selfie’ with the banner with the name of the winery or restaurant? Honestly, who would like to do that? However I’m afraid I could find people who like that kind of ‘sport’ ;)

I divided the route into smaller parts so it’s easier to read and consider the visits. I neither eat nor drink too much at the same time and my palate had been in heaven more than once while following Epicurean Way trail.

According to the Australia visitor’s guide, there is only a few road-trip highlights in each region, but I am sure there is more therefore I will definitely make the list longer for my personal purposes ;)


Epicurean Way - wine and food in South Australia


Epicurean Way starts in McLaren Vale. In the visitor’s guide there’s only 5 highlights but I have already found more interesting places than just those listed below!

  1. D’Arenberg Winery – restaurant and blending bench
  2. The Elbow Room – restaurant
  3. McMurtrie Mile – wineries, beer, food, art
  4. Blessed Cheese – providore
  5. Willunga Farmers Market and Fino Restaurant – Saturday’s market and restaurant


Epicurean Way - wine and food in South Australia


Next region on the route is Adelaide Hills with its 6 highlights:

6. Hahndorf Hill Winery ChocoVino – chocolate and wine matching (yummy!!!)
7. Udder Delights – handmade cheese
8. The Lane – restaurant and cellar door
9. Beerenberg Farm – farm of deliciousness
10. Woodside Cheese – cheese, cheese and cheese
11. Lobethal Bier House – beer on its own



Epicurean Way - wine and food in South Australia


Going North there is Barossa Valley and another 6 places:

12. Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre – Master Class and restaurant
13. Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop – another farm, with beer
14. Penfolds – ‘make your own blend experience’
15. Casa Carboni i Barossa Valley Cheese CO– cooking school and Barossa cheese
16. Seppeltsfield – where you can taste your birth year port
17. Hentley Farm – cellar door and restaurant



Epicurean Way - wine and food in South Australia


The last region on the epicurean map is Clare Valley with its 4 highlights:

18. Annie’s Lane – cellar door and wine making museum
19. Skillogalee – restaurant and cellar door
20. Sevenhill Cellars and St Aloysius Church – cellar and church (I am very curious what I will find in this church :p)
21. Knappstein Enterprise – winery and brewery


South Australia has more wine and food trails I could ever imagine! Soon I will write more about other McLaren Vale attractions and its trails and now I am going to the beach to admire the sunset ;)


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