South Australia Encounters

SEPPELTSFIELD

Seppeltsfield, one of Australia’s oldest wineries, established in 1850, has been lovingly restored into one of the Barossa’s exceptional wine locales, including the gravity winery, heritage site, an operating cooperage, Fino restaurant and a collection of resident artists. The most exotic feature is the famous Centennial Port Collection, an unbroken series of ports every year from 1878 to the present. The estate is the only winery in the world to release a 100-year-old port each year.

We can easily spend half a day and an evening at Seppeltsfield or just drop in to taste one of the world’s most famous ports, a wide range of museum Apera (Australian Sherry), Tokay and Muscat, and fantastic modern wines.

During tours of the 100 year-old port cellar, you can taste several y....... Read More

SHAW + SMITH WINE GASTRONOMY

Shaw + Smith’s globally respected Masters of Wine, winemakers and cellar manager have prepared several great wine discoveries for our guests, featuring local or international wines paired with a meal created from regional produce.  We will undertake a tasting of Shaw + Smith's beautifully subtle and stylish Adelaide Hills and Tasmanian wines. This magnificent tasting will introduce you to two of Australia's modern and exciting emerging wine regions.

We offer a structured masterclass tasting with a dedicated Shaw + Smith host including a winery tour, barrel hall visit and tasting followed by a wine masterclass.

Alternatively, we can indulge in a Shaw + Smith lunch experience starting with a welcoming glass of Roederer champagne on the terrace or in the lounge. This is fol....... Read More

CHRIS RINGLAND WINES

Join us for a unique encounter with one of the Barossa’s leading winemakers, to share his famous single vineyard limited release wines and enjoy a hosted tasting in his home. It features:

  • Time with Chris in his relaxed personal setting and a walk through his magnificent Barossa Ranges vineyard 
  • Tasting the famous Chris Ringland Shiraz (dry grown in the Barossa Ranges)
  • Tasting the famous Chris Ringland Hoffman Vineyard Shiraz

Other wines in this incredible portfolio such as the Chris Ringland Dimchurch Barossa Shiraz, Chris Ringland Randalls Hill Shiraz or Solita Nebbiolo will be selected to suit the individual tastes of guests and availability.

Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Chris had a passion for wine....... Read More

THE BAROSSA OUR WAY

Experience the Barossa our way. Let us show you a Barossa that very few people ever see. 

Our partners want to engage with our guests. They are interested in telling their stories, sharing past vintages, their history and even some of their secrets. We want you to truly discover these wines and for them to become part of your life.

We have arrangements with several of the boutique winemakers in the region to share a meal with our guests at a range of amazing locations, as well as meeting them in their homes or their unique cellar doors for a meal.

The food, wine and artisans should be the champions. The chefs and locations we work with will source local seasonal produce to enhance your experience of the region and its history. 

Among our venues are Appell....... Read More

SEA MEETS WINE

Imagine being picked up in the very best luxury limousines or classic cars, for a relaxed drive through the Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley or Coonawarra. 

On arrival at our destination, you will begin your journey through the most incredible seafood and regional wine matching that South Australia has to offer. We can partake in this amazing meal at a range of extraordinary locations, depending on the season and your preference. 

 

Bluefin tuna 12 ways + regional specialities

The days menu is set around an eight-course meal of fresh caught blue fin tuna prepared 12-ways, accompanied by seasonal seafood, local meats and cheeses. This features foods that are almost impossible to buy in Australia, due their very hi....... Read More

DELIGHTFUL ADELAIDE HILLS

The Adelaide Hills' magnificent wines are produced from their unique environment, creating one of the world's great centres of food, beer and wine. We are able to prepare a range of private and unique encounters in this world-famous wine region, tailored to suit you. 

Our extraordinary Shaw+Smith experience, including an exploration of some of the worlds greatest, wines is one of our favourite Hills encounters.

Penfolds Estate offers one of Australia's most extraordinary wine encounters. We are not allowed to give too much away on what we can do, but call us to talk. Just quietly, it can include a wine-paired meal hosted in the winery during vintage or in the historical wine vaults, structured historical flights of many of Penfolds famous wines, visits to their vineyards....... Read More