7 Aug 2020
This road trip is all about decadence so it’s time to prepare your tastebuds for an epicurean journey through South Australia’s best wine and food regions.
Start your journey in Adelaide and set yourself up at Discovery Parks – Adelaide Beachfront. Not only will you have the beach at your doorstep but 10 mins away you can visit the local brewhouse of Pirate Life Brewing in Port Adelaide. Open 7 days a week and offering a range of 24 local and imported beers on tap, sit in their beer garden whilst listening to live music and indulging at one of their food trucks. Semaphore Road is also five minutes away and is lined with numerous quirky cafes and funky boutiques. Choose from high end restaurants to the local fish and chips shop, both incredibly delicious, make sure to finish off at one of the three ice cream shops scattered along the strip.
Adelaide Beachfront to Barossa Valley – 1 hour
Our next stop needs little introduction as it features on wine lists around the world, yes we’re heading to the beautiful Barossa Valley. Just an easy hour drive from Adelaide you can call Discovery Parks – Barossa Valley your home for your stay. If you’re in the mood to try something new book a Safari tent in the parks adults only area.
Now of course the options for winery visits are almost endless in this fruitful region but why not let someone else do the driving and get park manager Jacky to book you a tour with The Wine Wagon, who organise customised tours and lunches. Visiting wineries, distilleries and breweries in order to get a real taste of what the region has to offer. Also don’t miss the opportunity to visit the famous Maggie Beer’s Farmhouse and treat yourself to a taste fest of delicious homestyle flavours. It will be a Barossa highlight for sure!
Barossa Valley to Clare Valley – 1.25 hours
The last stop on our epicurean journey is the historic Clare Valley. A region known for rolling hills and crisp Riesling drive for a bit over an hour to arrive at Discovery Parks – Clare. The parks leafy trees set the scene for your stay which is surrounded by nature as you take things just that bit slower. To truly experience the peaceful area, hire a bike from reception and take a ride along the Riesling Trail. Not only will you be able to visit the nearby wineries sans designated driver, you will get to soak in the fresh air and historic buildings that make this a must visit on your SA itinerary. Boasting more than 30 cellar doors it will be hard to choose which ones to visit but trust us when we say you can’t go wrong. This goes for food options too, whether you’re looking for a romantic dining experience, farmhouse cottage lunch or hearty pub meal the choices are endless in the Clare Valley. Finish off your epicurean way road trip with a bang and fill those taste buds with glorious food and wine!
Who wouldn’t want a weekend filled of award-winning food and wine? This road trip will be one to remember so get started here