Fleurieu Peninsula Visitor Guide : 2014 Fleurieu Peninsula Visitor Guide
17 wine and beer | fleurieupeninsula.com.au Wine & BEER The Fleurieu Peninsula is home to some of the best wines and wine regions in the world. McLaren Vale is famous for its Shiraz and contemporary cellar doors stand alongside boutique, stone wineries. With countless international medals and trophies, including a number of Jimmy Watson’s (Australia’s most sought after wine award), McLaren Vale winemakers know how to make seriously good wine. John Reynell planted the region’s first grapes in 1838, employing a young labourer named Thomas Hardy – laying the foundations of two wine dynasties that would dominate the region for more than a century. You can check out John Reynell’s original hand-excavated cellar in use in the gardens of Hardy’s Reynella Winery by making an Ekhidna Wines Cellar Door & Restaurant, McLaren Vale Kangarilla Road Winery Kangarilla Road Winery is a James Halliday five star rated winery where we love to make Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon but we also relish in making lesser known varieties. We enjoy creating wines that enhance and enrich every occasion. Phone: (08) 8383 0533 www.kangarillaroad.com.au Advertisement on page 63 Flying Fish Café, Port Elliot On the foreshore at picturesque Horseshoe Bay. • Early morning coffees and snacks • Award-winning fish and chips • Full à la carte menu • Open seven days Phone: (08) 8554 3504 Advertisement on page 66 McMurtrie Mile Taste, discover and experience the best of McLaren Vale on one road – great wines, food, ale and art! Explore at your leisure with the passport card or enjoy self-guided or hosted tours. Available Wednesday–Sunday. www.mcmurtriemile.com.au Advertisement on page 60 Wirrina Cove Golf Resort Just over an hour’s drive south of Adelaide and a ‘Gateway to Kangaroo Island’, Wirrina Cove Golf Resort offers an enchanting palette of cultured adventure, fine dining, PGA-standard championship 18 hole golf course and business and leisure getaways. www.wirrinaresort.com.au Advertisement on page 47 Eat like a local Are you passionate about eating and buying authentic South Australian food? Eat Local SA is an easy way for you to locate it on menus and in stores across the state. Eat Local SA venues include restaurants, pubs, cellar doors, farm gates, retail outlets, accommodation and experiences. Look for the Eat Local SA sign as you travel, or plan an itinerary by visiting our website or downloading our app. eatlocalsa.com.au EAT LOCAL appointment. Today the region, stretching from the hills to the ocean, boasts around 100 cellar doors. Langhorne Creek, on the eastern edge of the peninsula, has provided fruit for numerous Jimmy Watson trophy winners including the first in 1962. As well as being one of Australia’s oldest wine regions, Langhorne Creek is one of the fastest growing and already one of the largest grape producing areas in South Australia. Traditionally a red growing region, it’s best known for outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Cool sea breezes also benefit the vineyards around Goolwa at Currency Creek, producing premium drops. Then there’s Southern Fleurieu, an emerging wine region with maritime-influenced wines. Beers It’s not just Fleurieu Peninsula wines that are fruity and full-flavoured, the region’s beers are making a name for themselves as well. The region is home to a number of small- scale boutique brewers whose fine brews complement the region’s impressive food. Handcrafted styles, such as lager, ginger beer, pale ale, dark ale, wheat beer, pilsner and stout are all in high demand. When on the wine trail, make sure you also drop into brewers located at Goolwa, McLaren Vale and Myponga or head to the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Visitor Information Centre, which stocks an impressive range of local beers.
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