Fleurieu Peninsula Visitor Guide : 2016 2017 Fleurieu Peninsula Visitor Guide
13 wine, beer, cider and spirits | fleurieupeninsula.com.au Grapes have been grown on the Fleurieu Peninsula since the 19th century when John Reynell planted his first vines at McLaren Vale. Despite this proud ancestry, the region is today known for its young, innovative winemakers and its distinctive maritime- influenced reds, especially Shiraz. Visit the contemporary cellar doors which stand alongside boutique, stone wineries. Choose from over 100 of these cellar doors spread across the region – ranging from small family wineries to large international brands. Many of the cellar doors are individual by design, including those at Hugh Hamilton and Primo Estate. Look out for the new glass cube being constructed at d’Arenberg – this five-storey construction, which will include a tasting room, several bars and a restaurant, is due to open in 2017. Several wineries, including Penny’s Hill and Woodstock Wine Estate operate excellent vineyard restaurants. Others, including Fox Creek Wines, serve regional platters, wood-oven pizzas or light refreshments; a number also offer in-house galleries displaying the work of local painters, sculptors and other creative artists. The Fleurieu Peninsula is also home to several other wine regions, including Langhorne Creek and Southern Fleurieu. Langhorne Creek, on the eastern edge of the peninsula, is one of the largest grape producing areas in South Australia, but also supports a number of boutique producers. Its compact size makes it an ideal place for touring, with cellar doors at several of the wineries. Both Currency Creek and Southern Fleurieu are emerging wine regions with exciting cellar doors, including One Paddock Winery in Currency Creek. The Fleurieu Peninsula is home to several distinct wine regions, including the world-famous McLaren Vale. Wine, beer, cider & SPIRITS Wirra Wirra, McLaren Vale For a handy overview, follow the self- drive Nature, Sea and Vines Trail which includes some of the peninsula’s finest regional produce, coastal scenery and wine experiences. The Fleurieu Peninsula is also featured in the four-day Epicurean Way touring route, which also includes the Barossa, Adelaide Hills and Clare Valley.