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As you will know there are more than enough wineries in the hills to keep you pleasantly occupied for many weeks. We have picked a few that we like and that our guests have consistently said they enjoyed.

Howard Vineyard
Bald Hills Rd. Nairne.

Named after local pioneer Amos William Howard, famous for promoting the use of subterranean clover for improving pastures.

They often feature live music on Sundays and public holidays.

Hahndorf Hill Winery
Ravenswood Lane Balhannah

Indulge in their ChocoVino Experience. Sample the world's most luxurious chocolate matched to their fine wines in the spectacular ViewTube tasting room.

7 days a week from 11am to 5pm. Bookings essential on 8388 7512.

Shaw and Smith
Jones Rd. Balhannah

You can sample their wines with a cheese sampler plate to match, or buy a glass or bottle of your favourite Shaw + Smith wine.

Tasting Room and Wine Sales are open Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday Monday's 11am to 4pm.


Osterio Sanso - Kanmantoo

Owner and chef Tony Sanso brings his experience in the kitchens of Florence, Paris, London and Adelaide to the tiny Adelaide Hills town of Kanmantoo. Tel: 8538 5008

The Wallis Tavern Bistro - Mt Barker

Has an extensive menu featuring modern Australian cuisine Tel: 8391 6100.

5 Spice - Mount Barker

Authentic Indian cuisine with dishes from different regions of India. Tel 83912756

Giovanni Restaurante - Mount Barker

Fine dining, gourmet pizzas, unique wines, welcoming atmosphere & hospitality.Tel: 8398 3399 giovanniristorante.com.au

Chingari - Nairne

Enjoy the exotic flavours and subtle tastes of India's finest cuisines, rooted in the rich heritage of Northern India PH: 08 8388 0880

There is also The Haus that offers modern Australian cuisine and The Seasonal Garden that offers locally sourced, seasonal, whole food and organic dishes - both in Hahndorf.


Mt Barker Summit.

Take in the views of the surrounding countryside after a short stroll from the car park.

Directions – follow the Princes Highway back into Nairne, Take the first left in the township – Bartley Street. Follow this onto Summit Rd. Continue for approx. 3 km (over freeway) then take Mt. Summit Rd on the right.

While you are going through Nairne check out the growing collection of murals painted by local artists - including Liz. They depict the history of Nairne, the first township to be founded in South Australia. You will find the first three of what will eventually be twenty or more on the side of the CFS station and the post office.

You may also like to follow the heritage trail. Maps are available from the post office.

Take the self-guided Jupiter Creek Heritage Trail, which offers an insight into the gold rush era that swept through the Adelaide Hills in the mid 1800s. Don't forget your torch for the 80-metre Phoenix Tunnel underground walk.

Directions – From Echunga head towards Mylor and Stirling. The Trail is signposted to the left.