It is no secret that Australian wine is known as one of the best in the world. You just have to do a simple google search to find many stores overseas stock Australian wine. South Australian wine has gained momentum over the years for its wine attracting tourists to the Barossa, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale each year.
Okay, I may be a little biased, but once you taste local SA wines I.m sure you will be hooked, too.
But it is not just about the wine.
I attended the Cellar Door Festival here in Adelaide a couple of weeks ago. The festival showcased a wide variety of wines from not only established businesses, but new wine makers. A lot of these new winemakers have made their wines based on what they like to drink first. It is about creating a blend that will suit a casual Saturday afternoon on the back porch with a group of friends.
It was good to hear how these new winemakers were breaking into the industry with their own unique blends. While you may have your favourites, these smaller start up wineries offered some delcious alternatives. It was clear to see how passionate these small businesses were about their product and it showed in the tastings.
While people tend to visit the big three wineries, the lesser known wine regions of Langhorne Creek, Eden Hills and the Coonawarra district are areas on the rise. Not only can you visit the cellar door to taste different wines. Many are also combining accommodation, functions and luncheons where you can spend longer exploring the beautiful regions.