The best of South Australia’s cellar doors featured in this year’s National Awards • Glam Adelaide

It’s time for our annual celebration of Australia’s best cellar doors. South Australia’s best wine production featured in this year’s national awards. Here are the results:

Adelaide Hills

STAR CELLAR DOOR: Ashton Hills

A short drive from Adelaide’s CBD, The Adelaide Hills offers some of the state’s best-known food and wine. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are the brightest, as well as sparkling wine.

BEST LARGE CELLAR DOOR: Longview Vineyard

BEST SMALL CELLAR DOOR: Mount Lofty Ranges

BEST TASTING EXPERIENCE: Shaw + Smith

CELLAR DOOR WITH THE BEST FOOD: Lane’s Vineyard

barossa

STAR CELLAR DOOR: Barossa Craftsmen

Steeped in a rich history, The Barossa knows how to create captivating cellar door experiences. Shiraz is an important player in this region, but Reilsling, Sémillon, Mataro, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon also shine.

BEST LARGE CELLAR DOOR: Seppeltsfield

BEST SMALL CELLAR DOOR: Alkina Wine Estate

BEST TASTING EXPERIENCE: Torbreck

CELLAR DOOR WITH THE BEST FOOD: Hentley Farm

Claire Valley

STAR CELLAR DOOR AND BEST LARGE CELLAR DOOR: Close the door

With vineyards scattered among pastures, Clare Valley produces some of the country’s most outstanding Rieslings and reds, crafted from Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Clare Valley is less than 2 hours from the city and offers visitors a wide range of experiences.

BEST SMALL CELLAR DOOR: Mr Nobody

BEST TASTING EXPERIENCE (WITH MATRIARCH AND ROGUE, ELDREDGE AND SUSSEX SQUIRE): Spring Gully Wine Tour

CELLAR DOOR WITH THE BEST FOOD: Slate Restaurant in Pikes

Coonawarra and Limestone Coast

STAR CELLAR DOOR: bellwether

With a name synonymous with Australian red wine, Coonawarra blends terra rossa soils and a cool climate to create award-winning Coonawarra Cabernet. Shiraz, Riesling, Cabernet Franc and Merlot are also strong contenders.

BEST GRAND CELLAR DOOR AND BEST TASTING EXPERIENCE: Wynns Coonawarra Estate

BEST SMALL CELLAR DOOR: wangolina

CELLAR DOOR WITH THE BEST FOOD: Ottelia

BEST TASTING EXPERIENCE: Domain Raidis

DOOR CELLR WITH THE BEST HOUSING: Padthaway Estate

Kangaroo Island & Fleurieu South

STAR CELLAR DOOR: The Carpentry Wine Cellar

Contributing to premium wines, spirits and culinary experiences, Kangaroo Island continues to be one to watch. Just two hours by ferry from the mainland, the region is a true getaway for all wine lovers.

BEST LARGE CELLAR DOOR: Island estate

BEST SMALL CELLAR DOOR: bohemian farmhouse

CELLAR DOOR WITH THE BEST FOOD: Fake cape

BEST ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE: Route of the sources

Langhorne Creek

STAR CELLAR DOOR: Kimbolton

Representing creative winemakers, Langhorne Creek offers the perfect blend of maritime climate and fertile soils to produce magnificent Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Malbec. Alternative varieties like Fiano, Barbera, Tempranillo and Verdelho are also strong contenders.

BEST LARGE CELLAR DOOR: Lake Breeze

BEST TASTING EXPERIENCE: Bremerton

CELLAR DOOR WITH THE BEST FOOD: The House of Wine

BETTER ADDITIONAL CELLAR DOOR EXPERIENCE (BEYOND CELLAR DOOR TOURS): Bleasdale

McLaren Vale

STAR CELLAR DOOR: sherrah, Bondar & Lino Ramble

With some of Australia’s finest beaches, McLaren Vale is known for some of the biggest names in wine. McLaren Vale Shiraz and Grenache are the stars of the region, but alternative varieties such as Nero d’Avola, Montepulciano, Fiano and Barbera also shine.

BEST LARGE CELLAR DOOR: Oliver’s Taranga

BEST SMALL CELLAR DOOR: Herring wines from Berg

BEST TASTING EXPERIENCE: Gemtree

CELLAR DOOR WITH THE BEST FOOD: Mitolo

For the full national list of this year’s award winners, visit the Gourmet Traveler website here.




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