Adelaide Hills

Head to the hills

The Adelaide Hills is the perfect start to any South Australian winery experience. Book the ultimate cellar door experience in the iconic Australian winery Penfolds at Magill Estate. Go behind the scenes for a guided walking tour through the original working winery, vineyard, and underground cellars. Not to be missed is The Lane Vineyard where you can blend your wines from one of their cool-climate varietals.

If you plan on doing plenty of tastings, take one of the winery tour services and kick your feet up and relax knowing you are in great hands.

Adelaide Hills was among the first regions of South Australia to be occupied by European settlers and is situated just 30-minutes from the Adelaide CBD. Recognised as a cool-climate region due to the altitude of the hills, which culminate at 710m with Mount Lofty Summit. The revival of the region in the '70s and '80s were led by pioneers such as Brian Croser, Stephen George, Tim Knappstein, Henschke, Geoff Weaver, and Shaw and Smith all searching for a cooler climate.  A wealth of new winemakers have now arrived and are applying their craft to ensure the hills will continue to stay at the forefront of great Australian wine.

Lenswood and Piccadilly are the most notable regions producing superb examples of cool-climate loving varietals such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir. There is also plenty of great sparkling wine to be found in them there hill!

The picturesque towns of Aldgate, Stirling, Oakbank, Birdwood, Crafers, Mount Barker and Hahndorf Hill are scattered throughout the hills and are great places visit during your excursion.

Penfolds Magill Estate Heritage Experience
AU$25
Immerse yourself in the history of one of Australia’s oldest, iconic wineries.  Situated on one of the world’s few urban single vineyards, the spiritual home of Penfolds is only 15 minutes from Adelaide city. A rare opportunity to overlook a vineyard with skyline views. Take a guided walk through the original working winery, explore the vineyards, and uncover the historic tales of the underground drives. To complete the Penfolds experience, a wine tasting at their cellar door is a must. There you’ll be free to taste and purchase a wide selection of wines from The Penfolds Collection and the diverse and limited Cellar Reserve range. The experience includes:       Guided walking tour through the original working winery, vineyard, and underground drives Wine Tasting in Cellar Door    Tour duration: 45 minutes Availability: Tours in English available every day at 10:00am and 1:00pm  There is a Mandarin version at 3:00pm each day Tickets must be purchased 24 hours prior and can be purchased up until 12 months in advance. Minimum booking 2 guests, maximum booking 20 guests Block out dates: 25/12/2018, 26/12/2018, 1/1/2019, 28/1/2019 Booking and cancellations policy Bookings are essential and subject to availability at time of booking.  As alcohol is served all guests must be over the age of 18 years.  No cancellation fees charged if more than 48 hours’ notice is given, within 48 hours 100% of the experience price will be charged.  Please advise any dietary requirements at time of booking.  Guests should call 48 hours prior to arrival to re-confirm their experience.
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Penfolds Magill Estate The Ultimate Penfolds Experience
AU$145
Situated on one of the world’s few urban single vineyards, the spiritual home of Penfolds is only 15 minutes from Adelaide city. Your tour starts with a visit to the Grange Cottage; the original home of Dr Christopher and Mary Penfold before viewing the Magill Estate winery, vintage cellar and underground drives where you will discover the gems hidden within.  Then sit down for an intimate guided tasting of Penfolds most awarded and sought-after wines including Grange. The experience includes:  In-depth guided walking tour through the original working winery, vineyard, and underground drives  Private tasting of an exclusive selection of  premium wines, including the flagship Grange  Tour duration: 120 minutes Availability: Tours available every day at 11:00am  Tickets must be purchased 24 hours prior and can be purchased up until 12 months in advance. Minimum booking 2 guests, maximum booking 10 guests Block out dates: 25/12/2018, 26/12/2018, 1/1/2019, 28/1/2019 Booking and cancellations policy Bookings are essential and subject to availability at time of booking.  As alcohol is served all guests must be over the age of 18 years.  No cancellation fees charged if more than 48 hours’ notice is given, within 48 hours 100% of the experience price will be charged.  Please advise any dietary requirements at time of booking.  Guests should call 48 hours prior to arrival to re-confirm their experience.
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Penfolds Magill Estate Iconic Experience
AU$295
Indulge in the ultimate wine tasting experience including guided tour, structured tasting and private 3-course-lunch. Your host will take you on a journey through Penfolds’ history including a visit to the Grange Cottage and our vintage cellar. You will also experience the underground drives and see the original hiding spot of Max Schubert’s hidden Grange. Your host will then lead you through a structured tasting of some Penfolds most highly coveted wines in a private tasting room. Followed by a beautiful 3-course-lunch matched with 3 wines in Magill Estate Kitchen. The experience includes: Historic tour Private tasting of Premium wines 3 course lunch with  matched wines Tour duration: 3.5 hours Availability: Tours available every day at 11:00am  Minimum booking 2 guests, maximum booking 10 guests Block out dates: 25/12/2018, 26/12/2018, 1/1/2019, 28/1/2019 Booking and cancellations policy Bookings are essential and subject to availability at time of booking.  As alcohol is served all guests must be over the age of 18 years.  No cancellation fees charged if more than 48 hours’ notice is given, within 48 hours 100% of the experience price will be charged.  Please advise any dietary requirements at time of booking.  Guests should call 48 hours prior to arrival to re-confirm their experience
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Wine Tasting at Anderson Hill
AU$20
Includes 6 wines from Art Series and O Series, accompanied by a cheese tasting plate. Each customer can also enjoy a $10off discount on your takeaway purchases over $50 on the day. Or add $15 per person and upgrade to our Trilogy Tasting: A one-hour wine flight from the juicy lunch style Art Series to our awards winning O Series and Reserves and member-exclusive back vintages, accompanied by our local produce cheese plate. Eleven wines in total. Each customer can also enjoy a $25 off discount on your takeaway purchases over $100 on the day.
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Balhannah Tour
AU$110
Go behind the scenes on a comprehensive tour of the winery and vineyard at Balhannah, followed by a hosted wine flight tasting, including five Shaw + Smith wines, plus our limited release single site wines, accompanied by a South Australian produce plate.  Maximum of 8, available every Friday and Saturday at 10am, or by appointment.  Please enquire about larger groups up to 40 with private use of our Tasting Room space. Cancellation Policy: For cancellations requested more than 24 hours out from your booking, a full refund is available. For cancellations within 24 hours of the booking, no refund is available but you are able to reschedule your booking to another available date. For non-attendance on the day, no refund will be offered. If Shaw + Smith is required to cancel a Balhannah Tour for any reason, a full refund will be given, or you can choose to reschedule to another available date. 
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Friday Table
AU$240
Come behind the scenes at Shaw + Smith with Friday Table.  A guided tour of the winery and vineyard will show you our wine growing and making philosophy. This is followed by a comprehensive tutored tasting including all current releases and limited, single site wines. After a glass of Champagne, a delicious two-course lunch by chef Ali Seedsman is served with matching aged wines. Coffee and cheese to finish. Book your own group (up to 12 people), or book a smaller group and join the shared table. Maximum of 12, available every Friday, 11am to 3pm. Please enquire about larger groups up to 40 with private use of our Tasting Room space. Specialist transport can be arranged upon request. Car transfers from $25 per person (groups of 8-13) or $180 per person (groups of 1-4) and air transfers from $340 per person available. Please contact the winery for further information and bookings. Cancellation Policy: For cancellations requested more than a week out from your booking, a full refund is available. For cancellations within a week of the booking (but not less than 24 hours), no refund is available but you are able to reschedule your booking to another available date. For cancellations with less than 24 hours notice, or non-attendance on the day, no refund will be offered.  If Shaw + Smith is required to cancel a Friday Table for any reason, a full refund will be given, or you can choose to reschedule to another available date. 
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Barrel Room Masterclass
AU$175
Go behind the scenes and delve into the world of extended maceration, toast and tirage with a barrel masterclass hosted by our wine-making team. Taste our Heritage wines directly from barrel as individual components and discover the subtleties of premium oak maturation. Learn the impacts of oak on colour, aromatics, texture and structure in our most complex wines before retiring to the Tasting Room for a Gathering Indulgence wine flight. Taste our premium range of Occasion and Heritage wines paired with tempting tastes from the Chef.  Learn about the vines that grow in an ancient landscape. Hear about our viticultural philosophy and the small batch handling that make these wines world class. Appreciate the hint of elegance varietal glassware brings to any occasion.  Why not make a day of it and truly embrace The Land of The Long Lunch? Choose to finish your visit with a 2 course lunch with matching Occasion Series wine pairing in our two-hatted Dining Room.
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360° Panorama Experience
AU$130
Luxury Adventure! Indulge in a private tour of The Lane Vineyard and discover some of our most celebrated locations around the estate, with a glass of Vintage Cuvee Helen in hand. Take a walk through Block 14 vineyard to arrive at our new Panorama tasting room and be swept away by 360 views of the rolling Adelaide Hills. Explore our most revered wines, matched to tempting tastes from our acclaimed Executive Chef James Brinklow, delivered to you in the vineyard. There’s no better way to understand the history of The Lane Vineyard, than through a curated tasting of our landmark wines, while a member of our tasting team explains the nuances of the estate around you.
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Blend Your Own Experience
AU$100
Unlock your inner oenophile under the guidance of our winemaking and cellar door team.  An interactive experience taking you through the art of winemaking before being unleashed to create your own master blend!  After bottling your masterpiece, sit back and enjoy a cheese board and glass of wine before returning home with a personalised bottle of your signature blend to show off your new found vinous prowess.
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Chef's Table
AU$220
Unearth the best of South Australia through the lens of our head chef, James Brinklow. Seating up to 6 guests, a personalised menu of 7 courses will be created on the day matched to wines specially selected to suit each dish.  Interact with the chef and discover local, seasonal produce, learn of food and wine matching properties, different cooking techniques and our culinary inspirations. Let our team guide you through your menu and a matched wine flight of current and back vintage TLV treasures to treat all senses.   Your day at The Lane Vineyard is also complemented by a tour of the barrel room and samples direct from barrels that are yet to be released.
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Cellar Door Tasting
AU$15
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Cellar Door Tasting
AU$10
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Cellar Door Tasting
AU$0
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Cellar Door Tasting
AU$0
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