With its beautiful city centre, thriving nightlife and as a vibrant hive of activity and culture, Adelaide is already one of the  best  cities in Australia to spend your vacation. There’s plenty to do throughout the day and night, and Adelaide also boasts some fantastic accommodation within the CBD.

If you’re a wine lover and looking for a place to spend a relaxing week away, you’ll be happy to know that there are over 200 cellar doors on Adelaide’s doorstep – the city truly is the wine capital of Australia.

Plan your perfect tour of the vineyards and wineries of Adelaide and book a stay at an Adelaide hotel in the CBD. Pay a visit to a few of these regions and the award winning wineries they are home to.

Central Adelaide

Start your trip with a visit to the National Wine Centre of Australia on North Terrace. Sample a selection of wines from all over the country and get some fantastic information on where to go during your stay in Adelaide’s different wine regions. The city itself is home to a number of wine bars like Apothecary 1878 on Hindley Street, each with their own unique ambience and characteristics.

Clare Valley

Ninety minutes north of Adelaide, Clare Valley is known for its specialty Riesling. Take a tour of the 40-odd local cellar doors by bicycle and experience the tastes of the area for yourself.

The Adelaide Hills

If you think you would love the rolling paddocks and orchards as a backdrop to a day of tasting and touring vineyards, you’ll love the Adelaide Hills. Spend the night at Chain of Ponds Wines, tour Adelaide Hills’ only eco-certified winery Sinclair’s Gully and visit Hahndorf Hill, the winery that specialises in food friendly wine.

Murray River

If you’re willing to take a few hours to journey east of Adelaide City, you can make a stop at Berri Estates and Banrock Station, the largest winery in the Southern Hemisphere. Burk Salter Wines uses grapes from Salter family vines that were originally planted in the 1930s. The winery was established in the region in 2002 and is open across the weekend, Friday through Sunday. Owned by Greg and Jane Salter, Burk Salter Wines is just one of the many family-owned wineries and cellar doors in the area.

Book your stay in Adelaide and tour one of the world’s most diverse and interesting wine regions. Lose a week exploring the back roads of South Australia, stopping off at friendly, welcoming vineyards, only to return to your luxury, central city accommodation at night. There couldn’t be a better holiday for a wine lover.