Experience Hahndorf and the Adelaide Hills as though you were driving yourself. Just 30-minutes up the freeway, Hahndorf and its surrounds feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of Adelaide city. Make your way along this unique trail featuring the very best of the region and be captivated by the rich natural beauty, history, and of course some of the best food and wine in the country. You have the flexibility to hop-on or off along the select trail as you please. Having too good a time at a particular cellar door, or enjoying lunch a little too much? Stay on and catch a later bus. With a bit of planning, assisted by the comprehensive timetable and Info-Pack, you truly can tour your way.
The character of the hills depends on the time of year you visit, be it the mists of winter, the red and gold leaves of autumn, or the clear bright sunshine of the warmer months. This trail is all about winding country roads, panoramic vistas of vines and orchards, and more historic sites than you can waggle a wine glass at.
The cooler climates make for some outstanding wines. From Shaw and Smith’s ‘Australia’s Best Shiraz’ award at the London International Wine Challenge, to the iconic and eminently drinkable Sparkling Rosé from Bird in Hand, on this day you’ll have the opportunity to taste a wide range of Australia’s best and most memorable wines.
From Hahndorf’s plentiful array of authentic German cuisine, pubs and cafes, to the fine dining offered at The Lane vineyard, or the cheesemongers and chocolate factory at Woodside, thie trail makes the most of the region’s delectable offerings. Alternatively bring a picnic and recline on the lawn at Shaw and Smith overlooking lush views of lake, hills and vines.