Petaluma
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11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Petaluma Wines Cellar Door sits on one of Adelaide Hills high points. Views for miles. Also home of Croser Sparkling. The oldest brand in the Adelaide Hills Wine Region and an Australian icon. Cellar Door serves wine flights with tasty morsels to complement your choice of wines. Platters also available to enjoy out on the deck or by the fire in winter.
Woodside, South Australia, Australia

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4.0 of 5 bubbles51 reviews
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Robert B
Brisbane, Australia40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We visited on a weekday morning on a rainy day and were the only visitors there. I tasted the Regional Varietals and my wife the Croser flight. Both were excellent and the lady conducting the tasting was professional and very friendly. We followed the tasting with a platter and glass of wine rounding of a very successful and enjoyable visit.
Written June 2, 2022
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906chas1953
Adelaide, Australia31 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Beautiful setting and pleasant tasting room. Most of the reviews are quite old so I wonder why? The staff were organised for our bubbly tasting for 3 and were happy to quickly add a 3 way tasting for the guys. A small nibble for the group was appreciated.
The tastings were expensive when compared to other wineries; $20 for the bubbles and $15 for a range of whites and reds. The bubbles were very small serves for the 4 types. The other tastings were fine but also more expensive than the other wineries we visited. Whist we understand wineries have done it tough, we thought this was over the top.
Written June 16, 2022
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Aussieflyers
Shoal Bay, Australia190 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
A wonderful, unassuming cellar door in the Adelaide Hills. Both times we’ve been to this property have been mid-week and we were the only ones there which is great for such a big name. A great tasting, well worth the money and lovely staff. Coming from Sydney and very comfortable with the Hunter Valley we loved our time here and would recommend it to anyone in the area. A great South Australian winery!
Written May 6, 2022
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ceebails
Mooloolaba, Australia107 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Visiting from Queensland for a week in July we had visited ten other wineries and were very impressed.

Thought we would save the best for my birthday (have known and liked Petaluma wines for many years) so pre-booked and paid for two $25.00 tastings.

We arrived 20 minutes early on a cold, blustery day to find the car park empty. Venturing in, nobody was there at all. We called out and a female came out to greet us saying that she was having her lunch and didn’t know there was a booking!

We offered to let her finish her lunch but she checked the computer and sure enough we were on there.

So, she bought out the two wine flights, gave a brief spiel about them, and bought out a couple of savoury biscuits each. We had a quick chat and then she announced she had some bookkeeping to do, she would leave us to it, and promptly disappeared out the back. And that was it!

We stayed a couple more minutes and left without so much as a goodbye.

In summary, totally underwhelming. The booking page on the web site says it would be a 40 minute experience. We were lucky to get ten.

Probably the most miserable tasting ever, and definitely the worst value as we couldn’t even redeem the fifty bucks against the purchase of wine to take home.

Luckily we went to Henschke the next day which was the exact opposite of this – they know how it should be done.
Written July 31, 2023
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Hugary1
Sydney, Australia7,972 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Part of our self drive tasting which allows us to select the wineries we might like. It involves past experience with the wine and a bit of research before you go but well worth it.
Lady providing the tasting was very friendly and knowledgable. You have a variety of options as to what youi could sample at $25 if you didn't buy any wine.
The venue is really well set up and come along way from when tastings were in tin sheds. This is upmarket and reflected in the prices as well.
My wife is the chief taster and found some of the wines to her taste.
Written January 22, 2024
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Caroline H
Sydney, Australia164 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
We have travelled and visited many wineries and this would have to be one of the worst experiences . Such a shame because the wines are stunning and I have always loved the Petaluma brand. Never again. The arrogance to serve a wine flight with no discussion . I am not going to McDonald’s . Basic discussion on wine making would be appreciated rather than reading from a preprinted placemat. So many lovely wineries to visit and this was seriously a total disappointment.
Written June 13, 2021
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joonbuggy
Christies Beach, Australia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
Went to Petaluma Winery for an indoor plant workshop with "The Botanic Designer". It was a wonderful morning with some gorgeous wines and a fabulous platter. Highly recommend a visit or go for a workshop type event. Petaluma staff we very friendly and knowledgeable.
Written September 14, 2022
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John H
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Great wines to match a terrific view from the top of the hill. The wines were matched to hors d'oeuvres, which added that much more to the tasting.
Professionally managed tasting and not pushy sales people.
I will continue to purchase wine from Petaluma
Written June 22, 2021
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Tom R
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Friends
Our experience was awful especially we were coming from interstate!... $20 for tasting fee and NOT redeemable upon purchase of wine (whereas other wineries charge $5 and this is redeemable upon purchase) to begin with.
The wine flights are all preselected and there is no option to select your own choices (I am a white wine drinker and my choice of tasting flight only allowed me to have one white and 4 reds (by the way the red wines in my flight were mediocre to my palate)
Other wineries are more customer focused and allow you to choose your preference, however at Petaluma this would be an extremely expensive exercise as you would need to purchase several wine flights ranging from $10 -$20 and so it could cost around $100 for a full tasting , none of which is redeemable.....
Written December 28, 2017
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rugame
Sydney, Australia56 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
It has been a few years since I busted Petaluma, the last time was at the previous site at Bridgewater Mill but how things have changed. We were on holidays in SA and did a special trip from the Barossa to visit the winery. It showed they were open till 5pm and we arrived at 4:40pm only to be told we were too late to taste any wines or do a wine flight. Even when we had advised we had driven especially from the Barossa to visit the vineyard and were leaving later that evening but the lady behind the bar couldn’t have cared less. As an avid wine drinker and enthusiast , lucky there are plenty of other good options around
Written April 15, 2019
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