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Discover the hidden gems of South Australia in style as you enjoy food and wine experiences designed especially for you
Meet local producers as you journey effortlessly through all three of the renowned wine regions. Enjoy a cooking demonstration at the Farm Shop of national treasure Maggie Beer, fill your esky with locally sourced seasonal produce and enjoy a roaming, progressive four-course dinner at the iconic Adelaide Central Markets. As well as celebrating good food and wine with new found friends, you will also be giving back to regions that were devastated by the recent bushfires.
5 Day Foodie Tour from $2995
- Various Departures up until March 2022
- Includes 4 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners & 3 lunches
- Small Group Tour.. Max of 22 guests
- See native animals, including koalas, in their natural habitat at Cleland Wildlife Park.
- Visit one of Australia's oldest wineries, Seppeltsfield Estate, , founded in 1851.
- Enjoy a private tour & discover the vibrant Barossa community of wine, food, art and beauty.
- Effortlessly explore Adelaide with a local expert in a zero-emission 'eco-caddy'.
- Enjoy a guinded culinary journey of Adelaide's Central Market in Adelaide complete with four-course progressive dinner.
- Take part in a private cooking demonstration at Maggie Beer's farm in the very studio where ‘The Cook and the Chef’ was filmed.
- Enjoy a specially prepared three-course lunch in iconic & architectural wonderous d'Arenberg Estate.
- Come together with your fellow travellers and indulge in a Celebration Lunch, toasting your adventures taken and memories made.
Day 1 ... Welcome to Adelaide
Your Insight Vacations driver meets you at Adelaide Airport and transfers you to your hotel. Meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at the rooftop bar to start your epic food and wine adventure. Adelaide, known for its progressive atmosphere, grew to be one of the most liveable places in the world and is hailed for its excellent gastronomical offerings. Effortlessly explore the city in a zero-emission eco-caddy with your Local Expert. Continue with a foodie journey at the Central Market and enjoy a guided four-course progressive dinner. Established in 1869, the market became the prime location for a wide range of multicultural cuisine and fresh produce and many of these stallholders’ families have been trading at the market for generations. Roam among the stalls and enjoy a selection of dishes and wine that showcase the spectacular local produce.
Included Meals: Dinner. Accommodation: Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide
Day 2 ... Relaxed Start - The wines of the Barossa Valley
This morning enjoy a relaxing breakfast and some free time to explore Adelaide at your own pace before meeting your group and leaving the city for a taste of the country. On arrival, you’ll visit Provenance Barossa, home to Penfolds Cellar Door, Barossa Distilling Company, Ember Pizzas and Stein’s Taphouse to name but a few. Here you’ll have time to wander and to taste the local fare. After checking into your accommodation this afternoon, you'll visit Seppeltsfield winery for a private Village Discovery Tour. Experience an award-winning mix of wine, food, craft and design before dining at the homestead where Executive Events Chef Owen Andrews will connect you to the region through seasonal plates showcasing local, sustainable produce.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner. Accommodation: Novotel Barossa Valley Resort
Day 3 ... From the valley to the hills
Start your day with an exclusive visit to national treasure, Maggie Beer’s Farm and take part in a private cooking demonstration in the very studio where ‘The Cook and the Chef’ was filmed. There is time to taste and buy their products in the farm shop or just relax on their terrace overlooking the adjoining lake. Your next stop is at the stunning St Hugo Restaurant, where you will continue your epicurean experience with a Barossa-style, long-table dining experience. Your day begins with breakfast overlooking the glorious Jacob’s Creek vineyards, then add some Maggie Beer’s flair to your cooking, in the very studio where Maggie and Simon filmed the Cook and the Chef, at a private demonstration. Sample the many products at her farm shop. Be sure to save room for some relaxed Barossa style long-table dining. You’ll be grazing on a delicious lunch at St Hugo in their Hugo Gramp room overlooking the glorious vineyard. Leaving the Barossa behind and heading through the picturesque Adelaide Hills before arriving at your accommodation in the main street of historic Hahndorf. This afternoon visit Udder Delights, a cellar door of another kind. Here you’ll taste a selection of delicious handmade artisan cheeses such as Blue Cheese, Chevre and Camembert, all produced locally from the Hills district to the Fleurieu Peninsula.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch. Accommodation: The Manna By Haus, Hahndorf
Day 4 ... Relaxed Start - Cheese and More Wine
After breakfast and a chance to wander around the quaint shops of Hahndorf, our journey then takes us to the rich landscape of McLaren Vale and the quirky d’Arenberg Cube. This building was inspired by the complexities and puzzles of winemaking. Each of the five levels has been carefully designed to entice and excite the senses. Here, you’ll be taken on a journey before arriving at the top floor for a tasting and 360-degree views of the vineyards and enjoy a delicious three-course lunch with wine at the stunning d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant. There will also be an opportunity for those interested to see the Salvador Dali exhibition. Our last stop will be at Gemtree tasting their biodynamic wines, a simple way of farming that enhances the soil and the taste. Heading back to Adelaide this afternoon, your evening is all yours to explore or relax at leisure.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch. Accommodation: Mayfair Hotel, Adelaide
Day 5 ... Farewell Adelaide
On your last day, explore Adelaide with Insight Choice. Join a Local Expert for a walking tour in the City of Churches and get to know the cultural heart of the North Terrace. Alternatively, visit the Cleland Wildlife Park and see native animals in their natural habitat including koalas recovering after the Kangaroo Island bushfires. Join your fellow travellers for your Celebration Lunch and toast the end of your foodie journey. Take your complimentary transfer to Adelaide Airport for your onward journey.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch