By Lauren Reid
Last updated on: February 13, 2018 at 1:47 pm
The Adelaide Hills makes a spectacularly scenic spot for a South Aussie staycation, and its food and wine scene is growing at an especially speedy rate. Here are some of our top tips for eating and drinking your way through the region.
The Adelaide Hills are bursting with unique food and wine experiences, so it’s worth dedicating an entire minibreak – and plenty of stomach space – to trying as many local goodies as you can.
Autumn is a particularly picturesque season for a visit, thanks to the abundance of colour and the crunch of fallen leaves underfoot.
In Woodside, Melba’s chocolate factory and Woodside Cheese Wrights sit side-by-side and make a perfect morning-tea stop – which is especially handy if you’ve had a long drive to the Hills.
The staff at Woodside can talk you through the many cheeses, chutneys and pastes on offer for tasting, and there’s a myriad of other local foodie delights and cookbooks to purchase too. For the real fromage freaks, Woodside also offers cheesemaking classes.
At Melba’s you can watch every step of the chocolate-making process, with plenty of tasters along the way. The shop is also jam-packed with every variety of lolly and chocolate you could imagine. From sour gummy worms to choc-coated almonds or coffee beans, there’s something for the whole family.