Eat|Drink|Indulge at Adelaide – South Australia Pt 1

8 months ago by Don

In today’s TFJ Travels, we are going to show you some of the exclusive insights and travel experience that South Australia – Adelaide has to offer. The boutique city is known for its contemporary and vibrance surrounded by rolling hills, beautiful beaches with crystal-clear water and world-renowned win regions.

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Adelaide is home to wide boulevards, swathes of parks and gardens and open spaces, best discovered on foot. The State also boasts an outstanding line-up of award-winning events, arts and sporting festivals. This includes some of the historic wineries, and also the indulgence of some of the irresistible food.

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Magill Estate

With under 200 years of winemaking history, Penfold Magill Estate is nestled in the foothills of Adelaide with views over the city, making it one of the world’s few urban single vineyards that is just 15 minutes drive from Adelaide city.

Magill Estate food

We had wine tasting at the bar and lunch at the Magill Estate Kitchen. Led by head Chef, Scott Huggings, Magill Estate Kitchen offers a new everyday dining experience, featuring a grazing menu built on local and fresh ingredients. Dishes include charcuterie and sharing plates which can be expertly matched to an extensive wine list from the Penfolds cellars.

WHAT TO EXPECT:
– Rich Wine Making History
– Tour in vintage cellar
– Wine Education
– Wine Tasting
– Dining Experience

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On our way to Central Market, we dropped by Haighs Chocolate which has a very rich history to it. It was 1st May 1915, when Alfred E Haigh opened the doors of the very first Haigh’s Chocolates store at 34 King William Street, Adelaide. Alfred began adding his own flavour to the industry and in 1917 he started producing chocolate-covered fruit centres, which they still make today.

WHAT TO EXPECT:
– Free guided factory viewing tours at the Visitor Centre and store located at 154 Greenhill Road Parkside in Adelaide, South Australia.
– Chocolates made with premium cocoa beans

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When we step the streets of Central Market, we were awed by the number of gourmets they have. Since 1869, the Central Market has been the jewel in the crown of South Australian Tourism experiences, a haven of premium food and wine products, and second home to chefs and food lovers. Enjoy a range of delicious samples that represent the multicultural community of South Australia and the clean and green produce harvested surrounding the farms and oceans.

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We tasted some of the food and the Kangaroo meat tasted like smoked beef. But the main highlight was when we were given the dried ants to try, only knowing it when it was in a mouth. To our surprise, it tasted quite good. It has a bit of sourness and lemony taste to it.

WHAT TO EXPECT:
– Fresh Greens
– Organic Products
– Nuts
– Gourmet etc; Meat, Sausages
– Smoked Kangaroo Meat
– Edible Dried Ants

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blessed cheese

At McLaren Vale, it is an internationally acclaimed wine district, the town also offers beautiful scenery, with local restaurants and cafe’s serving up delicious regional produce. One of it is ‘Blessed Cheese Cafe’. Leading the way in McLaren Vale for more than 12 years. Blessed Cheese Caf is voted best coffee on the Fleurieu Peninsula with an eclectic menu showcasing local and seasonal produce.

WHAT TO EXPECT:
– All day breakfast and lunch menu (Until 3pm)
– In-house cheese and wine matching experience
– Wonderful platters featuring local produce and artisan cheeses until close

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woodstock

Surrounded by towering ancient gum trees and tranquil native gardens, Woodstock Estate’s quintessential Australian landscape provides a perfect setting to enjoy wines, good food and warm hospitality. We tasted approximately 25 wines in total at Woodstock. An interesting fact, long ago the founder of Pilot View, Doug Collett A.M. served as a fighter pilot for the Royal Australian Air Force and Royal Air Force during World War II. While flying Spitfires and Hurricanes over much of Europe, he observed the vast vineyards, tasted the many wines of Europe and became captivated by the wine industry. On his return, he studied Oenology at Roseworthy Agricultural College and then immersed himself in the burgeoning wine industry in Australia.

After which, we proceed to join the Woodstock crew for Kangaroo feeding session. Feeding of Kangaroos starts from 11.30am to 12.00pm daily. For your info, while you are doing the wine tasting, there is playground area in Woodstock Wines Estate and also outdoor winery where the kids can run around and play. They said this place is safe for kids to play too so you don’t need to worry while sipping your wine.

WHAT TO EXPECT:
– Wine tasting
– Historic wine history
– Kangaroo feeding session (11.30am to 12.00pm daily)

This marks the end of ‘Eat|Drink|Indulge at Adelaide – South Australia’. Keep a lookout for the next post for Part 2 of TFJ Travels to Adelaide – South Australia.

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