2022 Adelaide Hills day tour itinerary
9:15 am pick up from your location
Penfold's Heritage Tour
See the underground cellars where the wines are kept at a perfect temperature for wines to mature.

Penfold's Magill Estate, Here you will taste wines from the lates vintages, learn how wine is stored and made, Penfold wine tastings. Adelaide Hills Tours taking guests 7 days a week excluding some public holidays.

Penfold's Heritage tour, we walk through all the private cellars in the underground section of the Penfold's Magill Estate, see the history and how they perfected wines back from the early 1900's. Adelaide Hills tours start at 9:15 am as we need to be at the Penfold's winery by the latest 9:45 am. 

12 pm Nepenthe wine tastings
Nepenthe winery

In 1994, the Tweddell family purchased a premium property in the sub-region of Lenswood in the Adelaide Hills.  The property was carefully selected and planted to 24 hectares of vines with the intent of producing premium wine.  Proven varieties such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc were planted, as well as interesting varieties such as Zinfandel and Pinot Gris.  In 1996, Nepenthe received approval to build its winery, only the second in the Adelaide hills at the time (the first being Petaluma in 1978).

In the backdrop of the cool heights of the Adelaide Hills, we started producing some soul reposing potions of our own: uncompromising wines of outstanding quality and internationally recognised distinction. Wines that, strangely enough, have been impressing both critics and consumers with their varietal faithfulness and subtle Adelaide Hills nuances.

Adelaide Hills wine tours are operating all year round except some public holidays.

1 pm lunch venue
Hahndorf Village or The Lane Vineyard
Welcome to Hahndorf sign

Tour Hahndorf German Village in the Adelaide Hills wine tour, here you may choose a place to dine and have wine or beer, from the German Arms, Hahndorf Inn or one of the Main Street food venues, we find that lunch here with a beer or a lemon lime and bitters is perfect between wine tastings.

The German history of Hahndorf can be traced back to 1838 when George Fife Angas, a director of a South Australian company, made a trip to London to promote colonisation. During his trip he met Pastor Kavel who was trying to help German Lutherans, being persecuted by the King of Prussia, to immigrate to safer places. Adelaide Hills produces some delicious fruit also like strawberries , apples and pears.

3 pm Peta Luma Winery
Peta Luma Winery
Wine Valley Tours business card with a great backdrop of oak wine barrels.

Adelaide Hills wine tour to Peta Luma winery.

Petaluma was founded in 1976 on the simple belief that to make the best wine, you must plant the right grape varieties in the right regions. This is our 'distinguished vineyards' philosophy. Cabernet from Coonawarra, Chardonnay from the Adelaide Hills and Riesling from the Clare Valley remain the basis of the Petaluma range to this day.

4 pm
Shaw & Smith structured wine tastings Private tours only, shared bus tours we visit Hahndorf Village.
McLaren Vale vineyards here with my business card for those who love wine tours.

Shaw & Smith in the Adelaide Hills have created a great cellar door with a clever wine tasting menu. World class wines available here and great views.

Shaw and Smith Wines began over a long lunch in 1989 when cousins Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith decided to realise a long held dream to make wine together. Shaw and Smith had the clear vision to make exciting, refined wines exclusively from the Adelaide Hills.

Today the team at Shaw and Smith specialise in making Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Pinot Noir, all that rank amongst Australia's leading examples of their respective varieties.

5 pm returning home
Gin or Craft Beer option
Jacob's Creek wine tasting

it time permits craft beer or a gin tasting at the clients expense

Pictures of your special day out can be taken by our guide, look at our gallery page. Adelaide Hills Tours operate 7 days a week.