The wineries of the Limestone Coast are some of the state’s best and produce some of the best known exports of the country. With vineyards located in Coonawarra, Wrattonbully, Mount Gambier, Mount Benson and Padthaway you can try as many wines from the cellar doors as you would like. Take a scenic drive in the car or join a food and wine tour, but one thing is for sure and that is that you should not pass up the opportunity to stay in some beautiful Limestone Coast accommodation and sample some of the region wines in your travels.
The wine making region of the Limestone Coast flourishes so well in this area due to the fact that the soils are so rich in nutrients and the climate is perfect for wine making. There are around 26 different vineyards and wineries to make your way to, where you can either dine for lunch in the vineyard restaurant, walk through the vines, take a behind the scenes tours or visit the cellar door where you can sample and buy some of your favourite wines. Sample full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon wines, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines, and buy some of the most sought after wines that are shipped to places across the globe.
The wineries of the Limestone Coast produce close to a third of South Australia’s bottled wines and with the newly developed vineyards and wineries in the region coming to fruition, the crops are soon to be harvested which will see new wines and labels to come onto the market. The Limestone Coast is known the world over for its wonderful wine making industry and this area does so well with this export mainly due to the close proximity to the rocks and sediments that run underground and the limestone layer that plays a huge role in the quality of wines that are produced from this area. There are cellar doors built into limestone cliff faces, stunning landscapes, scenery and views to all take in when you are travelling around, staying in local hotels or resorts to visit the many wineries of the Limestone Coast. There are daily tours in which you can book onto all year round that will take you to a number of the wineries in the area or you can just make your own tracks along the scenic routes. From Robe to Coonawarra, Penola to Meningie there are some of the states finest wineries for you to enjoy right on your doorstep when you holiday in the Limestone Coast.
See the workings of how wine is produce, meet the owners, dine in an alfresco restaurant for lunch, stay in luxury accommodation, have dinner between the vines or perhaps base your holiday around the many food and wine festivals of the Limestone Coast which showcase only the best of what this area has to offer. Enjoy a music festival in the vines and countryside, plan a romantic weekend to a vineyard resort or perhaps even do some wine making of your own for something different. The food and wine of the Limestone Coast are just one of the main attractions for this region which are on show all year round, so no matter when you are planning to come to the Limestone Coast, the wineries are always open for your enjoyment.
Come and sample some mouth watering wines, visit the cellar doors of the wineries and discover the many other secretes and treasures of the Limestone Coast for yourself.