There’s so much to see and do in Eden Valley
Our Wine & Dine Trails
It was a tough task, but we thought someone should do it! So, through much trial and error, great hardships and long days’ tastings, we’ve compiled what we believe are the most distinctive wine and food experiences the Eden Valley and surrounds have to offer.
Our three local wine and food trails will take you through a combination of Eden Valley and Adelaide Hills boutique wineries, plus recommend places to eat and experience some very special local produce.
These are the unique wine experiences we prefer, and you won’t find most of these wines in your local bottle shops.
To get on the trail, check the booklet in your cottage.
A taste of what to expect
1860 Wine Country Cottages are in a special part of the world – we’re just an hour from Adelaide, half an hour from the delights of the Barossa Valley, close to the unique historic towns of the Adelaide Hills and near to the stunning scenery offered up by the mighty Murray. Plus, there’s also a thriving local Eden Valley wine industry to explore.
Here’s a quick snapshot of what’s on offer within a short distance from your stone cottage escape.
Eden Valley local wineries:
- Suffield Wines
- Partalunga Vineyard
- Edenmae Wines
- Baker Creek Vineyard
- Irvine Wines
- Fernfield Wines
- Glenerron Wines
- Henschke Wines
- Taste of Eden (tastings of boutique Eden Valley wines, particularly our famous rieslings)
- Sorby Adams
- Thorn Clarke Cellar Door
- Flaxman Wines
- Peter Seppelt Wines, Grand Cru Estate just 30 metres from your door. Tasting by appointment.
If you prefer a guided tour, then Tour Barossa are happy to pick you up at 1860, and offer private tours, or small group tours.
The Herbig tree – the first Australian home of Friedrich Herbig, who married his wife Caroline in 1858, and lived in this tree home with their first 2 children.
Local craft – check out the handmade leather store, “Rose-Anne Russell”, in Springton and Winestains Handcrafts for leather & timber products in Williamstown.
A quick round – if golf’s your bag, the Mount Pleasant 18 hole golf course is just 3km away from your cottage.
The 19th Hole– we have 3 pubs, 2 in Mt Pleasant and 1 in Springton if you feel like a refreshing ale, or a counter meal.
The Lookout – head along the Springton Angaston Road to get a good view of the surrounding countryside. A small 4km return trip hillside walk starts from the Lookout if you feel like some fresh air.
Window-shopping – head to Angaston (about 20 mins drive) for historic buildings, hip café culture, cheese makers, wine bars and lots of shops to peruse.
Farmer’s market – visit the Mt Pleasant produce market on Saturday mornings, have a scrumptious breakfast, taste and stock up on some local gourmet produce.
Take a walk – Discover the Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park nestled in the hills between Tanunda and Angaston. It provides two walking trails – the Stringybark loop for a taste of the park’s natural landscape (2.5km) and Wallowa Hike (4.7km), for views of impressive outcrops and panorama of the ranges.
Spin your wheels – The approx. 900km long Mawson trail is known as South Australia’s pinnacle cross country mountain bike track. It winds through the Adelaide Hills, Eden and Barossa Valleys and runs close by 1860 Wine Country Cottages.
For more details on what to do around wine country, come stay with us!
We’ve put our personal guide to all the best things in Eden Valley, the Adelaide Hills and Barossa Valley in your cottage.