It's no wonder that the very soil, which produces some of the world's best wines, also grows and creates some outstanding local produce.
Fill picnic baskets with smoked and cured smallgoods, egg noodles, preserves, cheeses, dill cucumbers and fresh bread. Sample the delights at Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, where the local foodie produces her signature verjuice, pates and sauces.
Explore regional restaurants including fine-dining at Appellation, unexpected flavours at FermentAsian or dine in the stunningly restored stables at Hentley Farm Restaurant.Savour a Shiraz or sip on a crisp Riesling at over 80 cellar doors in the region.
The big names can be found at every turn including Wolf Blass, Jacob's Creek and Penfolds. Don't overlook the smaller players such as Rockford, Henschke and Charles Melton who consistently produce award winning wines.
Pass through small towns, the early German and English heritage evident in the architecture of quaint stone homes and church spires which dot the landscape.
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