The Fleurieu Peninsula food scene, from fish to farmlands.

Wine is the South Australian way, but you can’t have a glass of Savvy B without a cheese board. Given our state’s proliferation of beaches, farms and hills, our access to fresh produce is unbeatable.

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11-Mar-2020

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Amanda Smith

The Fleurieu Peninsula food scene, from fish to farmlands.

Wine is the South Australian way, but you can’t have a glass of Savvy B without a cheese board. Given our state’s proliferation of beaches, farms and hills, our access to fresh produce is unbeatable.

Travel + Leisure has dubbed Adelaide as the most accessible food-and-wine destination. We’re shaking off any residual ‘big country town’ mentality and moving onto the world map for culinary experiences.

But to understand the food, we have to know its origin. And there’s one region in South Australia that’s contributing to this food and wine evolution: the Fleurieu Peninsula. Neighbours of the Adelaide Hills.

Fleurieu Peninsula food and wine.

You probably associate this region with McLaren Vale, made famous for its wine. But there’s so much more beyond all-day rosé. Take a short 10-minute drive and you’re at one of the state’s most-loved stretches of coast (with a whole new menu to suit).

Farm stocks to olive groves to oyster nets.

What undoubtedly makes this region so unique is its variety of food. Vineyards and farms hug the coast, with pubs, wineries and farmers markets serving up their own spin of local flavours. Did we mention the experimental brewers and distillers keeping wine-makers company?

Get ready to stretch your stomachs.

For a good old-fashioned Aussie pub, visit the Royal Oak Hotel in Clarendon. Mother Duck in Goolwa offers a refreshing kombucha and healthy breakfast classics. Stop into the sister’s-run Bremerton Wines in Langhorne Creek and the eclectic cellar door in McLaren Vale, Alpha Box & Dice.

Don’t miss the Flying Fish Café in Port Elliot and the famous Star of Greece in Willunga. And no trip to the Fleurieu would be complete without a trip to a bakery. Yankalilla Bakery is a good spot for a mid-morning pastry.

You won’t need our help on your ‘winery’ tour, but if you’re in the mood for wine, check out Smiling Samoyed Brewery. Don’t overlook the sharing menu. Hello, onion rings and falafel balls.

When your stomach says, ‘let’s move!’

Are you flirting with the idea of moving to the Fleurieu Peninsula? Would you like to chat with a real estate agent about buying an investment property in this foodie hotspot? Take a Sunday drive to the coast and stop in at the First National Nitschke Strathalbyn office on the way.

There are so many Fleurieu Peninsula restaurants that you might as well live down here.