One of the great wine capitals of the world, South Australia provides plenty of options to linger longer.

 

After a day of wine tasting, you have the perfect excuse to spend the evening in a cottage tucked away between the vines. It’s the responsible thing to do, really. With spectacular views, relaxing experiences and delicious wines, take a look at the five best winery stays in South Australia.

 

Magical winery stay in Clare Valley

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Clare Valley

Neagles Retreat Villas

Stay on Neagles Estate in the gorgeous Clare Valley region. Each villa has two bedrooms and a fully-equipped kitchen. You’ll find Neagles Retreat quite accommodating, with one of the villas having full wheelchair access and all offering free WiFi. Clare Valley is primarily known for Riesling, and Neagles serves a special Fresca Sangria made from fruit of the region. While you’re here, take some time to bike around and explore the scenery.

Looking to explore other things to do in Clare Valley? Take a look at our list of the best restaurants in the area.

 

Stay at a winery in the gorgeous Barossa Valley

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Barossa Valley

Tomfoolery Winemaker’s Cottage

This small, intimate cottage is the perfect winery stay, only an hour north of Adelaide. With one bedroom and one bathroom, Tomfoolery Winemaker’s Cottage may not seem like a big deal. But the site offers plenty of amenities while you nestle in the gorgeous Barossa Valley region. You’ll have access to a spa and a guests-only indoor pool. You can also lend a hand in the winemaking process, depending on the season. As a guest, you receive a 10 per cent discount at the nearby Cellar Door. The experience is a bit on the expensive side, but it’s worth every penny.  

Eager to hit the best Barossa Valley experiences? Check out our list of the best Barossa Valley vineyards.

 

Adelaide Hills winery stay in South Australia

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Adelaide Hills

Mt Bera Vineyard Cottage B&B

This gorgeous 1800s stone cottage provides an enchanting setting for a winery stay in South Australia. The property accommodates up to eight adults, but even if you book a romantic getaway for two, you’ll still have the whole place to yourself. The nearby Mt Bera Cellar Door is open for wine tasting, tapas, coffee, and more from Thursday to Sunday. This Mt Bera cottage is conveniently located, approximately 45 minutes from Adelaide and 30 minutes from the Barossa Valley. You’ll be deep in the heart of wine country here. 

Looking for other things to do in the Adelaide Hills region? We’ve got you covered with our list of the best Adelaide Hills attractions

 

Fleurieu peninsula winery stay in South Australia

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Fleurieu Peninsula

Karawatha Cottages

Rated the #1 accommodation in the McLaren Vale wine region by TripAdvisor, you can’t go wrong staying at the peaceful Karawatha Cottages. Pick from three luxurious cottages, which vary in size. No matter which one you pick, you’ll have access to convenient amenities like a fully equipped kitchen and free WiFi. These cottages are delightfully affordable, and you get a lot of bang for your buck. Gorgeous views are everywhere, and about 20 minutes away, you’ll encounter miles and miles of stunning coastline. You can also bike and walk around the area, whether you want to explore or check out the nearby cellar doors. 

Want to explore more of the renowned McLaren Vale vineyards? Our list of the best ones is sure to inspire.

 

Gorgeous winery stay on the Limestone Coast

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Limestone Coast

Colhurst House

Located in the heart of Mount Gambier, this 1800s mansion is the ideal winery stay. Colhurst House hosts multiple groups at once but you won’t find it difficult to maintain seclusion and privacy. This place books by the room, and each one has a private bath. Two also offer direct access to a verandah. Colhurst is known as an ideal family holiday destination, so there is plenty for everyone to enjoy here. You’ll be close to shopping and theatre, as well as the iconic Cave Gardens.  

Looking for more things to do in the Limestone Coast? We’ve got your guide to the region covered.

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