Header image: Uraidla Hotel.
Don’t let the cold weather deter you from heading outdoors this winter! We’ve coal-tivated a list of Adelaide venues where you can enjoy a glass of wine or two next to a toasty warm outdoor fire pit this season.
Make sure to call ahead to double check that these venues have their fires burning before you go, to avoid disappointment.
Tilbrook Estate has recently reopened with a gorgeous new fit out after losing 90 percent of their vineyards to the 2019 bushfires. The cellar door has a serve-yourself mentality, with guests able to make their own platters with products from the fridge, drink the Hope Label wine and enjoy the sweeping views across the Onkaparinga Valley. They also, of course, have a new fire pit to warm you as you check out the new facilities.
Phone | 0419 007 401
This quirky and colourful pub is situated in the picturesque town of Uraidla. Licensed in 1897, it’s known as being both the town’s worst and best pub. Grab a few friends and take a journey up Greenhill Road to discover the beauty of this famous hotel. Take your pick from their extensive wine list and enjoy a glass outside next to one of their 3 incredible fire pits.
Phone | (08) 8390 0500
Warm up with a cappuccino or cocktail in hand next to this glorious outdoor fire pit in an inner-city retreat. Peter Rabbit is the perfect spot for an early morning coffee or a late night catch-up with friends. You can also hire the venue out for your next event.
Wanting to get away for the weekend? Try out Russell’s Pizza in Willunga for your next date night. Devour one of their infamous wood-oven pizzas and sip on some local wine in front of their brick fire pit at this South Australian institution.
Phone | (08) 8556 2571
13 High St, Willunga
Sit back, stay cosy and settle in as you overlook the beautiful vineyards of Anderson Hill. The family-owned winery specialises in cool climate wines, so if you’re a fan of Chardonnay or Pinot Noir, this is the place for you.
Phone | 0407 070 295
407 Croft Rd, Lenswood
This picture-perfect winery located a stone’s throw away from Kuitpo Forest, is a great venue to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon with friends and family. The whimsical cellar door offers wood-oven pizzas and $5 personalised wine tastings, all of which can be enjoyed under their new garden marquee or next to their rustically chic outdoor fire.
Phone | (08) 8556 7085
1152 Brookman Rd, Dingabledinga
If you haven’t made the trip up to Lot 100 yet, you’re missing out. The home of iconic South Australian brands such as The Hills Cider Company, Mismatch Brewing Co, Vinteloper Wines, Ashton Valley Fresh and (drum roll please) the Adelaide Hills Distillery, the makers of the awarding-winning 78 Degrees Gin. This 84-hectare wonderland is definitely one to add to your bucket list.
Every weekend they’re hosting long lunches with antipasto platters, pizzas and dessert for under $50 a head. Would be rude not to.
Phone | (08) 7077 2888
68 Chambers Rd, Hay Valley
Stroll through the stunning gardens of the Cobbs Hill estate and unwind by the open fire with a bottle of wine and a delectable locally sourced produce platter. We suggest trying their Shotgun Shiraz Pinot Noir, a delicious blend that was recently awarded 4.5 stars by Winestate Magazine.
Phone | (08) 8388 4261
382 Swamp Rd, Oakbank
Perfect for families and friends alike, this winery boasts beautiful surrounds accompanied by delicious food and wine offerings.
Phone | (08) 8389 7706
141 Onkaparinga Valley Rd, Woodside
Mitchell wines have a fantastic open fire outside and toasty gas log fire inside. Their welcoming tasting areas are open 11 to 5 daily.
Phone (08) 8843 4258
246 Hughes Park Road, Sevenhill, Clare
Situated a short drive from Adelaide in the Onkaparinga Valley, this winery is the ideal place to cosy up with a glass of red wine and chill by the fire pit as the cold weather truly sets in. Their restaurant is open every day except Tuesday from 11:30am.
Phone | 0437 045 164
This brand new cellar door is set to be a new favourite on Kangaroo Island and is open daily 11am to 5pm for tastings and light meals. They have large outdoor spaces with an enclosed lawn and kids nature playground, making this the perfect winery to bring the whole family to.
Phone | 0447 808 838
Golding Wines is situated on the outskirts of Lobethal, high in the Adelaide Hills. This cosy destination is ideal for cold wintery days when you just want to toast yourself by a fire pit with a big glass of red wine. Their tasting room is open seven days a week from 11am.
Phone: (08) 8189 4500
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