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Your guide to South Australia’s chocolate and wine tastings

Wine and chocolate is a true match made in heaven, with these decadent tasting flights something everyone should add to their SA bucket lists.

LAST UPDATED: 30/03/22

Nothing could be better than a wine tasting, right? What if we told you some of your favourite SA wineries have created wine flights perfectly paired with all that smooth, rich chocolate goodness.

In our opinion, wine and chocolate is a true match made in heaven, with these decadent tasting flights something everyone should have the pleasure of experiencing at least once in their lives.

There’s no better way to indulge than with these luxurious flights. Here’s the lowdown on South Australia’s best wine and chocolate tastings:

Hahndorf Hill ChocoVino

Expertly matching the Hahndorf Hills boutique wines with the smoothest and most luxurious chocolates, this cellar door experience will take your tastebuds on a journey of indulgent discovery.

Relax in the glass-enclosed balcony and marvel at the stunning landscape of the sloping Hahndorf Hill vineyard and Adelaide Hills countryside as you taste and learn about the world’s finest chocolates in this immersive wine experience.

The tasting is priced at $30 per person, with the cellar door open Monday through Saturday. With limited seating, bookings for this tasting are essential.

Rated as one of Australia’s best cellar door experiences in the Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine and ranked in CNN’s ‘Top 10 global adventures for chocoholics’, this wine and chocolate indulgence is proven to be everything you’ve ever dreamed of.

To book this experience, head to the Hahndorf Hill website.

Barossa Valley Chocolate Company

While perhaps this experience is an obvious choice, the Barossa Valley Chocolate tasting is definitely one you want to cross off your bucket list!

Learn how to pair wine and chocolate together as you treat yourself to the handmade creations by the artisan chocolatiers in the heart of the Barossa Valley.

Paired with five Barossa Vineyard Road wines, discover and learn about the flavours of the expertly crafted White, Ruby, Milk and Dark chocolates. This indulging sensory experience costs $25 per person, with bookings recommended. If a boozy tasting isn’t up your alley, the cellar door has created a non-alcoholic chocolate flight, paired with sparkling Bickford’s cordial.

After opening in 2019, Barossa Valley Chocolate Company has become one of South Australia’s sweetest destinations. Just 1.5km outside of Tanunda, this chocolate-centred haven resides in the sprawling landscape of one of Adelaide’s most renowned wine regions.

To book this experience, head to the Barossa Valley Chocolate Company website.

Woodstock Wine Estate

One of McLaren Vale’s most iconic wineries has collaborated with the beloved team at Haigh’s Chocolate to bring you the ultimate wine and chocolate tasting experience – Sticky Fingers at Woodstock!

Launching as part of South Australia’s Great State Voucher campaign, guests will have the exclusive opportunity to taste four special fortified wines from Woodstock Wine’s family cellar paired perfectly with four specially selected Haigh’s chocolates.

The experience is truly unique, the team at Woodstock will take you through the process in which each wine is made and the history behind the wines as you take it all in.

For more information about the exclusive experience click here.

Taylors Wines

Residing in the Southern end of Clare Valley, this indulgent experience at Taylors Wines is every chocoholic’s dream!

The self-guided tasting leads you through a selection of four of Taylors award-winning wines, matched with squares of delectably smooth and rich Cuvée chocolate straight from the Mornington Peninsula. No need to worry if you’re a tasting novice, the flight comes with a step-by-step guide so you’ll leave the experience an expert of all things chocolate and wine.

The tasting is only $15 per person and is open seven days a week, between 10 am and 3 pm. Due to limited capacity restrictions, bookings are strongly recommended.

Enjoy a game of boules or cricket on the winery’s lush lawns after your tasting or bask in the sunshine as you recover from the flavour-explosive experience.

To book this experience, head to the Taylors Wines website

Hugh Hamilton

Visit the Black Sheep of McLaren Vale and treat your taste buds at Hugh Hamilton winery. 

Taste the three Single Vineyard Shiraz – or ‘Black Blood Trio’ – matched expertly with boutique chocolates from KOKOPOD. Within this tasting, you will discover the power of ‘terroir’- a word that the team at Hugh Hamilton believes encapsulates the wine’s unique environment and origin. 

The tasting costs $20 per person, with the cellar door open from 11 am to 5 pm every day. The last tasting will commence at 4 pm each day, with bookings highly recommended for this indulgent flight. 

Enjoy the fun and flirty wines of Hugh Hamilton as you admire the vineyards from the rotunda-like cellar door. The 270-degree-view is spectacular all year round as the leaves turn from bright green to autumnal red in the cooler months before budding again in Spring. 

To book this experience, head to the Hugh Hamilton website

Chalk Hill Wines

Chalk Hill Wines is one of the most iconic Mclarenvale-based wineries we can think of, so of course, they have the perfect afternoon of wine and chocolate planned for us!

Located on the very top of Chalk Hill, the views of the surrounding vineyards and greenery are truly breathtaking. With a selection of local artisan chocolate beautifully paired with a flight of Chalk Hill wines, the experience is most definitely worth the hype!

The experience is priced at $25 per person with an array of other experiences available if you want to make a day of it.

For more information click here.

Elderton Wines

The Nuriootpa-based winery, Elderton Wines, has created a chocolate-centred tasting that is every sweet tooth’s wildest dream! 

The seated, decadent tasting flight features a range of six wines from the Elderton range, paired with premium chocolates produced by one of Australia’s best chocolatiers. The experience will allow you to decide which luxe chocolates best pair with some of the best wines from the Barossa. 

The tasting lasts approximately 30 minutes and costs $25 per person. Due to current restrictions, it’s recommended you book the tasting in advance. 

Relax in the 1918 classic bungalow surrounded by the Elderton vines, with the historical homestead of the winemaker’s family providing the perfect place to wine and dine in all things chocolate. 

To book this experience, head to the Elderton Wines website.  

Beresford Wines

Calling all red wine lovers! This is the experience for you, with Beresford Wines creating the ultimate Shiraz and Chocolate tasting at their McLaren Vale cellar door. 

Enjoy a Shiraz from each tier of the Beresford range, each matched to locally crafted chocolate for a truly indulgent experience. There is no better combination than a deep bold red and rich, spiced chocolate, with this tasting the perfect addition to any winter wine tour. 

 The tasting pavilion welcomes groups of up to 12 for a guided flight experience, with the chocolate and shiraz experience costing $25 per head and lasting approximately 1 hour. 

Nestled in the rolling hills of the McLaren Vale wine region, the tasting pavilion resides within the Beresford 70-acre vineyard. Chief Winemaker, Chris Dix strives to encapsulate the nuance of the vineyard in every drop he creates. 

To book this experience, head to the Beresford Wines website

Wirra Wirra Winery

Another stunning Mclaren Vale based winery offering an exclusive tasting experience is none other than Wirra Wirra.

As a part of their Shiraz Revolution tasting experience, guests will have the opportunity to taste the winery’s extensive range of shiraz accompanied by mouthwatering chocolates curated by chef Tom Boden.

Known for their Church Block Shiraz, you’re guaranteed to enjoy the experience with five of their top Shiraz ready to taste including some more exclusive ones, it is the ultimate chocolate and wine experience. More details can be found here.

Nothing else could take your wine tasting to the next level like smooth, luxurious chocolate – happy tastings!

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