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Gourmet Bits n’ Bites

Asian grocery

Did you know we have a dedicated Asian supermarket in the Adelaide Hills? Josephine’s Asian Grocery is located at Mt Barker and offers all the necessities to create your favourite Asian meals. This shop is packed to the rafters with exotic products, sweets, noodles, rice, sauces, meal bases, tinned basics, teas, breads, Asian cooking utensils, fresh Asian vegetables and herbs. Located near Foodland Mt Barker at Unit 2, 2A Hampden Road.

Apple strudel

Looking for a traditional Adelaide Hills dessert? Look no further than The Haus in Hahndorf for their most popular cake – apple strudel! It’s served warm with lashings of fresh cream. Pull up a chair by the fireplace and enjoy a slice (or two) with a schnapps or Gluhwein (hot mulled spiced wine) and imagine you are apres-ski in the snow in the German Alps. Winter in the Adelaide Hills is truly magical. Open 7 days a week 8am until late.

Piccadilly wine trail

Have you heard about the Piccadilly Trail? We thinks it’s the perfect day out in the Adelaide Hills Wine Region. Visit the five iconic Piccadilly Valley wineries (CRAFT Wines, Greenhill Wines, Lofty Valley Estate, Tapanappa Wine and Wotton Family Wines), purchase a bottle from each and collect a stamp to receive a complimentary set of two Riedel Pinot glasses. The Piccadilly Valley specialises in cool climate wines. www.piccadillytrail.com

Famous Ruben toastie

There are rumours around the Hills that Roots and Reasons cafe in Hahndorf has become “famous” for their Ruben – and for good reason. They start with soft, dark German grain bread sourced from the Hahndorf Market, topped with delicious pastrami made exclusively for them by Meadows Country Meats, and add house-made mustardy Carolina sauce, Tash’s amazing kraut, crunchy pickles and a slice of melty Gouda. Open 8am–3pm, 7days.

Barrel Wine Bar

It would seem that wine bars are popping up everywhere, with a new haunt also opening its doors in Stirling.
The Barrel Wine Bar in the Main Street (next to Steamroller Park) offers wines from all over the world and close to home by the glass and bottle.
The venue has cosy booths and a log fire, perfect for winter afternoons and evenings. Open Friday to Sunday, 12pm until late.

Vine and Essen

Visitors and locals will get a delightful surprise when strolling Hahndorf’s Main Street, with the new neighbourhood wine bar next to the Hahndorf Inn. Vine and Essen officially opened its doors on May 10 and serves all of your favourite wines alongside food that embraces SA’s diverse seasonality.
Open Wednesday and Thursday, 5–9pm, Friday and Saturday, 12–10pm and Sunday, 12–5pm.


Editor’s note – Winter 2024

Welcome to the winter 2024 edition of the Hills Wanderer!Warm woollen jumpers, coats and gumboots – it's that time of year again!Over the past...