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Hey, Boo-Boo let’s go get a picnic basket!

Golding Wines has created a garden setting just perfect for enjoying a gourmet picnic. Enjoy a delicious spread on their expansive lawns surrounded by vineyards and manicured gardens. They have two picnic experiences to choose from: The Pallet Picnic is a group picnic style lunch for larger groups, enjoyed in a fully styled bohemian setting with full table service. Or the Hamper in the Hills picnic, a self-guided picnic designed for groups of 2–4 people.

New location, same kitchen

Have you wondered where the Littlehampton Hills Kitchen, famous for great coffee and amazing brunch, has disappeared to? Well, it’s found a new home in another Adelaide Hills hamlet. The Meadow Bakery first opened its doors in 1986 and has been a community favourite and tourist must-visit spot. Today, Hill’s Kitchen has opened its doors with an indulgent menu, vibrant style, and friendly staff to reopen the bakery and make it a destination once again.

Love wine so much you could drink a tank full?

In three decades, I’ve given it a good old crack, but I don’t think I’ve yet to drink more than 4000 bottles. Have you seen The Tank at The Uraidla Hotel? The Tank is a 4000 bottle, floor to ceiling, wine cellar. It spent most of its life as the in-ground water tank. The Tank has been lovingly reinvented as a space that houses some of the best wines from the surrounding Piccadilly region, as well as greater SA, Australia and international wines. Next time you are there, do yourself a favour and ‘get tanked’.

Don’t mind if we do… Champagne, oysters, caviar, and cigars

Don’t mind if we do… Champagne, oysters, caviar, and cigars. Sounds like a scene from an old 1920’s Hollywood movie – guys and gals enjoying the VIP attention and exclusiveness of a private affair. With views over the majestic Piccadilly Valley in the shadow of the historic Mt Lofty House, guests at the new outdoor Champagne Bar at Mt Lofty Estate could be mistaken for thinking they were the stars of a movie. Want to know more? To gain access to this very private bar you must book to dine at either the award-winning HRV Restaurant or Martha’s Kitchen. Tell them we sent you.
Phone 6245 6438

A little birdie told me!

Millie’s Bakery was a staple in Nairne for 30 years and when it sadly closed its doors, Marcelo and Brad from Pallet Cafe Nairne and HMBL Mt Barker approached Margaret and Kirsty Gilbert with the idea to continue the spirit of Millie’s, but for a new generation – celebrating the past while putting a new spin on the traditional bakery. So welcome Little Birdy Bakery. A super cool co-op bakery made up of more than a dozen of Adelaide and the Adelaide Hill’s best artisanal bakehouses, patisseries, and pie makers.

Shhh pass it on …

Hush! We’re going to let you in on some classified information. That’s right hush-hush convert dining in the Hills. It’s Secret Pizza Business at Woodside. Yes, it’s been operating under our noses for years, but we’ve only just taken a bite and now we can’t get enough. Only open Fridays from 5pm, Secret Pizza Business is the business – award winning pizza created from a traditional Napoli recipe. Pizza made using the food mile philosophy. Takeaway only.
Phone 8389 7210


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...