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Things we love – Spring 2022

The Hills are full of hidden treasures. Here's some we've discovered.

Jambo Sana

Tucked away in one of Nairne’s oldest buildings, this hidden treasure is a mix of gift shop and cafe, offering a home-style menu with a distinct African twist and Ethiopian coffee. Largely volunteer-run, more than 90% of net sales go towards projects to help support women and children in Africa. jambosana.com.au

Kinclaven Open Garden

Spring is the perfect time to take a peek inside some of the region’s most impressive private gardens in full bloom. We love the eclectic variety of the two acre Kinclaven garden at Crafers, but there are plenty to choose from. opengardensa.org.au

Longview Day Spa

What’s not to love about a day of wine and pampering? Opened earlier this year, Longview Day Spa adds to Longview Vineyard’s offering, creating the perfect getaway destination.
Set among the vines and overlooking the surrounding rolling hills, you’re sure to leave utterly relaxed! longviewvineyard.com.au

Handpicked Festival

We just love that this year Adelaide Hills-bred hip-hop royalty the Hilltop Hoods are headlining the Handpicked Festival in their own back yard! This home-grown festival offers the perfect mix of wine, food and music – all on the picturesque backdrop of the Langhorne Creek wine region. Also featuring the likes of Hot Dub Time Machine, The Rubens and Wafia, this is one festival not to be missed! handpickedfestival.com

Springlake’s passive house

The first of its kind in Australia, Springlake’s passive house show home at Mt Barker showcases the latest in energy-efficient design. Built by Enduro Builders, the home is based on five pillars of design: insulation, airtightness, window and door design, ventilation and the absence of materials that allow the transfer of energy. Pop over and find out how you can make your next home more energy efficient. springlake.com.au

Uraidla and Summertown Country Show

The Uraidla and Summertown Country Show is everything we love about a day out in the country! It’s a true community event that draws thousands of people – so why not come and linger a while over a glass of wine while the kids experience the thrill of a carnival ride? A shuttle bus service will be available between car parks and the Crafers bus interchange. November 6. uraidlashow.com


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