There’s a misconception that one has to leave the city to experience some of South Australia’s finest wine and boutique beer. Believe it or not, there are three boutique cellar doors and a micro-brewery within the City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters. Tonight, we were at the launch of the Eastside Wine & Ale Trail which has been designed to bring people together to enjoy great wine and ale in four relaxed environments close to home. The trail gives customers the chance to get to know the operators and the history behind their business.
Amadio Wines is a third generation family-owned and operated business that began as Dry Table Wine back in 1936. The award winning winemaker is now run by Danniel, the grandson of the founder, who is following in the family footsteps and growing the Amadio brand. Their wine is made from a careful selection of fruit from their Kersbrook Vineyard in the Adelaide Hills, the Barossa, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale. Their brand holds an impressive list of national and international trophies, and gold medals, which is a testament to the exceptional quality of their wines.
The boutique family-owned winery that is Signature Wines brings over 30 years of experience across all facets of the wine industry. Their core focus is providing exceptional customer service and attention to detail to complement their range of outstanding wines. Today, the business is run by Daniel Khouzam who is forging ahead with traditional Barossa varieties, as well as wines from the Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale. Their cellar door features three beautifully styled tasting spaces that allows people to experience their carefully articulated boutique range of wines. Every bottle of wine they produce is made with love and reflects their philosophy that their wines should be enjoyed with great food and even better company.
The Tidswell family has had a long association with the beverage industry in South Australia since their ancestors first arrived in 1853. Today, Ben and Andrea run Tidswell Wines and are committed to growing and producing fine wines which reflect the people and places that have created their legacy. Their cellar door offers a range of tasting rooms for small to large groups. From the refined elegance of the Jennifer, and the distinctive tantalising Heathfield range, to the ever approachable Publican series, Tidwell Wines capture the essence of family. Once you have tasted their wines, you’ll realise they’re as much about style as they are about enjoyment.
Little Bang Brewing Company was first established in 2013 by Fil and Ryan who both wanted to start a brewery. Eighteen months later, a brewery was born and Little Bang soon had the problem of not being able to meet demand. At the end of 2015, they decided to move to bigger premises in Stepney.
At Little Bang, the range of beers changes with season and are all designed to complement their core range. This includes an American Pale Ale (Beard Fiction), a Steam Ale (Icon), a Saison (Uncommon Cloud), a Chocolate Porter (May Contain Traces of Panther), a big American Barleywine (Galactopus) and a sparkling rose and cider.
With the launch of the Eastside Wine & Ale Trail, there no need to travel great distances to experience fine wine and boutique beer. With three cellar doors and a brewery within close proximity to each other, customers can now have their own little beer and wine tour in the suburbs. On the night of the launch, all the business owners were in the one place, but we certainly look forward going on the trail ourselves. More information about the trail can be found here.
Adelaide Food Central would like to thank the City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters for the invitation to the launch of the trail. We’d also like to thank Signature Wines, Amadio Wines, Tidswell Wines and Little Bang Brewing Co for allowing us sample some of your delicious drops.