As Mount Lofty House’s luxe Sequoia sanctuary is about to open a brand new vary of bespoke excursions takes form.
Sequoia Lodge, the luxe new annex to Adelaide Hills’ Mount Lofty House opening on the finish of this month, is designed to cocoon visitors in a tranquil bubble. The excursions supplied in tandem with a keep, however, reveal the wonders of the encircling wine areas.
Simon Burley from Coast & Co has tailored the excursions and what’s on supply is simply as scrumptious because the Sequoia views over Piccadilly Valley. Guests discover the Onkaparinga Gorge, then drive alongside the aptly named Silver Sands Beach, earlier than ducking into Doug Govan’s Victory Hotel to sneak a peek at certainly one of SA’s finest cellars.
In between is an entire lot of meals and wine with entry to among the most celebrated winemakers within the area. Think Bekkers the place Emmanuelle and Toby speak you thru their wine-making philosophy – they make simply three wines utilizing solely grenache and shiraz grapes.
Then Primo Estate the place the third era of the well-known Grilli household continues the Italian affect within the Vale with varieties resembling nebbiolo and pinot grigio.
Lunch is on the ever-popular Harry’s Deli at Wirra Wirra for regional produce showcased in seasonal platters, salads, soups and panini.
The informal temper right here “among the gums” enhances the quirky characters who’ve made this cease a favorite. Ask for the total tales in regards to the eccentric and loveable Robert Strangways Wigley and Greg Trott.
Then it’s off to church at Samson Tall. Well, it was a church earlier than Paul and Heather Wilson turned it right into a cellar door and artwork gallery. As we sip their signature grenache rose whereas looking over the vines and cemetery, we marvel if the unique teetotalling neighborhood may be turning of their graves.
This is a giant day in a 4WD Land Rover with the choice, in fact, of extra choices. Back on the lodge, you received’t need to miss dinner at Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant – particularly the seven-course dégustation menu. That’s seven items of stylish artwork on a plate.
Sequoia Lodge formally opens on the final weekend of this month. Remember to pack an urge for food.
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