THE PENINSULAS WINERY REGION
The Peninsulas wine zone is home to the beautiful Southern Eyre Peninsula. The warm climate facilitates a range of varietals, with rich shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and merlot especially well-suited to the area. From impressive wines and delicious seafood, to the sprawling beaches and even opportunities to cage-dive with sharks and swim with dolphins. The Peninsulas of South Australia have a lot to offer. Soak up the coastal views and incredible scenery while you enjoy the best the budding wine region has to offer.
Southern Eyre Peninsula
It’s time you included a visit to Port Lincoln on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula.
Chartered by Captain Nicolas Baudin and his cartographer De Freycinet in 1802, the two were both quite impressed by the spectacular peninsula, believing its slopes would be a good place to grow grapes. They named Boston Bay and Boston Island ‘Port Du Champagny’ and ‘Isle de la Grange’, setting the scene for growing grapes of distinction.
The even Mediterranean-style climate and the limestone beneath the soil signify a good viticultural landscape, and the establishment of local wineries gives truth to the original vision. With a wide range of varieties including shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, grenache, riesling, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and semillon, as well as sparkling, fortified and liqueur wines, there is sure to be a wine to satisfy every taste.
Port Lincoln is widely acknowledged as a prime region for aquaculture with its pristine water, and what better match for local seafood than a local wine? A burgeoning destination for foodies, the region supports a range of boutique seafood producers who specialise in abalone, mussels, oysters, prawns, lobster, tuna and whiting, as well as other local growers who focus on olives, honey, fudge, capers and lamb.
A visit to the Eyre Peninsula offers spectacular coastline, award winning wines and world-class seafood.