Glass of Red Wine

Tour (AU): Hills,Vales & Victory

Dates

11-14 February 2021

Regions

Duration

4 Days | 3 Nights

Cost

$3,990 + GST Twin  Basis

$4,990 + GST Single Basis

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Highlights

  • Private interviews & commentary by host Nick Stock one of Australia’s most respected wine critics.

  • Unfettered and behind the scenes access to some of South Australia’s most famous wine characters & luminaries including Chester Osborn (D'Arenberg), Peter Fraser (Hickinbotham) and Jimmy Watson 2014 winner Stephen Pannell (SC Pannell) just to mention a few.

  • Private showcases of the best of SA fresh produce.

  • Daily supported rides through some of the region’s most scenic areas with optional bikes & e-bike hire.

  • Picturesque private venues and bespoke events

Day 1

AM: Arrivals | Welcome

Arrive in Adelaide and check-in to the chic Indigo Hotel located at the Adelaide Central Markets, your accommodation over the course of the next few days.

PM: Adelaide & Surrounds

Meet your hosts for a short informal welcome & tour introduction.

After a bike fitting, head out for a warm-up ride, a return loop through the Adelaide Hills including a light pit stop lunch at the picturesque Scenic Hotel at Norton Summit. Enjoy some free time before dinner.

DINNER: The “SA Fresh Culinary Showcase” Welcome Event

Our welcome dinner tonight, is hosted in the famous Adelaide Central Markets a unique private setting after market closing hours.  The dinner is a showcase of some of the best of SA’s fresh produce carefully paired with delicious local wines. The dinner will also include a the first of our blind tastings and wine options game that will determine the nightly jersey awards 3 jersey awards are for riding prowess and 2 awards are for wine & culinary prowess.

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Summary

Meals: Lunch | Dinner
Destinations: Adelaide | Adelaide Hills
Ride: 15-25km
Accommodation: The Indigo Hotel

 
 

Day 2

AM: The Southern Vales | Ride

Following breakfast in the hotel, the day commences with a ride down through the beautiful southern vales. Options include a long early ride winding south from Adelaide to the pretty McLaren Vale region or an alternate shorter express segment ride.  Lunch today is at the stunning Victory Hotel, with spectacular views up and down the peninsula.

PM: The Southern Vales | Food & Wine

After lunch riders freshen up before heading on a curated private ‘pairing’ tour with McLaren Vale industry legends including D’Arenberg’ s Chester Osborn and Hickinbotham’s Peter Fraser.  Hear their family stories and backgrounds including unique experiences at the famed D’Arenberg Cube and the spectacular Hickinbotham vineyard. Expect special tastings and guest vintners from some of the McLaren Vales premier wineries. The afternoon will also incorporate the 2nd of our blind tastings. We then head back to the hotel and some free time before dinner.

DINNER: The Southern Vales | Legends Dinner

Tonight’s “Legends of McLaren Vale” themed dinner will be held in the stunning grounds of the beautiful Coriole Winery where guests will be joined for dinner by a line-up of some of McLaren Vales best vintners will join the group for dinner | blind tastings | options and jersey awards

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Summary

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Destinations: McLaren Vale
Ride: 15-75km
Accommodation: The Indigo Hotel

 

Day 3

AM: The Adelaide Hills | Ride

Awake at leisure with breakfast in the hotel. Today optional ride is a morning route & loop up through the Adelaide Hills.  Alternatively spend some free time in the markets or in and around the pretty Adelaide CBD.

PM: The Adelaide Hills | Food & Wine

Late morning, we head to the best of the best in the Adelaide Hills, including Shaw & Smith, Ashton Hills and Murdoch Hill.
A privately curated lunch hosted at Murdoch Hill will see the group undertake paired culinary experiences as well as hearing grass roots stories from brand owners, winemakers and industry luminaries.  The individuals that have made the Adelaide Hills region famous for stunning cool climate varieties.  Following on we head back to the hotel for some down time before the finale dinner & awards.

DINNER: Adelaide | The Finale Dinner

The Hills, Vales & Victory “Finale Dinner” chic location will be revealed on the night.  Held in a chic location the dinner will bring together the best of SA food and wine from the Hills and Vales regions. The final blind tastings and wine options combined with the 3-day riding efforts combine to determine final awards and bragging rights until the next regional tour.

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Summary

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
Destinations: Adelaide Hills
Ride: 15-50km
Accommodation: The Indigo Hotel

 

Day 4

AM | PM

Departure day starts how you like it.

Options include a hill climb (loop back to the hotel) or just a late check-out.

Extensions at own arrangement or group transfers to the airport.

Summary

Meals: Breakfast
Destinations: Adelaide
Ride (Optional): 25-50km
Accommodation: None | Departure

Contact

Email Enquiries info@pelotonpairing.com

Phone Enquiries: +61 (02) 8001 6216