Now into its thirty-fourth year, Maximilian's
must be doing something right. With amazing European-influenced food, open fires, vineyard views and a selection of perfectly-cellared rare vintages, it's not hard to see what. Get to the restaurant early and partake in some wine tasting, then choose a favourite estate grown wine to accompany the meal. Bookings a must.
Located along with Petaluma Winery's cellar door in Bridgewater's old stone flour mill, complete with ancient looking wooden water wheel that still turns, Bridgewater Mill is a great place to sample some of SA's cold climate wines accompanied by excellent cooking.
Right in the middle of Hahndorf, the German Arms serves up hearty German food and has what is probably one of the best breakfasts in the state. For those wanting to cleanse their palate after a day at the vineyards, the Arms has a nice selection of beers, including several German imports.