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December 10, 2019

Ten cellar doors and a brewery within walking distance of the city

The boutique wineries and microbreweries in the heart of the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters make for the perfect day out without any long-haul travel. Situated only a short distance from one another, you can pop in for an hour at each or stay in one spot the whole day.

01. Ferg’s

What: Wine, ale, gin
Where: 8A Union St, Stepney

Earlier this year CityMag introduced you to the effortlessly cool Ferg’s, the brainchild of co-founders, winemakers, and cousins – Jordan Hein and Bevan Ferguson. Behind the roller door that used to house Little Bang Brewery you’ll find Moorak and Massey wines as well as craft beer and local gins all under one roof. Ferg’s is proving a popular spot for private parties too, as we’ve been to a few now and can assure you the cheese and charcuterie boards go down a treat.




02. Moorooroo Park Vineyards

What: Wine
Where: 31-33 North Terrace, Hackney

A work in progress, Moorooroo Park Vineyards is in the process of setting up their city-based wine room where you’ll be able to unwind in an intimate space and enjoy a range of Moorooroo Park Vineyards wines. With an outstanding selection of handmade, organically grown Barossa Valley reds on offer, Moorooroo Park Wine Room is a highly anticipated addition to the Eastside Wine & Ale Trail.




03. Little Bang Brewing

What: Ale, wine, kitchen
Where: 25 Henry Street, Stepney

After five years of incremental growth, Little Bang’s ambitious move around the corner has borne big fruit for the certified indie brewer. Production is up, good times are up, orders are up in their newly completed kitchen, and now there’s a mezzanine for private functions that’s up(stairs). This brewpub is really one of the most pleasant places to stroll to on any given weekend. Our hot tip for the summer months ahead is the schwang series – in particular the whole watermelon… shwangermelon beer that tastes pink but is absolutely the colour of a normal beer. Trippy!




04. Salena Estate

What: Wine
Where: 3/83 Payneham Road, St Peters

Family owned and operated, Salena Estate was founded by Bob and Sylvia Franchitto in 1998 with a clear objective to become a reliable producer of world-class wines. The label errs towards the organic in both viticulture and winemaking, so you can be sure that this winery is going to take meticulous care with their product to ensure they pour perfectly every time.





05. Amadio Wines

What: Wine
Where: 461 Payneham Road, Felixstow

Amadio Wines is celebrating some exciting wins at the AWC Vienna International Wine Challenge in Austria, where they were recently awarded five gold medals and three silver. Known as one of the most challenging global wine competitions, the AWC Vienna judging panel scrutinises more than 12,400 wines from over 1,700 producers in blind tastings over the course of the competition. The strict blind-tasting system only permits judges in the panel who have successfully passed arduous sensory examinations as authorised by European Wine Law. It’s safe to say your nose will be well pleased with this world-class winery on your doorstep.




06. Signature Wines

What: Wine
Where: 31 King Street, Norwood

The success of the Eastside Wine & Ale Trail has given Bec Warden and Daniel Khouzam of Signature Wines the confidence to grow their business and increase their offering at their Norwood cellar door. “Seeing that it works has given us the confidence to keep on pushing to launch different events and more regular Friday nights,” Bec says. “There’s a need out there for something different in the inner-suburban backstreets,” Dan adds. “Even though we’re within two minutes of the CBD, we want people to come in here and feel like they’re in the Barossa or the Adelaide Hills.”




07. Vineyard Road

What: Wine
Where: 105 King William Street, Kent Town

Vineyard Road are winemakers, yes – but they call themselves “grape growers first.” With access to over 1,500 hectares of vines on 20 unique estates spread from Margaret River in WA through most of the premium regions in South Australia and to the best of Victoria, Vineyard Road wines are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting the finest grapes to craft wines from. The Kent Town cellar door is open business hours weekdays, and well worth taking the afternoon off for a visit.




08, 09 & 10. Three cellar doors in one

Name: Clare Valley Brewing and Jeanneret Wines
What: Wine, ale
Where: 24 Beulah Road, Norwood


Clare Valley Brewing Co. is located in the same cosy courtyard as their sister business, Jeanneret Wines, and good friends, Heartland Wines. This joint facility is a delicious take on the co-working space and we’re excited to be closer to the ever-expanding range of beers offered by CVBC after reporting on the release of their Mango Berliner Weisse and Hazy Mosaic IPA. “People don’t want to be drinking the same thing over and over again,” says brand manager Ben Stevens. And we agree!

Generous in flavour and quality, Jeanneret Wines produce a range of premium Clare Valley wines. From single-vineyard rieslings – that showcase the region’s most famous grape – to fun and truly unique rosés, you’ll be sure to find a wine (or two!) to your liking here.





Name: Heartland Wines
What: Wine by appointment
Where: 24 Beulah Road, Norwood

The Heartland story began in the late 1990s when winemaker Ben Glaetzer became excited about the outstanding quality of fruit being grown in some of South Australia’s lesser-known regions, such as Langhorne Creek. This intimate tasting space is open only by appointment. But don’t let that stop you from giving them a call, because these wines offer some of the best expressions of that unique part of our state.




For more information and to download a handy map for your travels along the Eastside Wine and Ale Trail, visit the website


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