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Central Adelaide Hills

Petaluma is located in the Central Adelaide Hills township of Woodside, just a 40-minute drive from Adelaide CBD.

The central Hills stretches from Belair on the city outskirts to Kanmantoo in the west, with Lobethal and Mount Barker respectively considered to be the north-south borders.

This area of the Adelaide Hills is home to many of the region’s finest wine producers, making it ideal for cellar door hopping. Once you’ve visited Petaluma, find some of our other favourite wineries here.

Other reasons to visit the region include its German heritage, best experienced in the town of Hahndorf. Shops, galleries, pubs, restaurants and other culinary experiences await visitors.

Located in Hahndorf Inn, the Adelaide Hills Wine Centre is a great place to taste and purchase a huge variety of wines from across the entire region.

The attractive village of Stirling offers plenty of options for dining and shopping. Local produce, plants arts and crafts are available for purchase at the Stirling Market, held on the fourth Sunday of every month.

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden has a stunning array of cool climate plants from all around the world, along with walking trails, signature artworks and themed sculptures.

Cherry, apple and pear orchards are common throughout the area, with some growers offering visitors the chance to pick their own fruit.

The ready availability of apples and pears has unsurprisingly resulted in a vibrant community of cider producers. Based in Verdun, award-winning winemaker Sidewood is now producing ciders that are winning critical acclaim.

And the central Hill has not been left out of the craft brewing and distilling boom, either. Drop by Lobethal Bierhaus in Lobethal, Gulf Brewing in Hahndorf or Prancing Pony in Totness.

Gin enthusiasts can visit Ambleside Distillers’ tasting bar on their scenic property in Hahndorf.