Pairing wine with your tailor-made itinerary. It’s what we do, like no other…
Taste of South Australia pairs delectable wines and mouth-watering gastronomy with hand-crafted itineraries for the unrivalled luxury travel experience
A local company with world-class expertise in wine and luxury travel, we combine over 30 years of experience and insider connections with a customised itinerary designed around your travel desires and needs. From best-kept secret spots to exclusive tastings, iconic Australian encounters, and authentic experiences, we will arrange the tour of your dreams.Begin the tour here
Mary Anne Kennedy
Our resident (WSET level 3) wine expert, consummate travel consultant, and founder, Mary Anne Kennedy brings her perspective and passion to the table, and it’s infectious…
She weaves her incredible travel savvy, creativity, and boundless passion into ensuring every personalized itinerary is paired with a top-class, hand-selected local guide, and a carefully curated selection of the region’s premier wineries—so you sample only what enhances your custom experience.
You’ll be able to dip into her vast network of connections and insights to find hidden entrances, the chic and boutique, the lesser known cult wineries, and undiscovered local gems. You’ll have access to award-winning vineyards, world-class restaurants, artisan winemakers, insanely talented chefs, sought-after cooking schools, extravagant spas, roads less traveled, and excursions that take you beyond where you imagined you could go…
“A warm welcome to the Taste of South Australia! I’m Mary Anne Kennedy, and it’s such a pleasure to share my passions and insights with you. I have a lifetime of experience in touring, hospitality, hotels and the wine business, along with extensive insider knowledge to offer visitors a taste of something truly special … the fine wines, food, and lifestyle of my home. Cheers to the journey, my friends!”
We’re passionate about wine, and so much more…
The things that make Taste of South Australia unrivalled, and your tour unforgettable.
Tailor-Made Wine Tours
Discover a whole new level of customization.
“From the luxury traveler to those seeking to venture further off the beaten path, we seek to quench the unique desires of discerning wine aficionados of every kind.”
While wine is the central focus of our tours, you choose how you’d like to enjoy it—and we’ll give it our personal signature touch to create something truly unique and memorable. Dive deep into the world of wine or pursue an interest or activity—tasting wine along the way. Follow an itinerary, allow time for detours… It’s your choice.
We offer a limitless menu of tours and options, including:
- Private, shared, or group tours: All in luxury, all tailored to your interests.
- Customised tours that go above and way beyond: Wine and culinary tours, cultural and historical tours, Adelaide city or natural wonder tours, spa, wellness, or walking tours… you name it, we design it, always with wine.
- A choice of chauffeured luxury vehicles: Suited to your party and excursions.
- An attentive, expert guide: Discover South Australia at your pace and preference, and we’ll help navigate the way through the myriad of amazing options.
All of our wine tours are personalized to meet your exact specifications, and we’re here to ensure every detail is taken care of so you can relax and completely enjoy the experience.EXPLORE OUR TOURS HERE
World-Class Luxury, All the Way…
If you’re searching for a private, luxury tour, you’ve come to the right place. The world of luxury travel is our unsurpassed specialty.
Taste of South Australia is the go-to source for a wide-range of discerning travelers and wine enthusiasts from around the world. We cater to corporate groups, high profile travellers, as well as couples, friends, and families on holiday, delivering exclusive, private luxury arrangements to meet your specific needs.
We are experienced in high-end tours with direct access to first-class venues and destinations of all kinds. We make sophisticated arrangements and connect our clients to a curated collection of the region’s best wine and gourmet addresses, paired with the stand-out excursions of their choosing. The result? Nothing short of a first-class tour of a lifetime.
Tour South Australia, Unscripted
We go way beyond the bounds of the tour bus to craft private, personalized journeys through South Australia’s prolific, diverse, and revered wine region.
From our beautiful and spectacular coastline to the picturesque peaks of the Flinders Ranges and shimmering deserts of the outback, South Australia is full of wonder. And it’s easy to understand why food, wine, and life, are so exciting here…
The spirit is huge, warm, and infectious, and the people more than live up to their engaging and hospitable reputation. Yet, the undeniable, underlying essence of it all is our wine. South Australia is our country’s Wine State. Since 1836 winemakers have been bottling the gifts of the world-famous Barossa Valley, the fertile Clare Valley, the lush cool Adelaide Hills, the lovely McLaren Vale, and the rich soil of the Coonawarra and South East region.
We creatively hand-craft tours through each of these prolific, not-to-be-missed areas, taking you on journeys that cater to your travel interests, guiding you away from the crowds, and toward exclusive, authentic experiences.
And we always weave in plenty of time to savor wine along the way, as it’s meant to be. Oh yes, have we mentioned? Detours are welcome.
Local roots, connections, and giving back
We pride ourselves in being a local company with world-class experience, opening doors you never knew existed.
We believe living local and our active participation in regional and community involvement makes a world of difference. Our headquarters are located in the heart of wine country, in Adelaide, South Australia. And our founder/manager, Mary Anne Kennedy, was born and raised in the local hospitality and wine industries in the region before venturing out to explore the world of wine and travel. We actively participate in several regional organisations and are avid supporters of our talented food, wine, and travel community (as are you when you book with us).
As a direct and rewarding result, we are continually growing and expanding our impressive network of roots and connections, gaining you warm invitations and access to experiences you won’t find anywhere else.
Our Memberships include:
- Wine Australia: Provides support for the long-term success of the Australian grape and wine community.
- Business SA: South Australia Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The largest membership-based businessorganization in SA.
- Professional Tour Guide Association of Australia (P.T.G.A.A.): Mission is to represent, educate and support guides so that they can provide world-class service to the Australian tourism industry.
- Wine Communicators of Australia: A professional organisation aimed at the sustainable development of a world-class wine industry.
- Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC): In association with Wine Australia, ATEC promotes excellence in wine tourism.
- WSET 3: Provides international wine accreditation.
- McLaren Vale Wine Grape Tourism Association: MVGWTA provides the major industries of the McLaren Vale region – wine, food and tourism – with a vision for the future in both domestic and international markets.
- Adelaide Hills Wine Region Inc.: Connects wine industry services in the Adelaide Hills region.
- Clare Valley Wine and Grape Association: Building future skills and capabilities and tackling risks head on to enable the region to reach its full potential.
- Limestone Coast Local Government Association (LCLGA): The LCLGA mission is to lead the local government in advocating for the Limestone Coast communities through facilitation and innovation.
Exceptional Customer Service, Guaranteed.
We strive to provide you with the best possible experience. At every juncture, our clients’ satisfaction is our priority.
Delivering quality means consistently meeting our clients’ needs with personalized attention and care. This is how we stand out from the rest—with our thoughtful attention to every detail.
We are committed to a high standard of excellence you can count on, every step of the way. Our customer service commitment extends to selecting the best establishments of the wine and food world, and carefully choosing exceptional local experts and destinations based on a spectrum of superb quality standards. This is our guarantee.
And let’s not forget the food and wine…
We are South Australian wine industry insiders with a passion for pairing wine, with food, and life!
We have generations of experience in food wine and travel, and today we use our combined local and world-class expertise and exclusive insider access to offer you an unlimited array of tour options in our revered wine region.
South Australia is all that a wine enthusiast could imagine, and more… With an abundance of prestigious wineries, down-to-earth vintners, and premium vintages, amid some of the most beautiful settings in the world, our creativity and connections are put to full use to help you optimally navigate the way through.
The region also boasts award-winning and internationally acclaimed restaurants, along with best-in-class cooking schools, on site “chef’s table” dining experiences, with charming small towns full of tempting discoveries and detours along the way.
Rest assured, we are experts in navigating the impressive multitude of options, sometimes spontaneously, with insider access and the ability to pull a few strings, helping you design your dream tour, every step of the way.
Why Book with Taste of South Australia?
Tailor-made tours. Luxury travel. World-class expertise. Exclusive local connections… And our personalized touch. Want to hear more?TOP 5 REASONS TO BOOK MEET MARY ANNE BOOK NOW