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National Wine Centre of Australia
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Ranked #26 of 202 things to do in Adelaide
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Situated on the edge of Adelaide's stunning Botanic Gardens the centre combines eye-catching architecture with smooth functionality to create an exciting tourism venue which showcases the Australian wine industry. Awarded the Best Tourism Initiative at the 2013 Hotels Industry Awards for Excellence, the National Wine Centre is an architectural treat but what it holds inside is the real attraction. The complex features outdoor terrace areas with views of the centre's courtyard and Botanic Gardens.Guests can complete their experience by tasting fine Australian wines, or enjoying a meal from our seasonal a la carte menu in the ground floor Cellar Door. Discover all there is to do at the National Wine Centre, perfect to accommodate everyone from the complete novice to the wine connoisseur!
Reviewed 20 June 2014

During a trip to Adelaide, we decided to visit the National Wine Centre in the northern part of the city.

We didn't spend a great deal of time there, but there is a facility for tasting various wines. There is a cost for wine tasting. We tried a few wines, and discovered one or two we wanted to buy in the future.

The retail shop is somewhat overpriced, but there is a large selection of wines available for purchase.

Afterwards, we headed outside to wander around the vineyards.

It was a fairly short visit, and we probably didn't see all the centre has to offer.

Thank Xenedis
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

The most recent visit to the Wine Centre was on a Sunday afternoon. It reminds me of walking into an arty wine barrel, or is it Noah's Ark, and located slightly out of the way from the main city.

On this particular trip the place was very quiet, and apart from the restaurant/wine bar things were pretty well closed/roped off. The openness of the place in Winter on a cold day and the lowish temperature was something which made me glad to have a coat. There was some interpretive information near the entrance and a staff member, who was pleasant, but did not have a brochure of the facility, as it was being updated.

We didn't eat, but the meals looked fantastic and the wine was flowing, and people were having a good time. The automated wine dispenser in the bar is impressive. Insert a card, select the desired volume and out comes the wine. It is like a digital drip dispenser in a hospital, except that you drink it. At the same time, however, the miracle of technology disguises the fact that more than one local hotel within walking distance, occupied by the average Australian citizen, will have a range of decent wines at a fraction of the cost. Nevertheless, for some people this would suit their excellent wish to try magnificent wines from the best wine region of the world, right here in SA.

In South Australia, we don't charge extra for wine just because it comes from a region like 'Champagne' in France. Even the French know that a decent wine does not have to originate from a premium area. If it is a wine from SA, you will not be disappointed. However, the mythical perfect, indulgent and silky Grange Hermitage is like extortion in a bottle for the pretentious local, who will sniff, swirl, sip and more than likely drive a car from overseas and know all the lurks of manipulating the Australian tax system. In my humble opinion, a $17 Shiraz from McLaren Vale carefully cellared in the heat of the car boot for a week is as good in my books.

Please visit the Wine Centre and get to know it better, then walk into the adjacent beautiful Botanic Gardens and let the whole experience mellow the mind.

3  Thank internetken
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Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

I was too late to see anything but the wine bar/restaurant but I highly recommend dinner here! I was by myself on a business trip and just ordered a cheese plate and got a card where I could walk around and choose different wines to try. It was a blast!

Thank brooke2h
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

We attended a wedding at the Wine Centre. What can I say but 10 out of 10 for everything. The venue was set up beautifully, the tables were dressed very well, the service amazing and then the food....wow 3 delicious courses which everyone commented about. If you are looking for a wedding venue, this is the one

Thank trdc
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

I attended a function here and was highly impressed by the level of service, quality of food and wine and the venue itself. I would definitely recommend for a function.

Thank MAtravelling
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