Our top restaurants with the best wine list in Adelaide and surrounds

Mother Vine

Where: 22-26 Vardon Ave

The name Mother Vine comes from a clone of Pinot Noir, the MV6,or Mother Vine 6. Originating from Burgundy’s famous Clos Vougeot vineyard, it was part of the collection of grape vine cuttings brought to Australia by James Busby in 1832, and it remains an important clone today in some of our finest Pinots.

The Mother Vine connects Australia with France, and with Burgundy. Their wine list aims to stay in touch with locals from the regions that surround Adelaide, to explore a few trends in winemaking and wine drinking, and to have plenty of wines that we love

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Where: 2 King William St

Their philosophy for their wine list was to make sure that there was something for everyone, that you could look through and find the perfect wine for any occasion.

“Working in a venue that is frequented by tourists regularly, we felt that having a wine list that is championed by producers from our great state was very important.”


Where: 90 Murray St, Tanunda

Fermentasian are proud to have a team of sommeliers and wine-savvy waiting staff to lead their customers to a delicious, engaging, narrative-driven (often entertaining) wine selection that will enhance the enjoyment of the amazing food.

Salopian Inn

Where: Main Rd, McLaren Vale

Order from the wine list or venture down the stairs to the historic cellar and select a bottle from the racks.

Their wine list was also voted 3 glasses in the Australian Wine List of the Year in 2019.

Botanic Gardens Restaurant

Where: Plane Tree Dr

At Botanic Gardens they work with like-minded winemakers who produce wine varietals that are thought provoking, expressive of their terrior and often made in very small volumes. Coupled with wines that are instant classics and their personal favourites that integrate seamlessly with the current renegades of the wine industry.

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Fino Vino

Where: 82 Flinders St

The translation of Fino is ‘refined’ — an ethos you’ll see echoed throughout the wine menu, which is thoughtful and finely balanced.

Fino Vino