April 11th, 2019
Across the Adelaide Hills, a range of unique and beautiful experiences awaits travellers all year round, with activities suited for both locals and visitors.

South Australia is renowned for its fertile and vibrant soil that grows world class produce, ranging through vineyards and farms.

Golding Winery in Lobethal has stayed close to its Italian heritage with its latest attraction, The Nido Experience.

Owner Lucy Golding believes that the family’s heritage plays a vital role in the guests’ experience.

“With a Mediterranean focus, we wanted to create an experience separate from a traditional wine tasting that incorporates local produce and food elements,” Lucy said.

The Nido Experience centres around a woven nest in a secluded section of the Golding Winery’s property, with a personal waiter ready to cater to your every need.

“It’s something quite unexpected that is also visually striking with a beautiful view over the property and the Adelaide Hills,” Lucy said.

Lucy added that it is the perfect opportunity to escape from reality for a few hours.

“It’s a lovely period of time where they can be in their own inclusive space with friends, while enjoying delicious food and wine,” Lucy said.

Although the experience is weather dependant, Lucy said there is always something to do at Golding Winery.

The Golding’s cellar door restaurant will house multiple musical guests, as well as multiple events throughout the year that is set to create a memorable experience for all.

Lucy suggesting securing a spot in The Nido Experience weeks in advance, as it books out quickly.

Another popular attraction for locals and visitors alike is the Stirling Market, which this year celebrates it’s 30th birthday.

Still a favourite event for many, each market attracts more than 4,000 people from across the Hills and state.

Kalila Stewart-Davis, Committee member for the Stirling Markets, believes that location plays a key part in its success.

“It’s close enough to the city for people to visit, but it’s picturesque views and beautiful ambience still give a powerful representation of the Adelaide Hills community,” Kalila said.

With the Stirling Markets run by volunteers, it gives the local community an opportunity to showcase their produce, crafts, and talents.

“Because we are a part of the community, it’s important for us to give it all back and help support others in our areas,” Kalila said.

In 2019, over $30,000 will be donated to community projects, with a donation of $11,500 being given to the Adelaide Hills CFS Station.

The Stirling Market is held on the fourth Sunday of every month.

If you’re looking to get fit and active across the hills this winter, make sure to tag along with The Good Trek Co in their latest attraction, Trails and Tipples.

The team will lead you through a 15 kilometre loop of the Hills as you witness breathtaking scenery, and immerse yourself in local wines and produce.

Felicity Abbott is the Director of The Good Trek Co , and believes that local collaborations play a key role in the experience.

“The Adelaide Hills are absolutely stunning, and by introducing the elements of wine and produce tasting, it showcases the state and gives local businesses the opportunity to gain a larger interest,” Felicity said.

“We have created something completely unique, which has you exercising, breathing in fresh air, meeting new people, and doing something you normally wouldn’t have the chance to.

“It’s a fulfilling and rewarding experience.”

For more information on The Good Trek Co, the Stirling Markets and Golding Winery, visit their Facebook pages.

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