South Australia is well known for its wine regions, perhaps the most famous is the Barossa Valley but equally as good are McLaren Vale and the Fleurieu Region, Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills but wait there is more…Eden Valley, the Limestone Coast, the Riverland and even the Southern Flinders.
They have different climates, different soils, and varying rainfall but basically, wherever you travel throughout South Australia you can rest assured that a good drop is not too far away.
One area I haven’t been too familiar with was Currency Creek which is on the Fleurieu Peninsula as you head towards Goolwa from the Adelaide Hills, or around an hour’s drive from Adelaide. I had tasted some of the wines from the region before but had never been to any of the cellar doors, if they even existed. However, on one visit to the area a while ago, one cellar door in particular caught our eyes so of course we had to stop for a closer look.
The winery was called One Paddock winery and being perched at the crest of a hill it looked to have a pretty good setting. That was there first big tick in my books. They got more points for welcoming dogs too! Of course if you do bring your pet they should be of the well behaved kind and stay outside, there are picturesque outdoor areas to sit and indulge. This is a big win for travellers to find a place that is welcoming when you are touring with your dog.
First impression when you walk inside is WOW! What a warm and welcoming entrance.
Not only is this a winery but as well as its tasting area there is a function room which was being set up for a function on the day we were there, a restaurant which does Sunday lunches with an ever changing blackboard menu and indoor and outdoor areas to relax and enjoy the wines with a tasty cheese or charcuterie platter that you can make from a Providore selection.
A great idea it is too, to be able to choose the wine you like, buy it by the glass or bottle, make your own platter and enjoy it all outdoors with your pet. This model is certainly one I think other wineries could learn from for making visitors feel really welcome and wanting to return. The staff were all very happy to have a chat too.
It’s no wonder that this would be a popular wedding venue, the décor is just beautiful and there are so many cosy corners that lend themselves to comfortable and relaxed photos.
This is definitely One Paddock that you should wander into sometime.