National Wine Centre of Australia

National Wine Centre of Australia

National Wine Centre of Australia
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Wineries & VineyardsEducational sites
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Anna B
    North Haven, Australia23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Tour, Tasting and Canapes
    My husband and I visited the National Wine Centre of Australia and did the Taste of South Australia Guided Tour and Tasting. Our tour guide Abraham was excellent and the facility was very impressive. We learnt a lot from Abraham's knowledge and passion for wine and the matching canapes were delicious. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Adelaide.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 October 2023
  • Mobilekiwi
    Dunedin, New Zealand132 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exhibits a bit humdrum, but the wine...
    Had something of a look about and the displays seemed to be greatly reduced with areas blocked off. However, the wine tasting area worked well, with helpful staff and a selection of wines you'd be pressed to find anywhere else. My excellent lunch was accompanied by an Australian Gewurztraminer and it was all a pleasantly unhurried business on the edge of Adelaide's beautiful botanical gardens.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 27 May 2024
  • Donna
    Manchester, United Kingdom428 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely place, delicious wine
    Lovely setting, quiet for a Friday night but excellent live singer and great service. Four of us visited and all loved our different wines and food. Mix of cheese and chorizo was delicious. Nice place to relax and drink spectacular wine.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled on business
    Written 7 June 2024
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Gabriella P
Stavanger, Norway22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Do not go here. The $15 tour is a rip off as the "sommelier" doesn't even know the basics of Australian wine history and talks way too much about the building. They didn't enhance the exhibits but rather just read what you would read on your own. The tasting was a further waist of time and money. The reds were undrinkable and white was fine, but the tasting notes did not reflect the wines at all. I want ALL my money back!
Written 12 February 2023
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Written 15 February 2023
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UrbaneForker
Adelaide, Australia2,628 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
Definitely worth a visit either to learn about Australian wine or just to eat and drink at their bar. The exhibition is excellent and can be self-guided or done with a guide. Tutored tastings available or buy samples of over 100 wines. A great building as well. Also holds dinner and events.
Written 21 August 2021
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danielkayelene
The Summit, Australia758 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
We did a self-guided tour of the Discovery Centre. It passed for killing a half hour or so. Some reasonable information presented in an interesting manner. The wine sampling was overpriced - $3 to $5 per glass for a tasting, $8 to $10 for half glass. We didn't eat, but the Cafe was pretty crowded at morning tea time.
Written 1 May 2021
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P Dorothy A
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Couples
Just a delightful way to spend a day! A great selection of wines all gather conveniently for you.
What was the best was the knowledge & humorous Andrew Bruce walking us through the selection of wonderful wines.

Highly recommend!!!
Written 16 March 2021
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artroomali
Adelaide, Australia696 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2021 • Solo
Lunch at the wine centre on July 9. The sparkling wine was a Tasmanian Pinot Chardonnay and was outstanding. Lunch was Salmon and the chef was kind enough to change asparagus to beans for me. I brought home a bottle from the selection for later. A Rosè, also from Tasmania. There’s a vineyard next door to the venue.
The service was attentive and knowledgeable and I know I will return again and often. Thanks!
Written 13 July 2021
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Susan B
Greater Adelaide, Australia12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Booked a table for dinner.
A date night with my husband.
2 ladies standing right next to our table talking.
Waiter said he would bring over the menus and ask the ladies to move. Brought over the menus but did not ask the ladies to move.
It was quite noisy, and as I talked loudly for my husband to hear, I was aware of the ladies bottom right next to me.
Maybe my fault not to know it was more like a cafeteria instead of a restaurant.
Before we even ordered we decided to leave.
Also the wines we had before being seated were ordinary. My sparkling wine was not cold and appeared slightly flat.
Such a place with possibilities, but just a disappointment.
Written 21 May 2021
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DiggerPerth
Dalkeith, Australia393 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 • Couples
I found that there really was very little on offer in the way of information or education. It really seems like a drawcard to get you to go to their wine bar that does offer a lot of wines by the glass. Maybe my expectations were too high but I really felt it didn’t offer much
Written 21 May 2023
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My business
12 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
When we stumbled across this on our walk, we thought this would be fantastic being we were in the state that boasts about its food and wine. We were however disappointed, it was very small and there was very little to look at and the interactive things were either not allowed to be used or did not work. there is so much potential for this type of thing but I believe this place missed the mark by miles.
Written 24 May 2022
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CJ
Australia41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
I had an absolutely delightful afternoon here. I did my own tasting and ordered a charcuterie board with incredible South Australian wines and produce. The staff were so friendly and thoughtful and it's a great place to go if you can't get out to the wineries further out of the city.
Written 12 January 2022
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BlackLabel1820
Bonny Hills, Australia23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Not an auspicious start - we went to the wrong place at the wrong time, by a circuitous route that made our tired old legs just need a rest. Fortunately, we were 55 minutes early, rather than 5 minutes late for the tour we had booked, so a coffee and a good rest in the cafe fixed that! Then we were introduced to our tour guide, Andrew, and looked around for other takers for the tour. There weren't any, so we had Andrew all to ourselves for an hour! Now, I thought I already knew a fair bit about wines, but I knew an awful lot more about them after our tour. The tour finished with a guided "how best to evaluate a wine" tasting experience, where I guess we learnt why we like some wines better than others. Everyone is different, but at last we knew why! A great start to a week of winery visits around Adelaide!
Written 13 April 2023
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