Of all of the wineries we have visited this year? Kimbolton has had the most on offer for kids and families, and we just love this place to bits. From the shady lawn games and kids welcome baskets, to the massive hand they played in the regions ‘Grapes for Good’ initiative, come take a look at our recent visit.
Less than an hour away from the Adelaide CBD lies the Langhorne Creek wine region. Where is Langhorne Creek? Glad you asked. Just a little past Strathalbyn and you will find this fantastic area filled with some breathtaking, often quieter spots to explore. You’d be forgiven for thiking this is Adelaide Hills, it actually falls into Fleurieu Peninsula, but is located between Adelaide Hills and Lake Alexandrina.
Built in December 2018, directly on top of the vineyard, Kimbolton is a fun yet sophisticated venue made from shipping containers! Giving you the feel of being right amongst the vines, with a terrific deck up top and opening windows where you can sit and eat cheese and drink wine until your heart is content (or your belly is full….either or).
There are two seperate grassed, shady, areas at the cellar door with a big selection of quality lawn games that the kids will love playing and challenging the adults to.
As a lover of cheese we cant rave enough about the guided cheese and wine tasting flight and then we sat back with a nice regional platter. It was sensational and we genuinely find that the smaller regions like this, you get excellent passionate staff (who are often the familiy or owners of the wineries).
After being welcomed with a basket of activities for our kids (activity book, bubbles and even something so simple as a balloons) we jumped at the opportunity to order the kids a new ‘sweet’ tasting flight! There is savory available too. This has to be one of the coolest kids initiatives getting around, it’s just so fun. The savory kids flight offers a selection of different Bickford’s cordials served in stemless wine glasses accompanied by a selection of kids cheeses. The new sweet flights? Three flavoured milks that pair with a quality chocolate, a marshmallow and a mini gingerbread person from local hills artisan, Bean and Bikkie Co.
It really includes the kids in the day, is very reasonablly priced and serving sizes are generous.
The food was locally sourced, the wine disappeared way too quick, the staff were honestly just legends and we had to drag ourselves away from the magnificent views, especially the top viewing deck. There are plenty of good wineries to pick from in South Australia, but not many where the kids have as much fun as the parents.
If you haven’t explored the region too much, make sure you check out places like Macclesfield, Strath, Echunga, Meadows and more on your travels. You never know what you might find! This one is also an easy divert off the Southern Freeway if you are headed to or from Murray Bridge, the river or Monarto. Infact, this wine region are such big supporters of Monarto Safari Park, Nicole form Kimbolton has six local wineries on board and they creatively partner with Zoos SA on the iconic ‘Grapes for Good’ initiative.
‘Grapes for good’ is proof that wine can be a force for good. Every drop can go a little further and make a real difference.
If you care about animals and you love wine, there’s never been a better excuse to take home a few bottles of beautiful Kimbolton wine. It makes a great gift too, so grab a bottle of limited-edition ‘Grapes for good’ wine, while you are here!