We were so impressed with Whistler Wines on our recent visit! With HEAPS of things for the kids to do they will love the Cellar Door visit as much as you do!
Indoors there is a little play corner with a colouring in table (colouring pages and textas supplied). The pot belly fire in the far corner (protected with a fire gate to keep the kids at a safe distance) keeps the cellar door warm and cosy in the winter months.
If you’re hungry you can make-your-own platter with the delicious range of gourmet goods on offer. We piled some treats up, including local cheese, meats, crackers and some Maggie Beer quince paste – YUM! Note: Try the Gumshire Mettwurst, which is a local partnership using Whistler red wines and was delicious!
Our kids loved the little kids food packs, which come in their own small bag, with a juice, crackers and dip, fruit bar, sultanas and a lollipop. A short sit down, and a few snacks later and the kids were off to enjoy the rest of what Whistler Wines has on offer for them!
Outdoors is where Whistler Wines really shines. The kids can play in the cubby house or on the play equipment that includes a swing set and areas for ball games that can be seen from the cellar door. If you’re lucky, Cooper the super-friendly border collie will play ball with you – just be warned Cooper loves holding tight to the ball (his and yours!) so leave yours in the car if you don’t want to risk getting a few teeth marks in it!
Our favourite part of Whistler Wines is the outdoor treasure hunt- seriously good fun for the kids. We started the hunt with a 4 & 6 year old and they were having so much fun that we picked up 4-5 more kids along the way! We won’t give it all away, suffice to say that it’s SUPER fun and took 4 kids about 20 minutes to complete (oh, and someone on the hunt needs to be able to read!). 20 mins of child free time at a winery… BLISS!
Of course, you can’t come to Whistler Wines and go past their wonderful range of wines while you (and the kids) are enjoying your visit. Wine runs in this family’s blood, with a long and rich history, and now the two sons continue Whistler’s rise through many generations. We sampled a number on the cellar door list, with favourites being the ‘Dry As a Bone’ Rose and the ‘Thank God It’s Friday’ Shiraz. The Estate range will do well in our cellar for a few years before bringing out to enjoy!
While you’re inside enjoying the wines, the kids are likely to be outside enjoying the numerous options to keep them happy. You can also explore the gardens together, where you’ll find a number of local art pieces and check out the rescued orphan kangaroos. If the kids need to expend some extra energy Whistler Wines have a number of short onsite walks to go on, from 10-30 minutes.
It’s so lovely to visit a winery that makes little ones feel as welcome as the adults, and Whistler Wines does just that. Well worth a visit with the family, and be sure to check out their popular special events run on occasion throughout the year.
Whistler Wines can be found at:
241 Seppeltsfield Road
Stone Well SA 5352
Contact the Cellar Door for table bookings on +61 (08) 8562 4942
Open 7 days 10:30am-5pm (Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day, New Years Eve & New Years Day)
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