The Z Wine Cellar Door and Wine Bar is set on the main street in the heart of Tanunda. The corner location and floor to ceiling windows make it the perfect place to sit in comfort and watch the world outside. The beautiful vintage styling, chairs, sofas and ornate furnishings give Z Wines a feeling of elegance and cosiness.
The menu includes a range of wines, hot and cold drinks, grazing platters, desserts, as well as local produce to take home from “Granny Zerk’s Cupboard”. The quality of the food and wine on offer is outstanding and a fantastic opportunity to sample the local fare.
Tasting some of the Z Wine range alongside local produce is a must. We opted for a mixed plank and a regional platter, both of which were an absolute delight and fantastic value. One of the highlights of the meal was having Kristen talk us through each and every item on our platters, primarily local produce sourced from family businesses, with some items produced exclusively for Z Wine. The staff at Z Wine know the ins and outs of everything on the menu and they are passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise.
The Z Wine Tasting Plank for kids ($8) was created by a daughter of one of the Z Wine sisters, and is an inspired menu item sure to please children of any age. The tasting plank pairs orange juice, apple juice, milk, and water with smoked fritz, fairy on Apex bread, cheddar cheese, pretzels, fresh berries and marshmallows. Again, the food and drinks on this platter are locally sourced and the plank presentation is a real draw card for kids.
The kids’ corner proved to be a hit with our 8 and 5 year olds. Who knew that a vintage typewriter (ink-free) and some old-style telephones could provide such long-lasting entertainment! Clearly, Z Wines know, because while small, the kids’ corner provided plenty of entertainment when the little ones got restless, allowing the grown-ups time to enjoy their meals.
All of the staff were friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. There is ramp access to Z Wine and the front terrace allows space for prams and bar stools for grown-ups. Inside there is seating at the bar as well as comfortable armchairs and sofas, with room to manoeuvre the odd pram and stroller. There is plenty of street parking nearby, as well as a small shared carpark at the rear. A change table is available near the toilets.
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