Wine & Dine on KWR and experience not one, but two inner-city cellar doors and enjoy an afternoon of great wine whilst finding time to browse the stores and pick up delightful food to take home.
South Australia is home to some of the finest wine regions in the nation, with many locals and tourists flocking to King William Road to experience the best our state has to offer. For lovers of all things gourmet and fine wine, these King William Road traders must be on your radar this spring/summer.
Whether you only have an hour or an entire afternoon, take a stroll through the cellar doors, pick up some gourmet delights to take home from Bottega Rotolo and spend some time browsing the boutiques onKWR.
Tomich Wine’s City Cellar Door – 87 King William Road, Unley
Fine wines don’t happen overnight – they are created from passion, dedication and exceptional grape quality, according to the team at Tomich Wines. King William Road is home to Tomich Wine’s City Cellar Door, a great way to experience fabulous wine and amazing food with family and friends.
Sophisticated and intimate, the City Cellar Door stands as a bluestone character villa, boasting a warm ambience, creating a memorable experience for all. At just $25 per person, you can take part in a guided wine tasting session from the Tomich Woodside Vineyard, accompanied with local and international seasonal cheeses and produce to complement each wine – a great option for your next ladies’ night! Alternatively, you can simply enjoy a weekend wine on the porch or catch up with colleagues for Friday knock-off drinks.
One of the crowd-favourite wines includes award-winning 2015 Woodside Vineyard Shiraz. Handcrafted from Estate-grown fruit, this crimson cherry red Shiraz boasts vibrant flavours from blackberry, blackcurrant and plum. The fruit quality and intensity of the berries translates into layers of complexity in the wine, producing elegant flavours, good acid balance and exceptional ageing potential. The flavoursome palate displays hints of pepper, spice and chocolate and is best served with roast beef or barbecued meats.
Tomich Wine’s City Cellar Door can also accommodate for your next event. Many corporates choose the Cellar Door as their venue of choice, thanks to the flexibility of the space, the accommodating staff and of course, the amazing wine. With a capacity of 85 people, the space can also be exclusively hired for celebratory occasions.
The Tomich family originates from Croatia where winemaking is a way of life. Jack Tomich Senior migrated in Australia in 1903, bringing all his knowledge of the grape growing and winemaking skills of his forefathers. Randal Tomich is now the proud owner of 200 acres of grapes in the Onkaparinga Valley in the Adelaide Hills. Tomich has been awarded over 180 local, national and international medals for their sustainable wines.
Whether you’re a wine-enthusiast, treating someone special or hosting a function, Tomich Wine’s City Cellar Door is an experience not to be missed. Phone the City Cellar Door on 08 8299 7500 to make an appointment.
Monday – Friday: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday by appointment only
Fox Gordon City Cellar Door – Shop 2, 44 King William Road, Goodwood
Those who enter Fox Gordon’s City Cellar doors will be encapsulated by the stylish space, entertaining staff, and of course, the fantastic wine. Rachel from Fox Gordon elaborates, “Our inviting setup is an intimate space, so you feel like you’re in a private wine bar situated ever so close to the city”.
Fox Gordon City Cellar Door is a destination to wine and dine or rest your feet from shopping on King William Road. The City Cellar Door can accommodate for group bookings up to 20 people, offering exclusively custom-made tasting sessions. “We customise your wine experience so you can choose whether it’s a private barrel tasting, a Friday night soiree, a corporate meeting or social gathering,” says Rachel.
Cheese platters are hand-picked by the knowledgeable staff to accompany the wines throughout your tasting session. “We offer monthly tasting menus that change to reflect the seasons, giving our customers the opportunity to taste various new or back vintage releases,” explains Rachel.
The vineyard is situated in the Adelaide Hills, where the cool climate wines boast elegance and diversity. Fox Gordon produces unique wine varieties such as the Nero d’Avola, Montepulciano, and Fiano, as well as well-known wines like, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Shiraz. Fox Gordon are mindful that every wine bears the family name, so reputation resides in every bottle produced.
Wine-lovers have the opportunity to join Fox Gordon’s wine club where you’ll receive regular, freight-free deliveries of custom picked wines direct to your doorstep, plus 20% off the RRP (T&C’s apply). The other benefits include:
- Purchase limited-release and back vintage wines that are not available to the general public
- Exclusive access to a private tasting in our Wine Experience Room for up to 15 guests (by appointment)
- Invitation to exclusive tastings & special wine events
- Free shipping Australia-wide on all orders
- Ongoing discounts based on monthly commitment
Fox Gordon was founded to live the dream of producing premium wines that offer integrity and beauty. Situated on 150-acres of breathtaking vineyard at Kuitpo Forest in the Adelaide Hills and overlooking the world-famous McLaren Vale, Fox Gordon delivers a wine experience that will be forever remembered.
Monday – Wednesday: 9.30am – 2.30pm
Thursday & Friday 9.30am – 6.00pm
Saturday: 11.00am – 5.00pm
Bottega Rotolo – Shop 1, 44 King William Road, Goodwood
Bottega Rotolo are fine food and wine merchants situated along King William Road. Committed to importing and distributing the world’s premium products, Bottega Rotolo stocks an extensive range Italian organic wines, artisan cheese, extra-virgin olive oil, selected vinegars, pasta, chocolate and more.
The importing department at Bottega Rotolo selects suppliers based on their commitment to quality and passion for first-class food and wine. Bottega Rotolo Retail Manager, Carlo, says, “Put simply, we import the best products we can find from around the world, mainly from Italy, Spain and France. Rosa, the business owner, travels to Europe multiple times a year to attend food fairs and to ensure we’re importing the best of the best.”
Cheese is Bottega Rotolo’s speciality – the store has the capacity to stock up to 150 different cheeses at one time, depending on the season. Every three weeks, the cheeses are airfreighted from Italy directly to Bottega Rotolo’s front door, allowing them to sell cheese with shorter shelf life, like fresh mozzarella. Bottega Rotolo maintains the integrity of their goods through highly skilled staff, a fleet of refrigerated vans and climate-controlled warehousing. “We pride ourselves highly on service to ensure our customers leave the shop feeling 100% satisfied and educated,” says Carlo.
Bottega Rotolo’s impressive cheese platters are made fresh in store, perfect for corporate functions, wine nights, birthdays and more. The cheese platters are presented on a wine barrel board, giving a rustic, traditional feel. Priced at $10 per person, the cheese board boasts a generous amount of cheese, with the option to have cured meats, all dressed with home-made muscatels and caramelised figs. Carlo explains, “We focus on quality and generosity – it’s our thing”.
Bottega Rotolo top picks include:
- Prosecco – an organic, Italian wine imported from Veneto consisting of pleasant fruit and flower aromas. Prosecco is aged in tanks with minimal pressure, resulting in a light, spritzy bubbles.
- Stracchino Soft Cheese – made from cow’s milk, stracchino possesses a very soft, creamy texture with a mild, delicate flavour, perfectly paired with wine!
The diversity of Bottega Rotolo’s products are underpinned by one philosophy – the celebration of fine food and wine!
Monday – Friday: 10.00am – 6.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 4.00pm