Padthaway Wine Region
In 1944, the CSIRO recommended the region for horticulture due to its rich soil, underground water supply and Mediterranean climate with coastal influences. Vineyards were first established by Seppelt in Padthaway in 1964 quickly followed by Lindemans, Hardys (1968) and Wynns.
The Padthaway Wine region was gazetted for GIC status on 29th September 1999. Today the region is represented by the majority of major wine companies and an increasing number of private producers.
The Padthaway Wine Region is quite distinct being some 62 kilometres long and 8 kilometres wide with Riddoch Highway running through the middle and comprising 345 square kilometres. There are now more than 4000 hectares of vineyard planted with the predominant varieties being Shiraz, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon with the red varieties Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon making up 50% of the total vineyard planting in the region.
There are however significant plantings of other varieties such as Riesling, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Traminer and Pinot Noir, with expanding plantings of newer varieties such as Viognier and Pinot Gris. For more information on the Padthaway Wine Region, please visit
Farmer's Leap Cellar Door
Farmer's Leap Cellar Door offers a picturesque view of Padthaway Vineyards whilst enjoying one of the many award winning wines including Farmers Leap, Random Shot or Pillar Box. The Cellar Door offers gourmet pizza and dining menu and is only 3km from Padthaway. Please book in advance to ensure that you do not miss out.
41 Hodgson Road, Padthaway, SA 5271
3km south of Padthaway (off the Riddoch Hwy)
Telephone: 08 8765 5254
Padthaway Caravan Park is a licensed venue and stock a range of local Padthaway Wines that is available for purchase at the front office. Padthaway Caravan Park hosts wine tasting at sunset with one of our many award winning Wine Growers/ Producers upon request. Please contact us via the Contact Form below if you are booking a wine tasting for a large group. We require a minimum of 15 people for this service (cheese platters are complimentary) and bottles of wine will be available for purchase after the event.
If you are a smaller group, we highly recommend Farmers Leap Cellar Door located approximately 5km South of Padthaway. You can enjoy wine tasting and gourmet food whilst soaking in the view of the vineyards surrounding our region.