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The National Wine Centre of Australia

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by PSH (subscribe)
Published September 21st 2011

At the extension of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens stands modern architecture, cleverly resembling the outside of a wine barrel. This wooden building is the grand premises of the National Wine Centre of Australia. The wine centre, as it's most commonly known, is a public exhibition building celebrating the South Australian winemaking industry. Its duty is providing the ultimate wine experience- or in my case the perfect Sunday morning brunch.

One of my best kept secrets, up until now, is the $10 all day breakfast on Sundays. It's romantic enough to go with the boyfriend, yet still a suitable family friendly environment. Overlooking the scenic Botanic, I highly recommend you marvel in your picturesque surroundings by taking a leisurely stroll in the sunshine. It's also the best way to burn off calories from any excessively consumed bacon and eggs.

Now to the sweet, sweet wine- or dry depending on your fancy. For those interested in wine, the facility really has a lot to offer. Whether its education or taste testing that you're after, prepare to enhance your enjoyment of a fine drink through a variety of wine making and knowledge gaining tutorials. Then again if smooth is more your style, be sure to ask about the stylish banquets and room hire facilities for any of your own future function.

It's a pity more people don't seem to notice this idyllic place because not only did it cost the government and arm and a leg, its actually really, well, divine. Recommended by me with 5 stars, enjoy the serenity of it all. So why not take the time to relax with a bottle of red, have a nice meal and learn about winemaking from the ground up.
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Why? Escapism right in the heart of the city.
When: 7 days.
Where: Cnr Botanic and Hackney Roads, Adelaide
Cost: Varying prices. ($10 breaky on Sundays)
I've been meaning to check out the National Wine Centre. I've actually been there quite a bit, mostly for work functions or events (like a Mothers Day Luncheon), but I was never really aware as to weather they catered to much other than events. I guess I'd just never really put the time in to check it out.

Glad to see that they do offer more, as I love going here, and think it is a really interesting venue.

I love the building as well. I know it is supposed to be part of a wine barrel, but everytime I see it I always think it looks like an ark. Not quite as connected to wine. :) It's a very interesting architectural concept.

I'll have to make sure I check it out soon.
By Natasha Stewart - senior reviewer
Monday, 3rd of October @ 01:30 pm
Definitely. If you go for the Sunday breakfast try pick a sunny day to admire the gardens. Thanks for your comment!
By PSH - senior reviewer
Tuesday, 4th of October @ 12:32 am
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