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May Day May Day!

Clare Anderson - Thursday, May 03, 2018

The month of May is here and there’s much to do and see in the Adelaide Hills.

At Anderson Hill, the leaves on our vines have turned yellow, orange and red and Brad is adding some delicious winter meals to the menu.

It’s a wonderful time of year to visit our cellar door restaurant for a quick drink or a lazy afternoon.

We also celebrate International Sauvignon Blanc Day on Friday 4 May (the first Friday in May) and International Chardonnay Day on Thursday 24 May. The US celebrates National Wine Day on Friday 25 May so perhaps we should too? Make sure you show your support!

And while you’re in the Adelaide Hills these are our top six picks for things to do in May.

Number 1: Pick a Pink Lady Weekend

Pick a Pink Lady Weekend is back for 2018 on May 5 & 6 from 10am to 4pm each day. A great family outing! Pick yourself some fresh and juicy apples from local Lenswood growers before or after you call in to Anderson Hill! More info...

Number 2: Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens

The Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens has possibly the best display of Autumn colour you will see anywhere in the world. Whether you’re out for a leisurely stroll around the lake or a more vigorous trek, you can immerse yourself in the spectacular colour, rich aromas and amazing diversity across 97 hectares of garden. Open every day except on total fire ban days. Free guided tours every Thursday departing at 10.30am. More info...

Number 3: Bike SA Dirty Weekend

On May 5 & 6, across the road from Anderson Hill, BikeSA is holding their Dirty Weekend. South Australia’s only 24-hour mountain challenge –this promises to be an epic adventure and a hell of a lot of fun on SA’s finest downhill mountain bike trails. More info...

Number 4: South Australian History Festival

The SA History Festival runs throughout the month of May with many events and exhibitions held in the Adelaide Hills. From guided tours at the National Motor Museum in Birdwood and The Cedars (Hans Heysen Foundation) in Hahndorf to ‘The Valley of Praise’ exhibition at the Lobethal Archives and Historical Museum, the Pioneer Women’s Trail Walk and ‘An 1800s Street of History’ in Nairne. More info...

Number 5: SteamRanger Heritage Railway

All aboard the SteamRanger Heritage Railway! The Highlander service operates each Thursday in May between Mt Barker and Strathalbyn. Departing Mt Barker at 10am and returning around 2.20pm. Bookings are essential. More info...

Number 6: Gumeracha Medieval Fair

For some action-packed family fun get along to the twelfth Gumeracha Medieval Fair on May 5 & 6 for jousting demonstrations, live combat re-enactments, medieval folk music. A dedicated kid’s space will offer storytelling, face painting, sword-making workshops and more. More info...

While every effort has been made to ensure this information is accurate at the time of publication, Anderson Hill and the blog author do not take responsibility for any errors or omissions. Please check the event / business website for bookings, tickets, opening hours and any other relevant or essential information.

Ten things to do in the Adelaide Hills

Clare Anderson - Tuesday, April 12, 2016

1. Pick a Pink Lady Weekend - experience a real orchard and pick apples at Mahnew Orchards or Harris Orchards Lenswood 30th April & 1st May.

2. Adelaide Hills Sculpture Symposium - The Cedars, Hahndorf 4th to 25th April.

3. Gorge Wildlife Park - Cuddle a koala or feed the kangaroos, Cudlee Creek.

4. Mt Lofty Botanic Gardens - for awesome Autumn colour, Piccadilly.

5. Beerenberg - Pick your own strawberries & taste jams at Hahndorf.

6. Open Garden Scheme - Pomona Cottage, Stirling, 16th & 17th April, The Chestnuts, Crafers 23rd & 24th April, Glenalta, Stirling 24th April.

7. Steam Roller Park - Great playground, picnic in the bandstand, play in the Autumn leaves, Stirling.

8. The Big Rocking Horse - Climb the rocking horse, see the toy factory and visit the wildlife, Gumeracha.

9. Udder Delights Cheese Cellar - high teas, cheese tasting, fondues or cheese making classes, Hahndorf.

10. ... and of course visit Anderson Hill!!- Stunning views, walk through the vines, enjoy pizza, wine and craft beer.