Applewood Distillery
South Australia
GumerachaA quiet little town known for its surrounding wineries, vibrant floral displays, immaculate gardens and one very famous rocking horse.
Gumeracha is set in the beautiful Torrens Valley region, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, orchards and farmland. Enjoy a picnic at Federation Park, located on the banks of the river, or have fun at the skate park. Visit The Toy Factory for quality wooden toys and to climb the 18 metres Big Rocking Horse. Head to the Old Gumeracha Cold Store to visit hip Unico Zelo winery and Applewood Distillery (collectively known as Ochre Nation) where you can try their wine, gin and other small-batch spirits. Protero Wines is housed in ‘The Green Shed’ – where locals and visitors in the know head for organic fresh local produce. Other wineries include Mt Bera Vineyards (including accommodation) and Talunga Estate. Visit Coach House Studio and Peregrine Store for retail therapy and The Good Pantry for coffee and whole foods. Gumeracha hosts the Medieval Fair in May and Beer & Bite Festival celebrating craft beer in April. In nearby Cudlee Creek, Gorge Wildlife Park offers koala holding and is home to Australian and exotic animals, birds and reptiles.
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Visit the Big Rocking Horse
Bring the children to see the world’s biggest rocking horse. You can climb to the top of The Big Rocking Horse, which stands at 18 metres high. Then visit the seven-acre animal park where, among other things, kangaroos and wallabies can be hand-fed. Relax and enjoy a meal or coffee in the child-friendly cafe, outdoor patio or shaded picnic area. Wander through the Toy Factory to see Australia's largest range of quality wooden toys. A huge range of locally manufactured and imported, educational wooden toys are available, as well as an impressive supply of souvenirs. The Big Rocking Horse and Toy Factory are in Gumeracha in the leafy Adelaide Hills, just 45 minutes from Adelaide’s city centre.
Drop by Unico Zelo for a wine
Hidden amongst the Northern Adelaide Hills in an old 1920’s Coldstores you will find the home of Applewood Distillery & Unico Zelo. Experience the inner workings of an operating distillery and winery and enjoy handcrafted cocktails, Unico Zelo & Harvest Wines, wine & spirit flights, and bar nibbles. We cater for bookings up to 10 guests. All bookings are subject to availability and will include a behind the scenes tour on request.
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