Uncorked ...barrels line the walls at Wirra Wirra.

Uncover a fine state of fares

From the cool Eden Valley to the lesser-known Mount Lofty Ranges, Winsor Dobbin dishes up the best destinations for a top drop.

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Peter Gago, chief wine maker for Penfolds (L).

Meet the winemakers

South Australia is known for producing stellar wines. Winsor Dobbin introduces you to the winemakers behind the labels.

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Mallala Flour Mill, now the town's museum

Mallala - Places to See

Mallala
Tiny sleepy little wheatbelt township
Located 57 km from Adelaide, Mallala is a tiny town with a population of around 500 people. It is 41 m above sea level and has an annual rainfall of 400 mm. The town's name is reputedly derived from the local Aboriginal word 'madlola' which supposedly meant 'place of the ground frog'. It was first used by Phillip Butler who took up a sheep run in the area in the 1840s. By the 1860s the area had been subdivided and a substantial number of sheep and wheat farmers were finding the conditions ideal. The town prospered and a large, and beautiful, flour mill was built to process the local wheat harvest.

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