Forage & Feast – Alfresco Dining at Its Best

Adelaides Gourmet Picnic Hampers Alfresco Dining at Its Best

Get cozy on a shady patio decked out with outdoor tables and colorful umbrellas. This Orange County spot’s menu offers a range of savory favorites including wings, nachos and burgers that pair well with City Winery wines.

Take the stress out of gifting and treat your loved one to a picnic hamper with a French je ne sais quoi. The hampers come with delivery, customised styling and impressive grazing platters.

Grazing Platters

Forage & Feast is an Adelaide-based family business specializing in beautiful grazing platters, tables and picnic hampers. Their platters are made to order with each one crafted based on the individual requirements of their clients, including specific dietary restrictions, and the preferences of the group. They’ve sourced local South Australian products to create visually appealing centrepieces, perfect for sharing and bringing people together.

Their picnic baskets can be picked up from their warehouse in Beulah Park and can also be delivered to your doorstep within 15km (delivery fee is calculated by distance). The baskets are designed to feed 2-3 people, but they can accommodate larger groups upon request. For more information, visit their website.

The summer sessions at Glen Ewin Estate are an opportunity to indulge in the best of what this stunning property has to offer, from their famous fig gin to the wines and beer on tap. With a laidback cafe style experience, this is the ideal place to bring friends and loved ones for an afternoon of relaxing and drinking with beautiful views of the Adelaide Hills.

Be in the Good Books, an Adelaide-based gift box company that specialises in personalized items for that special someone, has upped its game just a little this year by offering bespoke picnic experiences. The ultimate romantic proposal, anniversary or birthday surprise, this service includes the delivery and set-up of a gorgeous picnic hamper complete with a handcrafted teepee, low ground table, assorted rugs, blankets & cushions, a luxe picnic styling, fresh florals, decor, crystal glassware and a delicious grazing platter.

The winner of the Micro Cider Co Adelaide Hills Gourmet Picnic Prize will receive a mix six pack of the award-winning cider, a picnic basket filled with a variety of cheese and small goods from Skara Smallgoods Mt Barker ($80 value), a $50 voucher for Red Cacao Chocolate in Stirling, and a $20 voucher for Howard Vineyard wine! For more information and to enter, click here.


For those wishing to experience the wine of the Adelaide Hills in true gourmet style, consider a picnic hamper. These bespoke offerings are designed to impress and are the perfect gift for anyone on your list. The Adelaide Hills is renowned for its postcard-perfect scenery, offering endless outdoor activities and a celebration of artisan producers. From paddock-to-plate dining experiences to cooking classes, cellar door visits and farmers’ markets, it is a destination for foodies to indulge and relax.

The Henschke family are known around the world for their fine wines and the family-owned Beerenberg Farm is a must visit for all visitors to the region. This Hahndorf icon has been in operation since 1921 and offers a wonderful family-friendly experience. Visitors can wander the farm and browse their complete collection of jams, condiments and sauces in a charming country farm shop. During strawberry season (November to April) families are welcome to pick their own strawberries for an additional cost.

Located on a picturesque farm overlooking the township of Mount Lofty, Bird in Hand Wines is a small artisan wine producer committed to ecologically sustainable practices. Their cellar door experience allows guests to enjoy the estate grown wines in an idyllic garden setting with views of the vineyards.

For wine lovers wanting to explore the diverse range of wines on offer in the Adelaide Hills, a visit to CRFT is highly recommended. This husband-and-wife run winery produces small-batch wines using fruit sourced from a limited number of blocks in the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley and Eden Valley. This enables the winemakers to create wines that are honest and untarnished reflections of their individual vineyard sites.

The personalised gift box company Be in the Good Books has stepped up its game, adding bespoke picnic experiences to their range of gifts. The team will pack everything you need for your picnic, including a hamper full of delectable treats and a bottle of award-winning Golding wine. The Hamper in the Hills experience is available for groups of 10 or more, and includes a wooden picnic hamper, a selection of Skara meats and Udder Delights cheese, chocolate voucher from Red Cacao Chocolatier Stirling and Woodside Cheese Wrights, plus a bottle of the Golding Market Series wine.


When it comes to planning a gourmet picnic experience, the details make all the difference. The team at the bespoke gift box company Be in the Good Books has just upped the game by adding a range of personalised picnic experiences to their collection.

Picnic hampers are a great idea for an easy dinner party or romantic picnic for two. The hampers are filled with a variety of dishes and drinks to make for a fun and easy meal at home. They can be purchased online or at the storefront.

In Nairne, a long-time local favourite, Millie’s Bakery, has reopened in a new location. It has been reimagined as a super cool co-op bakery called Little Birdy with the help of a number of Adelaide Hills artisan bakeries, patisseries, and pie makers to create a new destination for the town.

Outdoor events around Sydney are aplenty this summer and while you can buy food from the event vendors, packing your own tucker is often more economical. Movies by the Boulevard at Bondi Beach and Opera in the Park on Mrs Macquarie’s Chair both offer undercover dining stalls, but patrons are allowed to bring their own picnics.

Bringing your own tucker is also a smart option for outdoor cinemas like the Bondi Openair Cinema or Australia Day celebrations at Parramatta Park. Both have licensed catering marquees and rooftop bars, but patrons are encouraged to bring their own picnics as well.


The way to a man’s heart is definitely through his stomach, so bring along plenty of delicious finger-friendly picnic foods. Wraps, chicken wings, dips, hard-boiled eggs and spreads are all great options. Finish the meal off with a selection of sweet desserts and your picnic date will be left wanting more.

Picnics are a romantic way to enjoy a day in nature with your loved one, and they can be as simple or elaborate as you want them to be. A cosy afternoon cuddled up in your garden is perfect for romance, or you could even host an intimate evening stargazing picnic under the stars!

Whether you’re looking for the ultimate romantic picnic experience, or simply a delicious picnic hamper to gift a friend or family member, the team at Be in the Good Books have got you covered. The Adelaide-based personalized gift box company has recently upped the ante by adding bespoke picnic experiences to their collection of delicious gifts.

Enter now to win the Micro Cider Co Adelaide Hills Gourmet Picnic Basket worth $430! Prize includes a mixed six pack of Micro Cider Co vintage ciders, $80 of small goods/ charcuterie from Skara Smallgoods Mt Barker, $50 of chocolate voucher from Red Cacao Chocolatier Stirling, $50 cheese voucher from Woodside Cheese Wrights Woodside, and a Three Birds Stirling picnic blanket. This picnic hamper will feed 2-3 people.