family-eatingAgriculture has always been the beating heart of the Yorke Peninsula community, and farmers are now looking to add value to their businesses by creating post farm gate produce. 

With so many picturesque spots to choose from, Yorke Peninsula is also a great place to pack up a picnic rug, sit back and relax. Gather up a selection of gourmet goodies from the local outlets in one of the towns and find a peaceful spot, maybe overlooking a glorious white sandy beach.

There is a range of local food which has been grown, farmed and produced in the region. From free range chicken, stress-free lamb, sea-salt, to self-labelled jams, chutneys and olive oils, the products tell a unique and different story of their origins. 

BarleyStacksWinesA surprise find in the centre of the Peninsula, Barley Stacks Wines is the first commercial vineyard to be established in the traditional barley belt of Yorke Peninsula, renowned for growing the world's best malting barley.  The combination of rich limestone soil and the mild environment helps to produce strong grain crops and premium quality fruit. Open seven days, Barley Stacks Wines offers tastings of their home grown Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and liqueur Chardonnay. All wines are grown, processed and bottled on site.

Emoyeni Wines in Ardrossan also offers a cellar door experience, open by appointment only.  This winery is metres from the ocean, and their Mooster sparkling red is not to be missed. The name, Emoyeni, means 'place of much wind' in the local indigenous language - very appropriate as any local will attest to!

The Watsacowie Brewing Co and cellar door is now open at Minlaton. The cellar door caters for around 80 people in a relaxed country style atmosphere with furniture and bar made from recycled local Jarrah and Oregon timbers, reclaimed from a 120 year old shearing shed.

Have a meal at one of the local hotels, many of which share the pride of local food with a focus on serving delicious regional food found right here on our Peninsula.

Try one of the great little fresh food places that have popped up over recent years.  With an emphasis on healthy meals and great coffee, you're sure to find something delicious to eat!

MariesDelights Yorketown house-made-piesVisit one of the fabulous bakeries located in many of the towns – try Ardrossan, Maitland, Minlaton or Yorketown for scrumptious fresh bread or pasties.

With the ocean right at your door, it makes sense to taste some of the spectacular seafood. Try the Inland Sea Restaurant for a feast of fresh fish – snapper, garfish, tommy ruff (Australian herring) or King George whiting. Buy it fresh and cook it yourself – try Gill Fisheries in Port Victoria; Inland Sea Foods at Warooka; or try the local oysters with outlets in Edithburgh and Stansbury. 

It's a good idea to ring and book when planning to eat out - check meal times and opening hours.  If you've got any dietary meal requests, most eating places will try their best to provide something tasty for you to enjoy.







Visitor Information

Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information 
8 Elizabeth Street Maitland South Australia
T: 1800 202 445




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