168 kms from Adelaide

welcome Maitland

Maitland was named in 1872 after Lady Jean Maitland, the wife of the First Lord of Kilkerran. The local aboriginal name for the area was 'madu waltu', meaning white flint. The town's layout was designed to be like Adelaide, with plenty of parklands and straight streets, making it a very pretty town. It sits on top of a ridge, overlooking Spencer Gulf and the fertile Yorke Valley.

Visit the 'Heart of Maitland' where there is plenty of room to park the caravan and see the bronze sculpture of a Clydesdale, representing a bygone era when farmers were dependent on their horses. The Maitland Markets, also located here, are open every Thursday and Friday between 10am and 4pm. Wander in and have a look at the range of interesting goods for sale.

Maitland Information Centre, located in the Heart of Maitland complex, can provide information on the local area as well as maps and brochures. 

Barley Stacks Wines

BarleyStacksWines cellar-doorA little over 13 kms south of Maitland on the Spencer Highway, Barley Stacks Wines offers visitors a unique Australian experience. Located right in the middle of Yorke Peninsula's barley belt, an area traditionally renowned for growing the world's best malting barley, the vineyard has a strong focus on environmental sustainability.  All wine produced at Barley Stacks is made from grapes grown in the vineyards, where it is also crushed, fermented, stored, and bottled right on site.  The Cellar Door is open seven days a week for tastings from 10am to 5pm except for Good Friday and Christmas Day.  Drop in and enjoy a tasting in this uniquely Australian setting! 

The vineyard was established in 1996 with planting of Shiraz grapes. It then grew as Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay were planted in 2000 and finally Viognier grapes planted in 2001. The rich grey soil over limestone, which produces the famous barley, has also contributed to the production of premium quality fruit. Watering of the vineyards using Partial Root Zone Drying (PRD), has allowed production of wines with great intensity that offer fullness of flavour and varietal fruit characters.



Visitor Information

Yorke Peninsula Council acknowledges the Narungga (traditionally spelled Nharangga) people, the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Yorke Peninsula and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information
8 Elizabeth Street, Maitland, South Australia 5573
T: 1800 202 445   E: info@visityorkepeninsula.com.au


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