Master of International Hospitality Management students treated to a day out in the Adelaide Hills.
As part of their Orientation program, new Le Cordon Bleu Adelaide Master of International Management students were treated to a full day exploring the beautiful Adelaide Hills.
First stop was Cleland Wildlife Park, where students were able to take a walk on the wild side! Home to over 130 species of Australian wildlife, students were able to feed kangaroos as they lazed, wander the wetlands, see wombats, dingoes, emus, and have a photo with a Koala.
Departing Cleland at lunchtime, our next stop was Hahndorf, a small town in the Adelaide Hills, famous for being Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. Here students were treated to lunch at The Haus, before being given some free time to roam Hahndorf’s charming main street. From chutney, chocolate, fudge and apple strudel, to craft beers and boutique wines, all the flavours of the world come together in Hanhdorf!
Our final stop of the field trip was Hahndorf Hill Winery. The boutique vineyard is known for producing the cool-climate classics for which the Adelaide Hills wine region is renowned for: Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Shiraz and fresh, dry Rosè. The winery is also known for growing and pioneering the Austrian grape varieties of Blaufrankisch, Gruner Veltliner, Zweigelt and St Laurent.
Students enjoyed a comfortable seated tasting experience held in their beautiful upstairs Gallery Room, hosted by one of the winery’s owners, Larry Jacobs. Here they discovered what makes the Adelaide Hills unique as a wine region and under Larry’s invaluable experience and guidance, sampled a diverse range of wines.
A fun filled day out!