Padthaway (John Montessi)


This patch of terroir produces some of the finest Shiraz and Chardonnay in the country, with a renowned flavour and intensity that reflects the richness of its soils.

In between the corduroy rows of vines you’ll find ample spots to kick back with a glass of the finest and enjoy a little down-time.


Padthaway Estate.

The historic old Padthaway Homestead has recently undergone significant restoration to combine its age-old elegance with all the modern comforts, slap-bang in the middle of vino utopia.

In fact, you really won’t need to go too far for a tipple at all, with Landaire Wines housed in the historic old stables. Retreating inside to the fire when the crisp air turns to a chill is as close to royalty as most will ever get!

Padthaway Estate Landaire Wines
Padthaway Estate, Landaire Wines
Padthaway Conservation Park
Padthaway Conservation Park

Padthaway Conservation Park.

A perfect spot for a little bushwalking or koala spotting, this park is also a birdwatchers paradise, and home to stunning native orchid displays in-season.

In early autumn and winter, you’ll also find this place chock-full of Ghost Mushrooms (Omphalotus nidiformis) when darkness descends. These bioluminescent fungi emit a soft green glow – the result of a chemical reaction between fungal enzymes and oxygen – making this a wild little hotspot for shroom hunters when they’re out.

Farmer's Leap Wines.

Reaping the rewards of a stunning location, you’ll find Farmer’s Leap Wines sitting pretty in all seasons, with sweeping views across the vines and a deck that’s primed for a swish in the Sun!

In winter, retreat indoors to the cosy fireplace where wood-oven pizza and a liberal splash of ‘The Brave Shiraz’ will warm those frozen fingers.

Apex Park Padthaway
Apex Park Padthaway

Apex Park.

Plonked right in the heart of the town, this popular picnic area is home to the Padthaway Marker, a huge block of green granite and exaggerated metal trellising which represents the area’s strong productivity.

Set on two acres of lush green lawns, shrubs, shady gum trees, you’ll also find a barbecue to cook that long, lazy lunch as well skate park with concrete half-pipe for daredevils.

Cockatoo Lake.

With plenty of grass to park a van or pitch a tent, Cockatoo Lake is a perfect spot to escape the rat-race for a little fishing, yabbying and water skiing.

With chirping birds, chiming frogs and plenty of flat green areas, water levels are seasonal so it’s wise to check ahead before travelling.

Cockatoo Lake At Sunrise
Cockatoo Lake At Sunrise

Speak to a Padthaway Local.

We know visitors have the best time when they have all the information. So, if you still have a question left unanswered, then the team at Tatiara Visitor Centre would love to hear from you!

Bordertown Visitor Information Centre


43 Woolshed Street
SA, 5268

Opening Times

Monday - Friday 8:30am-5pm
Saturday 9:30am - 11:30am
Closed Christmas Day

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