Lucky McLaren Vale. Not only does this South Australian wine region boast beautiful beaches and historic vineyards, it’s also home to The Salopian Inn, Karena Armstrong’s fiercely seasonal and regional restaurant. After learning under key Australian chefs Alla Wolf-Tasker, Kylie Kwong and Karen Martini, Armstrong (who’s now co-festival director of Tasting Australia) returned to South Australia and earnestly began championing McLaren Vale’s produce, producers and like-minded thinkers. These are some of the people she’s proud to call neighbours and friends.
This guide has been produced in partnership with Australia’s premier food and drink festival, Tasting Australia.
Karena Armstrong is the co-festival director this year.