Summer (December through February) is a great time to visit Adelaide; rainfall is at a minimum and daytime temperatures average in the low 80s. Oenophiles will delight in Adelaide’s broad spectrum of food- and wine-fueled events in summer, such as the Crush, held in the wine region of Adelaide Hills. In February, the Cellar Door Wine Festival offers master classes, food samplings, and a well-stocked farmer’s market.
Spring (September through November) and fall (March through May) can be quite pleasant, with highs in the 60s and 70s. Held in late April each year in the nearby region of Barossa, the Barossa Vintage Festival is the largest wine festival in Australia. It raises a glass to the well-honed varieties of the area and pairs them with sophisticated eats—plus jazz and rock performances.
Winter (June through August) is decidedly the off-season, with brisk temps, heavier rainfall, and occasional hail.