The Adelaide Hills has awakened. Sure, it's long been a world-class wine region, but in recent years the area has re-staked its claim as a culinary destination.

An explosion of new eateries and innovative food and wine producers has transformed the once-sleepy towns and main streets. Here's where to eat, drink and shop around Stirling, Hahndorf and surrounds.

Stanley Bridge Tavern

The ideal mix of modern and historic.

41 Onkaparinga Valley Road
Verdun SA 5245

Sazón Espresso Mount Barker

Mexi-Med inspired cafe fare.

1 24 Gawler Street
Mount Barker SA 5251

Red Cacao Chocolatier

Get some real chocolate in you.

Shop 3/41 Mount Barker Road
Stirling SA 5152