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.

Lot 100

A massive new-age barn run by some of the state’s best brewers, distillers, winemakers and cooks.

68 Chambers Road, Hay Valley
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Lost in a Forest

Natural wine and wood-fired pizzas in a historic church.

1203 Greenhill Road, Uraidla
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The Summertown Aristologist

A cellar door with a difference.

1097 Greenhill Road, Summertown
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Prancing Pony

A brewshed with a big sense of community.

42 Mount Barker Road, Totness

The Uraidla Hotel

Hearty pub food made using local produce.

1198 Greenhill Road, Uraidla

Brezel Bakehouse

A family-owned German bakery that might well be Mt Barker’s best-kept secret.

3 Albert Place, Mount Barker

Stanley Bridge Tavern

The ideal mix of modern and historic.

41 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Verdun

The Olfactory Inn

Fine dining with rural hospitality.

35 High Street, Strathalbyn

Fred Eatery

Contemporary comfort food in a bright space.

4/220 Mount Barker Road, Aldgate

Sazón Espresso Mount Barker

Mexi-Med inspired cafe fare.

1 24 Gawler Street, Mount Barker

Piccadilly Kitchen

As homey and welcoming as cafes come.

176 Piccadilly Road, Piccadilly

Lobethal Bierhaus

Twenty beers to try, all malted, brewed and bottled on-site.

3A Main Street, Lobethal

Patch Kitchen & Garden

A creative and culinary hub for young and old.

143 Mount Barker Road, Stirling

Stirling Hotel

A historic pub with a new lease on life.

52 Mount Barker Road, Stirling

Stirling Cellars & Patisserie

Fine food cafe meets boutique bottle shop.

52 Mount Barker Road, Stirling

The Organic Market & Cafe

An environmentally-aware grocer and eatery.

5 Druids Avenue, Stirling

Red Cacao Chocolatier

Get some real chocolate in you.

Shop 3/41 Mount Barker Road, Stirling

Walk the Talk Kitchen and Catering

Filling food in rustic surrounds.

25 Onkaparinga Valley Road, Verdun

Miss Perez Kitchen and Bar

There's a colourful story behind Miss Perez's place.

2 Druid Avenue , Stirling

Kitchen 2C

Stylishly strays from Hahndorf's German theme.

43b Main Street, Hahndorf

The Crafers Hotel

Classy and timeless with an impressive cellar to match.

8 Main Street, Crafers