- Mt Barker Road
Bridgewater SA 5155
In the heart of the Adelaide Hills wine region in the Bridgewater Mill, Petaluma’s showcase restaurant, is an atmospheric and alluring backdrop for intimate wedding celebrations, product launches, award nights or corporate events. The circa 1860 flourmill offers understated elegance, historic charm and country tranquility within 20 minutes of the city.
The first water powered flour mill to operate in South Australia, circa 1860, it was purchased by Petaluma in 1984. This impressive bluestone building with its extensive cellars was promptly resurrected to create a production site for the company’s flagship sparkling wine; Croser, with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes sourced from the Adelaide Hills vineyards nearby. The Petaluma winery is a stones throw away in the Piccadilly Valley amongst the vineyards.
The restaurant tradition of Adelaide, the range of quality ingredients from the Adelaide Hills, and Petaluma’s dedication to the marriage of fine food and wine has underwritten the sustained excellence of the Bridgewater Mill since 1986.
‘The Mill’s executive chef is a phenomenon. Acclaimed as one of Australia’s finest chefs his fine cooking is largely classical French in style whilst some dishes draw heavily on his Asian heritage. The service is accurate and professional.’ – 2004 Australian Gourmet Traveller
Awarded the coveted 2004 Australian Travel and Tourism Award for Best Food and Wine Tourism we are recognized as a gastronomic and historic landmark and a premium destination for food and wine lovers. For the past seven years we have been a finalist in the prestigious Australian Gourmet Traveller Best Restaurant Awards.
The restored Granary of the old flourmill accommodates up to 140 people and at the elevated stage and baby grand piano are ideal for musical performances; contemporary, jazz or classical.
Available for your private use, the open-air deck overlooking the water wheel and the gardens below. This is a charming setting for pre-dinner drinks and memorable photographs.