McLaren Vale is a favourite South Australian wine region with more than 70 cellar doors to explore. Hit the road and start exploring.
Let your senses guide you. McLaren Vale is full of superb cellar doors – all you need to do is pick one.
Visit Coriole Vineyard’s cellar door in an old, ironstone barn. Taste reserve wines in the atmospheric wine room or enjoy lunch in the sunny courtyard from Friday through to Monday.
Fox Creek Wines makes three popular Shiraz wines: Reserve Shiraz, Short Row Shiraz and Red Baron Shiraz. Taste wine in the cosy, nineteenth century stone cottage or have a picnic in the beautiful gardens by the lake.
Children will enjoy playing in the biplane sculpture and going on the treasure hunt.
Penny’s Hill is inviting with casual farm charm. Relax on the couches inside or soak up the sun on a deck chair. Try Shiraz, Merlot, Chardonnay, almond liqueur and more. Meet the Rhode Island red chickens and black-faced Suffolk sheep. Play petanque on the lawns, while enjoying the wine and tapas.
Taste a range of vintage wines and exclusive volume releases at Wirra Wirra’s cellar door. Try a cheese platter while admiring the view. Wirra Wirra is family friendly, with toys and games to keep children entertained.
Enjoy panoramic views over the Onkaparinga Valley at Chapel Hill. Set within an old stone church, Chapel Hill is adjacent to Onkaparinga National Park. The cellar door sells a variety of wine, from Shiraz and Sangiovese, to Verdelho and Tawny Port.
If you prefer beer, visit Red Poles Restaurant & Gallery. Local craft beer & cider producer McLaren Vale Beer Company holds tastings of their award winning range here, including VALE/ALE. Tours of their Willunga brewery can also be organised.
Goodieson Brewery produces excellent pale ale, stout and a wheat beer. At Ekhidna Wines, try apple cider, dark or pale ale among other brews.
With so many cellar doors, McLaren Vale is perfect for your next wine adventure.
(courtesy or SATC)