Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia

McLaren Vale


McLaren Vale is famous for its intensely flavoured Shiraz as well as Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and a range of new Mediterranean styles. Expect a warm welcome at the mostly family-run boutique wineries.

Nestled between the Mount Lofty Ranges and white sandy beaches, the picturesque region features rolling hills, vineyards, a rugged coastline and charming villages.

The region is ideal for grape growing. The climate varies according to proximity to the cooling influence of the nearby ocean, which means that different varieties do well in different locations.

As well as exceptional wine, the region is know for its produce, which is on offer at its 110 wineries and 65 cellar doors, five-star retreats, quirky cafés and funky art galleries.

McLaren Vale is one of Australia’s greenest wine regions because of its ongoing water use efficiency strategies and commitment to environmental sustainability.

HISTORY

McLaren Vale was named after David McLaren, the colonial manager of the South Australia company who surveyed the area in 1839. In 1845 vineyards were established in the region by Adelaide practitioners, including Dr Rawson Penfold.


Varieties

Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvedre, Grenache, Tempranillo and Chardonnay

Climate

Mediterranean

International Airport

Adelaide Airport

Distance from state
capital city

35 km south of Adelaide

Fact Sheet

For information on the wineries in this region, download the McLaren Vale fact sheet.

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Experiences in the Region

Behind the Scenes Vintage Tour & Tasting

Behind the Scenes Vintage Tour & Tasting

Experience vintage

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Classic McLaren Vale

Classic McLaren Vale

Discover the red wine varietals & produce of McLaren Vale

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Dead Arm Shiraz Vertical Masterclass & Cheese Plate

Dead Arm Shiraz Vertical Masterclass & Cheese Plate

Take home a bottle signed by the winemaker

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Flagships

Flagships

Flagship wines and a regional platter

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Masterclass & Degustation

Masterclass & Degustation

Private tasting and food indulgence

Richard Gunner Sausage Making

Richard Gunner Sausage Making

Sausage making, wine tasting and BBQ lunch

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Savouring SA

Savouring SA

Taste South Australia

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Scenic flight, wine making class and degustation

Scenic flight, wine making class and degustation

Full day of adventure

Shiraz Revolution

Shiraz Revolution

Shiraz masterclass and chocolate platter

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Signature Day Tour

Signature Day Tour

Blend the wine, ring the bell and fling the catapult

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The Blending Bench

The Blending Bench

Play winemaker and take home a sample

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The Blending Bench & Degustation

The Blending Bench & Degustation

Interactive experience and taste bud indulgence

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The High Flyers Gourmet Trail

The High Flyers Gourmet Trail

A wine, food and luxury experience above all others.

Varietal Discovery & Cheese Tasting Plate

Varietal Discovery & Cheese Tasting Plate

Hosted educational wine journey

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