Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia

McLaren Vale


The land of the Kaurna People, Traditional Owners of the McLaren Vale region.

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

Ultimate Winery Experiences

Dive deeper beyond the cellar door with our hand-selected diverse range of experiences curated by our wineries in Australia's wine regions. 
Being Biodynamic

Being Biodynamic

Demystify biodynamics with a bite to eat and a glass of wine

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d'Arenberg Distilled

d'Arenberg Distilled

Explore d'Arenberg and finish with Settlers Gin

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Hardys Hidden Secrets

Hardys Hidden Secrets

Hardys iconic tasting

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Icons of McLaren Vale

Icons of McLaren Vale

The ultimate McLaren Vale wine experience

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Tasting in the Dark : A Sensory Experience

Tasting in the Dark : A Sensory Experience

A true sensory experience

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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 tastebud indulgence

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The Dead Arm Distinction

The Dead Arm Distinction

Self guided wine tasting

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Wine and Wander

Wine and Wander

Relaxing private gourmet dining experience and Eco Trail discovery

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Getting Around

Australia's wine regions offer easy access and diverse transport options. Whether you need a driver for convenience or a stylish helicopter transfer, we've got you covered.
Private Transfers

Private Transfers

Sit back and relax.

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Hand-Picked Accommodation

Take your time in our wine regions; select from various places to stay for a fully immersive experience.
CABNs

CABNs

McLaren Vale,
South Australia

Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo

Adelaide Markets, Adelaide

Mount Lofty House

Mount Lofty House

Mount Lofty House,
Adelaide Hills

Sequoia

Sequoia

Sequoia Lodge,
Adelaide Hills

The Vineyard McLaren Vale

The Vineyard McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale,
South Australia

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Experience More

Explore beyond the vineyards, indulge in gourmet food, enjoy scenic tours, and dive into cultural experiences with local operators who offer outstanding experiences.
Arkaba Walk

Arkaba Walk

Ikara-Flinders Ranges and Arkaba Nature Conservancy,
South Australia

Coast to Vines

Coast to Vines

41a Third Ave
Moana, SA

Settlers Spirits Distillery

Settlers Spirits Distillery

Foggo Road, McLaren Vale

Southern Cultural Immersion

Southern Cultural Immersion

Adelaide

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Business Events

Innovative events at d’Arenberg

Innovative events at d’Arenberg

Innovative events,
d'Arenberg

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What's on in the Region

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