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.

Ultimate Winery Experiences

Our wineries have created a select series of iconic must-do experiences in Australia's wine regions. We've hand-selected this diverse range so you can discover more about what goes on beyond the cellar door.
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 taste bud indulgence

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Tirkandi Cultural Tour

Tirkandi Cultural Tour

Celebrate Indigenous culture

Wine and Wander

Wine and Wander

Relaxing private gourmet picnic and wetlands discovery

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Getting Around

Australia's wine regions are so accessible. And when you get there, there's more than one way to get around. If you're looking for a driver to take care of your daily transport needs, or a helicopter transfer so you can arrive in style, we're here to help you get around.
Private Transfers

Private Transfers

Sit back and relax.

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Hand-Picked Accommodation

Rather than rush through our wine regions, relax and take your time. Choose from a selection of places to stay on after sunset .
CABN X

CABN X

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

Our winery experiences work in well with many other types of tours and attractions. Read on for our recommendations on other things to experiences in Australia's wine regions.
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

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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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