Wine adventures and degustation dining
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.
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.
Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvedre, Grenache, Tempranillo and Chardonnay
35 km south of Adelaide
For information on the wineries in this region, download the McLaren Vale fact sheet.