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McLaren Vale wine region: a favourite for wine lovers

McLaren Vale is a favourite South Australian wine region with more than 70 cellar doors to explore. Hit the road and start exploring.

Take your pick

McLaren Vale's warm climate means great Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Other varieties include Tempranillo, Viognier, Marsanne, Rousanne, Barbera and Sangiovese. McLaren Vale is less than an hour's drive from Adelaide, with stunning beaches and magnificent food.

View and print a McLaren Vale Cellar Door map (1.8mb) 

A jewel of the region is the d’Arenberg Cube - a five-storey multi-function building at d'Arenberg winery and cellar door - which opened in December 2017. The stunning building, which appears to hover above the vines, has views overlooking the rolling hills of Willunga and the 19th century homestead that houses the existing cellar door and d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant.

The Cube features a new tasting room, several bars, another restaurant and private tasting rooms.

An artist's impression of the D'Arenberg Cube

The new d'Arenberg Cube which opened in December 2017.

Cellar doors

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, 19th 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.

Oliver's Taranga Cellar Door, McLaren Vale

Let your senses guide you. McLaren Vale is full of superb cellar doors – all you need to do is pick one.

Make a day of it

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.

More than great wine

Enjoy the best of the region at Serafino Wines' newly-refurbished restaurant or stay in the four-star accommodation, complete with a solar heated swimming pool. At the cellar door taste exciting Italian-style wines such as Fiano, Lagrein, Vermentino, Sangiovese, Pinot Grigio, Nebbiolo and Primitivo plus the Spanish variety Tempranillo.

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.

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