Situated just 50 minutes South of Adelaide and nestled between the rolling hills and stunning beaches, is this renowned wine region.

With its idyllic Mediterranean-style climate, stunning scenery, wine and food, it is no wonder McLaren Vale is so highly regarded by locals and visitors alike.


Bracegirdles Chocolates, Blessed Cheese, Lloyd Bros. Wine and Olive Company, The Fruchoc Shop, Almond and Olive Train, Willunga Farmers Markets (Saturday mornings), Goodiesons Brewery and Vale Ale


As with the Barossa, McLaren vale also has a very large range of wineries with cellar doors numbering well over 65.

Some of the larger ones suitable for group tours include Hardys Tintara Cellars, d’Arenberg Wines, Wirra Wirra, Maxwells, Chapel Hill and Mollydooker.

Smaller wineries are abundant and many are still family owned ranging from the older traditional wineries like Kay Bros., Amery Vineyards and Pirramimma to the young guns like Samuels Gorge, Alpha Box and Dice, Dog Ridge, Olivers Taranga Cellars, Pertaringa, Graham Stevens, Coriole, S C Pannell Wines and Angoves.

Others also worth a recommendation include Hugos, Shottesbrooke, Kangarilla Road, Scarpantoni Estate, Paxtons, Shingleback, Fox Creek to name a few.