McLaren Vale Destinations

VenueDescriptionWine / DrinksFood Options

Oliver’s Taranga Winery

The Oliver family has been growing grapes on the Taranga property in the McLaren Vale region since 1841, and are regarded as one of SA’s most respected wine grape growing families. Visit the cosy cellar door for friendly service, or enjoy a glass of wine on the deck. Ph: 8323 8498Variety of reds, whites and fortifieds.N/A

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Road Winery

Boasting arguably the best views of the valley, a gorgeous deck from which to admire them, and fresh woodfired pizzas (Thurs-Mon) – what’s not to love? Add some tasty Italian wine varieties and you can’t go wrong. Ph: 8323 7344Traditional and alternative reds and whitesWoodfired pizzas, share-plates
Coriole VineyardsTasting at Coriole is always a pleasure. From the cosy, atmospheric ironstone tasting room built in 1860, to the friendly service and delicious wines, this is one of the must-visit wineries in the Vale. Premium dining also available (Thurs-Mon – booking essential) showcasing regional produce at its finest. Ph: 8323 8305Traditional and alternative reds and whitesShare-plates, Modern regional cuisine

Chapel Hill Winery

With memorable wines, a 150 year old chapel turned tasting room, and regularly updated art exhibits gracing the walls, visiting Chapel Hill is nothing less than an experience of fine wine, heritage, and art. Ph: 8323 8429Large variety of reds and whites, rose and fortifiedsGreat Picnic Spot

Kay Brothers Amery Winery

A James Halliday Red 5 Star Winery, Kay Bros also boasts a stunning panoramic view of valleys and hillsides. Friendly service, quality wines, and a tasting room with bags of history makes Kay Brothers a must see. It’s also our choice for a picnic lunch where you can relax on the lawn and enjoy the epic scenery. Ph: 8323 8211Traditional and alternative reds and whitesGreat Picnic Spot
d’Arenberg WineryNo visit to McLaren Vale is complete without visiting d’Arenberg, the bold red stripe that adorns each bottle is one of Australia’s most recognisable labels. The beautiful tasting room offers superb views across rolling hills, the knowledgeable staff and diverse wine list make for an epic adventure. For a decadent lunch you can’t go past d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant, book early to avoid disappointment. Ph: 8329 4888Huge variety of reds, whites, bubbles and fortifiedsFine Dining, Modern Regional cuisine
Alpha Box & Dice WineryDelicious wines, an eclectic tasting shed, artistic wine labels and nothing short of a cult following among young wine lovers in South Australia – AB&D truly embodies its self described “culture soaked in community, quality and a laissez-faire spirit.” Ph: 8323 7750Traditional and alternative reds and whitesN/A
Molly Dooker WinesEnjoy the panoramic views of vineyards situated on the magical Seaview Ridge, whilst learning about the Mollydooker story and tasting your way through their impressive range. Afterwards you can enjoy your favourite Mollydooker with a custom built platter or simply sip the afternoon away amongst the picturesque surrounds. Ph: 8323 6500Variety of reds and whitesPlatters of cheese, meats and local produce
Maxwell WinesBoasting impressive views best seen from the deck, a range of great wines, friendly staff and a very decent restaurant, Maxwell has it all – even a genuine hedge maze! Ph: 8323 8200Gorgeous traditional reds, meadsModern regional cuisine
Visitor Information CentreThe Visitor Centre has something for everyone, with amazing views from the deck over its very own Shiraz Vines.  The centre offers: Cellar Door, Art Gallery, Café, Playground, locally made gifts plus its very own fruit and nut orchard you can explore. Ph: 8323 9944 Reds and Whites, 20+ craft beersCafé, picnic, coffee
Angove WineryA state-of-the-art tasting facility where iconic, rare, single vineyard, organic and alternative variety wines are served from Enomatic wine serving cabinets; each wine preserved and poured in perfect condition and at perfect temperature. Beautiful food and a stunning view to match. Ph: 8323 6900Traditional and alternative reds whites and fortifieds

Share-platters, Cheese, Coffee

Hugh Hamilton Winery

Climb the steps up to this unique cellar door that has been built high to maximise its views across the valley. Taste premium wines (consistently Halliday 90+ rated), and be guided by knowledgable and passionate staff. Ph: 8323 8689Premium reds, whitesN/A
Leconfield & Richard Hamilton WinesLeconfield wines are based on a simple philosophy – great wines are crafted from great vineyards. Here you’ll find three of SA’s leading wine labels, Leconfield, Richard Hamilton, and Syn Sparkling Wines, which you can taste at the beautiful cellar door nestled amongst the vineyards and with magnificent views to the Willunga escarpment. Platters of local regional foods are available daily. Ph: 8323 8830 Large range of reds, whites and sparklingRegional platters
S.C. PannellLet their friendly staff guide you through the multi-award winning portfolio (including best McLaren Vale Wine 2016 and Gourmet Traveller Wine 2015 Australian Winemaker of the Year). Linger on the deck taking in the spectacular views across the Vale, and/or pair the wines with their exciting lunch menu. Lunch availability – Thursday (limited menu 12- 3pm) Friday to Sunday 12 – 3:30.  Ph: 8323 8000 Specialising in Mediterranean varieties as well as Shiraz and GrenacheEver-changing lunch options focused on fresh, seasonal produce grown and prepared on-site
Red PolesRed Poles is a restaurant, gallery and B&B. Offering gorgeous seasonal menus of local produce; extensive and delicious McLaren Vale wines to taste and order; paddles of local beers; vibrant art; and live music on Sundays from 12.30pm-3.30pm – this is a perfect stop along the trail. Ph: 8323 8994 Variety of wines, beers and spiritsShare-plates, Modern Regional Cuisine
Hardys TintaraHardys Tintara, on the main street of McLaren Vale, has been at the heart and soul of the region from the very beginning. Today, Hardys Tintara are putting some serious investment into their heritage listed site, building a place not just about tasting wine, but experiencing the rich history. Ph: 8329 4110
Large Range of reds, whites, rose and fortifiedsN/A
McLaren Vale TownshipThe cosmopolitan heart of the Vale and home to the Tourist Information Office, here you can experience a whole cross section of the McLaren Vale life here, with an ever-growing cluster of cafes, restaurants, butchers, bakeries and cellar doors providing a glimpse into the Vale’s famous food and wine offering. Everything under the sun!Cafés, Pubs, Restaurants, Cheesewrights, Picnic Spots

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