Winery restaurants in McLaren Vale – Where to eat on our McLaren Vale Wine Tour
Sometimes the decision about where to eat is way too hard – especially when there is a group of you to accommodate within budget and dietary needs. So we have put together a list of all the food destinations and winery restaurants in McLaren Vale that we visit – hopefully to make your decision a bit easier!
Note that many of higher-priced restaurants are casual in atmosphere, while the food is top notch – this is not stuffy fine-dining, rather beautiful food, beautifully presented in the most gorgeous surroundings. It’s well worth it to treat yourself!
$$$$ Degustation and fine dining McLaren Vale winery restaurants
Fabulous wines, great views, a maze and a delectable fine dining menu – perfect introduction to the delights of the Vale! “Feed me” degustation menu matched to wine would be a wonderful treat!
An Adelaide icon! Lunch on D’Arrys Verandah is a South Australian institution so book early to avoid disappointment. A la carte and degustation menu available, with stunning wines to match.
Gorgeous gardens, beautiful vistas and stunning food are the signature hallmarks of Coriole Vineyards, a Trailhopper favourite.
$$$ Higher priced McLaren Vale winery restaurants
Red Poles Restaurant and Gallery
Red 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.
Award winning wine to go with delicious food! Linger on the deck taking in the spectacular views across the Vale, and/or pair the wines with their exciting lunch menu – tapas and larger meals as well as platters available.
$$ Mid price McLaren Vale winery restaurants
Beach Road Wines
Wonderful wood fired oven pizzas, stunning views, kid-friendly and they even have gelati!
Wonderful family-owned winery with deliciious platters of regional produce. Beautiful food and a stunning view to match
Leconfield and Richard Hamilton wines
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. Share platters of local regional foods are available daily.
$ Cafes and Budget-friendly Restaurants McLaren Vale
If you want to spend your cash on wines and not too much on food, these are good options (PS you can also bring a picnic!)
The newly refurbished cellar door has much to offer with all Wirra Wirra wines listed (including a range of Cellar Door exclusives). Lunch is on offer at Harry’s Deli – a relaxing café with killer coffee and fresh produce from local providores.
McLaren Vale Township
The 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