mclaren vale gin tour

Explore three boutique gin distilleries and enjoy a fabulous lunch as part of Adelaide’s only luxury McLaren Vale gin tour.

Start of the day at Beresford Estate’s tasting pavillion with serene views across the vineyards. Taste from their selection of 23rd Street Distillery gins, aromatic vodkas, and blended whiskeys. If you’re not game for such an early start, you can always opt for a tasting of their micro-brew beers or estate grown wines.

At Never Never Distilling Co you’ll have uninterrupted views across the region as you try their range of award winning gins or liqueurs.

No visit to McLaren Vale would be complete without a banquet lunch at one of their best regional restaurants. We can’t think of anywhere better to showcase seasonal local produce than The Salopian, and it helps that they stock a fine selection of hard to find gins!

For your final stop of the day, choose to visit another gin distillery, a brewery, or the d’Arenberg Cube for a wacky wine-meets-art extravaganza – a great way to finish any McLaren Vale tour.

Indulge yourself and enjoy Adelaide’s only luxury McLaren Vale gin tour with Small Batch!




> Gin, beer, or wine tasting at Beresford Estate
> Award-winning gin or liqueur tasting at Never Never Distilling Co
> Gin tasting at a third distillery or entry to the d’Arenberg Cube
> Tasting menu lunch with gin/beer/wine at The Salopian
> Fully private and all-inclusive tour
> Luxury transport door-to-door




1   off to mclaren vale

McLaren Vale Scenery

Your host will meet you at your city accommodation where your journey will begin.
Your 45 minute journey will take you South through the scenic Hills and the historic township of Clarendon to McLaren Vale.


2   Gin Tasting at Beresford

McLaren Vale Gin Tour Gallery #1

Your first stop for the day is Beresford Estate, also home to 23rd St Distillery and Fox Hat brewery. Here you’ll taste from their wide selection of gins, aromatic vodka, and blended whiskeys. If you’d prefer beer or wine to start the day, you can taste their estate grown wines or fantastic micro-brew beers.


3   Gin Tasting at Never Never Distilling Co

McLaren Vale Gin Tour Gallery #3

Perched on a hilltop in the center of McLaren Vale you’ll find popular Never Never Distilling Co. Here you’ll soak in views across the region as you taste from their range of award winning gins or, if you’d prefer, their range of botanical liqueurs.


4   Lunch at The Salopian

Tour lunch at The Salopian

Operating out of a repurposed homestead built in 1851 and surrounded by McLaren vale vineyard is one of South Australia’s favourite restaurants – The Salopian. Here you’ll enjoy a seasonal feast sourced primarily from their own organic garden wherever possible. Taste the flavours that define the region and have made this one of South Australia’s best regional restaurants (all dietaries catered for).


5   Wine Tasting at the d’Arenberg Cube

Wine Tasting at the d'Arenberg Cube

After and amazing lunch and a head full of gin, it’s time to explore the wacky wine-meets-art wonderland at the d’Arenberg Cube. Looking like a four story high glass-walled Rubic’s Cube hovering in the vineyard, this is a wine tasting destination like no other. Explore the Alternative Realities museum before heading up to the 4th floor for 360 degree views across the region and a wine tasting.

A superb way to finish your day before heading back to the city for around 5pm.


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