The Essential McLaren Vale Wine Experience

With so many great options to choose from over such a vast area, there’s a world of opportunity on your own private McLaren Vale wine tour. With our years of touring expertise and a great understanding of all the wineries in the region, we’ve created the perfectly flexible McLaren Vale itinerary for any wine enthusiast.

As a region with a strong focus on sustainability, your first stop of the day will be at Yangarra Estate – an award-winning estate grown winery who grows organic and biodynamic grapes. Next, it’s off to the laissez-faire and relaxed vibe of Samuel’s Gorge. Without the pomp and ceremony of a usual wine tasting, you’ll really be able to relax and soak up the atmosphere as you sink into their Mediterranean inspired wines.

An icon of the region, visit the d’Arenberg Cube where you’ll admire their inspiring architectural tasting-room masterpiece and taste from a wide range of wines. Your itinerary would not be complete without a long lunch at The Salopian, famed for their organic kitchen garden and faultless seasonal menu.

With your professional wine guide by your side the day can be edited on the fly with ease to suit your particular interests. We always try to tweak the itinerary to make it uniquely your own. Truly luxury touring at its’ best!

 

PRIVATE MCLAREN VALE WINE TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

> Wine tasting at three boutique wineries to suit your interests
> Seasonal tasting-menu lunch included at The Salopian restaurant
> We’re flexible, so tell what you’d like and we’ll try to make it happen
> Fully private door-to-door luxury transport

essential MCLAREN VALE WINE experience

a sample ITINERARY

While the itinerary is generally set out as per below, we aim to meet all our uests and understand their relationship with wine. As the day unfurls we will get a better understanding of the style and quality of wines you enjoy and will tailor the itinerary to suit your needs. That is of course unless you’ve already told us during the booking process and we’ve already created your own personalised departure!

1   off to McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale vineyard scenery

Your host will meet you at your Adelaide City or Glenelg accommodation where your journey will begin. All of our local guides are trained wine experts who will help you unlock the secrets of the McLaren Vale and better understand all things wine.
Your journey takes you South through the scenic hills, passing through the historic settlement of Clarendon enroute to McLaren Vale.

 

2   Yangarra Estate

Wines aged in ceramic eggs at Yangarra Estate

As we climb over the Clarendon Hills the rolling green landscape opens up before us to the Blewett Springs subregion. Stopping at Yangarra Estate, you’ll thry through their range of wines grown on their biodynamically farmed estate. Located on a high plateau with sandy soils it has a much cooler climate to the rest of McLaren Vale.

 

3   Samuels Gorge

Wine tasting with the winemaker at Smauel's Gorge

With an idyllic location perched on the hillside overlooking the Onkaparinga Gorge, you’ll feel a million miles away from anywhere. The team at Samuels Gorge focus on sourcing their fruit from select coastal locations across the Vale and trying to let that fruit shine through with their wines. You’ll taste from a range of classic and Mediterranean varietial wines, ideally suited to this coastal wine region.

 

4   Seasonal Lunch at The Salopian

Seasonal dining at The Salopian, one of McLaren Vale's finest restaurants

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   the d’arenberg cube

Admiring the views across McLaren Vale from the d'Arenberg Cube

An icon for the region and a drawcard for people from across the globe, the d’Arenberg Cube is a sight to behold. With three levels of wine-meets-art to explore, and sweeping views across the region, thee are also more than 80 wines available at their tasting room. Strap yourself in, it’s one helluva ride!

After your full day of winetasting, we’ll have you safely back in Adelaide for around 5:00pm.

 


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31/01/2020