mclaren vale wine tour
– shared group

Venture off the beaten path with Small Batch to discover hidden-gem wineries on a premium share-group McLaren Vale wine tour like no other. Visiting boutique, usually sustainably-focussed wineries you’ll see, smell, taste, and learn about fantastic wine all day.

Visit an always changing mix of boutique wineries crafting their own unique McLaren Vale wines. We like to showcase a variety of different wine styles, so you might understand the differences between traditional winemaking styles and the more progressive. We might have you trying Grenache and Graciano, Fiano and Picquepoul; not just Cabernet and Shiraz. It’s ever-changing which makes for an interesting day of wine tasting.

With us you’ll see, taste, smell, and learn the differences for yourself. Understand the difference between wine varieties  or even different styles. You might learn the influence of winemaking techniques like oak aging or minimal intervention. Through crafting your unique itinerary, it’s our aim for you to become a better informed consumer, instead of just guessing or buying based on price.

In addition to discovering the Mediterranean-inspired wines of McLaren Vale and becoming a better-informed consumer, you’ll also enjoy a stellar restaurant lunch at a popular local restaurant. Join one of our uniquely different shared-group tours to experience your own fabulous day out in stunning McLaren Vale!


> A flexible itinerary means a unique experience for every group
> We include premium wineries the cheaper tours avoid
> All-inclusive means no stress with no tasting fees to pay on the day
> Super-small tours groups – we leave with 2-6 guests onboard
> Luxury transfers from your Adelaide or Glenelg accommodation
> Delicious seasonally-inspired restaurant lunch




1   off to McLaren Vale

Coastal scenery in the McLaren Vale wine region

Meet your host at your Adelaide accommodation around 9:15am (McLaren Vale pickup around 10am), along with any other guests who may be joining you. Your journey takes you South along the coast around 45 minutes to the McLaren Vale wine region. Get to know your group and your guide as they find out what you’d all like to experience on tour.



Visitng Oliver's Taranga vineyards with the winemaker

Relaxing in the fresh country air with views across the vineyards at Oliver’s Taranga. You’ll be guided through a tasting of sustainably grown wines from their family estate. On the forefront of planting new varieties in the region, you may be lucky enough to try a Mencia, a Vermentino, or maybe a Sagrantino alongside their more traditional varieties.



Tasting room of Pannell Enoteca in McLaren Vale

Sourcing fruit from across both the McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills wine regions, Pannell has a good range of crisp whites, medium bodied reds, and heavy wines to appease a range of tastes. Having won both the Jimmy Watson (Australia’s most coveted wine award) and the McLaren Vale Bushing King (The Vale’s equivalent) a number of times, you know you’re in good hands.


4  delicious restaurant Lunch

Fabulous seasonal dining at The Salopian

The South Australian wine regions are full of fresh locally grown produce that makes its way directly into the restaurants of the regions. Enjoy a delicious seasonally-inspired restaurant lunch at one of our quality restaurant partners, who source their fresh produce from local farms where possible. Enjoy a glass of local wine or beer with your seasonal lunch as the perfect accompaniment. All dietaries catered for.



In the tasting room at Gemtree wines with owner Melissa Brown

Growing their own biodynamically certified grapes, the team at Gemtree are also heavily invlved in the McLaren Vale Biodiversity Project. Basically this means they use nature to help them grow the best organic grapes tey can, which they then turn into some of the best small batch wines in the Vale. With a small selection of experimental wines (think skinsy, ceramic, lofi) alongside the more traditional, this is a great place to explore something a little different from the norm.


6   Samuel’s Gorge Wines

Wine tasting on tour in McLaren Vale

Perched on a hillside overlooing the Onkapararinga Gorge is this truly hidden gem boutique winery. Realx on the lawns in the afternoon sun with a view over the National Park, or take up a spot in their warmly welcoming tasting room. You’ll be guided through their range of forward thinking, masterfully created wines. Their friendly and relaxed tasting experience is the perfect way to end your McLaren Vale wine tour before heading back to Adelaide for around 5:00pm.


star rating  Highly recommend Small Batch wine tours! Matthew is exceptional from his first communication to the wonderful day we spent wine tasting throughout the hills. We can’t wait to book another... read more


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