Led by our expert local guide and travelling in a private luxury vehicle, let us help you discover scenic McLaren Vale. Sample wines from some of the regions’ most iconic family-owned producers, Shottesbrooke Winery and Oliver’s Taranga.
Lunch is at local regional restaurant featuring local produce. Return transfers to/from Adelaide Airport or city are included.
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Shottesbrooke experience not available on Wednesday each week, alternative Winery experience will be substituted
Only 45 minutes south of Adelaide, the McLaren Vale wine region sits on the Fleurieu Peninsula, known for its vineyards and olive groves nestled between the cooling breezes from the surrounding sea and hills. Today, you’ll explore this region beginning with your private local guide picking you up at your accommodation.
Indulge in the picturesque scenery of McLaren Vale as your private driver/guide takes you to your first tasting experience. The birthplace of wine in South Australia, McLaren Vale’s vines were planted in 1838 and the region now presents over 73 premium cellar doors to explore.
Premium Tasting Destinations
With an emphasis on the internationally recognised ‘trilogy’ of fine Australian reds, including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Grenache, you’ll enjoy a range of premium tasting destinations over the course of the day, including but not limited to d’Arenberg, Shottesbrooke and more, while enjoying the scenery of rolling hills, sprawling vineyards, and charming country roads lined with rustic stone cottages.
Enjoy a stop at Shottesbrooke Wines, an award-winning winery creating exciting, high-quality red and white wines. Here, you’ll enjoy a tour through their winery accompanied by an expert host, and enjoy a private tasting of their exceptional wines straight from the barrel.
Your visit to d’Arenberg includes so much more than just sampling their wine. You will be escorted on a private guided tour of the ground floor Alternate Realities Museum where you will discover the many displays on show including a wine aroma room, a virtual fermenter and a 360 degree video room. Then explore a surrealist exhibition of 25 authentic Salvador Dali bronze sculptures and graphic artworks. Complete your visit with a private tasting of a selection of d’Arenberg wines while taking in the views over McLaren Vale and the Willunga Hills.
No premium wine tour would be complete without a lunch stop to match. With a variety of quality restaurants in the region, each with different aesthetics but all boasting an emphasis on local seasonal produce, McLaren Vale’s range of premium dining experiences will certainly impress and satisfy. Enjoy commanding views of coastline, vineyards or countryside, while enjoying some of the finest à la carte menus in South Australia, before continuing on your epicurean journey.
Later that afternoon make your way to Oliver’s Taranga and learn the history and story of one of South Australia’s oldest run family vineyards. Explore the vines, and taste the wines through a multi-sensory, interactive vineyard experience. Finish the day with a wine tasting experience in their brand new Cellar Door, before beginning the journey back to your accommodation.
6 guests = $730 per person *
5 guests = $790 per person
4 guests = $860 per person
3 guests = $990 per person
2 guests = $1,250 per person
1 guest = Price on application
Andrew Walters – Lead Guide