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 driver/guide picking you up at your accommodation.
Introduction to McLaren Vale
The birthplace of wine in South Australia, McLaren Vale’s vines were planted in 1838 and the region now presents over 80 premium cellar doors to explore. 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 Mollydooker, Shottesbrooke and Oliver’s Taranga.
Enjoy the scenery of rolling hills, sprawling vineyards, and charming country roads lined with rustic stone cottages until you arrive at Mollydooker. Your host will share the Mollydooker story, then take you on tour of the winery following the grape from vine to wine. Returning to the Cellar Door for a tasting of their premium wine tasting experience.
Continue to 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.
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.
Later that afternoon, make your way to Oliver’s Taranga and learn the history and story of one of South Australia’s oldest family-run vineyards. Escorted via private golf buggy, explore the historical vineyard, and taste the wines through a multi-sensory, interactive vineyard experience.
Return to Accommodation
If time permits on the day and is of interest, visit the impressive d’Arenberg Cube. Explore 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.
Finish this immersive day in McLaren Vale by journeying back to your accommodation.
6 guests = $810 per person *
5 guests = $860 per person
4 guests = $940 per person
3 guests = $1,070 per person
2 guests = $1,330 per person
1 guest = Price on application
Andrew Walters – Lead Guide