Perfectly located 45 minutes south of Adelaide and just past the edge of suburbia you will discover a land of wealth, health and happiness called McLaren Vale! A place where you can keep to the beat of your own drum and desires with old vines, award winning wines, the freshest of produce, mouth watering restaurants and stunning beaches! All that you could ever need now and forever is in the Vale! Come and enjoy!
McLaren Vale Day Tour
Be collected from your city hotel and travel south from Adelaide where views of the St Vincent Gulf waters will be enjoyed as we make our way closer to the sandy beaches and the coast.
Take the opportunity for a photo at the Port Noarlunga lookout where your guide will explain the effect the coast has on the growing of the vines and the wines of McLaren Vale and how the area has developed since European settlement.
Continue along the coast through newer suburbs and past old farming land with the chance of spotting a Kangaroo and enter the McLaren Vale wine region.
Make a stop at the McLaren Vale Visitor Centre and enjoy viewing the local art in the gallery, the informative displays and an opportunity to purchase some morning tea at the café.
Next visit Kay Brothers Wines, the oldest family owned winery in the region dating back to 1890. Start your tasting experience by enjoying a range of wines including some old vine Shiraz, Cabernet and fortified wines from the region.
As you continue to the next cellar door at Angove Family Winemakers, enjoy the views of the Mount Lofty Ranges bordering one side of McLaren Vale and the opening tapestry of vineyards that run on down to the coastal edge.
Angove Family Winemakers go back 5 generation when Dr William Thomas Angove arrived in Adelaide in 1886 and started making wine as tonic for his patients within his local practice. These days Angove Family Winemakers has developed to become one of Australia’s largest privately owned wine companies.
A 2 course lunch is enjoyed at the popular Red Poles restaurant and art gallery where you may wish to continue with a taste of other local wines on offer or if you have a liking for beer, try a beer tasting paddle of one of the many craft breweries from the region.
After lunch stroll along the main street of McLaren Vale and enjoy time to visit the shops and cellar doors including Robern Menz Chocolates, the Almond Train, Blessed Cheese, Bracegirdle’s Chocolates and Hardys Tintara Winery.
Throughout the day, enjoy the flexibility of a small group tour to visit another 2 or 3 wineries suited to your palate. Our guide will get to know your interests and preferences in wine styles earlier in the day and will create the tour around wineries they believe will be well suited to our guests.
With over 60 cellar doors in the region, we are sure to help you discover your next favourite winery. Some examples include Wirra Wirra, Fox Creek, Chapel Hill Wines, Samuels Gorge, Alpha Box & Dice, Pertaringa Wines and d’Arenberg just to name a few.
Arrive back in Adelaide by approximately 5.15pm.
Tour Code: MV38
Hotel pickup and drop off, travel from Adelaide and return, wine tasting at 5 wineries, visit to the Almond Train and Robern Menz Chocolates, a 2 course lunch* (see note below) and commentary from a local guide/ host.
Departs Adelaide - 09.15 am (pickups from 08.30 am)
Returns Adelaide - 5.15 pm
Regions visited - McLaren Vale
Operates - Tuesday*, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
This tour can be requested on other days for groups of 3 or more people. Please call or email us for more information.
Scenic drive along the southern Adelaide coastline
Views from Port Noarlunga Lookout
Touring within the McLaren Vale region
Tasting at the oldest winery in the Vale – Kay Brothers
Experience the wines of Angove Family Winemakers
Enjoy the sweeping views of McLaren Vale and Southern Mount Lofty Ranges
Enjoy tasting at the iconic Hardys Tintara Winery
Visit Robern Menz chocolates
Taste at The Almond Train
Visit 1 to 2 other wineries with wine tasting
Travel back along the coast into Adelaide
informative commentary on local history and wine tutoring
*Tuesday lunch is a regional platter at a local venue.
This is a small group, shared tour of no more than 10 people.
This tour can be booked as a private tour for a more intimate experience.
If you have a group larger than 10 people, we can accommodate your group on a large group tour. Email or call for more information.