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McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Coast Blog

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That’s The Spirit – McLaren Vale Craft Breweries And Distilleries

That’s The Spirit – McLaren Vale Craft Breweries And Distilleries

Well known for exceptional wine, the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast has expanded its horizons with unique craft breweries and distilleries, taking tastings to an exciting new level and with the winter months settling in soon, no better way to warm yourself up with a good gin in 2021!

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Ten Things To Do Along South Australia’s Mid Coast

Ten Things To Do Along South Australia’s Mid Coast

Aldinga Beach boasts a collection of beach shacks and holiday homes, cáfes, restaurants, and a cycling and walking trail stretching from Sellicks Beach to Maslin Beach.

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South Australian Best Beaches And Coastal Serenity

South Australian Best Beaches And Coastal Serenity

Whether its sunrise or sunset, soak up some of South Australia’s best beaches or enjoy the coastal serenity along the breathtaking coastline whilst exploring Route 31 Coastal Drive. From O’Sullivan Beach to Sellicks Beach we have you covered.

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McLaren Vale Wine Region Tour Guide Secrets

McLaren Vale Wine Region Tour Guide Secrets

Danny Blackman of Adelaide’s Top Food & Wine Tours, who specialises in premium wine tours to McLaren Vale, customarily starts his day trips at d’Arenberg. “It’s a great place to take our clients first, it’s iconic McLaren Vale, the wines are sensational and they have over 40 on tasting. The views are stunning and the staff are great. A “hidden gem” is Fox Creek. “It’s in a beautiful location with great wines,” he says. “Lloyd Brothers is another one – a spectacular place.” Danny times his visits to historical Kay Brothers Amery in the late-afternoon. “The light at that time of the day is just magnificent, the same goes for Paxton Wines and Chapel Hill – the light is faultless. Danny’s visitors also love Primo EstateCorioleLeconfield and Serafino to name a few. What’s the one thing that makes clients happy? “Wine!” says Danny. “McLaren Vale is famous for its Shiraz as well as Grenache. These days there are many more. There is beautiful scenery, great food and people, but wine brings them all together.” One last tip: “Make sure you look at the lights over McLaren Vale,” says Danny. “They twinkle so brightly – they’re stunning.” 

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McLaren Vale – South Australian Wine Tasting Must Do’s

McLaren Vale – South Australian Wine Tasting Must Do’s

The world class McLaren Vale Wine Region in South Australia offers a range of wine tasting experiences.  Here’s some of our favourites and must do’s and please keep in mind many of these experiences are currently on hold or may look slightly different due to current COVID-19 safe practices.

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McLaren Vale Family-Friendly Cellar Doors And Playgrounds

McLaren Vale Family-Friendly Cellar Doors And Playgrounds

There are plenty of family-friendly wineries in the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast that are child friendly too, here are the top cellar door spots for kids. Many of them have plenty to do in the Autumn/Winter season in 2022, so get out there and explore!

Gemtree – Kids can say hello to the sheep and two alpacas, Gus and Caruso. A playground, toy box and kids packs are available. Plus there’s a massive hill to roll down.

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