McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast is blessed with some of the most outstanding wineries and cellar doors in Australia.

Discover unique paid tasting experiences across the wine region that offers a little indulgence, adventure and awakens your senses. Here’s a few of our top picks.

  • Angove Family Winemakers – Icon Wine Flight: Taste the family’s top, rare shiraz wines, and pair with your choice of local cheese or artisan chocolates.
  • Beresford – There are a range of tasting experiences on offer from wine, beer and spirits. The Paired Wine and Food Tasting is one of their most popular, and for the lovers of chocolate, you must try the Shiraz and Chocolate Tasting Experience. The Vale Brewing Paddle is a must do, featuring refreshing ales and sessional lagers.  For the Gin connoisseurs, tasting experiences like ‘Heart & Soul and ‘The Palate Liberator’ are always a winner.
  • Chapel Hill – The Best of chapel Hill Tasting Experience: Sample some of Chapel Hill’s most iconic, flagship red wines, accompanied by a plate of charcuterie, cheese and crispbread in this seated indulgent experience.
  • d’Arenberg – The Blending Bench: Become a winemaker for a few hours, blend your own wine and take a bottle home. For something extra special, try one of their Ultimate Experiences which include helicopter flight or fixed-wing flight and a degustation.
  • Hugh Hamilton Wines – Tasting of the Senses: This unique tasting involves all your senses – touch, taste, smell, sight and sound. Taste some of their flagship wines while you’re guided through a truly sensory experience.
  • Maxwell Wines – There are a range of experiences to be enjoyed at Maxwell’s. Think Canape and wine flight, with wines perfectly mated with creations from the restaurant to a Museum Experience where you experience the estate range and finish by delving into the wine museum. A must do is their Mead Flight where their mead range is paired with sweets from the restaurant – keep an eye out for the bee hive behind glass as you enter the cellar door – they are very busy starting your mead!
  • Mitolo Wines – Hahn Road, Paddy,s Row and Flour Mill Road: Their tasting experiences are named after roads surrounding the Mitolo vineyards. Flour Mill Road allows you to sample their premium reds from their single vineyard range, with all tasting experiences accompanied with a tasting plate of Italian antipasto favourites prepared especially for you by the kitchen.
  • Wirra Wirra Wines – Choose from Trott’s Tales including a behind the scenes tour, Classic McLaren Vale paried with a regional tasting plate from Harry’s Deli, or the Shiraz Revolution including a winery tour and shiraz tasting with local Four Winds Chocolate pairings.

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