The picturesque township of McLaren Vale is the gateway to arguably South Australia’s favourite and most accessible wine region.

A mere 40 minutes from Adelaide, the McLaren Vale wine region hosts more than 80 cellar doors that encompass a wide variety of award-winning wines including world-class Shiraz and Grenache, and where you will discover styles of red such as Tempranillo, Marsanne, Rousanne and Sangiovese and white varietals like Vermentino and Fiano.

A ‘must stop’ for McLaren Vale

First timers and seasoned frequenters to the area should make a stop at the McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre for up-to-the-minute info, plus an on-site café for the hungry (supported by their kitchen garden), gallery, and Vale Cru cellar door – a collective of small batch wine producers.

Eat, drink, shop and wander

The main road invites visitors with its boulevard-like feel and street plantings of rosemary, grape vines and bushy roses.The township is a popular spot, offering visitors an eclectic mix of local businesses.

There are plenty of places for breakfast, lunch and dinner offered by cafés, restaurants, and hidden-away eateries tempting passers by. Look out too for providores, plus a diverse range of yummy goodies that include the likes of dried fruit and nuts, chocolate, cheese, olives, coffee, wine (of course), bakery goods, and more.

For the basics, there’s a Coles and Foodland, discount stores, quality butchers, greengrocers and bakeries galore at the township’s two shopping precincts.

Meandering is a way of life here, and you can start you day early in McLaren Vale. Between bites, visit art galleries, indulge yourself at a beauty salon or day spa, peruse homeware and garden centres, browse furniture and craft shops, or for the fashionistas (male and female), shop in one of the many clothing and footwear boutiques.

Relax, stay and play

And while it might seem like a bustling regional centre, there are also plenty of parks and other pockets of peace to take time out and relax. Be sure to visit pretty Ellis Park, the Piazza della Valle, and let the kids run wild in Gemmel Tassie Park with its huge army tank, playground, skate park and BMX track.

Those wishing to stay and play for more than a day, accommodation offerings are plentiful in McLaren Vale. Think apartments, motels, caravan park, cottage stays, B&Bs and so much more.

For the love of wine, craft beer, spirits and coffee

The township is just the beginning of the McLaren Vale story. A feast for the senses awaits visitors in the immediate region where wine aficionados can look forward to sampling some of Australia’s and the world’s best wines.

The region continues to surprise with unique, innovative and inspiring cellar doors incorporating some of the region’s best culinary experiences.

And with breweries, distilleries and even coffee roasters dotted throughout the region, along with dining sensations, places to stay, adventure activities, galleries, and many nature experiences, it’s no wonder McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast has long been a destination that keeps drawing visitors back time and time again.

COVID-19

In these unprecedented times, if there is one thing we do know, our region continues to offer warm and generous hospitality, with restrictions now lifted, we are able to welcome you back to our beautiful region.

So why not support local and consider purchasing from our cellar doors, wineries, restaurants, cafes, craft beer or gin distilleries. You can choose to pick up some takeaway or there is also the option to have orders delivered direct to your door and some are now able to have you enjoy a sit-down meal or visit their cellar door. This doesn't apply to all venues though, so be sure to keep an eye on their website or social media to keep updated.

If you would like to dine in for venues offering seated meals, please contact your chosen venue in advance to make your booking (not including bakery)

For further information, see our current list below. (List updated daily)

Restaurants and Eateries 

  • Ampikas Kitchen - takeaway or dine in from Wednesday to Sunday night, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Blessed Cheese  - full menu available Sunday to Saturday - 9 am - 5pm 
  • Bracegirdles - seated dining available as well as takeaway food to pre-order via phone
  • Carmels Bar and Grill - seated dining available Thursday to Sunday for lunch and dinner Wednesday to Sunday, bookings required. Takeaway food for pick up or delivery also available
  • Chief Catering - takeaway and catering food available
  • Homegrain Bakery - takeaway and seating available
  • Langs Kitchen - takeaway and seated dining available
  • Pizzateca - seated dining available Friday - Sunday and Wednesday and Thursday 4:00pm- 7:45pm and bookings are required. Takeaway food and wine still available 
  • Pruners Hut - dine in available Friday to Sunday for limited menu
  • Oscars Restaurant - restaurant open for seated dining and takeaway and lunch and dinner 7 days a week 
  • Red Poles - seated dining available Wednesday to Friday 12:00pm - 4:00pm and weekends, 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Salopian Inn - lunch 7 days a week and dinner available from Thursday - Saturday, with specific sittings available and bookings are required. Takeaway food and wine with delivery to local areas 7 days a week
  • Serafino - takeaway food available and delivery within 30 km radius (Thursday - Saturday) Pop up restaurant on weekends for lunch on Saturday and Sunday and dinner Friday and Saturday. Bookings essential
  • Stump Hill Cafe (McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre) - limited menu available 7 days a week
  • The Cottage Bakery - takeaway and seated area available
  • The Currant Shed - heat at home meals with local pick up or delivery. Re-opening 2 July
  • 3 Monkeys Fine Foods  - takeaway coffee and light meals available for seated dining
  • Tin Shed Cafe - seated dining available Sunday to Saturday with full menu 7 days a week
  • Vasarelli Cellar Door Restaurant - takeaway meals from Wednesday to Sunday. Dine in available Wednesday to Sunday. Lunch only on Sunday's

Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries

  • Agostino Wines - pizza available Friday - Sunday from 4pm-8pm and takeaway. Online wine sales also available
  • Aeolia Wines (part of Vale Cru)  - online sales with delivery
  • Alluca Vineyards - online sales with delivery
  • Arakoon Wines - online sales with delivery
  • Alpha Box & Dice Wines - cellar door open on weekends from 10am - 5pm, 1 hour paid tastings are available. Online sales with delivery also available
  • Angove Winery - Open from from 11am - 4pm daily, bookings are required. Cellar door also open for takeaway and online sales with delivery.
  • Australian Boutique Premium Wines - online sales with delivery
  • Battle of Bosworth - cellar door open daily from 11am - 5pm. Online sales with delivery also available 
  • Beach Road Wines - cellar door and restaurant open Friday - Monday from 11am - 5pm, bookings via phone are essential. Online sales with delivery also available
  • Bekkers Wines - online sales with delivery - Check out more on our Top 10 Wines To Try
  • Bent Creek Wines - online sales with delivery
  • Beresford Wines - seated dining offering pizza and cheese platters only available on weekends only from 10am - 5pm (bookings required) as well as online sales with delivery
  • Blewitt Springs Wine Co - online sales with delivery
  • Brayden Hill - online sales with delivery
  • Brini Wines - online sales with delivery
  • Coriole Vineyards - cellar door open for tastings and Gather at Coriole open for lunch, Friday -  Sunday, bookings are essential. Wine orders are available online and via phone  with delivery - Check out more on our Top 10 Wines To Try
  • Chalk Hill Wines - cellar door experience available Monday to Sunday from 11am, website bookings are essential. Online and phone orders with delivery also available.
  • Chapel Hill Wines - cellar door open for tastings with limited numbers. Online and phone orders with delivery also available - Check out more on our Top 10 Wines To Try
  • Conte Estate Wines - online orders with delivery
  • Cradle of Hills - Cellar door tastings and platters available (by appt) and wine phone orders available with delivery
  • d'Arenberg Wines - d'Arry's Verandah restaurant open for lunch only, 7 days a week from July 6. The Cube is also open from 10am - 5pm, 7 days a week from July 6 with advanced bookings required. Online wine orders with delivery also available
  • Dandelion Wines - online wine sales with delivery
  • De Lisio Wines - online orders with delivery
  • Doc Adams Wines - cellar door open Tuesday - Sunday from 11:30am - 4pm with platters available between  11:30am and 1:30pm (bookings required) as well as online orders with delivery. 
  • DogRidge - cellar door open for tastings Tuesday to Saturday from 11am - 5pm and Sunday 12pm  - 4pm, with bookings recommended (closed Monday's) online and phone orders with delivery
  • Dowie Doole - cellar door open 7 days a week from 10am - 5pm with seated wine tastings available and bookings are encouraged. Online orders with delivery are also available.
  • Down The Rabbit Hole - takeaway meals available lunch and dinner. Online wine orders with delivery
  • Ekhidna Wines - restaurant opening Thursday to Monday with two sittings available. Bookings required. Online wine orders with delivery also available
  • Fall from Grace - cellar door open and wine sales available with phone orders, collection or delivery
  • Foggo Wines - cellar door tastings available on Saturday and Sunday online orders with delivery
  • Fork in the Road - online and phone orders with delivery
  • Fox Creek Wines - cellar door open for tastings from 11am - 4pm, Thursday to Monday and bookings are essential. Online wines sales and phone orders with delivery also available
  • Geddes Wines - cellar doors tastings as well as online orders with delivery
  • Gemtree Wines - cellar door re-open from June 19 for tastings and experiences, bookings are essential. Online and phone wine sales with delivery also available
  • Graham Stevens Wines - cellar open but no tasting available. Online and phone wine sales with delivery
  • Granciri Estate Wines - cellar door open by appointment and online orders with delivery also available 
  • Goodieson Brewery - cellar door open Friday - Sunday with limited numbers. Takeaway and online orders with delivery also available
  • Hardy's Tintara Wines - cellar door open Wednesday to Sunday with limited numbers. Bookings are preferred. Online wine sales with delivery also available.
  • Hither and Yon - cellar door open Monday - Sunday and online orders with delivery
  • Hugh Hamilton Wines - cellar door open for tastings 7 days a week from 11am - 5pm , bookings essential. Wine sales also available online and via phone orders 
  • Hugo Wines - cellar door open from 11am - 4pm 7 days a week with paid tastings available. Online and phone orders with delivery also available
  • Inkwell Wines - cellar door open from Saturday all weekend with seated tastings. Bookings essential. Online orders with delivery also available
  • Ivybrook Wines - cellar door open from 11am - 5pm with seating available and bookings essential. Online orders with delivery also available.
  • J&J Wines - cellar door open Thursday to Sunday as well as online orders with delivery
  • Jericho Wines - online orders with delivery, including tasting packs
  • Kangarilla Road - cellar door open weekdays between 9am - 4pm and weekends 11am - 4pm. Takeaway, online and phone orders with delivery also available
  • Kay Brothers - cellar door wine tastings open 11am - 4pm for paid tastings and bookings are required. Wine sales also available online and phone orders with delivery - Check out more on our Top 10 Wines To Try
  • Lavina Wines - online sales with delivery
  • Leconfield and Richard Hamilton Wines - cellar door open, 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday and 11am - 5pm on weekends with regional platters and wine flights. Wine sales also online and via phone with delivery
  • Lloyd Brothers - cellar door open for tastings with specific sittings between 11am and 4pm and bookings are essential
  • Maxwell Wines - cellar door food and wine flights available 7 days a week between 10am and 5pm, restaurant open 7 days between 12pm and 2:00pm with bookings essential. Online wine sales or phone orders with delivery also available
  • McCarthy's Orchard - cellar door open weekends from 11am - 5pm for platters and dips. Bookings are recommended
  • McLaren Vale III Associates - online and phone orders with delivery
  • Mitolo Wines - re-open from 26 June for wine tastings, available from 10am - 11am and Little Wolf restaurant open for lunch, Friday - Sunday and bookings are essential. Online ordering with delivery also available  - Check out more on our Top 10 Wines To Try
  • Mollydooker Wines - online and phone orders with delivery - Check out more on our Top 10 Wines To Try
  • Mr Riggs - online and phone orders with delivery
  • Never Never Distillery - cellar door open for gin and tonic flights, Sunday to Saturday and closed Tuesdays and bookings are essential. Online sales also available with delivery 
  • Nick Haselgrove Wines - online orders with delivery
  • Olivers Taranga Vineyard - cellar door open for seated tastings 7 days a week, bookings essential. Online wine sales orders with delivery also available
  • Oxenberry Wines - cellar door offering all day brunch 7 days a week. Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am - 5pm bookings essential. Online wine orders with delivery also available
  • Paralian Wines - online sales with delivery
  • Patritti - cellar door for sales only and no tastings. Online and phone orders with delivery
  • Paxton Wines - cellar door open for paid wine tastings from Thursday - Sunday, 11am - 4pm. Take away wine sales and online orders with delivery also available.
  • Penny's Hill - cellar door open from June 6 every weekend for tastings. Online wine sales and phone orders with delivery also available
  • Penley Estate - online orders with delivery
  • Pirramimma Estate - online orders with delivery
  • Primo Estate - cellar door open for take away sales and online orders with delivery
  • Samuel's Gorge - cellar door open for takeaway wines from 9am- 3pm. Online orders with delivery also available
  • Samson Tall Wines - cellar door open for seated tastings all long weekend. Bookings required. Online sales and delivery also available
  • S.C Pannell - cellar door re-open from June 5 for wine flights and by the glass. Online and phone orders with delivery still available  - Check out more on our Top 10 Wines To Try
  • Serafino - takeaway food available and delivery within 30 km radius (Thursday - Saturday) Pop up restaurant available on long weekend for lunch and dinner (closed 8 June)
  • Scarpantoni Estate Wines - online and phone orders with delivery
  • Settlers Spirits - cellar door open Friday to Sunday from 11:00am - 5:00pm. Online and phone orders with delivery also available
  • Sherrah Wines - online and phone orders with delivery
  • Shingleback Wines - cellar door restaurant open from June long weekend, bookings essential. Online wine orders with delivery also available  - Check out more on our Top 10 Wines To Try
  • Shirvington Wines - online and phone orders with delivery
  • Shottesbrooke - takeaway sales and wine tastings by appointment. Online orders with delivery
  • Showblock Wines - online orders with delivery
  • Smidge Wines - cellar door tastings available. Please book ahead. Online orders with delivery also available - Check out more on our Top 10 Wines To Try
  • Swell Taphouse - seated dining available for limited numbers and bookings are essential. Online and phone orders with delivery also available
  • Thomas Vineyard Estate - online and phone orders with delivery
  • Tinlins Wines - cellar door open 7 days a week
  • Top Note - cellar door open for tastings. Online and phone orders with delivery still available
  • Two Accents Gin - online orders with delivery
  • Victors Place - cellar door open for takeaway beverages and online orders with delivery. Restaurant open for lunch on Friday - Sunday and dinner on Friday and Saturdays. Bookings available online and via phone.
  • Vigna Bottin - cellar door open for wine flights and tastings. Bookings required. Online sales and delivery also available
  • Vale Brewing - online orders with delivery
  • Vale Cru Wine Experience - cellar door re-open from July 3, Friday - Sunday, 11am - 3pm. All wines still available online with delivery
  • Waywood Wines - online and phone orders with delivery
  • Whitefeather Red Wines - cellar door open and phone wine orders 
  • Wines by Geoff Hardy (Pertaringa) - online orders and delivery
  • Willunga100 - online and phone orders with delivery
  • Wirra Wirra - harry's deli offering share platters and online orders with delivery also available
  • Woodstock - cellar door open for tastings on weekdays and weekends 11am- 4pm. Bookings essential. Online and phone orders with delivery also available
  • Yangarra Estate - cellar door open for intimate tastings, bookings essential. Online orders with delivery also available  - Check out more on our Top 10 Wines To Try
  • Zerella - online orders and delivery
  • Zonte's Footstep - online private parties available and bookings essential. Online orders with delivery still available.

 

 

 

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