The McLaren Vale promises visitors a rich cultural experience filled with delicious wine and food, and our McLaren Vale Tours $109 give you the chance to experience it in all its sumptuous glory.
Throughout our Adelaide wine tours, you’ll be exposed to the stunning valleys that carve through the region, as well as the mesmerizing coastline of Port Noarlunga. Here, you can marvel at the pristine sands and the shallow, turquoise waters. But it’s the vineyards that are the most important part of this tour.
All around the Vale, there are ancient wineries and historic chateaus that serve up local flavours and delicious treats.
On the way to McLaren Vale, we’ll stop off in Port Noarlunga, where you can gaze out at the views over St Vincent. While in the area, we’ll take a quick stop at the McLaren Vale Visitor Centre, where you can have a complimentary tea and cake to fuel the rest of the morning.
We’ll then weave our way through the stunning landscape of the Vale, passing colonial houses and cruising through green velvet valleys before we stop off at Wirra Wirra. This popular winery is home to the Church Block Label, a flavour you’ll get to sample before we tuck into a seasonal, local lunch at Red Poles.
After lunch, we move on to d’Arenberg, one of the most famous wineries in the whole of Australia. At the on-site Stables Wine Immersion Centre, you’ll have the chance to try a tasting selection of the wine while enjoying the mesmerizing views from d’Arry’s Verandah. This is one of the oldest wineries in the region, so you’ll be able to soak up the centuries-old history as you explore.
On our way to Glenelg we’ll stop off at McLaren Vale’s main street. Here, you can enjoy some more wine at one of the many cafes or bars, grab a coffee, or browse the artisan shops that line the road. When we reach Glenelg, you’ll get to explore this charming seaside town with its picturesque jetty and local shops before we head back into Adelaide by bus or by the Glenelg Tram (at your own expense). This is where your day of exploring the wine and food of McLaren Vale will unfortunately come to an end.
Hopefully you’ll have picked up a souvenir or two to remind you of your cultural day in the country .