McLaren Vale Food & Wine - Small Group Tour
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: TSA-2
At 9am. we travel through the scenic Hills via the picturesque town of Clarendon to Coriole Winery. Coriole's cellar door is a beautiful little ironstone cellar surrounded by magnificent views and gardens. They produce an outstanding range of wines, olives, olive oils and cheeses with some exceptional wines styles unique to their winery.
We may visit a tiny small producer called Samuels Gorge, where wine maker, Justin MacNamee wines exude his passion for the wines of this region. We then visit d'Arenberg Winery, which feature a range of outstanding and innovative wines, made by Chester Osbourne from this 4th generation family run winery.
Lunch will be at the d'Arrys Veranda restaurant which is at is at the d'Arenberg Winery where you will enjoy the sensational views over the McLaren Vale vineyards, or we enjoy the scenic Currant Shed, the Salopian Inn or alfresco under the vines picnic style. After lunch we may visit Primo Estate Winery, this very modern state of the art cellar highlights some of the Italian wine styles that have influenced this region.
We may visit the more rustic Wirra Wirra Winery, one of the premium wine producers in the area. Here we will taste their fine wines or travel to the near by Penny's Hill, to taste their wide range of wines and enjoy a visual art exhibition of fine Australian artists.
In the afternoon if time permits, we will visit more boutique wineries. To make the tour more gourmet food focused, we may incorporate part of the Blessed cheese trail, taste local olives and olive oil. We may taste the locally produced Almonds at the Almond Train and finish with a visit to taste South Australia's own fruchocs.
The region also boasts beautiful gardens, diverse orchards, boutique cheese & food producers plus creative influences from the many arts & crafts inhabitants. In the afternoon if time permits, we will visit more boutique wineries.
To make the tour more gourmet food focused, we may incorporate part of the Blessed cheese trail, taste local olives and olive oil. We may taste the locally produced Almonds at the Almond train and finish with a visit to taste South Australia’s own fruchocs.
The area abounds with almonds, flower farms, herbs, venison, yabbies and cheese producers. We may take a leisurely journey back to Adelaide via the Hills, visiting the charming, historic Willunga, an old slate-mining town. We may also choose to return via the magnificent south coast.
Images Credit: The Cube - d'Arenberg Pty Ltd Photographer: d'Arenburg; South Australian Tourism Commission & Tourism Australia