How do you get around McLaren Vale?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 07/23/2021

Reading time: 3 mins

McLaren Vale is one of Australia’s truly beloved wine regions, revered for its full-bodied Mourvèdre, juicy Shiraz and fruity Grenache.

Get Around McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is as renowned for the rich diversity of its wines as it is a spectacular beauty, being a land of sweeping fertile hills that can only resemble those of another one of the world’s great wine regions in Tuscany.

Connoisseurs and revelers from across the world flock to McLaren Vale eager to experience one, two, three or seven of the region’s wonderful cellar door options, with visitors either hiring cars, taking taxis, hiring bikes and buses or hopping aboard one of the wonderful winery tours that take place in the region!

Now that we’ve covered how one gets around this dazzling wine region, let’s take a closer look at the very product that puts McLaren Vale on the global exports map…

True Aussie icons await your visit

McLaren Vale is proud to boast some of Australia’s favourite wineries dotting its sunny hillsides. The region has been producing vino for over 100 years, so it should come as no surprise that plenty of our best has filled their barrels there over the years.

Some of these legendary wineries include Hardys Tintara, one of McLaren Vale’s oldest wine producers and famed for its delightful Cab Sav/Shiraz hybrid, and on to the ever sought-after Coriole winery, producing a gorgeous varietal Sangiovese since the 1960s.

If you’re looking for legendary wine, do not miss a trip to d’Arenberg, famed for its incredible traditional wine production as well as the futuristic “d’Arenberg cube”, a fascinating building in which to enjoy their fine wine and sumptuous partnerings.

Top class cellar doors

Being home to over 70 cellar doors makes visitors spoiled for choice when heading to the lovely McLaren Vale, but be sure to head to a few to enjoy some of the best wine and food pairings in all of Australia! Put Oliver’s Taranga (classical regional Meditteranean varieties), Alpha Box & Dice (fine wine and delightful grazing plates) and the aforementioned d’Arenberg on your list – you shall not be disappointed…

McLaren Vale is one of Australia’s most renowned wine regions and it’s easy to see why. Hire a car (take a designated driver!), a party bus, taxi or bike, either way, you’re in for a wonderful time experiencing some of our vino-voracious nation’s best drops.

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Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.