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McLaren Vale Wine Region

Fleurieu Peninsula

Located just 45 minutes south of Adelaide in South Australia, McLaren Vale Wine Region is home to world-class wines and culinary experiences, pristine natural attractions, and unparalleled tourism offerings. The long and celebrated history of winemaking excellence, strong farm-to-table foodie culture and famously friendly local community of the McLaren Vale Wine region is world-renowned. Combined with the region’s pristine coastal environment, commitment to sustainability, and innovative and creative artisans constantly pushing the boundaries of their crafts, you’re always guaranteed an experience that is unique and unforgettable.

Seamlessly blending stunning natural landscapes, world-class winemaking, gourmet food and a rich cultural tapestry, McLaren Vale offers some of Australia's most unique and memorable visitor experiences. Here, visitors can enjoy picturesque vineyards, indulge in wine tastings at boutique cellar doors, and savour exquisite meals crafted from locally sourced produce.
The region's coastal locale adds another layer of charm, with pristine beaches and lush hillsides creating a backdrop for unforgettable adventures. Beyond the vineyards, McLaren Vale Wine Region’s commitment to sustainability, vibrant arts scene, and welcoming community spirit create a multifaceted experience that captivates the senses and lingers in the memory of all who visit, making it a truly unmissable destination.

McLaren Vale is one of the oldest and most historically significant wine regions in Australia. It’s also Australia’s most innovative and exciting region! With an over 180-year history of excellence in the production of world-class premium red wines, the McLaren Vale of today embodies both innovation and tradition, expertly balancing them in one region.

The unification of McLaren Vale Wine Region’s celebrated history with the advancement of winemaking techniques, varieties planted and newer producers joining multi-generational ones makes McLaren Vale a unique breeding ground for new ideas in the Australian wine industry. The region is buzzing as a hotbed of awarded producers, crafting exciting modern wines that convey sense of place and take advantage of the Mediterranean climate, complex 650 million year-old geology, and rolling coastal terrain.

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