McLaren Vale tours – We love to hear you say…”how good was that!”
John Reynell and Thomas Hardy planted grapes in this near to Adelaide region 1838 and the area boasts a number of 100 year old vineyards. The present-day Seaview and Hardy wineries were in operation as early as 1850. Today there are more than 85 cellar doors in McLaren Vale, the majority are small family-run operations.
The McLaren vale, like the Barossa Valley, has terroir which includes an abundance of ironstone (laterite) which tends to retard plant vigour, often resulting in a higher level concentration of flavours in the small berries. It is also blessed with afternoon sea breezes, giving it a Mediterranean climate.
The major varieties grown are Shiraz and Grenache, with Mataro, Cabernet, Chardonnay, and Pinot out in the hills to the east. There is a also wide variety of farm fresh produce grown in the region and a great farmers market in Willunga.
Our Gold tour allows you to customise the itinerary for your day with us. Or you can charter us, using your own itinerary. Either way, you get to tour with a local winemaker, making your experience in McLaren Vale truly a memorable experience.