McLaren Vale McLaren Vale

About half of all vine plantings in McLaren Vale is Shiraz. To me, that sounds like we have to up our daily intake of Shiraz, to help the wonderful folks of McLaren Vale and ensure that all their hard work is appreciated and not gone to waste.

The other main stays are Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Chardonnay. Of course will you find some other grape varieties, but that is the fun when exploring a wine region.

There is a great range of wineries to visit from the very swanky to the chilled out rustic style. Keep an eye out for the Scarce Earth wines where wineries are encouraged to release a Shiraz from a single block, to see what influences and unique flavours show up in the wine.

Apart from international acclaimed wines and some excellent cellar doors with passionate staff, you will find just down the road there are some great beaches that will you leave you torn.

Do we spend an extra hour on the beach and miss out on an hour of wine tasting, or do we go straight to the cellar doors now?

Older couple toasting wine

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