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The McLaren Vale region

The McLaren Vale region

The McLaren Vale region is 40 kilometres south of Adelaide, and the gateway to the stunning Fleurieu Peninsula.

The region is rich in natural beauty, stunning landscapes, charming historic townships, and home to 31 kilometres of pristine coastline and some of South Australia’s most popular beaches. Celebrate the Mediterranean climate, and become acquainted with the food and wine, arts and culture, coastal escapes, and festivals and events!

Come for the wine, stay for the beer and gin

McLaren Vale is one of Australia’s much-loved wine regions, best known for shiraz, and also excelling with grenache and cabernet. The region’s Mediterranean climate has inspired new Spanish and Italian varieties to feature on cellar door wine-tasting lists. There are more than 70 cellar doors in the region, with most offering a regional produce tasting platter or restaurant, showcasing seasonal produce that is matched with local wine. But wine isn’t the only influence in the region – there is also craft beer, gin and whisky coming out of McLaren Vale. Craft breweries are becoming increasingly popular with visitors, who have a thirst for new experiences.

Culinary explosion

The unique marriage of a premier wine region and coastal lifestyle has created a melting pot for all things culinary. World-class chefs are blessed with locally grown ingredients in one of South Australia’s premier food regions, and they frequent the famous local farmers’ and produce markets held across the region every weekend. The Willunga Farmers Market was the first farmers’ market to be established in South Australia, and is considered one of the best. Don’t miss the beachside restaurants and cafés (or build your own picnic hamper from what’s on offer at the local markets) and experience the most spectacular coastline views and magnificent sunsets.

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