TIXSTAR in partnership with Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia allows you to discover & book your ultimate winery experience in the McLaren Vale region from wine tastings to guided estate tours & more all in one place.
McLaren Vale is famous for its intensely flavoured Shiraz as well as Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and a range of new Mediterranean styles. Expect a warm welcome at the mostly family-run boutique wineries.
Nestled between the Mount Lofty Ranges and white sandy beaches, the picturesque region features rolling hills, vineyards, a rugged coastline and charming villages.
The region is ideal for grape growing. The climate varies according to proximity to the cooling influence of the nearby ocean, which means that different varieties do well in different locations.
As well as exceptional wine, the region is know for its produce, which is on offer at its 110 wineries and 65 cellar doors, five-star retreats, quirky cafés and funky art galleries.
McLaren Vale is one of Australia’s greenest wine regions because of its ongoing water use efficiency strategies and commitment to environmental sustainability.
D’Arenberg winery is a family-owned winery producing internationally renowned red wines in McLaren Vale, a favourite South Australian wine region.
You will find the cellar door on the top level of the newly opened architectural masterpiece, d'Arenberg Cube. The cellar door takes in panoramic views over McLaren Vale, the Willunga Hills and the Gulf St Vincent and offers tastings from the vast range of d'Arenberg wines as well as masterclasses and blending lessons at the famous Blending Bench.
Gemtree is a family owned winery dedicated to growing better wine - naturally. Gemtree's 306 acres of vineyards are certified organic and biodynamic. For owners Melissa and Mike, it is not just about winemaking, it is about setting new standards for sustainable, generational farming.
Gemtree's sustainably built Cellar Door takes in elevated views over McLaren Vale to the ocean beyond. Located at the Cellar Door is the Gemtree Biodynamic Hut, an informal interactive experience providing visitors with a deeper understanding of biodynamic viticulture. Adjacent to the Cellar Door is the 1km Gemtree Ecotrail, a meandering path through 10 hectares of regenerated natural bushland, offering visitors a connection to the surrounding land that inspires Gemtree's building philosophies.
Wirra Wirra is one of South Australia's best loved wineries, based in McLaren Vale. At Wirra Wirra, the team are serious about the wine they make, the wines they drink and the biodynamic vines they grow but believe that everything else should be fun.
McLaren Vale has been the home of Wirra Wirra since its establishment in 1894 and it is from this region that Wirra Wirra crafts the majority of its superb red wine range. Premium white grapes are produced at a select group of vineyards in the Adelaide Hills, a cooler climate grape growing region, to make the award winning Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Chardonnay that form part of the RGT Collection.