01, March 2024

Just a short drive from Adelaide CBD, the McLaren Vale wine region is a haven of vinous and culinary allure.

With breathtaking landscapes, world-class wineries, stunning coastline, and a vibrant community, the McLaren Vale wine region offers groups of friends and family unique and memorable experiences.

Whether you're seeking a weekend getaway or an extended stay, the McLaren Vale wine region is a paradise for wine, food and adventure lovers.

So gather your mates, raise your glasses, and let the McLaren Vale wine region weave its magic, creating unforgettable moments that will be cherished for a lifetime, here's some ideas for your list:

Chalk Hill Wines

Come for the award-winning wine and gin and stay for the picturesque views.

Chalk Hill Wines McLaren Vale South Australia

Nestled into the hill overlooking McLaren Vale, the Chalk Hill Collective houses Chalk Hill a small-batch award winning wine producer and Never Never Distilling Co's world-class gin. With panoramic views of the McLaren Vale wine region, the large undercover deck and infinity lawns provide ample space for groups to taste wine and gin and stretch out for the afternoon.

Suitable for groups of up to 10 people on weekends, group size is flexible on weekdays.
Please email [email protected] or [email protected] to book for large groups.

Visit: & | 56 Field St, McLaren Vale SA 5171


Kick your feet up, let your hair down and feast.

Frankie Italo Dining McLaren Vale

Frankie's set menus have been carefully curated to share including Roman style pizza or handmade pasta. Inspired by traditional Italian cucina povera - cuisine of the poor where dishes were born out of necessity, emphasising frugality, humble ingredients and simple techniques. Frankie's convivial space makes sharing great wine and great food with friends a delight. Plus, the gelato cart is not-to-be-missed!

Open: Sunday 12pm–7pm

Visit: | 141 McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171

Big Easy Radio

Award-winning wines and weekend live music.

Big Easy Radio McLaren Vale wine region

Set in a big blue shed in the costal area of Aldinga, Big Easy Radio is not only a cellar door showcasing award-winning wine but every Friday evening and Sunday afternoon it also becomes one of the premier live music venues in the McLaren Vale wine region. Big Easy Radio's rustic cellar door is seamlessly adjoined by a large lush outdoor garden space, offering groups plenty of space both inside and out.

Groups of up to 6 people are welcome to walk-in without a booking, however booking is preferred. Large group tastings are welcomed but by appointment only.

Visit: | 11 Stonehouse Ln, Aldinga Beach SA 5172


A picturesque cellar door steeped in history.

Coriole Vineyards McLaren Vale

Soak up the breathtaking views of the region and the beautifully maintained gardens and grounds at Coriole Vineyards cellar door, winery and restaurant. The sprawling lawns and stunning setting provide the perfect backdrop to enjoy a wine tasting with friends. While the Coriole Vineyards restaurant offers seasonal, locally sourced, locally produced and foraged fare. The relaxed, grazing style menu utilises the onsite kitchen garden as well as many local artisan producers.

Cellar door: All groups of 6 people or more must have a pre-booked tasting reservation which are held at 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM.

Visit: | Chaffeys Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171

Paxton Wines

A showcase of McLaren Vale’s fruit quality, natural diversity and varietal expression.

Paxton Wines McLaren Vale

Paxton cellar door is conveniently located at the gateway to McLaren Vale. Housed in the original 1850’s shearing shed, cellar door is surrounded by luscious sprawling lawns and oozes both charm and character with historic stone buildings dotted around the site. With space a-plenty, groups can enjoy a relaxed tasting experience with a strong focus on Paxton's organic and biodynamic philosophy complemented by a build-your-own regional platter.

Cellar Door is open 7 days a week from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Wine tasting experiences for groups of 5–15 people can be accommodated – bookings essential.

Visit: | 68 Wheaton Road McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171

Note: this is just a small selection of offerings in the region please refer to our Drink, Food and Experience pages for further options.

Please check individual venue opening days/times before planning. Bookings are recommended.

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