A long weekend in McLaren Vale Wine Region, means the chance to take a breath and relax into McLaren Vale's stunning surroundings.
Whether you are the adventurous outdoor type or if you prefer to take a slower pace, McLaren Vale has plenty on offer.
We've collated some must do things on your visit to McLaren Vale Wine Region:
1. Earth Adventure Half Day experience at Southern Adventure Hub
Experience heart thumping adrenaline filled fun surrounded by some truly beautiful scenery at Earth Adventure's Southern Adventure Hub located in the Blewitt Springs area of McLaren Vale Wine Region. The half day experience involves scaling their rock climbing tower and mastering their continuous high ropes course while lead by their experienced guides.
Earth Adventure Southern Adventure Hub Experience, 80 mins $53 per participant.
2. The Salopian Inn Feed Me Experience
Choose the 'Feed Me Experience' at The Salopian Inn and settle into the eclectic surroundings to enjoy a long lunch featuring a selection of Chef's favourite dishes and seasonal specials. Thanks to The Salopian Inn's well established organic kitchen garden, the produce could not be fresher! The garden season dictates what they cook, preserve and ferment. Sustainability is at the heart of their operations; they compost their kitchen scraps, their paper menus are shredded to become chicken nesting box material, their chickens are the resident bug eaters and they receive an annual harvest of honey from their bees.
Feed Me Experience, with a selection of the best of Chef's favourite dishes and seasonal specials, $90 per guest.
3. Woodstock Sticky Fingers with Haigh's Chocolate's Fortified Wine Tasting
Woodstock's Sticky Fingers tasting provides a next level sweet fix. Featuring four Woodstock fortified wines that have been custom-matched with a flight of divine Haigh's chocolates, you will experience a truly finger licking taste of South Australia. Their winemaker has selected Haigh’s Chocolates to augment the tasting experience, highlighting complex sensory components in the fortified wines.
Sticky Fingers, a guided tasting experience of four fortified wines and their matching chocolate accompaniments, plus a bottle of your favourite Woodstock fortified to take home, $50 per person.
4. Brunch at Bracegirdles McLaren Vale
Delve into a decadent brunch at Bracegirdles McLaren Vale. For those with a sweet tooth their Strawberry Fields plate of fresh strawberries served with liquid Belgium chocolate will have your mouth watering, if you've more of a savoury palate then Bracegirdle's Vintage Big Breakfast is certain to fuel you for a day exploring the McLaren Vale Wine Region. Don't forget to create your custom chocolate box selection before you leave!
5. Craft your personalised wine experience at Zerella Wines
Have you ever wanted to taste wine direct from the barrel?
Do you have a preference for Italian varietal wines or perhaps you'd prefer a focus on older wines from museum stock?
With Zerella Wines' Bespoke Experience you can craft your ideal day. Hosted by Owner and Winemaker Jim, you can choose to be hosted in their cosy cellar door, take a walking through the vineyard or even experience your tasting in the winery itself. Add a gourmet barbecue, a plate of homestyle Italian pasta or an Antipasto platter for lunch, to complete your experience - the choice really is yours.
Personalised experiences must be organised in advance directly with Zerella Wines.
Let them know what your ideal wine day is: Zerella Wines.