McvLaren Vale Tour

McLaren Vale Tours - our most popular wine tour for the McLaren Vale

2020 tour itinerary
10 am Every vineyard has a personality which we encourage to flourish with minimal intervention in the vineyard and winery. Through time honoured techniques such as open fermentation, foot treading and basket pressing, this personality is allowed to shine.
The Cube at d'Arenbergs winery McLaren Vale tour
The Cube in McLaren Vale set in the McLaren Vale vineyards with rows of vines , this cube structure is set on a mirror so it looks like it is floating in the air.

From entry level to iconic, all d’Arenberg wines have been basket pressed, reds and whites, with all red ferments foot trod during fermentation.

All d’Arenberg estate owned and leased vineyards are NASAA Certified for organic and biodynamic processes.

11:30 am Samuel's Gorge cellar door in the McLaren Vale Tours. Learn how to taste wine<br>and how wine is made, at Samuel's Gorge you can see the centre of their wine making and get to sample the latest vintage wines. Samuel's Gorge wine tastings are red wines only, great flavours and great place to visit. Wine Valley Tours.
Wine tasting at Samuel's Gorge McLaren Vale

Samuel's Gorge is a mosaic of dreams, with a principal philosophy of people and  place.

​Samuel's Gorge was established by winemaker Justin McNamee in 2003.  Housed in an 1853 built farm shed, the winery and cellar door sits atop a ridge. Our winery overlooks the spectacular Onkaparinga River National Park to the North, and to the South, the ocean, McLaren Vale tours to Samuel's Gorge winery.

12:30 pm The Serafino story began in 1964 when Steve (Serafino) Maglieri arrived in Australia from Italy as a passionate teenager full of dreams. Two years later, with the assistance of his father Giovanni, he planted his first vines in McLaren Vale that now extends to 350 acres. Laying the foundation of a winemaking dynasty that today is known as Serafino Wines and overseen by his daughter, Maria. From the beginning, Steve and his father worked from dawn to dusk, seven days a week to produce wines of such outstanding quality. It wasn’t long before the accolades began to flow.
Serafino winery in the McLaren Vale for Lunch & Wine
McLaren Vale tours

Numerous awards have followed including the Trophy for Best Shiraz and Red Wine of the Year at the London International Wine Challenge in 1997 and earning the Trophy for the most consistent Shiraz at the London International Wine Challenge after winning Gold in its class for five consecutive years.

McLaren Vale wiue tours to Serafino cellar door.

2:00 pm Hugh Hamilton Wines exists to create exceptional wines, topics of conversation & new experiences. If you’re ready to learn something new, taste something unique and be wowed with service, you’ve arrived at the right place. Hugh Hamilton and his daughter Mary Hamilton are the 5th and 6th generation of the Australian Hamilton wine dynasty that stretches back over 180 years. In 1837 Hugh’s great great grandfather Richard emigrated to the new colony of South Australia and planted Australia’s first wine grapes.
Hugh Hamilton Winery McLaren Vale tour
Red wine glass with wine swirl to enhance the flavours of the wine

Here is the Hugh Hamilton ‘Black Sheep’ vineyard: a very diverse piece of land with a sizeable creek separating it into two Main sections. It is home to substantial plantings of Shiraz and Cabernet, each of which is divided into smaller sub-blocks according to the patchwork of soils on which they lie. McLaren Vale winery tours to Hugh Hamilton winery.

3:15 pm William Oliver decided to plant wine grapes. Exactly why he strayed from the traditional mix of stock and orchards is another mystery. Perhaps he enjoyed a tipple himself, or maybe the Olivers were true entrepreneurs, seeing opportunity where others saw difficulty. He named the farms ‘Whitehill’ and ‘Taranga’, and both portions properties are still proudly in family hands.<br>
Oliver's Taranga winery in the McLaren Vale wine tour
Tasting wine and looking into the glass

Sample Oliver's Taranga great McLaren Wines, This boutique cellar door was built in the later 1830's and was one of the first wineries in the McLaren Vale wine tour.