McLaren Vale is one of South Australia’s most picturesque regions, offering exceptional wines and regional produce. It offers exceptional wines and regional produce all set amongst rolling vineyards, a rugged coastline and a charming collective of villages.
McLaren Vale has a rich history and is widely recognised as one of Australia’s greenest wine regions. The unique marriage of a wine region and beach lifestyle has created a melting pot for all things culinary, vinous and artistic. Explore the people and places, learn about the wines and join the conversation by sharing the McLaren Vale wine communities stories with your friends.
Although initially the region’s main economic activity was the growing of cereal crops, the first grapes were planted in the region in 1838 and some vines more than 100 years old are still producing. Today there are more than 88 cellar doors in McLaren Vale. The majority are small family-run operations and boutique wineries.