The McLaren Vale Wine Region is like one of those annoying friends that has it all without even trying. A wide array of wine varieties, culinary experiences, beaches, pristine natural beauty, art – and all only 45 minutes south of Adelaide.
What’s a wine trail explorer to do, but go there? Shiraz is the McLaren Vale calling card – cabernet and grenache are common, too. Italian immigrants have helped make the area what it is today so prepare yourself for hints of the Mediterranean that complement the beach-centric way of life. Most noteworthy varieties produced in the McLasren Vale Wine Region are Fiano, vermentino, tempranillo and sangiovese.
The cellar door experience is as rich and diverse as the local environment; you’re as likely to spend an afternoon steeped in traditional, historical winemaking grandeur as you are intrigued by experimental attitudes and approaches adopted by new players interested in pushing envelopes and exploring sustainability.
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