McLaren Vale

The McLaren Vale is a renowned wine-producing region northeast of Adelaide. The area has an array of high-profile wineries offering tours and cellar-door tastings. Shiraz grapes are the local speciality. Large proportions of Barossa Shiraz is used in Penfolds Grange (Australia’s most famous wine).

Best McLaren Vale Wine Tasting Tours

There’s always something very special about the Barossa. You can feel it in the landscape, in the people, the food and the wine. It’s a beautiful region, with villages, vineyards and farms dotting a patchwork vista. The stone cottages and Lutheran churches throughout the Barossa are testament to a 19th-century wave of German settlers.

The wine industry plays a major role in the Barossa, being the main source of employment for many residents. The Barossa Valley is a rich source of some of the oldest Shiraz vines in the world.

In February 2011, South Australian Premier Mike Rann, announced that special legislation would be introduced to protect the unique heritage of the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale. Premier Rann said: “Barossa and McLaren Vale food and wine are key icons of South Australia. We must never allow the Barossa or McLaren Vale to become suburbs of Adelaide.