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McLAREN VALE - Private - Half Day Tour

At 9a.m. we travel through the scenic Hills via the picturesque town of Clarendon to Coriole winery. Coriole's cellar door is a beautiful little ironstone cellar surrounded by magnificent views and gardens. They produce an outstanding range of wines, olives, olive oils and cheeses with some exceptional wines styles unique to their winery.

We may visit a tiny small producer called Samuels Gorge, where wine maker, Justin MacNamee wines exude his passion for the wines of this region. We then visit d'Arenberg winery, which feature a range of outstanding and innovative wines, made by Chester Osbourne from this 4th generation family run winery before returning back to Adelaide by 1pm

COST
please refer to index and code tables for accurate pricing

Dependent on number of persons travelling and vehicle type

NO OF PEOPLE
Minimum 1
Maximum 20+

DEPARTS
Daily

TOUR INCLUSIONS
Experienced wine tour guide/driver, wine and tourism information kit, pre and post-tour assistance, wine tastings with refreshments en-route

DURATION
Half day (4 Hours) or Half day with lunch (6 Hours)

PICK UP & DROP OFF
Adelaide CBD or as requested.


NOTES
This wine lovers’ tour is also available as a full day McLAREN VALE FOOD & WINE - Shared Day Tour (see below)

TOUR CODE
TSA-PEH

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McLAREN VALE - Private - Full Day Tour

THE HISTORY
McLaren Vale is situated 40 kms south of Adelaide. The rolling vine-covered hills feed over 50 small, very individual wineries. The Region's wines are described as the "middle palate of Australia" because they produce soft full flavoured wines.
Each October the Bushing Festival takes place, during which colourful winemaking characters introduce the new vintages. The area enjoys a Mediterranean climate influenced by the St Vincent's Gulf only six kms away.

At 9a.m. we travel through the scenic Hills via the picturesque town of Clarendon to Coriole winery. Coriole's cellar door is a beautiful little ironstone cellar surrounded by magnificent views and gardens. They produce an outstanding range of wines, olives, olive oils and cheeses with some exceptional wines styles unique to their winery.

We may visit a tiny small producer called Samuels Gorge, where wine maker, Justin MacNamee wines exude his passion for the wines of this region. We then visit d'Arenberg winery, which feature a range of outstanding and innovative wines, made by Chester Osbourne from this 4th generation family run winery.

Lunch will be at the d'Arrys Veranda restaurant which is at is at the d'Arenberg winery where you will enjoy the sensational views over the McLaren Vale vineyards, or we enjoy the scenic Currant Shed or alfresco under the vines picnic style. After lunch we may visit Primo Estate winery, this very modern state of the art cellar highlights some of the Italian wine styles that have influenced this region.
We may visit the more rustic Wirra Wirra winery, one of the premium wine producers in the area. Here we will taste their fine wines or travel to the near by Penny's Hill, to taste their wide range of wines and enjoy a visual art exhibition of fine Australian artists.
In the afternoon if time permits, we will visit more boutique wineries. To make the tour more gourmet food focused, we may incorporate part of the Blessed cheese trail, taste local olives and olive oil. We may taste the locally produced Almonds at the Almond train and finish with a visit to taste South Australia's own fruitchoc's!!

COST $AUD
Please refer to index and code tables for accurate pricing

Prices dependent on number of persons travelling and vehicle type

NO OF PEOPLE
Minimum 1,
Maximum 20+

DEPARTS
Daily

TOUR INCLUSIONS
Experienced wine tour guide/driver, wine and tourism information kit, pre and post-tour assistance, Wine Tastings, refreshments en-route with gourmet lunch provided. Private tours include more comprehensive tastings and lunch.  Tours based on 8 hours duration. 

PICK UP & DROP OFF
at Adelaide CBD or as requested


NOTES
This wine lovers’ tour is also available as a full day McLAREN VALE FOOD & WINE - Shared Day Tour.(see below)

TOUR CODE
TSA-PE

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McLAREN VALE FOOD & WINE - Share Day Tour - departing daily

THE HISTORY
McLaren Vale is situated 40 kms south of Adelaide. The rolling vine-covered hills feed over 50 small, very individual wineries. The Region's wines are described as the "middle palate of Australia" because they produce soft full flavoured wines.
Each October the Bushing Festival takes place, during which colourful winemaking characters introduce the new vintages. The area enjoys a Mediterranean climate influenced by the St Vincent's Gulf only six kms away.

THE TOUR
At 9a.m. we travel through the scenic Hills via the picturesque town of Clarendon to Coriole winery. Coriole's cellar door is a beautiful little ironstone cellar surrounded by magnificent views and gardens. They produce an outstanding range of wines, olives, olive oils and cheeses with some exceptional wines styles unique to their winery.

We may visit a tiny small producer called Samuels Gorge, where wine maker, Justin MacNamee wines exude his passion for the wines of this region. We then visit d'Arenberg winery, which feature a range of outstanding and innovative wines, made by Chester Osbourne from this 4th generation family run winery.

Lunch will be at the d'Arrys Veranda restaurant which is at is at the d'Arenberg winery where you will enjoy the sensational views over the McLaren Vale vineyards, or we enjoy the scenic Currant Shed or alfresco under the vines picnic style. After lunch we may visit Primo Estate winery, this very modern state of the art cellar highlights some of the Italian wine styles that have influenced this region.
We may visit the more rustic Wirra Wirra winery, one of the premium wine producers in the area. Here we will taste their fine wines or travel to the near by Penny's Hill, to taste their wide range of wines and enjoy a visual art exhibition of fine Australian artists.

If time permits, we will visit more boutique wineries. To make the tour more gourmet food focused, we may incorporate part of the Blessed cheese trail, taste local olives and olive oil. We may taste the locally produced Almonds at the Almond train and finish with a visit to taste South Australia's own fruitchoc's!!

Other interesting new wineries include Cascabel winery, with Spanish winemakers, and Hamiltons winery with wonderful views and great wines.

The area also abounds with almonds, flower farms, herbs, venison, yabbies and cheese producers or we may take a leisurely journey back to Adelaide via the Hills, visiting charming historic Willunga, an old slate mining town. We may also choose to return via the magnificent south coast.

COST PER PERSON

Please refer to the tour code and index page for accurate pricing.

NO OF PERSONS
Miniumum 2 Maximum 5

DEPARTS
Daily

TOUR INCLUSIONS
Experienced wine tour guide/driver, wine and tourism information kit, pre and post-tour assistance, wine tastings, refreshments enroute with gourmet lunch provided.
    
PICK UP & DROP OFF
Adelaide CBD or as requested


TOUR CODE
TSA - 2

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GOURMET FOOD TOUR McLAREN VALE & ADELAIDE HILLS - 2 Days 1 Night
Day 1
Your driver/guide will pick you up from the City and you will travel in comfort as we explore the City and the magnificent Adelaide Hills.
We first tour the Central Markets in Adelaide and see a large variety of fresh foods. We visit Haighs Chocolate for a special tour and tasting at their famous factory. They make the purest form of chocolate using premium cocoa beans sourced from around the world.
We may do a bush food tour of the Botanic Gardens followed by tour of the Aboriginal cultural Gallery with an Aboriginal guide.
We travel to Hahndorf to Udder delights for a hands on experience to make your own cheese.
Lunch will be at the magnificent Bridgewater Mill, where they pride themselves on using fresh local produce. It is also the home of Petaluma wines Methode Champenoise cellars and taste their fine wines.
An alternative may be at the winery Hahndorf Hill, near Hahndorf over looking vineyards at or The Lane, surrounded by Gardens.
In the afternoon we continue to explore the Hills and visit local herb, fruit and vegetable gardens and then taste some of the fine local products showcased at the Organic Markets.
If time permits we would include a visit to the Beerenberg Strawberry Farm to pick your own berries or taste some of the many outstanding Adelaide Hills wines.
That evening you will stay in one of the charming guesthouses in the Hills and Vales such as Claddich Pavillons or Willunga House (or similar) in the Adelaide Hills. For groups we would could stay at Mount Lofty House and enjoy dinner at a local cooking School, or we can stay at the Chapel Hill Cooking School in McLaren Vale. If timing is right we will dine at Russells Pizzeria in the charming town of Willunga.

Day 2

We travel through the Adelaide Hills to the McLaren Vale Wine Region. Nestled among the vineyards are a feast of fine and exotic foods, from almonds and olives to pheasant and venison. We travel through the picturesque Mount Lofty Ranges, through picturesque towns like Clarendon, over the Onkaparinga River to arrive in the heart of the McLaren Vale Wine Region and to Coriole winery.
Coriole's cellar door is a beautiful little iron stone building surrounded by magnificent views and gardens. They produce an outstanding range of wines, olives, olive oils and cheeses with some exceptional wines styles unique to their winery. We will do a tasting of these products.
Our next visit is to the Olive Grove. Here we will tour the olive groves and factory and continue to learn about and taste the fine kalamata olives, olive oil and various locally produced products.
We will do a tasting and tour at d'Arenberg winery then continue into Willunga to meet Russell Jeavons, one of South Australia‟s most talented chefs who will introduce you to seasonal fresh produce of South Australia and make lunch using his wood fired oven. Russell was one of the first to introduce Dukkah to South Australia. Alternatively we may take part in a Cooking School at Chapel Hill or similar. Another alternative is to do another hands on experience with wine blending, cheese, and olive oil making at The Producers.
The area boasts over 60 small wineries and many excellent food and wine producers, almond groves, venison farms, yabby and trout farms and berry farms that can be incorporated into our tour.
We may include things like a cheese and wine trial of the region or visit art related wineries before returning to Adelaide via the coast.

COST PER PERSON

Please refer to the tour code and index page for accurate pricing.

NO OF PERSONS
Miniumum 2

DEPARTS
On request



TOUR INCLUSIONS
Most breakfasts lunch & dinners during tour.
Experienced wine tour guide/driver, wine and tourism information kit, pre and post-tour assistance, wine tastings, refreshments enroute
*Luxury Accommodation

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Adelaide CBD or as requested

NOTES
On Saturday we will include the farmers Markets, be it in Willunga , Barossa or city depending on the day.
The Adelaide Central Market visits subject to opening days, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturdays.
Foodie day tours and cooking schools are available to the Barossa, City & Hills and McLaren Vale.
*Accommodation is based on twin share occupancy. Single supplement may be required


CODE
TSA-PEMA2

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Mary Anne Kennedy