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Dining at d’Arry’s

The recommendations keep coming for ways to spend time in McLaren Vale with today’s tip a winery I’ve visited before but not taken advantage of dining there before. Well that’s an oversight I’ve now rectified and a place I intend visiting again with so much left untasted!

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Latest Top 5 Picks for a McLaren Vale Weekend

On a recent stay in the McLaren Vale wine region of South Australia I decided to find some previously untried places to visit. There are more than 70 wineries in this region and others seem to pop up every so often so you can guarantee that the next time you visit you will find another favourite. We stayed at the McLaren Vale Lakeside Holiday Park with a group of friends and this friendly, green park didn’t disappoint.  Just be prepared for the evening and morning chorus of noisy corellas that come to roost in the trees.  Nothing like natures alarm clock to start the day!

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The Surreal McLaren Vale

I’ve written a destination piece on the wine growing region of McLaren Vale and surrounds for the November issue of Liquid Life & Leisure magazine online.

This region is an easy day trip from Adelaide but with so much on offer from more than 70 wineries, a craft brewery, fine dining, nearby farmers market, cycle trail and unique, zany architecture, really interesting shopping and artisans’ stores you will want to stay a few days at least to make the most of it.

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S.C.Pannell winery


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McLaren Vale Foodie Heaven

McLaren ValeHand in hand with the beautiful wines of the McLaren Vale region in South Australia goes the impressive food at restaurants and wineries throughout the area.

You are spoilt for choice in the vale with every option from bakeries to fine dining and everything in between. On a recent weekend stay there, I was lucky enough to sample a range of foods, from an iconic South Australian chocolate to the dining equivalent of artistic masterpieces (in my humble non food critic opinion).

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