There are more than 70 cellar doors to visit in the McLaren Vale wine region of South Australia as well as distilleries and craft breweries so on a recent stay in the area we decided to try venues that we hadn’t visited before. These are my latest top 4 and the reasons why.
You know it’s going to be a great stay in a caravan park when it begins with winning a bottle of wine. We were staying at the McLaren Vale Lakeside Caravan Park and the husband has taken a lucky guess in a competition which saw him win a bottle of Ekhidna Wines Shiraz from one of the local wineries (and one of our favourites) in this southern vales wine region of South Australia.
The weird and wonderful d’Arenberg Cube at McLaren Vale in South Australia is currently home to the Salvador Dali exhibition. Salvador Dali lived from 1904 – 1989 and this six million dollar exhibition marks the 30th year since his passing. The pieces have come from the Dali Museum in Montmarte Paris and having the exhibition at The Cube is a match made in heaven. It is on one floor of the cube and entry cost is $25 per adult which includes complete access to all the strangeness of the cube, entry to the Dali exhibition and wine tasting, complete with expansive views of vineyards and landscapes of the McLaren Vale region.
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!
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!
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.