Join Adelaide’s only hop-on hop-off McLaren Vale winery tour service and depart from the Adelaide CBD or get picked up in the region. A comfortable bus collects from the Stamford Plaza Hotel (Adelaide CBD) at mid-morning, then takes you out to stunning McLaren Vale, to follow a looping circuit featuring 15+ of the best wineries and venues in the area. Each circuit takes approximately 1-hour to complete, giving you plenty of time to sample that venue's offering. Along the way you are free to hop-on or off at any of the selected stops on the timetable. Bus returns to the city in the late afternoon, disembarking at approximately 4:45pm.
Experience McLaren Vale as though you were driving yourself. Just 40-minutes south of Adelaide, this tour allows you to hop-on or off along a select trail as you please. Having too good a time at a particular cellar door, or enjoying lunch a little too much? Stay on and catch a later bus. With a bit of planning, assisted by the comprehensive timetable and Info-Pack, you truly can tour your way.
McLaren Vale boasts a spectacular mix of the old and the new set in a lush coastal location. Whether it’s the wine styles, the vineyards or the cellar doors, you’ll find McLaren Vale’s blend of tradition and innovation to be unforgettable.
Set along the Fleurieu coastline, McLaren Vale offers lush rolling vines and hill top views over the valley and to the sea. Many wineries are optimally sited to offer spectacular vistas, with picnic areas and benches for all to enjoy.
These days the vale is as much known for its newer wine styles such as Sangiovese and Barbera as it is for the more traditional Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon. Shiraz still accounts for 50% of the crush and for good reason. Any fan of big dry reds will love the world class Shiraz coming out of this region.
The trail makes the most of McLaren Vale’s rich and varied food offerings, and there are options to suit every taste and budget (at own expense). Whether it’s a grazing platter of local produce, fine dining, or one of the numerous cafes and bakeries in the township, there's something for everyone. Alternatively bring a picnic and perch on the hilltop at Kay Brothers enjoying serenity and stunning views.