Travel along scenic coastline to one of South Australia's beautiful white sand beaches, before heading inland to the McLaren Vale winery region, noted for some of Australia's most respected wine labels.
What to Expect
The drive along the coast to the McLaren Vale wine region will already have you excited, with spectacular views over Gulf St Vincent at Port Noarlunga. Enjoy morning tea at your first stop, the McLaren Vale Visitor Center, which provides an informative introduction to the region. As soon as the coach leaves the coast you will be surrounded by undulating hills covered with vineyards and colonial homes.
The first winery stop is the Wirra Wirra winery, home of the Church Block label. Here you will be introduced to the winery, followed by tastings. Next, head to the Red Poles restaurant for a special lunch of fine local cuisine in a relaxed setting.
After lunch, stop at the famous D'Arenberg winery. There will be exclusive wine tastings at the wine center and then time to see some of the most stunning views in the region from D'Arry's Verandah.
Later in the afternoon, the coach will take you to McLaren Vale itself. Here you will find the Hardy's Tintara Cellar Door if you wish to do more wine tasting. Otherwise, try FruChocs, which are chocolates all South Australians love, or stop for coffee at Oscars.
- Morning tea
- Wine tasting and tour at Wirra Wirra Winery
- Wine tasting at D'Arenberg