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Adelaide: McLaren Vale & The Cube Day Trip

4.7 / 5

20 reviews

Activity provider: Adelaide Sightseeing

Adelaide: McLaren Vale & The Cube Day Trip

Activity provider: Adelaide Sightseeing

From £111.61 per person

Discover some of the best food and wine McLaren Vale has to offer and make a visit to the spectacular d’Arenberg Cube. Sip on wine, gin, or beer tastings, and have free time to explore the main street.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Experience the spectacular d'Arenberg Cube
  • Enjoy wine tastings and lunch at the d'Arenberg Cube
  • Choose from a wine, gin, or beer tastings at Beresford Wine Tasting Pavilion
  • Take a tour and tastings at Wirra Wirra Vineyards
Full description
Leaving Adelaide, head out through the southern suburbs and along the metropolitan coastline. Enjoy coastal views as you head to McLaren Vale Information Centre for morning tea. There is an opportunity to sample wines from some of the regions smaller wineries that do not have cellar doors at an additional cost. Then it’s on to one of the highlights of your day, the d’Arenberg Cube. Nestled amongst the vineyards, this 5 level “Rubiks cube” has been carefully designed to entice and excite the senses. From the Alternate Realities Museum to the many art installations on display there is so much to see and experience whilst you are there. Enjoy a formal wine tasting on Level 4, before heading down to Polly’s Restaurant for your 2-course lunch. Next visit Beresford Wines, where you can choose from one of 3 tastings in their brand new Tasting Pavilion. The Premium Wine Tasting introduces you to a selection of their wines from the Estate and Limited Release range. The Vale Brewing Tasting offers up to five craft beers from the seasonable Vale range. And the third option is the 23rd Street Distillery tastings, where you can choose from 5 craft spirits or 3 craft gins. The final cellar door is Wirra Wirra Vineyards, located amongst the gum trees in the historic ironstone cellars. Enjoy a short tour of the cellars and a structured tasting of their range of quality wines. Look out for the ‘catapult’ and the ¾ tonne Angelus Bell in the picturesque grounds surrounding the cellar door. Finish the day with some spare time in the main street of McLaren Vale. You may like to pop into the Menz Chocolate Store for some sweet treats, wander up the road to Blessed Cheese, or explore the Fleurieu Arthouse housed on the historic Hardys Tintara site. Then settle back on the coach for your return trip to Adelaide.
  • Meeting point pickup and drop-off
  • Morning tea and the opportunity to taste boutique wines at McLaren Vale Visitors Centre
  • Tour and tastings at the d'Arenberg Cube
  • 2-course lunch at Polly's Restaurant inside the d'Arenberg Cube
  • Wine, beer, or gin tastings at the ultra-modern Beresford Wines Tasting Pavilion
  • Tour and tastings at Wirra Wirra VineyardsFree time for shopping and exploring the main street of McLaren Vale
  • Food and drinks, other than those included
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Please check in at 9:00 AM at the Adelaide Sightseeing counter, inside the Adelaide Central Bus Station, 85 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia. The tour will begin at 9:15 AM sharp.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Wine tasting is included at McLaren Vale Visitors Centre
  • Tour and tastings at the d'Arenberg Cube and Wirra Wirra Vineyards are included in the ticket price
  • Wine, beer, or gin tastings at Beresford Wines Tasting Pavilion is included in the ticket price
  • Additional food and drinks (not mentioned in itinerary) will not be provided
  • Get free time for shopping and exploring the main street of McLaren Vale
  • Tips are not included in the ticket price
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 20 reviews

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If you are loking for a different winery experience, this is the one to do. The Cube was fascinating in it's design and history of the creation. The guide was very knowledgable and general vibe was fun and quirky. Fun day all round, but it would have been nice to spend more time at one of the wineries, felt very rushed.

26 May 2022

I had a fantastic day, The Cube and the lunch, then 3 more wineries and morning tea at Information Centre where I bought a nice bag. I met so many interesting and friendly passengers... I also bought a lovely dress and yes some wine! Thank you I had a great day.

28 April 2022

Not just your average wine tasting so perfect for those looking for something different

24 May 2022

Product ID: 391947