Ever wondered what happens behind-the-scenes at a working winery? Love trying fresh, locally sourced food and spending time meeting new people while out discovering new places?
If this sounds like the perfect day out, let us take you on a journey to help you discover some of McLaren Vale's best kept secrets, and open the door to our beautiful region.
Join us on our fully-inclusive, full day tour, where you will be taken into the very heart of the winemaker's craft and have the opportunity to follow the journey from vineyard to bottle.
Learn about the intricacies of how a wine is crafted by the winemaker - beginning in the vineyard, right through the winery and into the bottle - while enjoying hands-on sensory experiences, barrel and finished wine tastings, and amazing opportunities to view working winery operations up close.
Arriving at Shottesbrooke, you will be introduced to your knowledgeable guide, who will accompany you throughout the experience.
The structure of the day is built around following the life of a grape from vineyard to winery to barrel to bottle. Tastings and personalised insight will form an integral part of this experience, where you will get a first-hand look at the intricacies of viticuture and winemaking, whilst discovering what influences certain wine styles and how a finished wine is crafted.
Activities and tastings will vary from tour to tour, as winemaking schedules and processes fluctuate and change spontaneously throughout the year. Each day is dictated by weather conditions, fruit readiness, intake levels and either ripening or maturation stages, however each insight will be unique and educational. Rest assured, no matter what time of year you visit, each tour will be insightful and engaging.
Your exclusive experience will continue with a pleasant stroll through the estate vineyards (weather permitting) to McLaren Vale's No. 1 fine dining restaurant*, The Currant Shed. Here you will enjoy sparkling wine on arrival followed by a relaxed, regionally inspired 3 course lunch meticulously crafted by their award-winning chefs. Each dish will be personally introduced by your table hosts to complement the experience, and served alongside a hand selected range of perfectly matched Shottesbrooke wines. A perfect way to end your visit.
*Ranked on TripAdvisor, #1 of 3,184 restaurants in 'Greater Adelaide' as of July 2019
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Our tours operate weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Enquiries regarding Wednesdays & weekends are welcome and subject to availability.
Price per person : $350.00
Duration : Approximately 4 hours
This price includes an all-access, hosted winery tour, an in-depth comparative wine tasting plus pre-release wine sampling and a 3 course sit-down lunch with perfectly paired wines.
HOW DO I BOOK MY OWN WINERY EXPERIENCE?
You can book any of our tours of experiences easily online. Simply choose your experience below!
And if you have any additional queries prior to booking, please feel free to contact our Visitor Services Coordinator
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WANT TO SEE McLAREN VALE FROM THE SKY?
Fly high with Helivista and combine a scenic helicopter flight over our stunning region, a hosted wine tasting at Shottesbrooke and delightful lunch experience at The Currant Shed.
To book your unique aerial experience, click here to visit Helivista's website and book directly.
GETTING TO & FROM McLAREN VALE
McLaren Vale is located approximately 50 minutes south of South Australia's capital city, Adelaide.
Should you require transport to and from McLaren Vale, we can highly recommend the following chauffeured vehicles and transfer services for the ultimate luxury day out: