McLaren Vale is a triangular shaped region that takes in coastal ranges and a spectacular coastline. If it wasn’t for the world class wineries, it would be worth visiting for the beaches alone!
There are more than 80 Cellar Doors and many more vineyards, olive growers and olive oil producers, almond producers, distilleries, breweries, galleries, accommodation and other tourist attractions. It is unusual to have such a tourism-rich area so close to a capital city CBD!
While McLaren Vale is well known for its Shiraz and Grenache that regularly feature as winners in international wine competitions, there is so much more to discover. McLaren Vale is one of the most geologically diverse regions in the world with some of the oldest geological features. Geologists tell us that there are more than 40 unique features, some of which are more than 550 million years old.