McLaren Vale

The McLaren Vale wine region is located less than an hours drive south of Adelaide, straight down the picturesque coastline.

Shiraz is by far the most widely planted variety, and the most important variety for the region, accounting for about 50% of the total crush. Every winery in the region will likely be producing at least one or more Shiraz wines, and with the wide range of unique terroirs available, each influenced by the maritime climate in unique ways, each Shiraz will have its own regional nuances.

Shiraz produced in McLaren Vale will often exhibit chocolate and coffee notes, with a little less pepper than those from Barossa Valley, and are often blended with Grenache. Other red varieties grown include Cabernet Sauvignon (and Merlot blends) Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Petit Verdot, Tannat and Zinfandel. The main white variety would be Chardonnay, however Sémillon and it's common blending partner Sauvignon Blanc are made, alongside lesser amounts of Riesling, Pronto Bianco, Vermentino and Fiano.

If you plan to visit McLaren Vale there are over 65 cellar doors so you'll be spoiled for choice, ranging from the small-boutique wineries to very large wineries. The drive from McLaren Vale up to the Barossa Valley is very scenic, passing over the rolling Adelaide Hills, and though the quaint German-settled town of Hahndorf.
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  1. D'Arenberg The Stump Jump Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2017
    From one of the most iconic wineries in McLaren Vale, the value this wine delivers for the money is incredible. A juicy, vibrant wine, packed with blackcurrant and cassis characters typical of Cabernet Sauvignon. These dark fruit notes are laced ... Learn More
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  2. D'Arenberg The Stump Jump Shiraz 2017
    From one of the most iconic wineries in McLaren Vale, the value this wine delivers for the money is incredible. Intense, rich raspberry, cherry & blackberry fruit aromas, backed with a distinctive herbal, peppery streak. Finishes with a mineral-graphite edge that ... Learn More
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  3. Monterra M-Block Shiraz 2020
    Gold Medal Winner- Wine Showcase Magazine. A complex, cool climate Shiraz from the Fleurieu Peninsula in the McLaren Vale. Classic cassis, blackberry jam & blueberries on the nose with hints of cigar box spice. Medium-bodied with mouth filling and generous red ... Learn More
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    Sam Kim
  4. Yangarra Estate Shiraz 2018
    "Shiraz from our estate vineyard adopts more of a cooler climate expression than the typical McLaren Vale style thanks to the vineyard’s elevation and cooling night breezes from the nearby Southern Lofty Ranges, but retains concentration and complexity." - ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
  5. D'Arenberg Dead Arm Shiraz 2017
    James Suckling: "A very composed and nicely layered rendition of this top-end shiraz." This iconic wine always displays the power and intensity of McLaren Vale Shiraz, yet has an elegance and refinement that few other wines from the region possess. ... Learn More
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    Robert Parker
  6. Hickinbotham Trueman Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
    2018 Trueman carries a quiet yet powerful grace often reserved for some of world’s finest wines. Evoking aromas of ripe blackberries and bittersweet chocolate with hints of rose petal and wild sage. This transitions to an impeccably balanced palate with ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  7. Hickinbotham Brooks Rd Shiraz 2018
    2018 Brooks Road exhibits the compelling dynamic between savory and fruit flavors which is textbook Shiraz from Clarendon. Sweet blueberry and rich red fruits interlace with notes of clove and menthol. The palate is expansive but pure finesses with a beautifully ... Learn More
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  8. Hickinbotham Claredon Vineyard The Peake Cabernet Shiraz 2018
    The individual components of this wine are mighty & the sum of the Peake’s parts is magnificent. The Cabernet shines aromatically with notes of blackberry pie and dark chocolate, while the Shiraz fills the mid-palate with black plum and toasty ... Learn More
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