McLaren Vale Wine Region

McLaren Vale is one of Australia's oldest winemaking regions and is located only 30 minutes drive south of Adelaide. Visitors to the McLaren Vale wine region are met with a vista of soft rolling vineyards and charming townships, flanked by the South Lofty Ranges falling into the sea. The regions climate is mostly Mediterranean with fresh sea breezes and pleasant sunny days. Temperatures drop in the evening due to the cool night winds that float down from the Ranges. The quality of the grape is assured by good rainfall in the winter and mild temperatures. The area is regarded as one of the safest wine growing regions in Australia.

The McLaren Vale Shiraz is considered by many to be the best in the world. It is often blended with Viognier to create aromatic wine with silky tastes. Fruit filled Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs are the foremost white wine varieties of the region. Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot and Shiraz are the stand out varieties amongst the reds. The rich soils mean that fresh produce and livestock is bountiful here. The region is well known for its olives, nuts, cheeses, berries, organic vegetables, venison, beef, lamb, rainbow trout and marron. Enjoy this local produce and fantastic wines at McLaren Vales finest restaurants. Also don't miss the Farmers Markets at Willunga every Saturday morning. McLaren Vale Wineries & Vineyards and South Australian Accommodation.

Currency Creek Wine Region

The Currency Creek wine region was established 30 years ago. It is located on the Fleurieu Peninsula and stretches west to Port Elliot to the coast of Lake Alexandria in the east. The region has a Mediterranean climate and is surrounded by water which controls the temperature. The region is quite young but produces high quality wines in a number of varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz. The region is popular with tourists due to its beautiful coast, well priced wines and exceptional local cuisine. Visitors can choose from a wide variety of restaurants and places to stay. Currency Creek Wineries & Vineyards and South Australian Accommodation.

Kangaroo Island Wine Region

Kangaroo Island is a tranquil island which lies just off the coast of South Australia. The island is quite large with a circumference of around 400km. Kangaroo Island is home to an abundance of wildlife including Australia sea lions, penguins, Cape Barren goose and New Zealand fur seals. The island is covered by several wineries and vineyards, also to eucalyptus forests, mallee scrub and mangroves in the Flinders National Park and to the east there are undulating green hills. The area produces several varietals including Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz. Many people flock to Kangaroo Island each year for its beautiful scenery, wildlife and its few but quality rich cellar doors. Kangaroo Island Wineries & Vineyards and South Australian Accommodation.

Langhorne Creek Wine Region

Langhorne Creek is located south of Adelaide between the township of Langhorne Creek and 40km south to Lake Alexandria. It is a little known region however it produces important wines, with the Cabernet Sauvignon being the most significant of the region. Lake Alexandria is Australia's biggest permanent freshwater lake and natural flood plain. The rich soils of the region and the almost perfect climate make Langhorne Creek an ideal viticultural area. The Cabernet Sauvignon produced here is the most distinctive of the region. Other varieties grown here include Chardonnay, Grenache, Merlot, Sangiovese, Shiraz and Verdelho. The region is fantastic for gourmet restaurants and cafes and fine cellar doors. Langhorne Creek Wineries & Vineyards and South Australian Accommodation.

Southern Fleurieu Wine Region

Southern Fleurieu is located at the southern end of the Fleurieu Peninsula and is home to several boutique wineries and vineyards with cellar doors. The climate is Mediterranean with the vines enjoying cool breezes blowing from the west and south. Several varietals are grown in this coastal region including Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Riesling, Shiraz and Viognier. The wines are known for being well priced and extremely well made. Just 30 minutes drive from Adelaide, tourism is bubbling in this region. Visitors can expect to enjoy stunning wines, superb local produce and restaurants and well appointed accommodation. Victor Harbour hosts the Fleurieu Food, Wine and Flora Festival which is a popular event for the area. Southern Fleurieu Wineries & Vineyards and South Australian Accommodation.

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