The McLaren Vale region continues to inspire and excite the senses – discover the new food, wine and beer experiences across the Vale.   Here’s a few of our top picks for 2019.

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d’Arenberg Cube (McLaren Vale) – An architectural marvel, the Cube offers four levels of innovative winery experiences, from tastings on the top floor to art installations on the bottom and exquisite dining in between.

Mitolo Tasting Room & Bocca di Lupo Restaurant (McLaren Vale) – The stunning new tasting room and restaurant offers premium tastings, luxury dining experiences and inspired modern Australian cuisine by acclaimed chef Tom Jack.

Woodstock Wine Estate (McLaren Vale) – The recently opened, brand new ‘The Stocks’ Tasting Room is beautifully appointed with a modern twist. The space is designed to bring the tasting experience to the guest, rather than the traditional bar-style tastings.

Tealicious Cakes (Willunga) – This quaint tea-room and cake boutique serves up pretty little cupcakes in a tapestry of colours and designs, as well as proper English-style tea.

Gather at Coriole (McLaren Vale) – Coriole’s new restaurant comes from the team at Gather, serving local produce in inventive, beautiful and mouthwatering ways.

Inkwell Tasting Room (McLaren Vale) – Comprising of 20 shipping containers, the Inkwell cellar door is cosy and complete with a fireplace and sweeping views of Whites Valley.

Angove Family Winemakers (McLaren Vale) – With a newly refurbished lounge-style tasting space, choose from their ‘Icon Wine Flight’ or ‘Favourites Wine Flight’ and sample with either local cheese or artisan chocolates.

Food Business at Chapel Hill Winery – Nestled on top of the ridge overlooking the Onkaparinga Gorge, Food Business recently opened a new restaurant featuring a stylish, generous and changing menu showcasing the best in local produce.  They also offer onsite accommodation with seven guest rooms and a separate guest house – a perfect place to relax, unwind and indulge.

Penley Estate – New to the heart of McLaren Vale, this beautifully designed cellar door offers premium tastings.

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The McLaren Vale region offers a range of dining experiences, with a number located at the wineries themselves.  To discover the wineries with restaurants and wineries with casual food enjoy our McLaren Vale Food and Wine Stars of the Region blog post.

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Shifty Lizard (Willunga) – Casual taphouse with a vibrant atmosphere serving tasting paddles of their ever-changing craft beer range.

South Coast Brewing (Willunga) – The industrial style warehouse, turned homely brewery is complete with crate furniture and a wood fire. Featuring tap beers straight from the kegs, made in front of you in the micro-brewery. Doesn’t get much more local than that.

Victor’s Place (Old Noarlunga) – Latest kid on the block, Victor’s combines a kitchen, brewery and winery all in one.

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Never Never Distilling, Chalk Hill Wines (McLaren Vale) The award-winning South Australian distillery is preparing to open alongside the picturesque McLaren Vale winery, with panoramic views across the region.

Swell Brewing ‘Brewery Door’ (McLaren Vale) This will be an impressive addition to the boutique and craft brewing scene in the region. Definitely one to watch.

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