d’Arenberg Winery Tours

Air, Helicopter and Balloon Tours Food and Wine Tours Half Day or Less

d’Arenberg is a family-owned winery, operating for over 100 years. The whole range of internationally acclaimed wine is made using traditional methods in the winery and vineyard.

The d’Arenberg cellar door is housed in our restored nineteenth century homestead, with views over McLaren Vale, the Willunga Hills and the Gulf St Vincent. Taste the wine, talk with our knowledgeable staff and hear about a racehorse named Footbolt, money spiders, dead arms, laughing magpies, lucky lizards and more.

Choose your own adventure at d’Arenberg and blend the traditional cellar door visit with exciting discovery, luxury or culinary decadence with these packages. Explore the magnificent McLaren Vale region in a 4WD, take to the skies and soar above the coast in a Waco plane, blend and bottle your own wine or indulge in the gastronomic delights of d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant.

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Biplanes

$1040

Experience 1930’s nostalgia and open cockpit flying in a beautiful Waco biplane, soaring over the stunning McLaren Vale wine region and beaches for a breathtaking 30 minute flight.

Upon landing the thrill will continue at d’Arenberg winery for a hands on, interactive wine blending experience. You get to play winemaker, and then bottle, name and label a 750ml sample of your favourite blend to name and take home with you.

Following your blending session, indulge your taste buds at an eight course degustation in d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant, overlooking the rolling hills of McLaren Vale. This is our very favourite way of eating and our homage, if you like, to the old adage‘variety is the spice of life’.The resultant combination of flavours and textures created between the food & wine pairings makes for an experience that will linger.

Operates: By arrangement, subject to availability and weather.

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Blending Bench

$70

The Blending Bench is a hands on, interactive experience where you play winemaker.

A palette of wine parcels, each with distinctive flavours and textures, are melded in search of balance, fullness and finesse. We did the physical work – picking, crushing, fermenting, foot treading, basket pressing and barrel ageing, and you get to create a wine that is truly unique. You then bottle, name and label a 750ml sample to take home and show off to your friends.

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Varietal Discovery

$65

This hosted masterclass will take you on an educational wine journey. You will learn how to swirl, smell, taste and most importantly, how to identify the classic grape varieties and their subtleties.

Build up your wine vocabulary whilst you discover the differences between an aromatic or textural white wine, how to describe reds with varying intensity, mouthfeel, body and tannins. Hear about our age old winemaking techniques, and graze on a cheese plate as you are expertly guided through six wines from our award winning portfolio.

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Dead Arm

$200

Since its release in 1993 The Dead Arm Shiraz has received hundreds of accolades from wine critics and judges all over the world.

This vertical masterclass offers the opportunity to delve into the history of this outstanding wine, whilst being skilfully guided through each back-vintage sample, matched to a cheese tasting plate.

At the conclusion of the masterclass you receive a current vintage bottle of The Dead Arm Shiraz, presented in a gift box and signed by the winemaker, third generation family member Chester Osborn.

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Behind the Scenes Vintage Tour

$55

Come behind the scenes at d’Arenberg with a vintage tour and tasting. You’ll be guided through the winery, taste from an open fermenter and see the traditional winemaking methods we still use, such as foot treading and basket pressing.

Your wine journey will continue with a tasting experience in the original cellars, featuring wines that showcase a range of winemaking techniques.

Enclosed shoes and a moderate level of fitness are essential, you will be required to walk on uneven ground and use steep stairs.

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