Mclaren Vale


Visit McLaren Vale for exceptional wines, regional produce and beautiful scenery. It’s nestled between the Mount Lofty Ranges and the beaches of Gulf St Vincent.

Known for its wineries and welcoming cellar doors, McLaren Vale also produces fruit and is an extensive almond growing region. It’s little wonder that McLaren vale has an abundance of cafés and restaurants, whose chefs delight in cooking with local produce.

The main street of McLaren Vale packs a lot in. There are cellar doors, local produce, craft stores, cafés and bakeries.

The first McLaren Vale vines were planted by John Reynell in 1838 and by 1850, the well known Hardy and Seaview wineries were in operation.

Walk or cycle along the old railway line between Willunga and Seaford. You’ll travel through vineyards, past wild olives and old gum trees and get a feel for this gorgeous countryside.

More than 50 wineries are dotted throughout the McLaren Vale region. Find boutique wineries and major Australian wineries, like the BRL Hardy Group and Rosemount. About 270 independent grape growers can also be found here.

There are dozens of cellar doors. You’ll love the choice in McLaren Vale.

Quick Facts

Mclaren Vale is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Onkaparinga  in South Australia, it is located approximately 33kms from the capital Adelaide and extends over an area of 58.529 square kilometres. Mclaren Vale has a recorded population of 3842 residents and is within the Australian Central Daylight Time zone Australia/Adelaide.

If you are planning a visit to Mclaren Vale we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Mclaren Vale and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.