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Discover South Australia’s popular McLaren Vale wine region on this half-day tour from Adelaide. With a knowledgeable guide, visit two wineries—Rosemount Estate and Lloyd Brothers Wine—to enjoy wine tastings of much-loved Australian varietals like shiraz. You’ll also have free time in town to browse local shops or stop by another winery on your own. On the way back to Adelaide, visit the beach town of Glenelg to stretch your legs with a walk along Gulf St Vincent. This tour is limited to 20 people. 

Highlights

  • 4-hour tour to McLaren Vale and Glenelg, from Adelaide
  • Enjoy two guided wine tastings at Rosemount Estate and Lloyd Brother Wine Company in McLaren Vale
  • Learn the history of winemaking in McLaren Vale from your knowledgeable guide
  • Sample other regional products such as gourmet almonds, olive oil and FruChocs candy as you explore on your own
  • Stop in Glenelg to stroll along the beach next to Gulf St Vincent
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 20 people allows for customized attention from your guide

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What You Can Expect

McLaren Vale and Glenelg Tour with Wine Tastings from Adelaide

Glenelg

Your wine tour from Adelaide starts at Victoria Square, where you’ll meet your guide and hop aboard a minicoach for the 45-minute drive to McLaren Vale, one of Australia’s most iconic wine regions. Your first stop is Rosemount Estate.

When you arrive at this award-winning winery, admire the landscape of vineyard-covered hills, which you can view from the tasting room. Enjoy a wine-tasting session provided by the winery staff before continuing to your next winery, Lloyd Brothers Wine and Olive Company. Here, sample wines like shiraz, the varietal this winery is known for, while you learn about the three generations of operation at this family-owned business. After your tasting, you may browse items like olive oil, wine and beauty care products in the gift shop.

Next, your tour continues on McLaren Vale’s main street, where you have free time to explore independently. There are many ways to enjoy the culinary delights here—perhaps visit FruChocs to watch candy being made; check out the Almond Train, housed in a 1920s train carriage, to sample nuts, chutneys and other regional goods; enjoy another wine tasting at Hardys, a heritage-listed winery that dates back to 1857; or head to a cafe to relax with a cup of coffee.

At the end of your free time, return to your tour vehicle for the journey back to Adelaide, stopping in the town of Glenelg, a seaside community just 6 miles (10 km) outside of central Adelaide. Take a brief walk along the shore before heading back to the city for hotel drop-off. (Alternatively, you may stay longer in Glenelg and return to Adelaide on your own via the tram (own expense), a 20-minute ride aboard the last remaining tram line in the region).

Customer Reviews

sally G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Dave was friendly, knowledgable and provided great entertainment between our stops at the vineyards. We discovered some fine wines and took back some great memories as well as a few bottles of shiraz.
Thanks again Dave for making our day so great!

Nipun O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Tour was amazing and our tour guide was very personable and knowledgeable. The vineyards selected for this tour were Lloyd Brothers, Hardy and #39;s Tintara and Angove. All excellent and we ended up buying from all. Views enroute were spectacular! Dare I say better than Barossa! Would definitely recommend!!

Pam H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

CAGLA C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Tour was really good, our guide/driver was amazing.. Very friendly and informative.. Overall enjoyed it very much!! Would go again next time!!

Yuki K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It was incredible! Thank you!!

Julie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We had a very enjoyable afternoon. The tour guide was great

Peter L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Dave was an excellent guide. Super passionate and knowledgeable about Adelaide and South Australia. He took us too 3 very different wineries from the boutique Lloyd brothers to the more established Wirra Wirra. Fiinished up down on the beach in Glenelg for sunset. Great value at 60/head

Maria S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent tour, great value. David was inspirational and excellent in his commentary!!

Susan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Excellent Dave was superb pity about the Queenslndaer teacher who wrongly thought he could be a guide had no manners

Wendy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour, Fantastic guide good time had by all

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