A Day in McLaren Vale
Available Wednesday 25th September Only
Spend the day in South Australia’s beautiful McLaren Vale. Known best for its dry red wines, there is also a burgeoning food and spirit scene popping up in the region. During your time in McLaren Vale you will visit some of the regions most acclaimed wineries; Wirra Wirra, d’Arenberg, home to the Cube, and also Beresford wines.
Your first winery is Wirra Wirra Winery. The vineyards were originally established in 1894 by known South Australian eccentric and cricketer Robert Strangways Wigley. The winery prospered in its early days, producing many wines including a much acclaimed Shiraz, which was exported to England and the Empire until his death in 1926. The winery ran into disrepair and was eventually abandoned. In 1969 under the watchful eye of the late Greg Trott and his cousin Roger, the winery was rebuilt from the remnants of two walls and some slate fermenting tanks. As with all subsequent Trott endeavours, it was the sheer magnitude and unlikeliness of the project that made it so attractive. See just how far Greg and Roger came as you take a tour of the beautiful grounds and taste some of their delicious varieties during your time at Wirra Wirra.
A delicious shared lunch will be provided at Wirra Wirra including platters of local produce, gourmet paninis, bowls of abundance hearty salad options and a glass of wine to wash it all down.
The d’Arenberg Cube has fast become an iconic destination in McLaren Vale. The brainchild of fourth generation grape grower and Chief Winemaker, Chester Osborn, this Rubik Cube inspired construction brings a Willy Wonka touch of whimsy to the vineyard. Here you will have an opportunity to explore the Cube and all its wonder as well as enjoy a seated private tasting.
Established in 1985 in the heart of McLaren Vale, Beresford wines is family-owned and passionately South Australian. Their winemakers apply their extraordinary knowledge and expertise to handcraft wines of celebrated distinction, heroing the individuality and diversity of the McLaren Vale region. Beresford Estate is a 70-acre working vineyard producing award-winning wines of nuanced excellence. On the estate, stands Beresford House and Beresford Tasting Pavilion, both were built with modernistic architectural precision and an eye for indulgent detail, they provide a visionary space to experience the very best of Beresford. Your wine tasting experience has you discovering the Beresford Classic Range paired with a local tasting plate of regional flavours. Wines include: Angelique Premium Cuvee, Chardonnay, Grenache Rose, GSM, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.
INCLUSIONS & HIGHLIGHTS:
- Pick up and drop off at Adelaide Central Bus Station Franklin St City
- Knowledgeable driver/guide
- Morning tea
- Trott’s Tales tour and wine tasting at Wirra Wirra
- Shared lunch including glass of wine at Wirra Wirra
- Tour of d’Arenberg Cube
- Private tasting at d’Arenberg
- Classic Wine tasting experience at Beresford Estate