Mclaren Vale wine is produced in the south of Australia where many of the family owned vineyards are over 100 years’ old. Some have been developed into boutique vineyards that supply the local fine restaurants with signature wines. The visitor to the area will be surprised by the choice of cafes and fine food establishments.
Growing in popularity is WayWood Wines that produces small quantities of boutique wines. Their important accomplishments include winning the Silver Medal at the Small Winemakers Show in 2010. They are considered producers of one of the 100 hot wines for 2010. Wine lovers can join their online newsletter mailing list to keep abreast on their newest releases.
Another highly respected vineyard is Graham Stevens Wines which continue to win awards since the 1970s. Mr. Stevens started producing wines over forty years’ ago with his wife and is continuing on in the family tradition with his daughter. They released two special summer wines for 2011 called The Cousins Grenache Rose and the Clare Valley Riesling.
The scenery and synergy of the Mount Lofty Ranges and Gulf St Vincent beaches make for an ideal setting for wine tastings, gourmet meals and socializing with friends. Three popular restaurants include The Barn Bistro, Oscars and Vasarelli Cellar Door & Cafe. Additionally, hispanic cuisine is served at El Toro Bar and Grill featuring a mixture of foods Latin American and Mexican in origin.
Specialty wines include Shiraz, Grenache and Sauvignan. Other wines that are becoming increasingly popular include Sauvignan Blanc and Riesling. Wine lovers who live outside of the area can order from the websites from such well known vineyards as Wirra Wirra and Coriole.
McLaren Vale wine is produced in an area of S. Australia that has a history of wine production since the 1800s. Visitors today enjoy the picture postcard scenery while indulging in the fine food of area expert chefs. This is an experience that should not be missed.