Uncork McLaren Vale Small Group Wine Tour

  • 8 hours
  • Departs 9:10am
  • Luxury Small Group Max 6
  • Adelaide
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Additional Information

Overview

Overview

Avoid the crowds and get off the beaten path on our McLaren Vale wine tour with a difference. With no more than 6 guests on tour, the experience is specifically tailored to our guests on the day! We can visit the big names through to the truly boutique producers whose passion is to create quality McLaren Vale wines.

With a focus on premium quality wineries, our McLaren Vale wine tours will allow you to taste the best of the region, and help you to discover those hidden gems. 

Quite possibly our favourite region to visit, the Vale definitely has something for everybody! One of the most diverse wine growing regions in the world, McLaren Vale is great for easy-drinking reds, Mediterranean whites, and you must try their world-class Grenache!

Leave it to us, the wine specialists, to create for you an intimate and fully engaging McLaren Vale wine tour!

Highlights

  • Super small group – maximum six people on tour
  • No set itinerary – wineries visited chosen to suit guests preferences
  • Tasting-menu lunch with premium beverage at the Salopian
  • Access to premium wineries the cheaper tours skip or charge extra for
  • Luxury transport in our top model Mercedes-Benz
  • Your own fully accredited, passionate, and knowledgeable wine guide
  • All entry, tasting, and tour costs for up to 5 wineries

Operated By

Small Batch Wine Tours

What to Expect

What to Expect

EXAMPLE MCLAREN VALE WINE TOUR ITINERARY

 

OFF TO MCLAREN VALE
McLaren Vale Wine tour scenery
Meet your host at your Adelaide accommodation around 9:15am (McLaren Vale pickup around 10am), along with other guests who may be joining you. Your journey takes you South through the scenic Adelaide Hills, passing through the historic settlement of Clarendon. Get to know your group and your guide as they find out what you’d all like to experience on tour.

 

BERESFORD ESTATE
McLaren Vale wine tour winery #1
Relaxing in the fresh country air with views across the impressive Beresford Estate, you’ll be serenaded by local birdsong as you’re guided through a tasting of estate grown wines. If you’re lucky you’ll spot wild kangaroos, ofter seen frolicking among the vines.
Here you’ll taste a range of everyday wines made in a traditional full-bodied style. It’s an introduction to the wines McLaren Vale is known for, and what you’d expect to find at most retailers.

 

K1 WINERY
McLaren Vale wine tour winery #2
Meandering our way up the hillside, in just ten minutes time you’ll find yourself rolling down the tree-lined boulevard to picturesque K1 Winery. Technically situated in the Adelaide Hills wine region, why are we here on a McLaren Vale wine tour?
This is a great chance to contrast the wines from the Mediterannean climate of McLaren Vale against those of the cooler climate at K1. You’ll really be able to taste, smell, and understand the differences.

 

SEASONAL LUNCH AT THE SALOPIAN
McLaren Vale wine tour lunch at The Salopian
Operating out of a repurposed homestead built in 1851 and surrounded by McLaren vale vineyard is one of South Australia’s favourite restaurants – The Salopian. Here you’ll enjoy a seasonal feast sourced primarily from their own organic garden wherever possible. Taste the flavours that define the region and have made this one of South Australia’s best regional restaurants (all dietaries catered for).

 

ALPHA BOX & DICE
McLaren Vale wine tour winery #3
Find a shady tree to relax under or some vintage furniture to sink into in the eclectic cellar door at Alpha Box & Dice. Creating a figurative Alphabet of Wine, they’ve become a champion of South Australia’s alternative varieties, exhibiting innovation at every step of the process by bending traditional winemaking norms.
As you can imagine, here you’ll taste the unexpected, from grape varieties to techniques, in a feat of flavour gymnastics. Limber up!

 

SAMUEL’S GORGE WINES
McLaren Vale wine tour winery #4
Perched on a hillside overlooing the Onkapararinga Gorge is this truly hidden gem boutique winery. Realx on the lawns in the afternoon sun with a view over the National Park, or take up a spot in their warmly welcoming tasting room. You’ll be guided through their range of forward thinking, masterfully created wines. Their friendly and relaxed tasting experience is the perfect way to end your McLaren Vale wine tour before heading back to Adelaide for around 5:00pm.

Additional Information

Additional Information

We’re sick of tour operators ferrying people to the same tourist traps day in day out, giving the same boring experience to the thousands that came before them. Small Batch seeks to create a different tour experience, one where your voice counts and the tour itinerary is designed around what best suits you.

Our guides are truly passionate experts who live and breathe the regions, who know all the hidden gems, and who want to share the best of the region with you. We venture into the unchartered territory that others don’t dare, uncovering the best of the region before the masses arrive, so you can receive the spoils.

We meet regularly with winemakers and cellar door staff across the regions, benchmarking their wines and exploring the experience they offer.  We’ve experienced their story and tasted their wines ourselves, so we know exactly what’s on offer and how best to share it with our guests. As a result, we’ve developed respectful relationships with the wineries who now treat us and all of our guests like family.

It’s these special relationships that differentiate us from every other operator out there – Small Batch Wine Tours isn’t just about taking you to wineries to have you guess the rest. We seek to connect you with the people, the regions, the terroir, and the wine for a truly unique and authentic experience.

QUALITY WINERIES

We take you to top-quality wineries with great experiences and wines you’ll love. All tasting fees are included in the price of your tour. No winery is off-limits, we take you where we think you’ll love it the most!

TINY TOUR GROUPS

With a maximum of just 6 guests on tour at any time you’re guaranteed an intimate day where your individual experience matters. Don’t want to be just another number lost in a sea of people? We even depart with just 2 guests!

DESTINATION DINING

All tour lunches are at one of the most popular restaurants in the region. You’ll get to try a spread of their seasonally inspired dishes mainly sourced from local farms. Soak up the atmosphere and flavours that define the region.

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • 35+ days to departure – Full refund
  • 15 – 34 days until departure – cancellation fee equal to 25% of retail rate
  • 14 days or less until departure – cancellation fee equal to 75% of retail rate
  • An administration fee of $30 per person is charged above the above fee.

Unused portions of tours – No refund is provided for any unused portion of a tour, including the entire tour in the event a guest fails to meet at the designated start time and point of the tour.

Cancellation due to being infected with a pandemic virus or presenting symptoms associated with a pandemic (i.e. COVID) – Should guests be infected with any pandemic virus or be presenting symptoms associated with a pandemic virus, guests are legally required not to partake in the tour. Under such circumstances, guests will be eligible for a voucher redeemable for the same/similar experience originally purchased, valid for 24 months from the date of cancellation. 

PICK UP INFORMATION

Adelaide City Centre Accommodation: Please be ready and waiting in the reception area of your accommodation for pick-up between 09:15-09:30am for a smooth and easy departure.

Other accommodations: Your guide will contact you with a specific pick-up time in the lead up to your tour.