McLaren Vale and Glenelg Tour with Wine Tastings from Adelaide
Stop into two wineries for wine tastings, starting at the award-winning Rosemount Estate. Surrounded by rolling hills laced with vineyards, Rosemount’s tasting room offers great views to enjoy while you sip wines provided by the friendly staff.
Continue to Lloyd Brothers Wine and Olive Company, a family-owned operation which is known for cultivating shiraz grapes and kalamata olives. Sip their fine shiraz wines as you learn about three generations of business. Afterward, you can browse their gift shop, which carries wine, olive oil, body care items and other handcrafted products.
After two wine tastings with your small group and guide, have time to explore on your own along the main street in McLaren Vale. You can enjoy another wine tasting at Hardys, a heritage-listed winery that started in 1857. Or try samples of an iconic Australian candy called FruChocs at their factory; you can even watch the tasty treats being made. Chutneys, nuts, and other treats can be can be found in a 1920s train carriage called the Almond Train. Nibble on tastings of a variety of regional products including gourmet almonds, olive oils, sauces, chutneys and jams. Or simply relax with a cup of coffee and soak up the atmosphere of the pretty town.
Return to Adelaide via Glenelg, a quaint seaside town located only six miles (10 km) outside of central Adelaide. Enjoy time for a short walk along the beach before returning to Adelaide for drop off at your hotel.
If you would like to stay longer in Glenelg, you can return on your own by tram, an easy 20-minute journey aboard the last remaining tram line in the region.
- Local guide
- Wine tasting
- Hotel drop-off
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Hotel pickup
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Small-group tour maximum 20 participants
Great tour with enthusiastic and knowlegeable guide. We packed a lot into the afternoon but it didn't feel rushed. The bus was small and comfortable and the atmosphere was personal. Great itinerary with variety not just wine tastings - I'm not really a wine person but I really enjoyed this trip.
Great time on a rainy day! Was pouring so the group elected to just drive through Glenelg, which was disappointing as that was in large part why we chose this particular tour. But what we saw was great. The group was small and very friendly.
The tour was interesting and informative. The three winery we visited produce very good wines. Guide was friendly n knowledgeable. We had a wonderful afternoon and stayed back at Gleneig beach to have dinner.
This tour was great. Dave was fun and knowledgable. We really enjoyed the special attention we received at the three wineries and all the history we learned from our guide.
Amazingly good value. It was a wonderful experience. McLaren Vale is a hidden gem. Dave, our guide enhanced the trip with his knowledge, personality and his ability to take a group of strangers and make us feel like old friends. The wineries he chose were all interesting but different. You did not have to be a wine buff or drink copiously to get enjoyment from the experience. I cannot recommend tbis trip highly enough.