McLaren Vale Wine Region

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McLaren Vale
Latitude 34°14'S
Altitude 30m
Growing Season Rainfall 140mm
Mean January Temperature 19.9°C
Harvest Late February to late April
Wineries 167
Website www.mclarenvale.info

About McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is the heart of the Fleurieu. It is a wine region of gentle hills and breathtaking beaches, where sea and vines rise to meet the Mount Lofty Ranges. The region is home to over 80 wine companies, spanning 7,100 ha of vine. It is celebr...

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McLaren Vale is the heart of the Fleurieu. It is a wine region of gentle hills and breathtaking beaches, where sea and vines rise to meet the Mount Lofty Ranges. The region is home to over 80 wine companies, spanning 7,100 ha of vine. It is celebrated for soft and generous reds with ripe berries, chocolate and soft velvet tannins. McLaren Vale shiraz is a regional hero, filled with raspberry and black olives. Plush blueberry cabernet sauvignon is highly decorated and juicy grenache hails from magnificent old plantings. Peachy chardonnay, semillon and tropical sauvignon blanc originate from cooler sites.

Kissed by the warm sun and soothed by the breath of the great southern ocean, McLaren Vale enjoys a Mediterranean climate with cooling maritime influences. The state’s longest river winds through the Onkaparinga gorge past giant redgums, vines and olive groves to escape at the mouth of St Vincent’s Gulf. The region incorporates the sub-districts of Clarendon, Kangarilla, Sellicks Foothills, McLaren Flat, Seaview, Blewitt Springs and Willunga. Individual vineyards vary in accordance with exposure to the coast, elevation and variety of fertile soils, sandy loams and underlying clay and limestone.

McLaren Vale is a clean, green region committed to environmental resource management and water conservation. Local grape growers are leading the country with a Generational Farming Program. The viticultural accreditation scheme guarantees sustainability and underpins the value of future production in the region. Proactive and innovative producers have embraced the trend towards organics and biodynamics as well as the potential for alternative grape varieties. New plantings of Spanish, Italian and Portugese varieties include fiano, tempranillo, sangiovese, zinfandel, touriga and barbera.

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Vintage Ratings

1996
9
EXCELLENT
9
EXCELLENT
1997
7
VERY GOOD
7
VERY GOOD
1998
10
OUTSTANDING
8
GREAT
1999
6
GOOD
7
VERY GOOD
2000
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2001
7
VERY GOOD
5
AVERAGE
2002
9
EXCELLENT
8
GREAT
2003
8
GREAT
7
VERY GOOD
2004
9
EXCELLENT
7
VERY GOOD
2005
8
GREAT
8
GREAT
2006
8
GREAT
7
VERY GOOD
2007
7
VERY GOOD
6
GOOD
2008
7
VERY GOOD
7
VERY GOOD
2009
8
GREAT
7
VERY GOOD
2010
8
GREAT
7
VERY GOOD
2011
7
VERY GOOD
8
GREAT
2012
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2013
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data
2014
N/A
No Data
N/A
No Data

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Wineries

2 Dam Blondes Winery 2 Mates Winery Alpha Crucis Wines Winery Arakoon Winery Banrock Station Winery Battle of Bosworth Winery Bellevue Estate Winery Bent Creek Vineyards Winery Blackbilly Wine Winery Blewitt Springs Estate Winery Blue Tongue Vineyards Winery Botham Merrill Willis Winery Brash Higgins Winery Braydun Hill Winery Brick Kiln Winery Brini Estate Wines Winery Burton Premium Wines Winery Cape Barren Wines Winery Cascabel Winery Chalk Hill Winery Chapel Hill Winery Clarence Hill Winery Clarendon Hills Winery Classic McLaren Wines Winery Coates Wines Winery Conte Estate Winery Coriole Winery Cradle of Hills Winery Dandelion Vineyards Winery d'Arenberg Winery Di Fabio Estate Winery Doc Adams Winery DogRidge Wines Winery Dowie Doole Winery Dyson Wines Winery Edwards & Chaffey Winery Ekhidna Winery Engine Room Wines Winery Esperanza Wine Winery Five Geese Winery Foggo Wines Winery Fox Creek Winery Geddes Wines Winery Gemtree Vineyards Winery Genders Winery Geoff Merrill Winery Gilligan Winery Grancari Estate Wines Winery Halifax Winery Hamilton Winery Haselgrove Wines Winery Hastwell & Lightfoot Winery Hawkers Gate Winery Hills View Vineyards Winery Hither & Yon Winery Hugh Hamilton Winery Hugo Winery Ingoldby Winery Inkwell Winery J & J Vineyards Winery Joseph Winery Kangarilla Road Winery Kay Brothers Amery Winery Kilroy Was Here! Winery Kimber Wines Winery Koltz Winery La Curio Winery Landcross Estate Winery Lavina Estate Winery Lazy Ballerina Winery Lengs & Cooter Winery Linda Domas Wines Winery Lloyd Brothers Winery Loom Wine Winery Luca Vineyard Winery Madeleines Wines Winery Maglieri Winery Marienberg Winery Marius Winery Massey Winery Mastermind Winery Maximus Wines Winery Maxwell Wines Winery McLaren Ridge Estate Winery McLaren Vale III Associates Winery McLaren Wines Winery Minnow Creek Winery Mitcham Estate Winery Mitolo Wines Winery Mollydooker Winery Morgan Simpson Winery Motörhead Winery Mr. Riggs Winery Nardone Baker Winery Nardone Baker Wines Winery Nelson & Way Winery Noon Winery Old Oval Estate Winery Oliver's Taranga Vineyards Winery Oxenberry Farm Winery Parri Estate Winery Partisan Winery Patritti Wines Winery Paxton Winery Penny's Hill Winery Pensilva Estate Winery Pertaringa Winery Petagna Wines Winery Pirramimma Winery Possums Vineyard Winery Primo Estate Winery Primrose Path Winery Ravenshead Wines Winery Renards Folly Winery Rivers Lane Winery Rudderless Winery Rusty Mutt Winery S.C. Pannell Winery Sabella Vineyards Winery Samuel's Gorge Winery Scarpantoni Estate Wines Winery Serafino Winery Settlement Wines Winery Shark's Block Winery Shingleback Winery Shirvington Winery Shoofly Winery Shottesbrooke Winery Simon Hackett Winery Sister's Run Winery Skin Deep Wines Winery Springs Hill Vineyard Winery Stalking Horse Winery Starvedog Lane Winery Sylvan Springs Winery Tapestry Winery Tatachilla Winery Terra Mia Winery The Black Chook Winery The Fleurieu Winery The Hedonist Winery The Old Faithful Estate Winery The Old Orchard Winery Thorpe Wines Winery Three Dark Horses Winery Tilly Winery Tintara Winery Tir Na N'og Winery Twelve Staves Wine Company Winery Ulithorne Winery Vasarelli Wines Winery Vigna Bottin Winery Vinaceous Winery Vinrock Wines Winery Voyage Winery Walter Clappis Winery Wayne Thomas Wines Winery WayWood Wines Winery White Knot Winery Willunga 100 Winery Willunga Creek Wines Winery Wirra Wirra Vineyards Winery Woodstock Winery Woop Woop Winery Yangarra Estate Winery Yarra Burn Winery Zimmerman Wine Winery

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2011 Mr. Riggs Shiraz

This wine from Mr Riggs is usually highly anticipated upon release, and thankfully McLaren Vale seemed to have a pretty good 2011 whilst most of th...

Winery: Mr Riggs | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $54.95 | OUR PRICE : $46.99
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2010 McLaren Vale III Associates Backbone GSM

GSM stands for the blend grenache, shiraz and mourvedre. From a great year, it's full of red fruits and spice, with good hits of toasted oak. The p...

Winery: McLaren Vale III Associates | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $35.00 | OUR PRICE : $31.50
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2010 McLaren Vale III Associates Giant Squid Ink Shiraz

This is the top wine from McLaren Vale III Associates, and squid ink certainly describes the look and feel of this fulsome, rich style of shiraz. I...

Winery: McLaren Vale III Associates | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $150.00 | OUR PRICE : $134.99
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2011 McLaren Vale III Associates White Ensign White Blend

Made from a blend of chardonnay, semillon and pinot gris, this is a medium-bodied, crisp style of white that shows stone fruits, lemons and pears o...

Winery: McLaren Vale III Associates | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $20.00 | OUR PRICE : $17.99
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2011 Hardys Tintara Cabernet Sauvignon

This is a cracking 'pour me another glass' Vale Cabernet, a wine of richness and depth, carrying both the leafy aromatics of proper Cabernet Sauvig...

Winery: Hardys | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 5/5
RRP: $27.00 | OUR PRICE : $23.99
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2013 Wirra Wirra Hiding Champion Sauvignon Blanc

Where do you hide a champion? Or, more importantly, why is he/she hiding in the first place? We don't have the answer to either question, but wh...

Winery: Wirra Wirra Vineyards | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $24.00 | OUR PRICE : $19.99
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2013 Wirra Wirra Mrs Wigley Moscato 500mL

Who was Mrs Wigley? Well strangely enough it was not the wife of the Wirra Wirra founder, Bob Wigley but in fact an errant cat that found it’s way ...

Winery: Wirra Wirra Vineyards | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2013 Wirra Wirra Scrubby Rise Unoaked Chardonnay

No oak, just pure fruit is the theme with this bright and frisky number from Wirra Wirra. Stone fruits and lemons adorn the nose, whilst the palate...

Winery: Wirra Wirra Vineyards | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2011 Partisan Personality by Jove Tempranillo

By jove! Here's a tasty drink that you can buy with loose change. It's a rich, fruity style that shows raspberries and blueberries on the nose, tog...

Winery: Partisan | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2011 Wirra Wirra The Angelus Cabernet Sauvignon

Named after a 3/4-tonne bell that sits above the Wirra Wirra cellar door, the Angelus has been one of Australia's great wines for many years. 2010 ...

Winery: Wirra Wirra Vineyards | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2011 Primo Estate Joseph Moda Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot

This is the 'big dog' from Primo Estate, and probably their most renown wine. From an excellent vintage, it displays lots of dense, dark fruits and...

Winery: Primo Estate | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 5/5
RRP: $80.99 | OUR PRICE : $69.99
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2012 Beresford Beacon Hill Chardonnay

Chardonnay has changed, no really, take our word for it, because it’s back in vogue in a big way. The funny thing is, for many of us it never went ...

Winery: Beresford Wines | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2012 Ingoldby Grenache Shiraz

This juicy red blend from Ingoldby is just the thing for that BBQ you have coming up at your place this weekend, and it will go down a treat, too! ...

Winery: Ingoldby | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2012 Maglieri of McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon

Here's a lush, burly style that shows it's rich, chocolaty McLaren Vale roots to a tee. Smells of dark plums and berries waft out of the glass, alo...

Winery: Maglieri | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2012 Maglieri of McLaren Vale Shiraz

This is quite a rich, fuller-bodied, sweetly-fruited number from Maglieri, so it's bound to satisfy the fussiest palate. Aromas of dark plums, lico...

Winery: Maglieri | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2010 Gemtree Vineyards Obsidian Shiraz

2010 was a pearler of a vintage out of McLaren Vale, and this offering from Gemtree is certainly a rich and vivid number. Weighing in at 15% alcoho...

Winery: Gemtree Vineyards | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2011 Gemtree Vineyards White Lees Shiraz

This is a lovely, mature shiraz that makes for smooth, lush drinking, especially if you are cooking up some beef short ribs. Aromas of hedgerow ber...

Winery: Gemtree Vineyards | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2012 Beresford Beacon Hill Merlot

Merlot needs a makeover. Sounds like reality show where you take a poor misunderstood grape and give it some care and attention before revealing it...

Winery: Beresford Wines | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2013 Primo Estate Primo Grigio

OK, so it's pinot grigio, but Primo Grigio is a nice take. It also happens to be a ripping little PG that shows typical apples and pears on the nos...

Winery: Primo Estate | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $25.00 | OUR PRICE : $19.99
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2011 Ingoldby Shiraz

Ingoldby has been a 'go to' value wine for Aussies for years. This version is a little lighter than you would expect, and shows aromas of red berri...

Winery: Ingoldby | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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