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 Aramis Vineyards 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 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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2013 Dowie Doole Chenin Blanc

If we were doing an ad campaign for this winery it would go something like this: “You’re a fool if you don’t drink Dowie Doole.” Lucky for them we ...

Winery: Dowie Doole | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $18.99 | OUR PRICE : $15.99
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2010 S.C.Pannell Pronto Tinto Red Blend

The blend for Proto Tinto varies a little each year, but grenache always ends up playing a major role. More medium-bodied in style, it shows raspbe...

Winery: S C Pannell | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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2013 Richard Hamilton Gida's Rose

Appearance: Medium straw with attractive green tints. Nose: The aromas are restrained and elegant showing some peach blossom characters with a ...

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2009 Five Geese Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

This reserve cab sav from Hillgrove Wines, under the Five Geese label, is a rich, spicy little number that shows black berries and cherries on the ...

Winery: Five Geese | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $37.95 | OUR PRICE : $29.99
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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
RRP: $69.00 | OUR PRICE : $59.99
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2010 Maxwell Minotaur Reserve Shiraz

What a great name for a wine! The Minotaur! Grr! Fittingly this is a beast of a wine, thick with intense black fruit flavours and rippling tanni...

Winery: Maxwell Wines | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
RRP: $83.95 | OUR PRICE : $67.99
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2011 Vinrock McLaren Vale Shiraz

McLaren Vale is deservedly famous for producing Shiraz with a rich, up front and boisterous palate of plum, spice and dark berries .The grape is t...

Winery: Vinrock Wines | Region: McLaren Vale
RRP: $27.95 | OUR PRICE : $24.99
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2011 Two Hands Sexy Beast Cabernet Sauvignon

In a relatively short space of time, Two Hands have become one of those Barossa wineries that have become lauded and loved particularly by American...

Winery: Two Hands Wines | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $30.00 | OUR PRICE : $24.99
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2008 Geoff Merrill Three Virgos Cabernet Sauvignon

Geoff Merrill is a legend of Australian wine with his wines almost as big as his moustache. This is typically bold Cabernet front Geoff that is ric...

Winery: Geoff Merrill | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 5/5
RRP: $25.00 | OUR PRICE : $14.99 (40% OFF)
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2013 Coriole Fiano

This is quite possibly one of the best Aussie fianos in the country. Coriole got in on the ground floor with this variety, so they are certainly th...

Winery: Coriole | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $25.00 | OUR PRICE : $18.99
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NV Maxwell Wines White Port

Several mature, sweet white wines were blended at the winery to create this deliciously rich and smooth fortified wine.  A deep golden amber i...

Winery: Maxwell Wines | Region: McLaren Vale
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2012 Maxwell Four Roads Grenache

This sassy little grenache from Maxwell Wines is surprisingly elegant and medium-bodied for McLaren Vale, which makes it all the more slurpable, an...

Winery: Maxwell Wines | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
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2011 Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy Aglianico

Aglianico is a red grape variety originally grown in the Basilicata and Campania regions in Italy, making the Mediterranean McLaren Vale climate a ...

Winery: Geoff Hardy | Region: McLaren Vale
RRP: $30.00 | OUR PRICE : $26.99
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2010 Oliver's Taranga Vineyards HJ Reserve Shiraz

This HJ reserve (named after a family ancestor) is a 'show no mercy, take no prisoners' style. It flexes it's muscles through aromas of dense, dark...

Winery: Olivers Taranga Vineyards | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 4.5/5
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2009 d'Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard Grenache

The fruit for 'The Derelict' comes from vineyards Chester Osborn has resurrected after they were abandoned back in the day. Like a phoenix rising f...

Winery: d Arenberg | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
RRP: $34.00 | OUR PRICE : $28.99
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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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2011 Mitolo Jester Shiraz

Expressive, approachable and affordable is the philosophy behind the Jester label, and that's exactly what this wine is. It's a lush, juicy style o...

Winery: Mitolo Wines | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $26.50 | OUR PRICE : $21.99
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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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2001 Fox Creek Reserve Shiraz

The 2001 Reserve Shiraz is a typical example of Fox Creek’s flagship wine. It is a dark red-black colour with crimson edges. The aromas and flavour...

Winery: Fox Creek | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 3.5/5
RRP: $100.00 | OUR PRICE : $89.99
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2012 Maxwell Little Demon Cabernet Merlot

The Little Demon is not some evil spectre bottled for your enjoyment but actually a name that derived from Scottish scientist James Clerk Maxwell’s...

Winery: Maxwell Wines | Region: McLaren Vale| Cracka Rating: 4.0/5
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