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      McLaren Vale

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      McLaren Vale
      Latitude
      Altitude
      30m
      Growing Season Rainfall
      140mm
      Mean January Temperature
      19.9°C
      Harvest
      Late February to late April
      Wineries
      120
      Website
      Cracka Rating 0

      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 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. Watch Stuart MacGill uncork McLaren Vale

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      2014 Sacredtree by Gemtree Select Vines Cabernet Sauvignon

      2014 Sacredtree by Gemtree Select Vines Cabernet Sauvignon

      There's nothing better than curling up with a good bottle of Cabernet and letting the days worries fly away. Here at Cracka we have the perfect red that will help you do just that. And it's available for a crazy Cracka price. Lord of the Grapev...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: McLaren Vale
      2012 Sacredtree by Gemtree Classic Vine Shiraz

      2012 Sacredtree by Gemtree Classic Vine Shiraz

      A classic (organic) wine from a classic vintage, our best selling wine for 2014 - what more could you ask for? This rich, plump and full-flavoured Sacredtree Shiraz showcases all that is great in McLaren Vale Shiraz, honed by the careful touch ...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: McLaren Vale
      2014 Mystery 95 Point McLaren Vale Shiraz

      2014 Mystery 95 Point McLaren Vale Shiraz

      This is not for the faint of heart... Solid, rich with all the things you love about McLaren Vale - nice white pepper, good chewy tannin, and wonderful red fruits from start to finish. It's got some lovely mocha and plum notes that really fill ...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: McLaren Vale
      2015 Mystery 95 Point McLaren Vale Shiraz

      2015 Mystery 95 Point McLaren Vale Shiraz

      If you like your Shiraz turned up to "11" then this is the wine for you. Dense and broody and chock full of plum and berry flavours wrapped up in velvety chocolatey tannins. This wine oozes all that McLaren Vale has to offer.

      Cracka rating100
      Region: McLaren Vale
      2013 Tyrrell's Reserve Willunga Shiraz

      2013 Tyrrell's Reserve Willunga Shiraz

      Sourced from a Tyrrell's single vineyard in Willunga - located in the southern end of McLaren Vale - this rich, hearty and full-flavoured red wine just oozes classic Shiraz flavours, with endless plum, fine tannins and a long long finish. Matured ...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: McLaren Vale
      2014 Sacredtree Single Vineyard Shiraz

      2014 Sacredtree Single Vineyard Shiraz

      We've sold the last few vintages of the Sacredtree Single Vineyard Shiraz and for anyone who has had it before, you'll know that this is a heroic wine. Made by renowned McLaren Vale winemaker Mike Brown of Gemtree Wines, the Sacredtree Single V...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: McLaren Vale
      2014 Sacredtree by Gemtree Classic Vine Shiraz

      2014 Sacredtree by Gemtree Classic Vine Shiraz

      Know what the greatest thing about this Shiraz is? The blackness. You can just stare into the limitless richness of this red and get lost in it, the inky, black/red/purple colour a signal of the thick fruit flavours and impressive length that lies...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: McLaren Vale
      2013 Tyrrell's Rufus Stone McLaren Vale Shiraz

      2013 Tyrrell's Rufus Stone McLaren Vale Shiraz

      Tyrrell’s cannot be accused of resting on their laurels, they may have over 150 years of know-how in the Hunter but they are also willing to bet on other regions to deliver premium quality wines. This Shiraz come from their McLaren Vale vineyards ...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: McLaren Vale
      2015 Sacredtree by Gemtree Select Vines Shiraz

      2015 Sacredtree by Gemtree Select Vines Shiraz

      Sometimes you're in the right place at the right time to pick up a bargain! This Shiraz, made by McLaren Vale producer Gemtree Wines, was destined for the export market until our canny buyers tasted it. They saw the potential of this delicious ric...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: McLaren Vale
      2007 Geoff Merrill Pimpala Vineyard MV Cabernet Merlot

      2007 Geoff Merrill Pimpala Vineyard MV Cabernet Merlot

      Big and bold - as you’d expect from the Vale - this has layers of plush blackberry and leafy varietal fruit, now lifted by some cedary, cigar box aged complexity. It is at the absolute peak of its powers, but with plenty of tannins left to ensure ...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: McLaren Vale
      2016 Sacredtree Classic Vine Grenache Shiraz Mouvedre

      2016 Sacredtree Classic Vine Grenache Shiraz Mouvedre

      The key to this wines success is about picking the grapes at just the right time and then using careful oak maturation without losing that exuberant red fruit. Sourced from certified organic vineyards in sunny McLaren Vale, this couldn't be anymor...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: McLaren Vale
      2014 Wirra Wirra Scrubby Rise Red Blend

      2014 Wirra Wirra Scrubby Rise Red Blend

      A mix of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, it is a typically juicy red with lots of purple fruit flavours and a surprisingly dry finish. A brand new vintage of this clever little wine, this is such good drinking for very few dollars...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: McLaren Vale
      2013 Geoff Merrill SMS Rose

      2013 Geoff Merrill SMS Rose

      Just look at the colour of this rose! Fantastic! Made by famed McLaren Vale winemaker Geoff Merrill, this ruby coloured wine is just bursting with juicy fruit flavours, driven by the ripe McLaren Vale Grenache grapes that it was made from. B...

      Cracka rating80
      Region: McLaren Vale
      2014 Geoff Merrill Single Vineyard McLaren Vale Merlot

      2014 Geoff Merrill Single Vineyard McLaren Vale Merlot

      This McLaren Vale Merlot is proper good. So good that we had to stop and check that Geoff hadn't mislabelled one of his special reserve wines. What makes this red great is that the classic Merlot fruit has some proper structure behind it, with act...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: McLaren Vale
      2014 Kay Brothers McLaren Vale Basket Pressed Shiraz

      2014 Kay Brothers McLaren Vale Basket Pressed Shiraz

      One of our favourite McLaren Vale Shiraz this beauty. Gives you the typical varietal and regional nuances you seek all at the same time. A fair whack of white pepper, in with some strong blackberry type flavour shows you that Kay Bros are trul...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: McLaren Vale
      2014 Geoff Merrill Reserve Chardonnay

      2014 Geoff Merrill Reserve Chardonnay

      Chardonnay from the McLaren Vale can be a rich and full-bodied experience. If there’s one winemaker who can deliver that promise, it’s Geoff Merrill. Since 1980, he has been making award-winning wines of balance. This is bells and whistles Chardon...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: McLaren Vale
      2014 Wirra Wirra Woodhenge Shiraz

      2014 Wirra Wirra Woodhenge Shiraz

      Wirra Wirra have a fine tradition of quirkyness thanks to the eccentric founder Greg Trott. This wine tips its hat to the legacy left by Trott and the massive post and rail fence that greets visitors as they visit the winery. Nothing quirky about ...

      Cracka rating100
      Region: McLaren Vale
      2016 Wirra Wirra Mrs Wigley Grenache Rose

      2016 Wirra Wirra Mrs Wigley Grenache Rose

      Come summer, can you honestly imagine drinking big reds in the heat? Nope, that’s where Rosé comes into play with its chilled and pink coloured allure. One of the best and most consistent Rosés around is the Mrs Wigley made by the talented crew at...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: McLaren Vale
      2012 Mitolo Savitar Shiraz

      2012 Mitolo Savitar Shiraz

      There is no two ways about this wine. It's a beast. A beast of a wine that is inky and heavy and unbelievably rich. Perhaps the only problem with this wine is that it is almost too big, too rich, too heady. Is that possible?

      Cracka rating90
      Region: McLaren Vale
      2014 RockBare Barossa Babe Shiraz

      2014 RockBare Barossa Babe Shiraz

      Winemaker at Rockbare, Tim Burvill, is a committed fan of the McLaren Vale but when he sees a plot of land with Shiraz too good to pass up, he jumps on it, regardless of the region. The fruit for this wine comes from vines that are over a century ...

      Cracka rating90
      Region: McLaren Vale