Red, White & Brew Tour - Mclaren Vale
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Location: SA
- Product code: RWBMV
After we pick you up in the city at 9.00am (or 8.30am in Glenelg), we travel south to the stunning southern vales.
First stop of the day is Beach Road Wines. Run by husband & wife team Tony & Briony Hoare, this purpose built winery is the result of years of travelling and working in Italy. These travels and experiences further fuelled their unending curiosity and passion for wine, and they now produce many different varieties of wines with a focus on alternative varieties
After we leave Beach Road, we jump back in the bus and head in to the heart of Mclaren Vale - the township & our next winery, Hardys Tintara. A visit to Hardys Tintara is not just about the wine, but experiencing the rich history that goes into running a business over 160 years. The Hardys Tintara winery, on the main street of McLaren Vale, has been at the heart and soul of the region from the very beginning. In 1878 Thomas Hardy transformed an old flour mill into one of the region’s best wine cellars, and with his success, McLaren Vale began to prosper and grow.
Following a tasting of some of their beautiful range of wines, choose which one you like the most and grab a bottle to savour whilst we enjoy a lunch of regional produce across the road at renowned restaurant Oscars.
After lunch, we have time to take in the surroundings of the historic Hardys Tintara site, including the Fleurieu Arthouse - an exciting alchemy of creative talent with a stunning exhibition space, working artist studios, artisan retail shop and interactive workshop space. Take a wander down the main street of Mclaren Vale – don’t forget to visit the unforgettably decadent Fruchocs shop!
A quick trip back in the bus takes us south to visit South Coast Brewing. At their rustic brewery we can meet the brewers whilst tasting some of their wares… and you can even take a look at the brewery whilst you are there. Which one will be your favourite?!
Now it's off our final destination for the day, the uniquely South Australian Settlers Gin. Known as one of the premier, boutique craft gin distillers of Australia, we taste some of their core range of gins and if time allows, we may be able to chill and test out some of their eleven varieties of flavoured gins or range of Whisky, Rum, Vodka and Liqueurs if you prefer (own cost).
As we make our way back to the city for a 5pm finish you can mull over the day and decide – which is best, the wine, the beer or the gin?!