Top Wineries in McLaren Vale, Australia


Home to some of the oldest grape wines and officially the birthplace of South Australian red wine, McLaren Vale is the place to be for all wine lovers. Boasting around 65 wineries and acres of wine estates, a trip to this tiny rural town is all about visiting the wineries and enjoying the red wine.

DogRidge Cellar Door, Gallery & Vineyards

Started in 1992 by the members of the Wright Family, DogRidge Cellar Door, Gallery & Vineyards is a famous vineyard in the town. It is fames for producing some of the finest quality wines in the country such as MVP Shiraz, The Pup Shiraz, Sugar Cut Cabernet, Fortified, Merlot, The PUP Sparkling, Moscato, Grand Old Brand New and MVP Petit Verdot. The Doghouse Wine Club offers complimentary vintage wines and other exclusive offers to the members.

Hugo Wines

A wonderful place to enjoy finest quality wine, Hugo Wines is a must visit attraction for the wine lovers. This place is famous for its collection of wines and wine tasting tours. NV Cuvee, 2015 Chardonnay, 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, 2017 Rose, Grand Tawny, 2012 Reserve Grenache, 2012 Shiraz Magnum, Halliday Dozen 2014 Shiraz Special and 2014 Shiraz are among the best rated wines produced here.

Kangarilla Road Vineyard & Winery

Kangarilla Road Vineyard & Winery is yet another popular winery in McLean Vale. Located at Hamilton Road, the site is perfect to visit with friends or family and enjoy some terrific natural wines. 2016 Kangarilla Road The Monty Rose, 2017 Kangarilla Road Pinot Grigio, 2016 Kangarilla Road Reserve Chardonnay, NV Street Cred Moscato, NV Street Cred Sparkling Shiraz, 2013 Kangarilla Road Terzetto and 2014 Kangarilla Road Primitivo are the must try wines here.

Shottesbrooke Vineyards

Beginning its journey in 1981, Shottesbrooke Vineyards has a range of wines, including Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, GSM, Cabernet Sauvignon, ‘Jenkins’ Vineyard’ Shiraz, ‘Bush Vine’ Grenache, ‘The Proprietor’ Cabernet Merlot Malbec Blend, ‘Punch’ Cabernet Sauvignon, ‘Eliza’ Shiraz, Blanc de Blancs, Botrytis Sauvignon Blanc, Old Bush Vine Rare Liqueur Tawny and Muscat.  Visitors can also take part in group wine tasting events, tours to the nearby grape gardens and Sunday afternoon brunches.

Yangarra Estate Vineyard

Yangarra Estate Vineyard uses traditional flavours to produce Mediterranean variety bush vines. 2016 Viognier, 2016 Roussanne, 2017 Grenache Rosé, 2017 PF Shiraz, 2015 Old Vine Grenache, 2015 Mourvèdre, 2014 Shiraz, 2015 GSM, 2014 Small Pot Whole Bunch Shiraz and 2014 High Sands Grenache are some of the wines you have to try on your tour here.