MCLAREN VALE REGION

McLaren Vale

Buenos Aires in the Vales is a unique tango festival staged in & around McLaren Vale, where romantic tango music, expert dance tuition from Australia & the world’s best, & great social events, combine with regular delights of stunning scenery, great wines, fine regional foods, a Mediterranean climate & the vintage season (grape harvest).

The McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Visitor Centre is an excellent resource for information about the region, including local attractions, accommodation listings, cellar doors, wineries & food destinations. http://www.mclarenvale.info

South Australian Fleurieu Peninsula Tourism information: http://www.southaustralia.com/regions/fleurieu-peninsula.aspx

ACCOMODATION PARTNERS

MOTEL

McLaren Vale Motel & Apartments

Cnr Main Rd & Caffrey St, McLaren Vale SA 5171

Ph 61 08 83238265 www.mclarenvalemotel.com.au

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Minko Farmstay

Minko Farmstay Woodcone Rd, Mt Compass

Rustic Cottage accommodation for 2 overlooking vineyards & heritage listed scrub.

Contact Margo Kellett: Ph: 0428 556 770

http://www.minkowines.com/accommodation.html

Linger Longer Bed & Breakfast

A spacious, comfortable self contained apartment overlooking vineyards and the Willunga Ranges.

Linger Longer Vineyard, 95 California Road, Whites Valley, Willunga SA 5172

Contact: Rosemary Matwiejczyk Ph: +61 8 85562358 contact@lingerlonger.com.au

www.lingerlonger.com.au  

For those of you wishing to stay in Adelaide city:

Tango Casa

Tango casa takes you back to Buenos Aires but with all the advantages of being nestled in the beautiful south-east corner of the city square of Adelaide. Hutt St, ' a village in the city', with some of the best coffee, wine and dining in Adelaide, is just seconds away. Tango casa offers you the luxury of comfort and convenience with a fully equipped kitchen, a stunning garden area, a bath looking out onto a leafy atrium and a comfortable lounge-room. 52A Corryton St, Adelaide (near the corner of Hutt & Halifax St)

Contact: Paul & Jill - “Tango” Ph: 0438231551 casa.adelaide@gmail.com

https://sites.google.com/site/casaadelaide/home  

RESTAURANTS, CAFES, CELLAR DOORS, ATTRACTIONS

Our Place at Willunga Hill

Cnr Meadows & Range Rds, Willunga Hill

Sunday Long Lunches of delicious regional produce.

Weddings, Seminars, Workshops, Birthdays & Fun times. Australian Happy Foods – Slow cooked happy foods, enriched with local, seasonal produce, also available at Willunga Farmers Market. Bookings: Ph+61 8 8556 7337

http://www.willungahill.com

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Minko Wines & Providore

13 High St, Willunga

Open 11-4:30pm Wednesday to Sunday; 9.30-4:30pm on Saturdays. Minko's cellar door is located in one of Willunga’s oldest heritage cottages in front of Russell Jeavons' Pizza Restaurant. A fusion of Italian enoteca & French providore, this cellar door features Minko wines & award winning olive oil, plus kalamata olives, Russell’s Dukkah, local cheeses & Andy Clappis’s handmade crusty bread, & other regional produce. Ph: 08 85564987

http://www.minkowines.com/home.html  

Alexandrina Cheese Company

Sneyd Rd, Mt Jagged

Via Mount Compass, SA

Open weekdays 12pm – 5pm; Weekends & public holidays 10am – 4.30pm

Visit Alexandrina’s beautiful cheese company & café, for Cheeses, Tutored Tastings, Cheese Platters, Alexandrinashire Tea, Picnic Hampers & more.

http://www.alexandrinacheese.com.au

Goodieson Brewery

194 Sand Rd, McLaren Vale SA

Visit the cellar door & brewing shed of Goodieson Brewery & taste their selection of Ales, naturally brewed and traditionally handcrafted - Christmas Ale, Pale Ale, Pilsener, Stout & Wheat Beer. Wander amongst the brewing vessels & ask anything you like about brewing. Open 7 days, 11am – 5.30pm (closed Christmas Day & Good Friday). For groups over 8 persons & buses, please telephone ahead to arrange a time for a private visit. Ph 0409 676 542 http://www.goodiesonbrewery.com.au  

Bracegirdles at 190

190 Main Rd, McLaren Vale SA

The perfect marriage of chocolate, coffee, food and wine come together at the lovely Bracegirdles at 190, with a full menu including restaurant style meals served in a relaxed cozy atmosphere. Bracegirdle’s own range of award-winning fine chocolates are handmade on-site by their highly talented chocolatiers Megan Vincent & Sarah. Ph 08 8323 8558 http://www.bracegirdles.com.au

Willunga Farmers Market

Meet the grower & taste the region – 55 stalls with fresh primary produce from regional farms & Fleurieu Peninsula products. Open every Saturday 8am – 12.30pm in Willunga Town Square http://www.willungafarmersmarket.com  

CELLAR DOORS

There are 70 cellar doors to visit in the region. Wow. McLaren Vale is also home to a number of new boutique breweries, including Goodiesons Brewery, Vale Ale & Ekhidna. http://www.mclarenvale.info/cellar-doors

McLaren Vale - With world-renowned wines & beautiful vineyards, wild olive groves, coastal beaches, delicious regional produce & markets, cellar doors, cafes, restaurants, galleries, scenic walks & a range of accommodation options, McLaren Vale is a great place to celebrate the tango arts & enjoy a holiday. McLaren Vale was amongst the first areas to be planted with vines in South Australia, with varieties such as Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Chardonnay & Viognier, plus Marsanne, Sangiovese, Fiano, Tempranillo & Mouvedre.

Willunga - (translated as ‘the place of green trees’) is a lovely community with excellent cafes, cellar doors, galleries & shops, pubs, parks, scenic walks such as the Shiraz Trail, Willunga Nature Reserve trail & Willunga Slate Trail, & Willunga Artisans, Quarry & famous Willunga Farmers Market.

SCENIC ATTRACTIONS

Port Willunga Beach & Cliffs – Stunning beach, with the ruins of the original jetty & stunning cliff formations.

Aldinga & Sellicks Beach – miles of long, perfect beach to stretch the legs, popular for windsurfing & sailing.

Maslin Beach – beautiful coastal beach with stunning cliff formations. Also historically Australia’s first nude beach!

Port Noarlunga – Lovely cafes & shops, peaceful riverside picnic spots & beautiful beach, with great snorkelling off the jetty.

Onkaparinga River National Park & Onkaparinga Gorge – A favourite local crag for climbers, or take a lovely walk down to the gorge & along the river.

Kuitpo Forest – lovely walks through the pine forest, camping & mountain bike trails.

Goolwa – Enjoy the heritage & coastal beauty of Goolwa, sail the river at the gateway to the Coorong, cross the sand dunes to Goolwa’s stunning, sometimes wild beach.

Victor Harbor – Enjoy lovely walks around the Victor Harbor coastal region; ride on the Horsedrawn Tram across to Granite Island, a nesting place for Little Penguins; visit the SA Whale Centre; take a ride on the Steamranger Heritage Railway.

Deep Creek Conservation Park – wild southern coastal region with great camping, fishing, & challenging bushwalks, including the Heysen Trail.