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.

South Australian Fleurieu Peninsula Tourism information:



McLaren Vale Motel & Apartments

Cnr Main Rd & Caffrey St, McLaren Vale SA 5171

Ph 61 08 83238265


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

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  

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  


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


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  

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.

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  

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

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  


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.

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.


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.