City & Culture


City & Culture


McLaren Vale is home to sustainable winegrowing, world-class wines and culinary experiences, as well as pristine natural attractions and unparalleled tourism offerings. 

South Australia's viticultural origins began in McLaren Vale and our region's Mediterranean climate continues to drive our region's wine style and diverse food culture. Visit for more information about the region.


Down the cellar door

Best known for Shiraz, McLaren Vale also excels in the production of ultra-premium Grenache and Cabernet. Mediterranean varieties such as Fiano, Vermentino, Tempranillo and Sangiovese are also very well suited climatically and provide wine lovers with yet another layer of discovery.

Over one third of our cellar doors offer local produce as part of the tasting experience - from high-end, starred restaurants to casual platters - there is a wine and food combination to suit any taste.


Food and gourmet restaurants

The unique marriage of a premier wine region and beach lifestyle has created a melting pot for all things culinary, vinous and artistic in McLaren Vale.

The gourmet restaurants, cafes and food stores in McLaren Vale are the public face of a strong food culture.

A number of world-class chefs choose to live and work in the region, with local producers and premium dining spots enjoying fertile soils and fresh ingredients that help maintain McLaren Vale’s position as one of Australia’s premier food regions of Australia.



Sprawling sandy beaches that stretch as far as the eye can see - each one picture perfect! 

Fleurieu beaches are safe, clean and open to the public year-round.

A number of the beaches surrounding McLaren Vale allow vehicles to drive onto the sand - so pack up the car and stay for just an hour or the whole day!



Home to one of the oldest Farmer's Markets in Australia, McLaren Vale has become synonymous with fresh fruits and vegetables, delicious gourmet delicacies and unique handmade crafts!

With farmer's markets, artisan markets and country craft markets - there's a hive of community activity in the region year-round.

Meander the many stalls and fill up a basket to take home, or take a tour by the Epicurean Way and stop by to stock up!