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McLaren Vale Winery Small Group Tour with Wine Tasting and Lunch provided by Adelaide's Top Food & Wine Tours

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McLaren Vale Winery Small Group Tour with Wine Tasting and Lunch

McLaren Vale Winery Small Group Tour with Wine Tasting and Lunch
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Tour snapshot
Wine tastings at local wineries included to learn about terroir
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    8
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Taste local wine at top wineries in McLaren Vale on this small-group tour from Adelaide with all transportation provided. Sip plenty of samples without worrying about having to drive and enjoy the scenery on a drive through Fleurieu Peninsula. Groups are limited to 10, making your sit-down lunch at a winery restaurant an intimate end to your wine country experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Lunch at a local winery restaurant with a group of 10 people or fewer
  • Round-trip transportation means no worrying about a sober driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at select Adelaide and Glenelg properties
What to expect
Your tour starts with pickup from selected Adelaide or Glenelg hotels. Your comfortable tour vehicle, which accommodates 10 total tour members, takes you on scenic route toward the Fleurieu Peninsula. Visit several wineries with your guide. At each, tour the vineyards and get tastings of the region's best wines, both white and red. Learn about the winemaking process and what makes wines from this region desirable. Wineries you may visit include d’Arenberg, Serafino of McLaren Vale, Leconfield McLaren Vale Cellar Door, Wirra Wirra, Kay Brothers, Penny's Hill, and Fox Creek Wines. Midday, stop for a lunch at a winery restaurant, an intimate experience with your group of just 10 guests. Take the opportunity to ask questions of your wine expert guide. End your tour with convenient drop-off back in Adelaide or Glenelg.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Lunch at a local winery restaurant with a group of 10 people or fewer
  • Round-trip transportation means no worrying about a sober driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at select Adelaide and Glenelg properties
What to expect
Your tour starts with pickup from selected Adelaide or Glenelg hotels. Your comfortable tour vehicle, which accommodates 10 total tour members, takes you on scenic route toward the Fleurieu Peninsula. Visit several wineries with your guide. At each, tour the vineyards and get tastings of the region's best wines, both white and red. Learn about the winemaking process and what makes wines from this region desirable. Wineries you may visit include d’Arenberg, Serafino of McLaren Vale, Leconfield McLaren Vale Cellar Door, Wirra Wirra, Kay Brothers, Penny's Hill, and Fox Creek Wines. Midday, stop for a lunch at a winery restaurant, an intimate experience with your group of just 10 guests. Take the opportunity to ask questions of your wine expert guide. End your tour with convenient drop-off back in Adelaide or Glenelg.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • McLaren Vale Winery Guided Daytrip
  • Small-Group for a more personalized experience
  • Lunch included - Reginal Platter
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off from select Adelaide or Glenelg hotels
  • Standard Wine tasting fees at four cellar doors
  • Visit four popular local wineries
  • Complimentary Bottled Water
  • Entry/Admission - Shingleback Wine
  • Entry/Admission - Hugh Hamilton Wines
  • Entry/Admission - Leconfield & Richard Hamilton Wines
  • Entry/Admission - Dog Ridge Winery
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Adelaide city pick-ups are between 8.50am - 9.10am. Glenelg pick-ups between 9.20am-9.30am Please wait outside your Hotel prior to pick-up time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: Sample itinerary - subject to change without notice
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Must be 18+ years to taste wine.
  • Tour not suitable for children
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • McLaren Vale Winery Guided Daytrip
  • Small-Group for a more personalized experience
  • Lunch included - Reginal Platter
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off from select Adelaide or Glenelg hotels
  • Standard Wine tasting fees at four cellar doors
  • Visit four popular local wineries
  • Complimentary Bottled Water
  • Entry/Admission - Shingleback Wine
  • Entry/Admission - Hugh Hamilton Wines
  • Entry/Admission - Leconfield & Richard Hamilton Wines
  • Entry/Admission - Dog Ridge Winery
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Adelaide city pick-ups are between 8.50am - 9.10am. Glenelg pick-ups between 9.20am-9.30am Please wait outside your Hotel prior to pick-up time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: Sample itinerary - subject to change without notice
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Must be 18+ years to taste wine.
  • Tour not suitable for children
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Glenelg Beach
    McLaren Vale Wine and Food District
  • 1
    Shingleback Wine
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Hugh Hamilton Wines
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Leconfield & Richard Hamilton Wines
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    d'Arenberg
  • 4
    Dog Ridge Winery
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Simon W
2 contributions
Apr. 2021
Great tour, amazing location, nice lunch and great wine.

My Wife and I booked the tour from interstate with little knowledge of Adelaide and the surrounding regions. Turns out our pick was all that we could have asked for and more. Great little family tour company that was easy to book and contact (we were staying in a brand new hotel which wasn't on their list of pick up locations, but no hassle in arranging pick up at the new location). Also we booked as a couple on a "small group" tour however we were the only two so it turned into a very personalized and private tour with no pressure implied being only the two of us.

Danny was our tour guide and was happy to share any and all his knowledge about Adelaide & and the coastal towns on the scenic drive to McLaren Vale, including dinner recommendations.

Within McLaren Vale we tasted at 4 wineries (Shingleback, Hugh Hamilton, Leconfield/Richard Hamilton & Penny's Hill) and a HUGE!! grazing plater lunch at Leconfield with many featured local produces. During the driving we also drove past the d'Arenberg Cube which Danny was able to provide history and many personal stories of the company and family. This was matched with knowledge and commentary throughout the rest of the tour which was light and unobtrusive. It was also very easy to see that he is well liked and has a great relationship with all the wineries that we visited. During the day we were not pressured and Danny was open to changes in itinerary if there was something that took us by fancy.

Overall McLaren Vale is a great area close to the city with great wine and a day with Danny and his company has been a great experience that we will never forget.
Written 5 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi simonwB1942TN, Wow! Thank you so much for that wonderful review. I'm always delighted to showcase our amazing Food and Wine regions. McLaren Vale is a beautiful part of South Australia and some times overlooked. I'm very happy that you enjoyed your day with me. And I would love to show you both our other Food and Wine regions when next you visit our fair shores. Cheers Danny
Written 6 January 2022
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Chris H
6 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Couples
My partner and I had an absolutely wonderful day out in Mclaren Vale with Danny and the small group that we were a part of. We visited four stunning wineries and had a lovely charcuterie board comprised of delicious local produce for lunch. Danny made sure to cater for my partner who is celiac which was very much appreciated. Danny is an absolute character and we had many laughs throughout the day in addition to being taught many interesting facts about the Vale which was testamemt to Danny's involvement within the local community. It was trully a great day and would recommend you book a tour with Danny and his team if you are looking for an awesome experience in Adelaide and surrounds. Thanks again and we can't wait to explore the rest of SA with your team in the future.
Written 7 January 2022
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Brandon F
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
Feb. 2022 • Couples
Danny was personable, accommodating and extremely knowledgeable. His hand picked selection of wineries for the day in the McLaren Vale was spectacular, and his further recommendations for wineries in other regions were top notch. Wouldn’t hesitate in booking another tour with this company.
Written 13 February 2022
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Brandon F, Thank you so much for your review. I'm happy you both had a great time. Always happy to recommend our amazing state of South Australia and small businesses. We would love to take you both on another food and wine tour when next you frequent our fair shores. Cheers Danny.
Written 13 February 2022
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Joshua R
1 contribution
Jan. 2022
I really should have submitted this review early Jan but forgot about it until now. Sorry Bruce! He was amazing though, knowledge and passion outweighed any wine we sipped on during the day (and the wine was great). He made exceptions where he could and catered to us. Thanks a lot!
Written 5 February 2022
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Hi Junior845230, Thank you for your time to review your day with Bruce - who is an excellent tour guide. I shall pass this on to him although 'me thinks' he has already read it. Once again thank you. Cheers Danny
Written 13 February 2022
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sgrimes46430
Sterling, VA11 contributions
My original McLaren Vale wine tour was cancelled the day before, Top Food & Wine tours was able to accommodate my last minute reservation. Danny C., our guide was knowledgeable, professional, fun and flexible. He took us to 4 boutique wineries, focusing on high-quality wines, all charming and very generous with their tastings.

The day started at the wonderful Fox Creek and their divine Short Row Shiraz. Followed by Wirra Wirra and the sparkling Mrs. Wigley moscato, amazing! Lunch was at Serafino, where we did tastings while our gourmet lunch was being prepared and you choose a glass to go with lunch. Our group of 7 was fun, friendly and as someone who was going by herself, was so inclusive and made this one of the best days ever. I can’t recommend Adelaide’s Top Wine and Food tours and Danny C. enough !
Written 7 February 2020
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Hi sgrimes46430, Thanks for your time to review your day with Danny C. I'm very happy we could take you to McLaren Vale. Thanks once again for you high recommendation. Cheers Danny
Written 20 April 2020
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Angus S
Port Macquarie, Australia12 contributions
This was my first wine tasting experience in Adelaide, and it certainly didn't disappoint. Our tour guide was amazingly friendly, knowledgable and we had plenty of time at each winery without being too rushed. There are plenty of photo opportunities along the way, with each winery having it's own beautiful aspect of scenery.

I highly recommend Top Food and Wine Tours in the McLaren Valley, you will most certainly have a wonderful time.

Written 7 November 2020
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Hi anguss319, Thank you for you lovely review. Much appreciated. After all it's your day and all of us want you to walk away feeling like the day was not rushed, had plenty of time for photographs and enjoying SA fabulous food and wine. Thank you very much. Cheers Danny
Written 18 November 2020
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Emily H
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Danny made the trip very memorable and interesting. I particularly enjoyed all of the interesting tid bits of information throughout the drive.
All the winery’s were lovely and professional, but personally I enjoyed Shingleback and Dog Ridge the most. They were very warm and friendly - provided great conversation about each of their wines we tried.
Enjoy a fantastic day out.
Written 10 April 2021
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Hi nermal77, Thanks for sharing your time with me. Love the "tidbits" myself. We are so blessed in South Australia to have some of the best wineries in the world, serving some of the best wines ever. Thanks again Cheers Danny B
Written 19 April 2021
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dmsadler
Sydney, Australia22 contributions
Oct. 2020 • Couples
We had a fantastic day out, looked after by our driver and guide Danny C, who was extremely knowledgeable about the local area and helped us get the most out of the day.

My partner and I were the only ones in our bus as other Danny was taking around another group and they wanted us to have the best experience. We were picked up at 9am prompt and after a 45 minute drive were in the McLaren vale, initially stopping at the D'arenburg cube to admire its... Uniqueness. Our first wine stop was at the Shingleback winery, actually our favourite of the day. We took the black bubbles and local heroes home!

The next stop was Hugh Hamilton wines, a beautiful cellar door with a 360 degree view of the surrounding vineyard. Once again, the wines here were delicious, and the Saperavi/Shiraz blend was something new. Then followed our lunch stop just around the corner, with more wine accompaniment! Following lunch we visited Samson Toll winery (with their gorgeous black lab, Miller) and as a bonus stop we went to Kay Brothers, where we were lucky enough to try one of their nicest Shiraz's, whilst admiring the view of the rolling hills in the background.

We did pick up some wine along the way and with Danny C's help were able to pop back into Shingleback to get this sent back to NSW (it arrived 8 days later!)

All in all we couldn't have asked for a better day out, Danny's guidance and friendly demeanor made it special and the wines were right up our street. I would highly recommend this tour if you want to see what Mclaren Vale has to offer!
Written 15 October 2020
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Hi there dmsadler, Wow ! thanks for your time in reviewing Danny C's tour to McLaren Vale. Very happy you enjoyed your day with us. I know Danny works very hard to give you the best of all our regions, and i sure will let him know your reaction to his tour. Mind you he may have already read this. Once again thank you very much. Cheers Danny B
Written 18 November 2020
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yaxue w
Budapest, Hungary5 contributions
Bruce was a fantastic and knowledgeable
guide. We went to 5 wineries in total and had a great experience.
Our favourite was Hugh Hamilton with the 360 degree cellar door. The view was amazing and the wines were delicious.
Highly recommend the pate we had for lunch, it was from a local producer called Little Acres.
Overall a great experience and highly recommended!
Written 23 January 2021
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Hi yaxuew, Thank you for your review of your day with Bruce. Yes, he is very knowledgeable tour guide. I shall pass on your review to him. ( He may have already seen though.) Once again thanks for your time to review us. Cheers Danny
Written 27 January 2021
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Mat M
3 contributions
Mar. 2021 • Couples
The tour was fantastic through McLaren Vale wineries, Danny the driver was lovely, very funny and made us feel welcome. All the wineries we visited were very enjoyable and we had a great time. It was quite a warm day and the bus was air conditioned which was fantastic. I would highly recommend anyone coming to McLaren Vale and looking to do a tour; Do it with these guys. It was a very educational and entertaining Day.

And wine was Amazing!
Written 21 March 2021
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Hi MatMcNeil, Thanks for your review. It's really wonderful to hear that your day with me was so interesting. Thanks again Cheers DannyB
Written 19 April 2021
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Best day
Thank you Innez we had a wonderful day today. On time to pick us up, very friendly but full of good info on the tou
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Quite good
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Well organised and very enjoyable day tour
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Wonderful Experience!
The tour was wonderful! Went to some absolutely amazing wineries and tried a lot of lovely wines! Also, Vince the
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Great Full day option in the Hills
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Very well run tour
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Great day drip, totally worthwhile
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A great day out.
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Thoroughly enjoyed the experience with a very knowledgeable guide. Thanks Danny C! Loved the diversity of the viney
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Danny C our tour guide had excellent knowledge of Adelaide and the Barossa region and took us to some wonderful win
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Excellent day out
What a great day out in the Barossa, from start to finish Danny looked after us admirably. As a small group tour
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Great time at the Barossa!
We had a great time with Danny C on our trip last weekend. Gave us great history of Adelaide and the surrounding a
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Organised and informative
What a fabulous, stress free way to see Adelaide hills and Hahndorf. Danny, the owner and our tour guide, was a wea
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