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Samuel's Gorge

193 Chaffey's Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 8651
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Great Location

A bit out of the way, but in a very beautiful spot. A small rustic tasting room that was so crowded... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Olli S
,
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
A must do

We had a great afternoon here, the wine is superb and the staff, music, decor is different but warm... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dennis d
,
Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
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Samuel's Gorge is a boutique winery specialising in small batch red wines including Shiraz, Grenache, Tempranillo, Mourvedre and Graciano. Housed in a mid 1850's built farm shed, our award winning cellar door offers sweeping views of the Onkaparinga River National Park.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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193 Chaffey's Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
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+61 8 8323 8651
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit out of the way, but in a very beautiful spot. A small rustic tasting room that was so crowded we we unable to speak to anyone about the wines, but which were enjoyable, but not great.More

Thank Olli S
Steve D, Guest Relations Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Olli, Thanks for providing feedback on your recent visit to our cellar door. It is disappointing to hear that you were not able to speak to one of our cellar door staff about the wines. Our cellar door can get very busy, but this...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great afternoon here, the wine is superb and the staff, music, decor is different but warm and welcoming.Justin the wine maker is a authentic character that has passion for what he does and this is reflected in the wine. Make this a...More

Thank Dennis d
Steve D, Guest Relations Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the fabulous feedback Dennis. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your visit and had the opportunity to chat with Justin about the wines. We are very fortunate to have two passionate and engaging winemakers who are more than happy to share...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great winery to stop at while in McLaren Vale. We will definitely bring a picnic next time we go as the views are fantastic.

Thank The_chinga
Steve D, Guest Relations Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi The_Chinga, thanks for reviewing your recent visit to our winery. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and our spectacular views. We look forward to seeing you back at the winery in the very near future.

Reviewed 25 April 2017

placed on top of a ridge within the original old buildings the approach is one of joining you to share the wine and the current information on the vintage. The winery dog wanders through and may join you at your table if you wish to...More

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Steve D, Guest Relations Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Hi Igsweetman, thank you for such a poetic review of your recent visit. We are very fortunate to have such an amazing outlook over the Onkaparinga Gorge. To witness visitors standing at our old stone wall with a glass of wine in their hand, soaking...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This small but beautiful winery is very quaint but has a feel of some Tuscan hills vineyard. They had the head winemakers talking about their passion of wines which was insightful and the cellar door was very rustic but lovely.More

Thank Aussie2012
Steve D, Guest Relations Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Hi Aussie2012, Thanks for taking the time to review your visit. We are very fortunate that our winemakers are so accessible and happy to share their passion and knowledge with visitors. Hopefully we will see you back in the cellar door when you are next...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

one of our favourite wineries, a beautiful location, bring a picnic rug or sit on the table & chairs provided. we brought along a ploughman's lunch did the wine tasting, bought our favourite bottle and enjoyed our nibbles whilst our little ones ran around and...More

Thank SeanVick
Steve D, Guest Relations Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Hi SeanVick, thanks for the feedback on your recent cellar door visit. It is great to hear that you came prepared with a picnic and were able to make a day of it. Hopefully we will see you and the family back at the winery...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017

We enjoyed 1 hour and tasted different kinds of wines of their vineyards! We also bought a bottle in their shop and drank it during christmas time in Germany! Awesome! Highly recommendable!

Thank Kreuzband-Tom
Steve D, Guest Relations Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

Hi Kreuzband-Tom, Thank you for your feedback. It is great to hear that you were able to share our wines with loved ones back in Germany. Hopefully we will see you back at the winery when you are next in Australia.

Reviewed 21 March 2017

A hard to find but beautiful location in a quaint setting with many vats of grapes and an engaging and warm host. however, this isn't the place for you if you like wines with a more earthy flavor. Two of their wines have a VERY...More

1  Thank Bchgrl9
Steve D, Guest Relations Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Hi Bchgrl9, Thanks for the feedback on your recent cellar door visit. I am sorry to hear that our wines were not to your liking, but am glad you enjoyed the place and people. Enjoy the rest of your time in Australia, and hopefully we...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017

Samuel's Gorge was the first of three wineries our small group visited in McLaren Vale on the advice of the Tourist Info Centre. What a beautiful building, what an incredible view, what fantastic wines. I can't remember the name of our host (big bloke with...More

Thank Graemehendo
Steve D, Guest Relations Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Hi Graemehendo, Thanks for reviewing your recent visit to our cellar door. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your visit. I will definitely pass on your feedback to Mikey as I am sure he will be chuffed with your feedback. Thanks again for...More

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic wines. Quite a small winery with good coffee too. Has an adorable doggy! Be prepared to buy a lot of wine...More

Thank aschopra06
Steve D, Guest Relations Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Hi Aschopra06. Thank you for the review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit to our cellar door and were introduced to our dog. Not sure if you met Pascoe our long coat Weimaraner or Chunk our black lab puppy. Both...More

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