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The Vineyard Retreat McLaren Vale

165 Whitings Rd Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171 Australia
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Just fifty minutes south of Adelaide’s CBD, The Vineyard McLaren Vale is a fifteen acre working vineyard offering boutique accommodation in the spectacular McLaren Vale wine region. Our superb property is just a short distance from some of the finest cellar doors and restaurants this world renowned wine region has to offer. Including such experiences as D’Arenberg and The Cube, Samuels Gorge, Yangarra Estate, The Salopian Inn, Star of Greece, Coriole, Wirra Wirra and many more. Our property offers guests the choice of six elegantly appointed, self-contained guest houses 4 x 1 bedroom and 2 x 2 bedroom/2 bathroom). Each guest house is generously stocked with locally sourced provisions and a complimentary minibar. All guest houses have their own private deck to enjoy stunning views of the surrounding vines and valleys. Sporting a view of Gulf St Vincent, all our guests enjoy access to the Jacuzzi located high in the vineyard. Our team, including your personal concierge, really know McLaren Vale…and we’re passionate about sharing the absolute best of it! We continually evaluate our region from the visitors’ perspective. Your Vineyard Retreat concierge is excited to guide you around our beautiful patch of the world so your experience is the best it can be. Most visitors come to the region for the wine and cellar doors but there’s plenty more for guests with more varied tastes. Hikers, cyclists, foodies, surfers, market-goers, beach-goers, whiskey fans, craft beer fans…theres something for everyone. Having booked the ultimate accommodation at the Vineyard Retreat; visit our concierge page to co-ordinate and curate all your experiences.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Bicycle tours
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Washing machine
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Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
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Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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Dishwasher
Microwave
Minibar
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Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
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iPod docking station
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odoherty24 wrote a review June 2023
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We had the pleasure of staying for two nights in the Highland. The accommodation was spotless. Extremely comfortable beds. The linen and towels were top quality. The supplied breakfast was a perfect amount for two couples for two nights. The fire place was a hit with plenty of wood stored on the verandah. I will definitely recommend "The Vineyard" for a stay in McLaren Vale.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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tipsyhoney wrote a review June 2023
Brisbane, Australia108 contributions14 helpful votes
Amazing property with thoughtful design and generous breakfast, snack and wine provisions. We had the privilege to stay for 2 nights for our anniversary trip. The accommodation is exactly as per the photos on the website - the property and surroundings are simply gorgeous. Great location and so many amazing wineries are so close by with a short drive/uber. Will be staying again whenever we visit the area in the future, Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Response from Anthea Cross, Owner at The Vineyard Retreat McLaren Vale
Responded 20 June 2023
Dear tipsyhoney It's really lovely to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at The Vineyard Retreat and we're so happy we are able to provide an experience that our guests really love and appreciate. We look forward to your next visit. Warm regards Anthea
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Olivia G wrote a review June 2023
Adelaide, Australia2 contributions
We were lucky enough to spend two nights at the Ardmore Cottage for my partners birthday. The cottage was spectacular, exceeding all expectations. Anthea was always attentive and we loved the generous touches added to make our stay even better. We also did the helivista helicopter experience too where we were picked up from the Vineyard which was truly spectacular! Highly recommend to anyone. We will be back!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Response from Anthea Cross, Owner at The Vineyard Retreat McLaren Vale
Responded 20 June 2023
Dear Expedition563965 Taking off in a helicopter from The Vineyard Retreat truly is an exceptional experience and we are so glad you got to enjoy it. Thank you for your lovely review and we're so pleased you appreciated the property and everything it has to offer. Warm regards Anthea
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Amber G wrote a review June 2023
Darwin, Australia70 contributions11 helpful votes
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Was an absolutely incredible and most romantic spot we have stayed at. The villa was amazing, the offerings inside including some bottles of wine and the surrounds made it a truly wonderful birthday weekend experience.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Response from Anthea Cross, Owner at The Vineyard Retreat McLaren Vale
Responded 12 June 2023
Dear amberg747 Thank you so much for this lovely review and we're thrilled to hear you enjoyed a romantic stay at The Vineyard Retreat to celebrate a special occasion. Warm regards Anthea
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S K wrote a review June 2023
Los Angeles, California11 contributions1 helpful vote
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Fantastic! The extra guest touches were unexpected but absolutely appreciated and enjoyed. I would stay here again in a heartbeat! The units are very private and extremely comfortable with all of the “creature comforts” you need!
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 12 June 2023
Dear 92264guy We are so pleased to hear you had a wonderful stay and appreciated the inclusions and beautiful setting. We do hope you choose to stay with us again at some stage in the future. With thanks Warm regards Anthea
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Bernievg1 wrote a review June 2023
Adelaide, Australia14 contributions5 helpful votes
It ticked all the boxes, amazing views, clean, high class, plenty of provisions for breakfast and nibbles plus drinks. When the only fault is the firewood place heats up the cabin too much, you know you’re on a winner. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Response from Anthea Cross, Owner at The Vineyard Retreat McLaren Vale
Responded 4 June 2023
Dear Bernievg1 Glad we could provide a cosy getaway with all the bells and whistles for your stay in McLaren Vale. We very much aim to please. With thanks Warm regards Anthea
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R T wrote a review May 2023
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Love love love this place! We stayed in the Cadole Avalon - on the inside classy 5 star room and on the outside rural peaceful bliss, the perfect combination.. Awesome perks, the complimentary mini bar over and above, best ever and we do a lot of short stays! even marshmallows included for roasting on the pre-assembled fire.. the room was pristine, appreciated the high quality linen and the heated bathroom floor ahh pure luxury. the only place to stay in the mclaren vale can’t wait to get back there, thank you vineyard estate!
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Anthea Cross, Owner at The Vineyard Retreat McLaren Vale
Responded 31 May 2023
Dear 17030APrt Thank you so much for this really lovely review! We do love to spoil our guest with inclusions and the vineyard setting never gets old, it's a very special part of the world. Many thanks Warm regards Anthea
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Margot B wrote a review May 2023
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
This is a beautiful vineyard to stay on .Our accommodation was stunning, I could not fault it in any way I highly recommend for a luxurious weekend away Plenty of food in the fridge for breakfast, pasta and condiments available very generous King size bed .beautiful Linen, Netflicks and great wood fire WWeloved it and would stay again
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Responded 31 May 2023
Dear Discover691048 So pleased to hear you loved your stay at The Vineyard Retreat. So much effort goes into maintaining and improving the property and guest experience so it's really lovely to receive feedback like this and we do hope you are able to return. Warm regards Anthea
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Anne D wrote a review Apr 2023
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The view and the quality of The Highland was second to none! We absolutely loved everything. The provisions were high quality, the bed was so comfy, the view is to die for, the ambience is peaceful. This is the most amazing place to stay. The decor is stunning and the deck is the place to be at the end of a busy day exploring McLaren Vale. Thank you for everything and we will be back.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 30 Apr 2023
Dear annedK583SJ. Thank you! We love hearing about our guests experience and we're so pleased we could provide a comfortable home away from home. Many thanks and we look forward to your return. Warm regards, Anthea
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Greenie5 wrote a review Apr 2023
Adelaide10 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I recently celebrated our wedding anniversary amidst the vineyards of Blewitt Springs at The Vineyard Retreat. Stunning location and the Cadole Sierra where we stayed was beautiful and extremely comfortable. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this peaceful location.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Room Tip: Definitely have a glass of wine in the Jacuzzi at sunset!
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Response from Anthea Cross, Owner at The Vineyard Retreat McLaren Vale
Responded 13 Apr 2023
Dear Greenie5 What a lovely way to spend an anniversary! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Vineyard Retreat, it really is a special part of this region. Warm regards Anthea
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Vineyard Retreat McLaren Vale
Which popular attractions are close to The Vineyard Retreat McLaren Vale?
Nearby attractions include Alpha Box & Dice (4.1 km), The Menz FruChocs Shop (5.0 km), and The Almond Train (5.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Vineyard Retreat McLaren Vale?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Vineyard Retreat McLaren Vale?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at The Vineyard Retreat McLaren Vale?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Vineyard Retreat McLaren Vale?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Vineyard Retreat McLaren Vale?
Conveniently located restaurants include Maxwell Restaurant, The Currant Shed, and d'Arry's Verandah.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Vineyard Retreat McLaren Vale?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Vineyard Retreat McLaren Vale?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Jetty Pylons (14.0 km) and Wheal Hughes Copper Mine (13.7 km).
Is The Vineyard Retreat McLaren Vale accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.