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“Unique”
Review of Magpie Springs

Magpie Springs
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Owner description: Magpie Springs is an eclectic rustic 80-acre Vineyard. It has a Cellar Door Gallery and Climbing wall amongst an 1 1/2acre mature garden. The working vineyard also features natural scrub and large dams There is an array of wild birds which visit and other native wildlife which call Magpie Springs home. It has a relaxed home away from home natural ambiance. Half way between Adelaide and Victor Harbor. Mclaren Vale and Willunga the nearest towns. The buildings are an unusual rustic mix, giving visitors a unique Adelaide Hills / Fleurieu Peninsula country experience. There is a wide range of things to see and do to appeal to all age groups and interests. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the serenity of grounds and bring a picnic. The wines available for purchase at the Cellar Door are all made from the grapes grown on this property. The vines are some of the oldest planted in the Adelaide Hills Wine Region. The wines are boutique and unique to this property. Varietals include Chardonnay, Riesling Savignon Blanc, Semmillon, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Shiraz. We sell wine by the bottle The gallery has hosted local, National and International artists works. - paintings, drawings, photography and sculptures. The works are for sale. The owner is an artist with works in National and International collections. We have an annual photographic competition on Magpie Springs in which photographers can win both cash and prizes. The information for the competition can be found on our website or on our Magpie Springs fb page. The Cellar door is not a cafe but we do provide one variety of newly roasted coffee (latte, capachino expresso etc and beans are available to take home. Hot chocolates, locally hand blended organic teas some soft drinks and water for non drinkers Southern Boulder takes care of the more energetic/adventurous with a bouldering wall. We have held the State Climbing Championships here 2 yrs in a row. Kids age 3 to 74 have climbed our wall its $10pp. Yoga is held here Sun and Mon at 6pm. $15 Children MUST be supervised at all times. The front garden/grounds can be hired for Corporate or Private functions/events. nb As this is a working vineyard, our home and visitors come to enjoy the serenity of the property. For everyone's safety and enjoyment all children must be under strict supervision (especially if climbing) If unable to follow a basic safety talk prior to attempting the climbing wall, Magpie Springs and Southern Boulder is not for you. Magpie Springs is a genuine working vineyard and a work in progress. Come visit and be part of its story. Exercise for the body - Art for the mind - Nature for the soul, Wine because its a vineyard and its delicious..
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“Unique”
Reviewed 25 February 2015

a unique experience - Charming cellar door has an eclectic feel in unique grounds. The displays of original art in the gallery is inspirational.... Sampled a terrific range of wines then had a fresh coffee (roasted onsite) in the garden and walked down to the dam. Bringing a picnic next time with a bunch of friends!!!!...perfect for a party or wedding - Something for everyone with the climbing wall....a must visit... quite the gem!!!

Visited January 2015
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Alice Springs, Australia
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“Beautiful place to visit”
Reviewed 24 February 2015

I attended a wedding at Magpie Springs and it was the perfect venue for a fabulous day. The gardens are peaceful and the vines as a back drop we're magical. I would recommend checking it out for functions with a difference. The gallery is full of great art and the shows change often. The wines and coffee available made for a very enjoyable day. Definitely make sure you drop in and experience Magpie Springs.
Sue W

Visited March 2014
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, Owner at Magpie Springs, responded to this review, 9 July 2017
thank you Sue W for sending in a review - its much appreciated
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“Picnic, Pinot and...bouldering? Yes please!”
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Had a wonderful afternoon with friends picnicking in the sun, sipping Pinot and later burning off some energy on their fabulous bouldering wall. The owners Avril and Steve are incredibly welcoming as is Benny - the canine greeting party of one. Been back several times since.

Visited October 2014
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, Owner at Magpie Springs, responded to this review, 9 July 2017
Thank you Kylie for taking the time to send in a review - much appreciated
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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
“A breath of fresh air”
Reviewed 24 February 2015

It's always worth a walk around Magpie Springs, just out of Willunga, south of Adelaide, but in the early months of the year visitors can enter their annual photography competition. By collecting a form upon arrival and reading the rules of the competition, you can proceed to investigate subjects for the competition and exhibition. There's plenty to see on the property, from old machinery and buildings, some handmade, to pockets of bush, orchards, vineyards, a couple of dams that attract bird-life and frogs, and a Provencale-style garden that is often festive with wrens and honey-eaters.
Realist and portrait artist Avril Thomas has her studio on the property, and a small exhibition space where exhibitions change every couple of months - artworks ranging from the photography competition to still life, landscape and interior oil and watercolour paintings, and imaginative sci-fi and fantasy art have been shown so far.
Magpie Springs produces a range of red and white wines, but the pinot noir and sticky dessert wines are particularly noteworthy. In addition, coffee is packaged and sold at the cellar door. There's plenty of space for a group or family to sit outside on the lawns on a fine day, which are wonderful for a picnic if you feel so inclined.If you are more physically active, you can use the climbing wall. It's a great location for outdoor functions, even formal occasions, and is regularly on the route for the Tour Down Under. Check the website to see what's on when and the costs for usage, and take a drive down - it's a unique experience full of potential surprises.

Visited January 2015
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, Owner at Magpie Springs, responded to this review, 9 July 2017
Thanks so much Adam for posting this review - much appreciated
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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
“Something for everybody”
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Love this place. We've approached it from Meadows and the kuitpo forest. Such a beautiful way to see the Adelaide Hills.
Once at magpie springs buy a bottle of wine and sit on the lawns. If you are really organized, pack a picnic lunch and enjoy one of the many shady spots around the house.
The art exhibitions are always fresh and new, showcasing local artists.
Will visit again.

Visited December 2014
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, Owner at Magpie Springs, responded to this review, 9 July 2017
Thank you Paul for helping getting the word out ....its much appreciated
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