Mclaren Vale Wine

John Reynell planted grapes at Reynella in 1838 and later employed a young labourer named Thomas Hardy. In so doing, the foundations were being put in place for two wine dynasties that were to dominate the region for over a century. McLaren Vale became the model of the small winery before such enterprises became fashionable in other states, and it remains one of the most richly varied and highly developed areas in Australia, producing intensely flavoured and coloured red wines and similarly powerful whites. The region is bordered to the north by the city of Adelaide with Adelaide Hills to the east, Sellicks Hill Range to the south and the Gulf of St Vincent to the west. The landscape though ever changing is nonetheless invariably beautiful, with rivers—notably the Onkaparinga and its tributaries—hills, olive groves and forests all co-existing and confirming yet again the need for the all-important correct site selection. Hitherto it had been difficult to describe the official climate of McLaren Vale, as there was no local weather station and statistical data had to be taken from the Waite Institute, located in a southern suburb of Adelaide some 25 kilometres (15.5 miles) to the north. However, Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Mclaren Vale View all

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

Popular Wineries in Mclaren Vale View all

  • Yangarra Estate Vineyard

    Yangarra is an aboriginal word meaning "from the earth." All of our wines are grown on our sing...

  • Mitolo Wines Pty Ltd

    Mitolo Wines is a family owned business, borne of and led by the founder and owner Frank Mitol...

  • Château Reynella

    Kelly’s Revenge is perfect at the end of a long day. This great new range of Australian wines is ...

  • Hugo Wines Pty Ltd

    Hugo Wines is situated in the McLaren Vale wine region which continues to build on its reputation...

  • Koltz

    Koltz began as a small wine label in 1995 when winemaker Mark Day and Anna Koltunow made their fi...

  • Vina Moda Winery

    A crowning achievement among California’s Boutique Wineries, Vina Moda has created a remarkable b...

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Mclaren Vale on Snooth

  • Imprimata Grenache Mclaren Vale South Australia 2012

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    Mostly this gives off red berry fruits, pepper - interestingly both black & white - cardamom, a silky smooth balanced tannin to acid finish that is both long and mouthwatering. I've not knowingly had a wine from either contributing producer, but if this is an example and BUY!!! It's ready - drink now and drink alot. Paul 91 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Imprimata Grenache Mclaren Vale South Australia 2012

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  • Imprimata Grenache Mclaren Vale South Australia 2012

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  • Imprimata Grenache Mclaren Vale South Australia 2012

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  • Red Knot Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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    This was really good for the price point. Plenty of blackberry and Damson plum, wood, chocolate and chewy tannins combined with juicy acidity give a better than average everyday drinking experience - which is exactly what you could do at this price. Drink now - Paul 87 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Just received these: The d'Arenberg "The Custodian" Grenache McLaren Vale 2012                                                                      and this: Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013:                                                                           Straight to the cellar - Paul                     Read More

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  • Red Knot Cabernet Sauvignon Mclaren Vale Australia 2011

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    Purchased at Trigg's Cellar 70. This was really good for the price point. Plenty of blackberry and Damson plum, wood, chocolate and chewy tannins combined with juicy acidity give a better than average everyday drinking experience - which is exactly what you could do at this price. Drink now - Paul 87 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Mollydooker Shiraz Blue Eyed Boy 2014

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    Wine review by babyubu1


  • Two Hands Shiraz Mclaren Vale Angels Share 2012

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    Wine review by Liandra160


  • Nice weather in Florida sans the wind.. 15 to 20knts. I am awaiting a delivery ... ... shiraz, with Glaetzer Mclaren Vale already in the cella Read More

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