Local wineries are just part of the experience.
Only 40 minutes from Adelaide, the McLaren Vale region abounds with over 70 cellar doors, award winning regional dining, and spectacular natural scenery.
With more than 70 cellar doors to visit throughout the region and over 160 vineyards, there is a wine for every palate. Organic, biodynamic, small or iconic. Famous for our McLaren Vale shiraz and grenache, you will also enjoy other varietals more suited to the warming weather. McLaren Vale really does has something for everyone. Enjoy a cleansing craft beer from the many local micro brewers in McLaren Vale and Willunga and Smiling Samoyed in Myponga.
Visit the fabulous Fleurieu Arthouse in McLaren Vale and watch the artists create or drive to the Mt Compass Art Gallery. The Fleurieu Arthouse is seriously amazing and you can take home pottery, paintings and jewellery.
Glorious artisan food
We are fortunate to have some of South Australia’s best and award winning restaurants right here on our doorstep. Experience the Fleurieu’s fine local cuisine at some of our well known and loved dining establishments. The Salopian Inn, Maxwells, The Currant Shed, D'Arrenberg Cube or D'Arrys Verandah, Mitolo and Ekhidna are all within a few minutes drive from Shadow Creek and will delight with their food and hospitality.
Meet the grower and taste the region at the Willunga Farmers Markets open every Saturday from 8am to midday where more than 80 farmers and artisan food producers from the region sell their fresh produce. Willunga Town Square, Main Rd, Willunga. Pop our farmers market shopping bag and members card in the car for the 3 minute drive to beautiful Willunga. Great coffee and breakfast options and stock up on provisions for a picnic in our vineyard.
Explore our region’s natural beauty
Beaches, beaches, beaches. Silver Sands, Port Wilunga, Second Valley and Maslin’s (Adelaide’s only nudist beach) are all close by. National parks abound and we have walking and cycling trails between the wineries. You’ll also likely see wallabies, koalas and the odd deer in our vineyard.
The McLaren Vale Shiraz Trail is an 8 km walking and bike trail that takes you from McLaren Vale to the quaint little town of Willunga. On Saturday mornings the Willunga markets are open and offer an opportunity to meet the growers and taste the best of what the region has to offer. We are also on the Willunga Basin Trail. A beautiful walk through the bush with some lovely views
If you want to extend your walk, the Shiraz Trail continues on as the Coast Walk, another 28 kms to the beautiful beach of Marino Rocks for a swim or a stroll.
You can download the map here:
View the Coast to Vines Rail Trail PDF
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