Mclaren Vale wine is produced in the south of Australia where many of the family owned vineyards are over 100 years’ old. Some have been developed into boutique vineyards that supply the local fine restaurants with signature wines. The visitor to the area will be surprised by the choice of cafes and fine food establishments.
Growing in popularity is WayWood Wines that produces small quantities of boutique wines. Their important accomplishments include winning the Silver Medal at the Small Winemakers Show in 2010. They are considered producers of one of the 100 hot wines for 2010. Wine lovers can join their online newsletter mailing list to keep abreast on their newest releases.
A well known vineyard is that of Graham Stevens Wines who has been winning awards since the 1970s. A family run business Mr. Stevens is running his second vineyard with his daughter. Two special releases occurred in the summer of 2011 called The Cousins Grenache Rose and Clare Valley Riesling.
The Mount Lofty Ranges create a synergy with the Gulf St Vincent beaches that provide a stunning setting for enjoying fine cuisine and superb wines. Guests can choose from such well known name restaurants as The Barn Bistro and El Toro Bar & Grill specializing in Latin American food. This is a beautiful getaway area for friends and honeymooners to escape to and enjoy.
The shining stars of the specialty wines include Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Pulling up the ranks in popularity are Viognier, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. Australians who do not live in the area can visit the websites to learn more about the wines they can order online from such vineyards as Wirra Wirra and Coriole.
McLaren Vale wine is produced in an area of S. Australia that has a history of wine production since the 1800s. Visitors today enjoy the picture postcard scenery while indulging in the fine food of area expert chefs. This is an experience that should not be missed.