McLaren Vale

"McLaren Vale is one of the great and oldest names of Australian wine. The birthplace of wine in South Australia, it lies just south of the capital city of Adelaide and offers a multiplicity of soils which bask under a Mediterranean climate... nestled between the Mount Lofty Ranges and the white, sandy beaches of the Gulf of St Vincent. It offers exceptional wines and regional produce all set amongst rolling vineyards, a rugged coastline and a charming collective of villages.

With so much to offer winemakers and with its natural propensity toward change and experimentation, it’s not surprising that that McLaren remains a draw for some of the most creative winemakers around. These winemakers add to the vibrancy of a region that for decades has been lauded for its ability to produce brilliance from an array of noble varietals like Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon to newer arrivals like Nero d’Avola, Fiano and Vermentino.

McLaren Vale is a region of beauty with a focus on quality and innovation that ensures its reputation will continue to grow and grow. McLaren Vale is also one of the more environmentally conscious regions in Australia with a large percentage of producers farming organically, biodynamically or employing sustainable farming methods." - Wine Australia

Map courtesy of Wine Australia

  • Sons of Eden Kennedy Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2019

    Sons of Eden Kennedy Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2019

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    GREAT VALUE GSM FROM A TOP QUALITY PRODUCER

      "Bright crimson in colour and bursting with complex cherry, blood-plum and cinnamon spiced aromas. The palate is delicious, combining a blend of red-fruit and savoury flavours amid a rounded and fleshy core. The wine has excellent length and...

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    $26.00
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  • Coriole Nero 2020

    Coriole Nero 2020

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    A VIBRANT RED FROM MCLAREN VALE

      "Fermented as whole berries in beeswax-lined vessels with 15% whole bunches. Aged in a small amount of neutral oak. Dark plum, Asian medicinal riffs and a gentle swathe of dusty tannins across a broad finish. A wine designed for early drinking."...

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    Current stock: 12

    $27.00
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  • S C Pannell Smart Grenache 2019

    S C Pannell Smart Grenache 2019

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    96 POINTS JAMES HALLIDAY! WINE FRONT 95 POINTS!

      "Elevated old-vine Clarendon sourcing. Intense aromas of molten cherry liqueur, orange amaro, bergamot and cranberry. A fine vinous pulse, drawing the fore with the aft. Long attenuated filigreed tannins, sandy to be sure, but very fine. This is...

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    Current stock: 12

    $58.00
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  • S C Pannell Old McDonald Grenache 2019

    S C Pannell Old McDonald Grenache 2019

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    WINE FRONT 96 POINTS!

      "Vineyard planted in 1946, 80 metres above the sea in Blewitt Springs. Big old oak. 20% whole bunch. Dark cherry, raspberry, liquorice root, clay, and sweet spice. Firm, dried rose perfumed and packed with ripe red fruits and cherry, plenty of...

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    Current stock: 12

    $58.00
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  • First Drop Mother's Ruin Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    First Drop Mother's Ruin Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    JANCIS ROBINSON 17/20!

      "Deep ruby with some brick at the rim. After a run of Shirazes, this is so distinctive in its unashamed Cabernet character. Leafy, minty cassis with a strong cassis-leaf fresh aroma. Dry, super-fine tannins giving shape to this lovely Cabernet...

    Current stock: 10

    $25.00
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  • Ulithorne Paternus Cabernet Shiraz 2015

    Ulithorne Paternus Cabernet Shiraz 2015

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    95 POINTS JAMES HALLIDAY!

      "Dense, deep purple; you might expect this to be ultra-full-bodied and dense with ripe fruit flavours - the reality is very different: dark and swarthy, with black olive tapenade flavours and a latticework of tannins. Unusual for McLaren Vale,...

    Current stock: 2

    $70.00
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  • Coriole Sparta Shiraz 2020

    Coriole Sparta Shiraz 2020

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Sustainably-made

    CORIOLE OVERPERFORMS WITH THIS SHIRAZ. FOR FANS OF A RICH, FULL BODIED, EASY DRINKING STYLE

       "Our Sparta vineyard was planted 25 years ago on a north facing hillside on the western boundary of our property.  It is our only vineyard to face due North and produces a vibrant red fruited and rich style of Shiraz. It is largely...

    Current stock: 3

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  • Yangarra Roux Beaute Roussanne 2019 MAG

    Yangarra Roux Beaute Roussanne 2019 MAG

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    WINE FRONT 94 POINTS!

      After staying on skins in ceramic egg for 100 days, the flavours mature. This Roussanne is rich, textural and completely fascinating!   "Fragrant, with scents of candle wax, faint honeycomb, ginger, preserved lemon, jasmine. Lovely stuff...

    Current stock: 1

    $120.00
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  • Yangarra Roux Beaute Roussanne 2019

    Yangarra Roux Beaute Roussanne 2019

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    WINE FRONT 94 POINTS!

      "Fragrant, with scents of candle wax, faint honeycomb, ginger, preserved lemon, jasmine. Lovely stuff. Waxy texture, slippery finish, long and persistent and complex. A feast of stone fruit flavours, ginger-lemon tea, green herbs and salted...

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    Current stock: 12

    $55.00
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  • Yangarra Ovitelli Grenache 2019

    Yangarra Ovitelli Grenache 2019

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    WINE FRONT 97 POINTS!

      "Incredible colour, just a few pay grades up from rose. So bright and vibrant to look at. All raised in ceramic eggs, 101 days on skins, righteous work with grenache. Rose hip tea, lipstick, cherry and dried herb scents. So pure, shimmering,...

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    $60.00
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  • Yangarra Kings Wood Shiraz 2019

    Yangarra Kings Wood Shiraz 2019

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    REAL REVIEW 95 POINTS!

      "Incredibly vibrant deep purple colour in the glass. Subdued nose, dark loam and black fruits lurk with intent. Remarkable poise for such a young wine, dark fruits, blood and ironstone all meld seamlessly. Full of palate yet has a feeling of...

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    $55.00
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  • Yangarra Ironheart Shiraz 2018

    Yangarra Ironheart Shiraz 2018

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    THE REAL REVIEW 96 POINTS! WINE FRONT 94 POINTS!

      "Squid-ink-purple colour, scents of plush boysenberry, balsamic flowers and coffee. A rush of flavour, sweet red and black cherries, bacon fat, dried herbs and vanilla bean cradled by a full-body with svelte tannins. Showcasing flavour...

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    $115.00
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  • Yangarra High Sands Grenache 2018

    Yangarra High Sands Grenache 2018

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    WINE FRONT 96+ POINTS!  THE REAL REVIEW 96 POINTS!   "Intense ruby colour, bright and clear throughout the glass. Wine gums, dry earth and wakame on the nose. The palate is medium in weight but full in power. Fruit sits with depth,...

    Current stock: 5

    $200.00
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  • Yangarra Hickinbotham Grenache 2019

    Yangarra Hickinbotham Grenache 2019

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION 96 POINTS!  THE REAL REVIEW 96 POINTS!   "Naturally fermented in 1800L stone amphora with little agitation aside from wetting the cap. 90 days on skins. An additional 8 months in amphora. This cuvée is...

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    Current stock: 21

    $55.00
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  • Yangarra Hickinbotham Grenache 2019 1500mL-Magnum

    Yangarra Hickinbotham Grenache 2019 1500mL-Magnum

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    WINE FRONT 96+ POINTS!  THE REAL REVIEW 96 POINTS!   "Intense ruby colour, bright and clear throughout the glass. Wine gums, dry earth and wakame on the nose. The palate is medium in weight but full in power. Fruit sits with depth,...

    Current stock: 2

    $120.00
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  • Aphelion Welkin Grenache 2020

    Aphelion Welkin Grenache 2020

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    GOLD MEDAL JAMES HALLIDAY GRENACHE CHALLENGE 2020!  GOLD MEDAL MCLAREN VALE WINE SHOW 2020! FROM A 20YR OLD GRENACHE VINEYARD TOWARDS THE SEA IN WHITES VALLEY, THIS FRESH, AROMATIC GRENACHE IS A WINNER.    "We like to call the...

    Current stock: 11

    $28.00
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  • Aphelion Pir Chenin 2020

    Aphelion Pir Chenin 2020

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    TOP OF CLASS: OTHER WHITES AT THE MCLAREN VALE WINE SHOW 2020.AN EXQUISITE WINE FROM 50 YR OLD BLEWITT SPRINGS VINES. UNCTUOUS TEXTURE, COMPLEX LAYERED FLAVOURS AND SUPREME FOOD FRIENDLINESS. "White peach, red apple and flint show on the aroma with...

    Current stock: 7

    $35.00
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  • Bekkers Syrah 2018

    Bekkers Syrah 2018

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    JAMES HALLIDAY 99 POINTS! HUON HOOKE 97 POINTS! "A truly great McLaren Vale syrah." - James Halliday   "Hand-picked, the vinification very gentle to avoid extraction of aggressive tannins, matured in French puncheons (58% new) on lees with...

    Current stock: 13

    $125.00
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