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

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  • Bondar Wines Rayner Vineyard Shiraz 2020

    Bondar Wines Rayner Vineyard Shiraz 2020

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

    JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS!

      "Shiraz from the two oldest blocks on our Rayner Vineyard - the 1947 and 1950 plantings. The ‘47 block is dry-grown on deep sandy soils with ironstone rocks, this gives wonderful fragrance and an elegant structure. The 1950 planting is in...

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  • Bondar Wines Rayner Vineyard Grenache 2021

    Bondar Wines Rayner Vineyard Grenache 2021

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

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS!

      "Sourced from our tiny 0.7ha block of 48-year old Grenache vines, planted in sand on our Rayner Vineyard in McLaren Vale. The lowest-yielding vines were hand-picked, and natural fermentation took place - some in a ceramic egg on skins for 120...

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    $37.00
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  • Aphelion Pir Chenin 2021

    Aphelion Pir Chenin 2021

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    A STUNNING EXAMPLE OF AUSTRALIAN CHENIN BLANC. EFFORTLESS DRINKING!

      "White peach, red apple and flint show on the aroma with cinnamon adding complexity. The palate is a textural delight with a great depth of flavour – time on ferment lees has provided an attractive creamy character to the wine. Use of...

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    Current stock: 12

    $36.50
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  • Kay Brothers Block 6 Shiraz 2019

    Kay Brothers Block 6 Shiraz 2019

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

    WINE FRONT 96 POINTS! JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS!

      "Liquorice, chocolate, oyster shell, blackberry, a little mint, spice and nutty oak. Deep and concentrated, intense and layered dark fruit and black olive, firm ironstone tannin, such depth and heft, but not really heavy, as such. It’s...

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    Current stock: 12

    $135.00
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  • Mitolo Savitar Shiraz 2018

    Mitolo Savitar Shiraz 2018

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS!

      "Super-premium shiraz postcode 101: judicious extraction conferring tannic prowess; presumably some whole-berry work imparting floral/iodine lift and a joyous pulpy mid palate; barrel-ferment smoked-meat aromas and a skein of pepper, tapenade and...

    Current stock: 3

    $70.00
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  • d'Arenberg Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    d'Arenberg Coppermine Road Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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

    JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS!

      "A firm, forceful cabernet with blackcurrant, clove, graphite and choc-cedarwood flavours flooding the palate before shooting dry out through the finish. A steadfast wine, built to be cellared, and an impressive one." - Wine...

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    Current stock: 12

    $65.00
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  • Bondar Rose 2021

    Bondar Rose 2021

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

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS!

      "Pale salmon pink; full-on perfume of rose petals and bath powder, but it's the intensity of the brilliantly juicy palate that makes this so special." - James Halliday   "A pale, dry rosé made from the McLaren Vale, our beautiful...

    Current stock: 11

    $25.00
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  • Bondar Wines Junto Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2020

    Bondar Wines Junto Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2020

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

    JAMES HALLIDAY 96 POINTS!

      "68/10/9/7/5/1% grenache/shiraz/mataro/carignan/cinsaut/counoise. Old vines; hand picked; élevage in old oak. Bright, clear crimson; a perfumed, red-fruited, spiced bouquet lights the way, the palate making off with this opening by adding...

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    Current stock: 20

    $26.00
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  • Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz 2020

    Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz 2020

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    A WINE NOT SHORT OF CHARACTER OR PUNCH!

      "A favourable ripening period for harvest was our silver lining to low yields, resulting in high quality, full-bodied and vibrant wines that reflect the characteristics of our 2020 vintage. Barrel fermented and matured in 100% American oak...

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    Current stock: 13

    $30.00
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  • Coriole Fiano 2021

    Coriole Fiano 2021

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

    94 POINTS JAMES HALLIDAY!

      "Long a pioneer of this outstanding variety, recent critical acclaim and gradual acceptance by the punter is iterated as greater confidence in the vineyard and winery. More concentration, detail and a certain fealty to the better example of...

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    Current stock: 13

    $25.00
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  • Samuels Gorge Tempranillo 2020

    Samuels Gorge Tempranillo 2020

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    AUSTRALIAN TEMPRANILLO AT IT'S ABSOLUTE BEST!

      "A relatively brief sojourn in oak (9 mths) parlays well with a brighter and fresher expression. A mid ruby. Lifted scents of red cherry, lavender, lilac and thyme. The ripeness level is perfect, as the wine glimpses a herbal spectrum without...

    Current stock: 10

    $40.00
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  • Mollydooker Two Left Feet Shiraz Cabernet Merlot 2020

    Mollydooker Two Left Feet Shiraz Cabernet Merlot 2020

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    TWO LEFT FEET IS WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN YOU DANCE AFTER A GLASS OR TWO OF MOLLYDOOKER! A BIG BOLD SHIRAZ BLEND.

      "69% The Boxer Shiraz, 16% The Scooter Merlot and 15% The Maitre D’ Cabernet Sauvignon. Two Left Feet has been Barrel fermented and matured in 97% American and 3% French oak, using 42% new, 37% one year old and 21% two year old barrels...

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    $30.00
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  • Yangarra Shiraz 2019

    Yangarra Shiraz 2019

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

    THE REAL REVIEW 95 POINTS!

      "Purple colour from core to rim and up the sides of the glass as well. Plums, rosemary and sea-spray aromatics. The palate flows majestically from front to back, light of foot but carrying serious intensity and drive. Structured to accentuate the...

    Current stock: 3

    $32.00
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  • Yangarra Old Vine Grenache 2020

    Yangarra Old Vine Grenache 2020

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

    JAMES SUCKLING 94 POINTS!

      "This is a complex and powerful edition of this estate-grown grenache with aromas of red and dark berries, ginger bread and toasted spices, as well as wild herbs. The palate offers vibrantly fleshy style with impressive concentration of raspberry...

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    Current stock: 18

    $40.00
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  • S C Pannell Koomilya JC Block Shiraz 2018

    S C Pannell Koomilya JC Block Shiraz 2018

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

    WINE FRONT 96+ POINTS!

      "A single block planted 46 years ago. 20% whole bunch, second and third fill puncheons. 1,900 bottles produced. Great to taste these three single block Koomilya wines together, but this is the one that really makes you go ‘Woah!’...

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    Current stock: 3

    $115.00
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  • S C Pannell Koomilya DC Block Shiraz 2018

    S C Pannell Koomilya DC Block Shiraz 2018

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

    WINE FRONT 96 POINTS!

      "Vines planted 46 years ago, 22% whole bunch, raised in second and third fill puncheons. The vineyard is a great place to visit, has a sort of ‘secret garden’ feel about it, but don’t mind me. They’re also doing good...

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    Was: $115.00
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  • Bondar Wines Rayner Vineyard Grenache 2020

    Bondar Wines Rayner Vineyard Grenache 2020

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

    JAMES HALLIDAY 95 POINTS! WINE FRONT 95 POINTS!

      "The articulation of this exalted site in such deft hands elevates Bondar into the top-tier. Limited to the likes of Thistledown, Yangarra, Samson Tall and Beckett. Now, these guys. Planted in 1970. Hand picked. Ambient ferment with 20% bunches...

    Current stock: 1

    $40.00
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  • Hickinbotham Trueman Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

    Hickinbotham Trueman Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    97 POINTS JAMES HALLIDAY! 96+ POINTS WINE FRONT! 94+ POINTS WINE ADVOCATE!

      "This is just ballistically good. If this was made by Penfolds they’d charge you 500 bucks for it. It has might and power but it’s not over the top; fruit-wise it’s ‘only’ medium in weight and, indeed, it boasts...

    Current stock: 16

    $75.00
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  • Hickinbotham The Peake Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2019

    Hickinbotham The Peake Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2019

    Region: SA- McLaren Vale

    97 POINTS WINE ADVOCATE! 97 POINTS WINE FRONT!

      "Hickinbotham's 2019 The Peake Cabernet Shiraz is a 56-44 blend of the two varieties, aged in around 50% new French oak. Blended from selected barrels, it ratchets up the intensity even further than the Trueman Cab or Brooks Road Shiraz, while...

    Current stock: 1

    $175.00
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