The spirit of regional collaboration is unrivalled in McLaren Vale with cellar door operators, chefs and tour guides banding together to ensure an exceptional storytelling experience for visitors.
The strong sense of community spirit is often the most striking and memorable element for guests visiting our region.
McLaren Vale is home to an international community of French, English, Brazilian, American and Japanese ethnicities – all lending their culture, learnings and life’s work to connect, coexist and cocreate.
Enthusiastic, energetic & passionate are often the words used to describe people that live and work in McLaren Vale. The unique marriage of a wine region and beach lifestyle has created a melting pot for all things culinary, vinous and artistic.
McLaren Vale locals love to share their piece of the world with visitors. There are no better exponents of hospitality than the Bed and Breakfast operators, cellar door and restaurant staff and tour guides
whose businesses are scattered in picturesque locations by the beach or in the vineyard.
The gourmet restaurants, cafés and food stores in McLaren Vale are
the public face of a strong food culture. Well known for producing
premium olive oil, our region is also home to a host of gourmet foods
made with local produce, from cheeses and chutneys to chocolates and
With an ocean abundant with seafood, rolling dairy pastures, a Mediterranean climate, clean air and fertile terroir, McLaren Vale growers, producers and chefs are blessed with the ideal ingredients to help them maintain their position as one of the premier food regions of Australia.