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Australian Traveller '100 Amazing Road Trips' - McLaren Vale

The Saturday farmers market in Willunga packs up at noon, but even after a sleep-in and a crossword I still arrive with time to spare thanks to the wormhole-like Southern Expressway that whisks me through Adelaide’s southern suburbs to McLaren Vale. Growers and makers of every type cram into the local schoolyard, and I follow my nose (and the crowds) to the toastie stall for a gooey late breakfast.

Words by Alexis Buxton-Collins
Published by Australian Traveller

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Old-Vines South Australia

Old vines may be a modern concept—or, at least, a distinction born out of modern viticulture, post phylloxera. According to Chester Osborn, who has collected old-vine parcels to build on his family’s d’Arenberg estate in McLaren Vale, vines planted on their own roots can survive for centuries in the dry conditions at his vineyards. It is largely the failure of the graft between the rootstock and the scion that creates what modern viticulturists consider the vine’s 40-year lifespan.

Words by Joshua Greene
Published by Wine & Spirits Magazine

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From Paddock to Plate – McLaren Vale is dishing up more than great wine!

Located just 45 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD, the McLaren Vale Wine Region is a popular and easily accessible wine tourism destination within South Australia. While known for producing world-class wines and pioneering many Mediterranean varietals such as Vermentino, Nero d'Avola and Tempranillo; it’s also an industry leader when it comes to sustainable agriculture.

Words by Amanda Eve
Published by Great Wine Capitals

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Coastal Vines

A taste of the Mediterranean with a distinctly Aussie twist awaits at McLaren Vale. Susan Gough Henly discovers the best places to dine, drink and play in South Australia’s greenest wine region.

Words by Susan Gough Henly
Published by Gourmet Traveller

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Must-visit McLaren Vale cellar doors

McLaren Vale's 80-plus wineries can be daunting for the uninitiated. To streamline your options and kick off your planning, we’ve pinpointed six unmissable cellar doors.

Published by Wine Companion

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Organic Growth

South Australia's first wine region, McLaren Vale has grown to be one of the country's finest, elevated through a culture of respect and cooperation, and the locals' innovative and thoughtful attitude to wine production.

Words by Kate Symons
Published by mindfood.com

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The Beautiful South

Beaches, wineries, wildlife... a magical trip down the Fleurieu Peninsula to Kangaroo Island in South Australia.

Words by Christine McCabe
Published by The Weekend Australian Magazine
October 30, 2020

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McLaren Vale wineries: Six of the best to visit

Travel journalist and writer shares his pick of the six best wineries to visit in McLaren Vale.


Words by Rob McFarland
Published by
Traveller
November 26, 2021

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Meet Sam Berketa Young Gun of Wine Awards 2021

Amanda Eve (2021 Wine Communicators of Australia Wine Media Cadet) sits down with the Young Gun of Wine Awards - People's Choice Winner, Sam Berketa of Alpha Box and Dice Winery in McLaren Vale to see how he is coming into his own in the Australian wine industry.

Words by Amanda Eve
Published by Great Wine Capitals

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Trending Travel Spots - The Aussie towns to get across Now!

Sip the day away at the many McLaren Vale wineries.

Words by Gabrielle Del Grande
Published by New Idea, National
19 April 2021


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Media Article: SA's wineries boast more than just a fine drop

Mona-style museums and cuisine are the latest to invade SA's wine region.

Words by Louise Goldsbury
Published by:
Explore / Inspiration for Today's Smart Traveller
17 April 2021

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McLaren Vale wines to try

Established in the early 1800s, SA’s McLaren Vale is one of Australia’s most historic winemaking areas.

Published by Wine Companion
7 April 2021

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A ride among the vines

The Shiraz Trail, McLaren Vale, South Australia

Words by Rob McFarland
Published by Sunday Mail, Adelaide
21 March, 2021