Feb 24 2012
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.
Another highly respected vineyard is Graham Stevens Wines which continue to win awards since the 1970s. Mr. Stevens started producing wines over forty years’ ago with his wife and is continuing on in the family tradition with his daughter. They released two special summer wines for 2011 called The Cousins Grenache Rose and the Clare Valley Riesling.
This area features the beauty of the Mount Lofty Ranges and the beaches of Gulf St Vincent. It is an idyllic setting for enjoying the culinary delights of such popular restaurants as El Toro Bar and Grill which specializes in Latin American cuisine. Other well known eating establishments include The Barn Bistro and Oscars and Vasarelli Cellar Door & Cafe.
The specialty wines of the area include Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Chardonnay. Growing in popularity are Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier. Some of the better known wineries include Coriole and Wirra Wirra Vineyards. Aficionados who do not live in the immediate area can visit the winery website and order online.
Located in South Australia McLaren Vale wine is produced in the beautiful area where mountains and shoreline meet. Wine lovers can indulge in award winning releases while savoring the cuisine of award winning chefs in many of the dozens of restaurants in the area. This is an area of Australia that should not left unexplored.