We have a list below of all our recommendations and happy to put you in contact with them. Please note we take no kickbacks!
If you are visiting on a Sunday, Monday or Tuesday when many of the restaurants are not open for dinner, may we suggest a lazy long lunch, then in the evening indulge in a cheese platter or BBQ on your deck whilst watching the sun go down over the vines. Foodland McLaren Vale with it’s dedicated cheese room, Ellis Butchers and Three Monkeys (Willunga) are fabulous establishments for your supplies.
We highly recommend the following cellar doors, where you can discover Wine, Beer & Whisky.
“Chook” on +61 414 922 200 Chookslittlewinerytours.com.au runs mini buses as a taxi service. Rates are per person. Book in advance where possible.
Tariffs:- $10 per person, min $20 per booking within McLaren Vale, min $30 per booking to Willunga, min $40 per booking to Sellicks.
Peter on +61 417 799 293 www.friendsatmclarenvale.com.au Rates are per vehicle. Book in advance where possible.
Tariffs:- $25 per vehicle, under 10km OR $40 per vehicle 10-20km.
Please be aware that taxi’s can be unreliable and are not guaranteed to turn up when ordered.
Approximate cost AUD$150 per vehicle each way. A taxi coming from the Airport will be around AUD$95 – $110.
If you wish to indulge in a bespoke Winery Tour we recommend either;
Greg on +61 488 946 363 www.winedivatours.com.au/winedivatours
Peter on +61 417 799 293 www.friendsatmclarenvale.com.au
Chook on +61 414 922 200 Chookslittlewinerytours.com.au
Full or half day luxury wine tour, travel in a BMW, up to 5 wineries or customise your own itinerary. High attention to detail. Contact Bronwyn on +61 421 222 381 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you fancy something pretty special we have clearance for a helicopter to land outside your front door and whisk you off for a scenic return flight, winery tour or perhaps scenic tour and then be delivered to your lunch destination in superb style.
Ben Neville of Off Piste Tours will take you where nobody else can on the Fleurieu Peninsula, up high and down low… in The Onkaparinga Gorge and other picturesque spots with stunning views, a picnic lunch and other stops along the way.
Please arrange directly with Oxygen Cycles (don’t forget to book a helmet too).
www.OxygenCycles.com – 08 8323 7345. 143 Main Road, McLaren Vale.
For serious riders….
Contact Velo-porte on 0432 542 560 www.velo-porte.com
If you would like a Massage Therapist to come to the property please contact Belli Bliss on 08 8323 8364 to arrange a time to suit (not suitable in The Strand). You can view their menu at: www.bellibliss.com.au.
If you would prefer to visit a spa, there is Eleaner Spa in Main Road, McLaren Vale. Their menu can be viewed at www.eleaner.com.au and they can be contacted on 08 8323 8984.
For flower arrangement deliveries please contact Natalie at McLaren Vale Florists on 08 8323 8555 or www.mclarenvaleflorists.com.au.
Their arrangements are beautiful and always very fresh.
For special occasion cakes please contact The Cottage Bakery on 08 8323 9962.
Black Forest cake, 8 inch $45, 10 inch $55, 12 inch $85. 196 Main Road, McLaren Vale.
If there is anything we can assist you with in the lead up to your stay, please do not hesitate to call or email.