McLaren Vale Luxury Experiences
Passionate lovers of the food and wine culture ourselves, we take great pride in our region and the amazing experiences that it offers.
Below are some of the ways to enhance your stay within the McLaren Vale region. We have tested and experienced all our recommendations and receive no commission. It’s all about you having a great time.
Upon booking, we will share our detailed recommendations for restaurants, cellars doors, wine tours and much more.
Transportation around the Vale – chauffeured transportation is a wonderful way to lose yourself in the more than 50 cellar doors in the region. We can put you in touch with a couple of very experienced companies who can cater to your needs.
Our region has many dining establishments covering a broad spectrum of food styles, prices, ambiance and experiences.
From funky wood oven pizza to romantic beachside dining, earthy provincial, simply stunning Australasian or the best secret wine list – we will do our very best to advise you of the perfect fit.
So, you’re coming to the gorgeous McLaren Vale and staying at The Vineyard. You’ve got all sorts of wonderful days planned but you just want to kick it up that extra notch.
Book a helicopter to land directly on our helipad and whisk you off for a scenic flight. Heli-hop some of The Vale’s cellar doors. Perhaps end your flight being delivered to your lunch destination in superb style.
These flyboys also have exclusive access to a private beach down the peninsula and can drop you in with an ice bucket and bubbles…. perfect for…well, anything really!
Your pilot, Paul Beck, and his immaculate Bell Helicopter, is able to take 2 passengers at a time – an experience you will treasure for years to come.
Wineries To Visit
Wondering which wineries to visit and why? Our guide to a wide variety of tried and tested cellar doors is provided upon booking.
If there’s anything else you would like to do or have questions about just ask…. we’d love to help.
Behind The Scenes of Winemaking
Is someone in your party a particularly avid wine enthusiast? We can help get you behind the scenes for a personalised experience.
The Tour Down Under is the first event every year on the UCI World Tour and, outside of the Tour de France, gets the biggest crowds in the world.
The penultimate leg is the McLaren Vale stage held on the last Saturday of the race and features the famous Old Willunga Hill. This is truly great cycling country and it starts right at your guest house door.
Just bring your shoes and your lycra and Velo-Porte will arrange to have the correctly sized Fondriest TF3 1.2 with Di2 electronic shifters sized and delivered to your guest house. Keith, the owner of Velo-Porte, does everything in a bespoke manner (yes, the pun is intended); you can upgrade the wheels, add your own saddle, he will even kit you out with a Garmin 800 and preload with a customised ride route.
Occasionally groups of guests prefer somebody else to do the cooking. If you have cause to celebrate a special occasion and would like a Private Chef just let us know and we can make the introduction.
Based upon availability, this generally works best for group bookings of 6 -10 guests. We are in contact with various Chef’s in the area, each one operates differently and this affects the number of guests and/or minimum spend required to make this option viable.