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McLaren Vale

One minute you’re among the vines, the next you’re standing in the sand on some of South Australia’s most picturesque beaches – welcome to McLaren Vale. Often referred to as The Vale, it’s a region known for some big names in the wine world, but is also home to an impressive list of boutique producers bringing balance and freshness. McLaren Vale shiraz and grenache are no doubt the stars here, but the region’s Mediterranean climate also sees it home to an array of alternative varieties such as nero d’Avola, montepulciano, fiano and barbera. You’ll find relaxed tasting flights, exclusive masterclasses, winery tours, food and wine matching sessions all here and waiting. As well as the cellar doors, you’ll also come across some premium distilleries and breweries, making The Vale a destination for all.

Image of Coriole by Isaac Forman.

Coriole Vineyards

Star Cellar Door

(08) 8323 8305

The aura of relaxation and warm welcome is palpable the instant you arrive at Coriole, where the Lloyd family has steadily developed an oasis of good wine, food, culture and sheer good living. The carefully renovated homestead and barn buildings sit amid mature gardens house a polished cellar door and restaurant, with further private spaces and a kitchen garden all in close proximity. Coriole has long defined the region’s Mediterranean feel, combining simplicity and high quality in everything the winery team does. Whether it is the exceptional olives and olive oil or one of the many emerging grape varieties the team has pioneered, the ability to combine all the ingredients of a great occasion is unmatched. The Lloyds regularly host and support local artists and musicians, and celebrations large and small are de rigueur. Venture into any and all wine styles with confidence here, you are in great hands. NICK  STOCK

OUTSTANDING WINE: 2020 Coriole Rubato Fiano, A$50

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