Where to go on your first trip to McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is one of Australia’s premier wine regions. It’s a vibrant area with an ever-growing café and restaurant scene.

If you’re visiting the region, your first port of call should be the Visitor Information Centre. Not only will their friendly volunteers supply you with a wealth of information on what to see and do in the area, but you can also grab a bite to eat at their café, check out their art gallery, and experience a tasting at their in-house cellar door with Vale Cru. Vale Cru is comprised of five small-batch high-quality wineries that have banded together as a collective.

If beer is more your thing, then a visit to Swell Brewing is a must. They offer six core beers in their range, plus taphouse-only beers. Drop in from Thursday to Sunday for a brew or two and a delicious burger!