Beresford Wines

Fleurieu Peninsula

Totally upping the architectural ante in the Vale, Beresford's slick tasting pavilion is a black-clad timber and glass beauty. Stylish lighting, lush garden terrace, smooth R&B and even smoother shiraz – if you're after an upmarket wine-tasting 'experience', this is the pace for you. Vale Brewing ( runs craft-beer tastings here too.

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1. Woodstock


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2. Confessional

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3. d'Arenberg

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4. Coriole

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5. Chapel Hill

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6. Wirra Wirra

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7. SC Pannell

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8. Samuel's Gorge

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