Top choice in Fleurieu Peninsula

Duck into the Farm Shop at this beautiful stone-cottage cellar door (1860) and assemble a regional tasting platter to share on the lawns, made lovelier by multiple swills of Redstone shiraz or the flagship chenin blanc. Gather at Coriole is the excellent slate-floored restaurant here (mains $30 to $40), taking a hunter-gatherer approach to lunch. Definitively McLaren Vale; book ahead.

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1. Chapel Hill

0.77 MILES

Yes, there's a 150-year-old chapel here, and it's on a hill. But most folks are here for salubrious shiraz. Try a $15 'icon' tasting of four wines,…

2. Samuel's Gorge

0.92 MILES

On a hill behind McLaren Vale township, this creative, understated winner occupies an atmospheric 1853 stone barn. Valley views across the gorgeous gorges…

3. d'Arenberg

1.02 MILES

'd'Arry's' relaxes atop a hillside with mighty fine views. The wine labels are part of the character of this place: the Dead Arm shiraz and the Broken…

4. SC Pannell

1.55 MILES

With one of the best views in the business, SC Pannell (Steve, to his mates) produces excellent reds you can drink young. Cellar them if you want, but…

5. Onkaparinga River National Park

1.84 MILES

Protecting the curlicued Onkaparinga River and its attendant cliffs, waterholes, remnant bushland and gorgeous gorge, this national park is just 30km…

6. Alpha Box & Dice

1.93 MILES

One out of the box, this refreshing little gambler wins top billing for interesting blends, funky retro furnishings, quirky labels and laid-back staff. On…

7. Confessional

2.34 MILES

Putting a forgiving spin on your McLaren Vale winery experience, this rather Provence-looking, two-storey cellar door pours good bottles of local La Curio…

8. Beresford Wines

2.83 MILES

Totally upping the architectural ante in the Vale, Beresford's slick tasting pavilion is a black-clad timber and glass beauty. Stylish lighting, lush…