McLaren Vale is one of the best regions in the world to grow grapes and make wine. It has an ideal climate and soils; is close to beautiful clean beaches; only 40 mins drive from the city of Adelaide and has an array of fine restaurants, local produce and delightful places to stay. What more could you ask for?
In the eastern corner of the premium grape-growing region McLaren Vale is McLaren Flat. Here you will find a group of wineries (DogRidge, Gemtree, Hugo, Kangarilla Road, Yangarra and Shottesbrooke) we call Flatmates.
While we’re slightly off the track from the traditional McLaren Vale wine tasting loop, you’ll find established vineyards, country-style hospitality and gorgeous views. To make your drive here even more enjoyable you can get to our wineries the beautiful way through the trees and countryside in just 45 minutes from the city.
McLaren Vale Organic Wine Trail
If you want to come and discover the region’s greenest and most environmentally responsible growers and winemakers why not hop on to the DayTrippa Organic, Eco and Biodynamic Trail in McLaren Vale.
McLaren Vale Scarce Earth Trail
McLaren Vale is one of the most geologically diverse wine regions in the world. McLaren Vale Scarce Earth encourages the release of single block Shiraz wines to allow us to continually learn more about our region and to also further explore the relative influence of geology, soil, climate and topography on wine style. Gemtree has had the privilege of producing 2 Scarce Earth wines so why not visit us and explore other Scarce Earth wineries on your next visit to McLaren Vale along the Scarce Earth Trail.
The Epicurean Way Tour
A road trip featuring the Gemtree Cellar Door that joins the dots between four wine regions ~ McLaren Vale, The Adelaide Hills, The Barossa Valley and Clare Valley. There are many touring route options to consider but of course for the true Epicurean traveller, the wine, food and company one travels with are of greatest importance on this trip. You will find all of the primary stops in McLaren Vale highlighted on this gorgeous map illustrated by Fleurieu Living Magazine's Chris Edser. The map even features the ducks in our pond and our white alpaca Caruso, some great landmarks for the kids. ~ The Epicurean Way App is still a work in progress but will be available soon.