McLaren Vale Vineyards

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Although the Barossa Valley is the best-known of South Australia's winery destinations, McLaren Vale is much more accessible from Adelaide.  The area is particularly well-suited to red wines, but a trend towards white wine consumption in the tasteful 1970s prompted growers to stick in a few of the paler grapes. There are around two dozen wineries with cellar-door sales in the McLaren Vale area and about 50 in the surrounding countryside. The first winery was established here in 1838.


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