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Wine Tasting at McLaren Vale and Adelaide Hills

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Address: South Australia 5106, Australia
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Shaw and Smith wine tasting

Most of the places we did wine tasting felt a bit rushed, but at Shaw and Smith we had 5 generous glasses of wine to taste (probably the equivalent of 2 normal sized glasses) and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2015
Anne B
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Thatcham, United Kingdom

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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Most of the places we did wine tasting felt a bit rushed, but at Shaw and Smith we had 5 generous glasses of wine to taste (probably the equivalent of 2 normal sized glasses) and a selection of cheese and biscuits to go with them. There were recommendations of which cheese went best with which wine, but you could suit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Went to a few wineries and I love Chappell hill, coriole,Wirra Wirra beautiful wines and georgeous surrounds. Had a platter at coriole it was great bit expensive but worth it it's my favourite winery

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

It is a smaller wine region but that doesn't hamper the choice of wines...beautiful. Around the corner is Willunga that has a few choice restaurants and cafes...its all there!!

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015

We were lucky enough to have Chook himself chauffer us on his tour. He has great local knowledge of the area and tailored the tour to suit our individual tastes. He has a great sense of humour and was great company for the day. We visited a number of different wineries including some of the smaller boutique wineries and some... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014

Unfortunately, this was my least favorite wine tasting to date. There was a fee of $10 to try approximately ten wines, which helped me feel better walking away without any purchases. The wine was not at all to my taste, but I was made to feel awkward for disliking it. For example, the woman at the desk said, "I'm sorry... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

Genevieve provided the loveliest cellar door experience. Knowledgeable and warm, without the pretence of wine elitism. Delicious wine and cosy place to enjoy it.

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014

Found the Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale nicer than the Barossa for visiting smaller cellar doors. Just be aware that some wineries only open and offer tasting certain days (many Thurs - Sun only) and we found the tourism guides to cellar doors unreliable about which opened 7 days. Better to ring to save a wasted trip. Also enjoyed beer... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

Within 45 minutes of Adelaide's CBD, there are so many small and friendly cellar-doors, many with tasting plates as well as wine, that you can spend a day or a weekend exploring, and have a lot of fun. I particularly like K1 Wines, in the southern hills, near Kuitpo, Shaw and Smith centrally, and east of the Barossa Valley, Henschke's... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

Well worth the drive down here for the food, wine and views. Barossa Valley is more popular but McLaren Vale has more to offer and more affordable places to eat. Cellar doors are friendly and helpful.

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Thank Louise2153
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

McLaren Vale is the lesser known wine region in S.A., suggest you go and see, nearly all wineries in the area are owner operated un like the Barossa where many are large company owned. There are something like 80 to 100 small wineries in the area, the best Shiraz in Australia is produced there, that's why Penfolds etc have vineyards... More 

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