The Best things to do in McLaren Vale and the Fleurieu Peninsula

Summer 2019/2020

A local guide on the best places to eat, drink, stay, relax and explore in McLaren Vale and the Fleurieu Peninsula



To Experience

Scoop SA

Scoop SA grows and distributes exquisite Fleurieu Peninsula produce to some of South Australia’s best restaurants. There is a large range of fresh fruit and vegetables, salad mixes, olives, oils, pesto’s, dips, fermented vegetables,
nuts, edible flowers, herbs, dairy and much more. Scoop supports local growers and plays an important role in the local food community. Customers are welcome to relax in the peaceful surrounds or if like many of the locals – pop in to get one of their seasonal fruit and veg produce boxes. (beats the pants off any supermarket produce).

OPEN – Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm



New Location! – Penny’s Hill Winery
281 Main Road,
McLaren Vale, SA
F: @ScoopSthAust  W:

To Explore


At Gone AWOL, guests will be immersed in the beauty of the Wine Coast of McLaren Vale. Luke (founder of Gone AWOL), loves what he does and aims to share his passions of wine, the outdoors and the ocean with his guests. Guests wanting a fully immersive experience will be accommodated in a private and contemporary house in Moana overlooking the ocean and Fleurieu Peninsula and can choose from electric bike rides, Stand Up Paddle lessons and wine & dining experiences that will take their breath away. Guests who have their own accommodation can also experience these same activities on his day tours.

Luke offers 4 tours:
Click to discover >


Luke Harris, Gone AWOL
Moana, SA 5169
E:  0416 320 776

To Eat

Vigna Bottin

Vigna Bottin cellar door is newly opened– a place for you to come on a journey of their rich Italian heritage. From vineyard to bar rel, their favourite Italian
varieties thrive in the Mediterranean climate of McLaren Vale, developing into modern, Australian wines.
In house made antipasto platters paired perfectly with their traditional Italian wines.

Located at 192 Main Road, Willunga, the building and
scenery encapsulates the Bottin’s Italian roots
and all visitors are lovingly welcomed to follow
their journey.

192 Main Road,
Willunga, SA 5172

F: @VignaBottinWinesMcLarenVale

To Perk Up

Tealicious Cakes

With glittering crystal chandeliers and French provincial style, this exquisite venue is made complete by breathtaking handmade edible works of art for any occasion. Striving for excellence in service for an unforgettable experience for
everyone who walks through the door. Tealicious high teas are delectable including a variety of delicious teas, a handpicked ‘tealicious’ coffee blend and fluffy home made scones, served with a range of local jams and fresh Fleurieu cream. Guests can indulge in their mouth-watering range of ready-to-eat cakes, cookies and drinks ,browse a selection of edible treats and gifts.
Watch small children’s eyes become wide as they peer into Natasha’s perfectly displayed cake cabinet.

12 Aldinga Road
Willunga, SA 5172

F: @cakesbynatashawillunga

To Eat

Mad Men Gin Flights

There are new ‘Flights’ in the Gin Bar in the original Thomas Goss Carriage House at Penny’s Hill Winery. Flights are available Friday-Sunday afternoons.
Behind the bar, Mad Men’s original gin sits alongside the full KIS range. Fever Tree is the tonic of choice, but there’s also a range of Utonic kombucha spritzes. There are cocktails of the month – their current one being a memorable Quandong Gin Sour.

Penny’s Hill Winery
281 Main Road, McLaren Vale, SA
F: @pennyshillwines


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