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How to match wine and cheese

Find out how to match wine and cheese with these great cheesy tips, and create the ultimate cheese platter to match our picks of Oliver’s Taranga wines. BRILLAT SAVARIN TRIPLE CREAM BRIE & FIANO First up, it’s all about creamy decadence, think brie or camembert. One of our favourites is the decadent French, triple cream […]

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Vintage 2024

Vintage 2024 had a lot in store for Oliver’s Taranga… After a lovely and fairly mild spring, we headed into the wettest December in 130 years including some spectacular lightning storms. So much for the BoM telling us that we were heading back into a very hot and dry spell. We had to keep the […]

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Festival of Fiano

Join us for the Festival of Fiano… Are you a fan of fiano? It’s the white Italian grape variety that has the wine world asking for more. Textural, fresh and ever so versatile, this is a variety you’ll want to explore – and who better to guide you this Tasting Australia, than the Queen of […]

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Spanish Chicken

This delicious Spanish chicken recipe is exactly what we felt like right now to celebrate the release of our new 2023 vintages of the Oliver’s Taranga Mencia and Oliver’s Taranga Tempranillo. It also just feels like the perfect Autumn dish, something that is as comfortable at a backyard dinner party, or served in a big […]

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Salad Season

It’s officially salad season, but are you getting tired of those staple salad recipes? Well, we have been taking advantage of all the great veg and fruit that’s in season right now in McLaren Vale at Oliver’s Taranga, so we thought we’d share our favourite salads with you… Asian Cucumber Salad with Fiano The Oliver’s Taranga […]

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2023 was quite a year!

2023 was quite a year for Oliver’s Taranga. You can’t say the Oliver’s team do things by halves, we’ve squeezed a lot into 2023! And where did it all start? VINTAGE 2023 2023 was the third year in a row impacted by La Nina, which meant a long cool ripening period and solid rains leading […]

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Gran’s Gingerbread Men

It wouldn’t be Christmas without Gran’s Gingerbread Men, a recipe that will take you straight back to childhood… These tasty biscuits even include a splash of our delicious Ruthless Ruth Muscat, so thankfully we are back in stock again. Muscat is also the best match to accompany them, in case you needed the excuse 🙂 […]

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Fiano in Top 100 Wines

Sorry guys, the secret is officially out, our Fiano is officially one of Australia’s Top 100 wines. The 2023 Fiano was named in the Top 20 white wines under $30, according to the Halliday Top 100 wines in @the.australian 🥂 And quite frankly, who are we to argue? HALLIDAY TOP 100 WINES Top 20 white wines under […]

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Gran’s White Christmas

The countdown to Christmas is on and we couldn’t resist sharing Gran’s White Christmas recipe. Gran Marjorie knew exactly how to bring a little extra joy to the festive season with this family favourite. In fact Corrina remembers Gran Marjorie used to go into full mass production of this delicious treat at Christmas time. She […]

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Gran’s Lemon Delicious Tart

Want to make the most of the last few lemons on the tree? Gran Marjorie was way ahead of you with this absolutely amazing Lemon Delicious Tart… Corrina even remembers helping to make the pastry back in the day, including the possible inclusion of dripping in the recipe, which made the pastry lovely and savoury […]

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SA Tourism Awards Finalist

Only a week after winning Family Business of the Year at the South Australian Premier’s Business & Export Awards we found out we are also a SA Tourism Awards Finalist! Spanning over 30 different categories, 80 finalists were chosen, representing a cross-section of the South Australian tourism industry including accommodation providers, tour operators, festivals, events […]

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Family Business of the Year

We’re feeling pretty chuffed here at Oliver’s, after winning Family Business of the Year at the South Australian Premier’s Business & Export Awards on Friday night! The competition was pretty stiff, with plenty of other amazing, family owned South Australian businesses up for the prize, so it was very exciting to be chosen as the […]

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Gran’s Golden Syrup Dumplings

We don’t know about you, but Spring is making us feel all renewed, and ready to get out in the garden this month! What better way to enjoy some time outside than with something sweet and a refreshing glass of Moscato… Gran Oliver knew just how to bring a smile to people’s faces with her […]

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Porchetta Perfection

In the Fleurieu region, Chef Todd Steele is widely recognised as spit master extraordinaire – a man who knows his way around a cut of meat, and a rotisserie spit. And if you have been to one of our famous Porchetta Parties, you will no doubt agree. So as a special treat for all of […]

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Buying Wine Guide

If you have ever had trouble choosing a wine, then look no further than this simple Buying Wine Guide. We wanted to give you a hand choosing the exact right wine for every occasion, by preparing the easy to follow chart below. We’ve mapped out a great wine choice for Dinner Parties, Family Gatherings, Birthdays […]

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Duck Ragu with Fettucine

This Duck ragu with fettucine is the perfect match for the new vintage of our Vine-Dried Cabernet released earlier this year. Not a shy wine, we knew we needed something deliciously rich to accompany such intensity. So below you will find a recipe that does that and more… Slow cooked duck leg in a rich […]

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Thank you OTT!

With the first of our Member Days tomorrow, we want to take a moment to say Thank you OTT Wine Club Members. For the next 10 days, we will be packing in a lot of treats and offers for all of our members to make sure you get the most out of your membership! We […]

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Brioni’s Blend goes for Gold

We were very excited to see our 2022 Brioni’s Blend receive a gold medal at the National Wine Show in Canberra. Only the highest-awarded wines at qualifying Australian wine shows make it to the judging table, so National Wine Show winners represent the best of the best Australian wines. In 2021, an even more rigorous […]

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OTT Club Weekends

It felt so good to share the love with our OTT Club last year, that we are very excited to bring back the OTT Club Weekends this August. Over two weekends: 12-13 & 19-20, we will close our Cellar Door to reserve our space exclusively for OTT members.  This is our chance to show our […]

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Gran’s Date Pudding

Gran’s Date Pudding definitely isn’t just for Christmas, especially for us southern hemispherers, winter is the spiritual home of this rich, comforting treat! Gran Marjorie was a master of the classics, and this simple pudding recipe was one all the kids looked forward to, especially if there was some of her homemade custard on offer. […]

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Vine Dried Cabernet is released

We finally heard all your calls for more or our rare beast, the Vine Dried Cabernet, only made in 2006, 2013, 2017 and now 2021. Inspired by the ‘Amarone’ method that has been used for centuries in Italy, a portion of our Cabernet vineyard was handpicked and then dried in air racks for 12 days. […]

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The Best things to do in McLaren Vale & the Fleurieu Peninsula – Winter 2023

Explore the best things to do in McLaren Vale and the Fleurieu Peninsula this Winter. To Perk Up – Good Bank Gallery Why not start your morning with some great coffee and some amazing art? That’s what Good Bank Gallery has to offer on McLaren Vale’s Main Rd. What used to be an old bank […]

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Porchetta Party: June 25th

It’s Porchetta time again this month on Sunday 25th June, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone for our signature event… The wood oven will be firing and the heaters will be on to keep everyone cosy and warm on the outside, while the scrumptious food from Todd, and tasty OT wines from us, will […]

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Gran’s Hide the Tin Cookies

If there was a better name for delicious cookies, we haven’t found it. Story of our lives right here, because really what cookie couldn’t do with a secret location? Continuing our journey through Gran Marjorie’s handwritten recipes, the Hide the Tin Cookies are one of those recipes you can whip up in a flash from […]

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The best coffee in McLaren Vale & the Fleurieu Peninsula

Find the best coffee in McLaren Vale & the Fleurieu and let us choose the right brew for you while you are in the region! Here’s our fab selection of coffee shops in no particular order – it will perk you up for sure. Yeo Haus Coffee Hole Who doesn’t love a cute hole in […]

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Top 10 beaches on the Fleurieu Peninsula – Part 1

These are the Top 10 beaches on the Fleurieu Peninsula according to the OT crew, because we all know that South Australia has the best beaches! There are so many on the Fleurieu Peninsula that I have created a two part blog. So, that is really 20 super amazing beaches! Part 1- runs from Sellicks […]

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Taranga Travels Spain

Taranga Travels Spain, the kind of long lunch Sundays were made for Coming up at the end of this month is our Taranga Travels Spain lunch on Sunday 28th May… In 2023, Oliver’s Taranga is adding to our famous Porchetta Parties with some exciting new themes… And what could be more fun than hitting up […]

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2020 Sagrantino is released!

The perfect vintage for ripening the delicious and voluminous Sagrantino tannins Sagrantino is back at Oliver’s Taranga, just in time for this weekend’s Tasting Australia Porchetta Party! And after a couple years without it, the 2020 vintage is certainly worth the wait. A very low cropping year with lots of warmth, it was perfect for […]

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Gran’s Grape Crumble

Continuing our journey through Gran Marjorie’s memorable recipes, we bring Gran’s Grape Crumble a soul-warming recipe for cold days. As vintage draws to a close, and nights become cooler, this delicious recipe makes the most of ripe red grapes, and that magic combination of rolled oats, brown sugar and butter to make an extra tasty […]

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Sunburst Moscato Cocktail

This Sunburst Moscato Cocktail is the refreshing blend of our Quince Gin and Moscato Just because summer may be behind us, doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy a super refreshing cocktail! Especially to mark an occasion like Mother’s Day, where let’s face it, most Mums wouldn’t mind one of these prepared for them by the […]

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Gran’s Rotegritze

Turning ripe wine grapes into a delicious pudding! Continuing our journey through Gran Marjorie’s memorable recipes, we bring you Rotegritze, a recipe made for vintage time when ripe wine grapes are plentiful. Taking an imperial gallon of either Shiraz or Mataro grapes, this recipe makes a delicious and refreshing pudding to end the meal! Another […]

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The Best things to do in McLaren Vale & the Fleurieu Peninsula – Autumn 2023

A local guide on the best things to do in McLaren Vale and the Fleurieu Peninsula To Perk Up – Dawn Patrol Dawn Patrol have been keeping McLaren Vale winemakers in coffee ever since their beginnings in Kangarilla in 2014. And winemakers are amongst the pickiest coffee drinkers around, so they must be doing something […]

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Interpreting Wine with Corrina

Lawrence Francis, host of the Interpreting Wine podcast, talks to Corrina about McLaren Vale. Lawrence Francis, host of the Interpreting Wine podcast, has produced a special McLaren Vale Winemaker Series. Across 3 episodes recorded in Feb 2023 Lawrence explores the modern McLaren Vale scene in the company of 3 producers: Battle of Bosworth Wines, Mitolo […]

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Gran’s Apricot Roly-Poly

Isn’t it amazing how many of your happy childhood memories can be wrapped up in the warm embrace of a favourite cake? For the Oliver kids, their Gran Marjorie was the comforting source of a long list of delicious cakes, slices, and biscuits. One of the favourites amongst that list was her classic Apricot Roly-Poly. […]

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Taranga Travels Italy

In 2023, Oliver’s Taranga has decided to add to our famous Porchetta Parties with some exciting new themes… And what could be more fun than hitting up our favourite flavours from around the world?   Taranga Travels will be bringing the world to our door, and we’d love some company, although maybe wear your stretchy […]

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Vale d’Arry Osborn

McLaren Vale lost a legend in December 2022 with the passing of d’Arry Osborn, and the Oliver’s team have felt the loss keenly, but none more so than Corrina, who treasured her relationship with d’Arry. In his honour, we share this wonderful article Corrina wrote on him back in 2015, an insight into the quiet, […]

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Oliver’s Taranga Cooking Series – Crayfish with Parsley Butter

This month’s cooking series recipe feature is Crayfish with Parsley Butter matched with our 2020 The Hunt for Mrs Oliver Sparkling. And when you have such amazing ingredients, all you’ll need is a little butter and a chilled glass of Sparkling. Recipe (Serves 2-4pp) Ingredients: Method: ​Remember to take a pic and share on socials using […]

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The Best things to do in McLaren Vale & the Fleurieu Peninsula – Summer 2022

A local guide on the best things to do in McLaren Vale and the Fleurieu Peninsula To Perk Up – Someday Soon Co. We love Someday soon Co coffee shop on Main Road McLaren Vale, which is owned by 2 stellar women creating awesome coffee, delicious freshly baked treats, chill vibes and $10 Mimosas on […]

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Wine Communicators of the Year 2022

Topping off a purple patch for the Oliver’s crew, on the evening of the 23rd November the Oliver’s Taranga Cellar Door team were awarded Best Wine Communicator – Cellar Door at the annual Wine Communicators Awards in Sydney. And as if that wasn’t already impressive enough, winning such an award up against so many other […]

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Oliver’s Cellar Door wins Best of Wine Tourism

On the 23rd November, in Mendoza, Argentina, the Oliver’s Taranga Cellar Door was announced as the winner of the People’s Choice Award for Best of Wine Tourism Services in the Global Great Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism for 2023. The Best of Wine Tourism Award global winners, selected by an expert global panel, also […]

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2021 Grenache in Halliday Top 100

Glory to Grenache! Did you spot our Grenache in James Halliday’s Top 100 Wines over the weekend? The 2021 Oliver’s Taranga Grenache was selected as one of Halliday’s Top 100 wines in Australia for 2022. Featured in the Top Reds under $40, it was the only straight Grenache featured, and the only one from McLaren […]

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Red Berry Cake

This month’s cooking series recipe feature is Red Berry Cake matched with our Chica Mencia Rose. So simple, so tasty and just one dish! This berry cake is a delicious way to finish your next summer BBQ, or when hosting the family over the silly season. Recipe Ingredients: Method:   ​Remember to take a pic and […]

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Beef Bourguignon

This month’s cooking series recipe feature is Beef Bourguignon matched with Oliver’s Taranga Brioni’s Blend After a small taste of Spring weather, McLaren Vale has had another winter blast – so we’re bringing out the winter warmer recipes again! This recipe is a simple, hearty fare to enjoy with a glass of red. Reach for a […]

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The Best things to do in McLaren Vale & the Fleurieu Peninsula – Spring 2022

A local guide on the best things to do in McLaren Vale and the Fleurieu Peninsula To Eat – Sicily Mare Pizzeria The increasingly popular seaside town of Aldinga now hosts an authentic pizzeria on the Esplanade. Paintedand decked out in the colours of the Mediterranean you feel like you are on European getaway. An […]

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Prosciutto Pizza with rocket and mozzarella

This month’s cooking series recipe feature is Prosciutto Pizza with rocket and mozzarella  matched with Oliver’s Taranga Grenache Winter, wood-fires, pizza and red wine – What more could you as for? This easy to follow recipe has you easily prepared and ready to cook before friends or family arrive. Enjoy! often the simplest things are the […]

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The Best things to do in McLaren Vale & the Fleurieu Peninsula -Winter 2022

A local guide on the best things to do in McLaren Vale and the Fleurieu Peninsula To Eat – Port Elliot Bakery The bakery was built by the Bebee family in the 1860s and the building has been a bakery for over a hundred years with the original wood fired oven still in place. With […]

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Chargrilled Lamb with Museum Release Shiraz

This month’s cooking series recipe feature is Chargrilled lamb  matched with Oliver’s Taranga Museum cellar Shiraz We can’t wait for you to try a boneless leg of lamb over coals. Whether you have access to a fire pit, you are out camping, or in your weber kettle. It is social, it keeps you warm and the juicy, smoky […]

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The best large cellar door in McLaren Vale 2022

Our new reno is finished! We have several tasting and vineyard experiences to choose from and now we have be awarded the Gourmet Wine Traveller “Best Large Cellar door in McLaren Vale” Thank you to all of our visitors over the Summer since we opened the new build. It’s been a blast. Where rolling hills […]

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Oliver’s Taranga in the USA

This is how to find Oliver’s Taranga in the USA

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Win signed IHANA by Valtteri Bottas

Enter to win a signed twin pack of IHANA Editon #1 Shiraz by Valtteri Bottas & Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards…

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