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

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

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Spring Experience Guide

There is nothing like the promise of Spring, as the weather warms up all you want to do is get out and explore, so we have put together all the places we have been enjoying in our local area, so you have even more reasons to head down our way.

To Perk Up – Goodness Coffee Co.

Turn up at this cosy local coffee shop in Aldinga, and there’s a fair chance you’ll run into a few of our staff. There’s a good reason Goodness Coffee Co is the brunch fix of choice for so many locals, they know great coffee, and just what to serve with it. Doesn’t hurt that the relaxing atmosphere puts you instantly at ease. They are also known for the many treats in their cake cabinet, plenty to tempt everyone here. And they love dogs, so your four legged friend need not get left behind.

Goodness Coffee Co.

To Eat – Silver Sands Beach Club

Silver Sands beach that stretches between Aldinga and Sellicks, is a favourite for those who live southside of Adelaide. Around 20mins from McLaren Vale, the perfect white sands of this beach are worth the trip. You can even park your car on the beach. And now there’s even more reason to make the journey, because you can take it all in from the perfectly located Silver Sands Beach Club. A casual dining option with an amazing selection of great wines, beers and beachside tipples. Alongside some classic pub fare, rich in quality local ingredients and plenty to share. Mix with the locals at this destination beachside club, you’ll fit right in!

Silver Sands Beach Club

To Visit – McLaren Vale Distillery

If you’re a fan of great whisky as well as wine, then the new McLaren Vale Distillery will make a great stop on your next visit to the region. The idea was to make more than just great whisky, but colloborate with other producers in the Fleurieu to make something more. The result are a series of small batch whiskies matured in old wine casks from
several well known local wineries, including Oliver’s Taranga. With a brand new tasting room, and tasting experiences on offer, get some friends together to experience great Australian whisky with a difference.

McLaren Vale Distillery

To Do – The Green Gourmet

If you have trouble getting in that extra veg then this is the cooking course for you. Join local Chef Andrea to discover good health and happiness in the kitchen at The Green Gourmet. Andrea hosts regular cooking demonstrations, workshops and health retreats to connect people with the natural connection between food, health and joy. So next time you’re in the area, think about making time for one of Andrea’s wholefood vegetarian workshops, you’ll bring home lots of healthy new skills and recipes to bring some extra nourishment to your table.

The Green Gourmet

To Stay – Divine Domes McLaren Vale

You don’t need to go far to find these luxury geodesic domes, they are just at the edge of the ‘Taranga’ vineyard. Divine Domes McLaren Vale features four uniquely themed domes, each featuring a king size bed, private ensuite, wood fired heater, claw foot bath and a private deck overlooking the view. Choose from Wild Peacock, Marrakesh, Longhorn or Wild Spirit. The property also includes a communal barn fitted out with a fireplace, pizza oven and BBQ. This luxury accommodation option provides a unique way to get away from it all, and perfectly positioned to explore McLaren Vale and the Fleurieu. Just imagine being tucked up in bed with a view of the Oliver’s Taranga vineyard. Just don’t walk down the rows, it is easier than you think to spread pests and diseases, so help us keep our vines safe.

Divine Domes

To Try – IHANA X Oliver’s Taranga

Ihana – Finnish for wonderful or fantastic – is a collaboration between F1 race driver Valtteri Bottas and Oliver’s Taranga. The stubborn pursuit of excellence is a common thread for Valtteri Bottas and Corrina. And a wine made by two such driven perfectionists was only ever going to be ‘Ihana’, the very word uttered on Valtteri’s first taste. Now available to purchase, our signature variety of Shiraz has never looked better, expect an opulent and concentrated wine that is drinking well now, and long into the future. A true collector’s item for the passionate motor and wine enthusiast! BUY NOW

IHANA 2 Pack


Oliver’s Taranga X The Little Rickshaw

The fact this little gem was just named one of South Australia’s Top 10 restaurants is no surprise to the locals who love it, including plenty of the OT team. It just means we feel even more fortunate that they have agreed to team up with us on Sunday 29th October for a lunch to remember! Known for their amazing modern south-east asian cuisine, it is food that matches perfectly with Oliver’s Taranga wines. With only 90 spots available, this is one event that will sell out quick smart, so if you want to come along, don’t wait!

WHEN 12pm, Sunday 29th August
WHERE 246 Seaview Rd, McLaren Vale
COST $170pp

Porchetta Party – Sunday 26th November

With the upcoming September Porchetta Party completely sold out, our last Porchetta Party for the year is also filling up fast. We love that everyone loves these lunches so much, and why wouldn’t you, great spot, awesome wines, cool music and that crispy Porchetta goodness, it is such a fun day, the way Sundays are meant to be!

WHEN 12pm, Sunday 26th November
WHERE 246 Seaview Rd, McLaren Vale
COST $150pp

Christmas Party – Sunday 10th December

Join Oliver’s Taranga and the legendary chefs from Sprout for a four-course Christmas themed long lunch matched with Oliver’s Taranga wines. Think Christmas crackers, extravagant foods and puddings to make you feel like all your Christmases have come at once! Grab your tickets now for a delicious afternoon of food, wine and entertainment.

WHEN 12pm, Sunday 10th December
WHERE 246 Seaview Rd, McLaren Vale
COST $150pp

OTT Tunes Playlist – Spring 2023

Our juniors in Cellar Door, Cooper and Katelyn, have teamed up to build our Spring OTT Tunes playlist on Spotify. These two really know how to put a ‘spring’ in your step 🙂

OTT Tunes Spring 23