The Ultimate Behind The Cellar Door Wine Experience
A fully curated, luxury regional experience like no other.
"The craft of winemaking is akin to a blank canvas being transformed into a vibrant painting - unique to the artist and comprising many layers. This intimate, full-access tour allows visitors to fully immerse themselves in the experience."
- Hamish Maguire, Shottesbrooke Vineyards Chief Winemaker
Late February - Late April (During Harvest Only)
THE VINTAGE EXPERIENCE
Go behind the scenes to the very heart of the winemaker's craft and follow the journey from vineyard to bottle, taking in whatever the day’s activities are - from harvest, to crushing and pressing and barrels being filled. Learn about the intricacies of how a wine is crafted by the winemaker, while enjoying tastings, followed by a three course lunch and matching wines.
Starting your day at 10am, you will be welcomed by your personal driver and transported in style to the beautiful McLaren Vale wine district.
Arriving at Shottesbrooke Vineyards, you will be introduced to your knowledgeable guide, who will accompany you throughout the experience.
The structure of the day is built around following the life of a grape from vineyard to winery to barrel to bottle. Tastings and personalised winemaker insight will form an integral part of this experience, where you will get a first hand look at the intricacies of winemaking and discover how a finished wine is crafted.
Guests will also have the unique opportunity to experience all the unique features of a working winery during vintage. Due to this, activities will vary from day to day as winemaking schedules fluctuate and change spontaneously. Each day is dictated by weather conditions, fruit readiness, intake levels and ripening stages, however, it is always an exciting time to get involved.
As an example, you may be privy to watching a freshly harvested load of fruit being delivered into the winery to be crushed/destemmed, seeing the wine press in action, ferments bubbling away or barrels being filled. But rest assured, no matter what day you visit throughout this period, each will be colourful, insightful and engaging.
This exclusive experience can be combined with an amazing lunch experience at The Currant Shed, McLaren Vale's #1 restaurant on TripAdvisor. Here you will enjoy a relaxed, regionally inspired 3 course lunch crafted by the restaurant's award-winning chefs, and a hand selected range of Shottesbrooke wines matched perfectly to each dish.
Each of the dishes and wines will be personally introduced by restaurant staff to complement the experience.
At approximately 3pm your driver will return you to your drop off point, arriving back at around 4pm.
Tour departs 4 days per week:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
*Enquiries regarding Wednesdays & weekends are welcome and subject to availability. Please contact us directly.
Prices Per Person
$275.00 (Min 2 People) Add $120 pp for Lunch