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
April - February
THE MATURATION EXPERIENCE
Experience how a wine is crafted, following the journey from winery to barrel, the stages of maturation and finally to bottle with tastings of wines at different stages, accompanied by personalised winemaking insights. Learn how wines change over the maturation period and enjoy tastings and a three course lunch with 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 the process of crafting a wine, following it from winery to barrel, through the stages of maturation and finally 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 wine is crafted.
Guests will have the unique opportunity to taste through several pre-release examples of an individual wine at different stages as it matures and develops in the barrel, whilst gaining an understanding and appreciation of how winemaker influence and vintage variation play a part in shaping the finished wine.
Wines will be hand selected throughout the year based on suitability and variability, as your winery hosts strive to showcase the most interesting examples and styles at any given time. Guests will be stepped through an amazing journey of transformation as wines change dramatically over several years of maturation. Tastings and individually tailored winemaking insight will form a large part of this experience.
This exclusive experience includes 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
$395.00 (Min 2 People)