Whether you are visiting Adelaide or you are a local, you have your eyes on all the wineries on the map. Vineyard is a symbol of Adelaide and something the city is known for. The most popular and historical place for wine tasting is definitely Barossa Valley but once you undertaken the visit, then you can come to Mclaren Vale. Wine tours prices differ based on the number of people going, places you will be going to, extra activities and refreshments. Being one of the top areas in Australia for wine tasting, Mclaren Vale is a hub for tourists. It is located in the South of Adelaide and has about 70 wineries, with multiple eateries with the local food on display. If you are headed for one of the Mclaren Vale tours, you should know some things about it.
What to Know?
There are some things that you must know before you start this journey. First of all, if you are a foodie who also happens to be a wine-lover, you must make a pilgrimage to Mclaren Vale and Barossa Valley as they are the originating sites some of the most remarkable wines in the world. Also, when you go on a tour of the valley, make sure that you have someone to drive you back to the hotel, especially if you tend to get a little careless with wine. In South Australia, there is a drink-driving limit of 0.05 so you must follow that strictly. You can definitely go to the wineries with your children but the drinking age is 18 in Australia so your teenagers cannot try different wines. Thus, when you are planning the trip, keep all of these things in mind.
When to Go?
Mclaren Vale is about 41 kilometers from Adelaide so you can easily take a day tour. Since the region is a little secluded, you will not find any public transport to go there. You will either have to take your own car or book the tour with one of the tour organizing companies. The wine tour cost differs in connection with numerous companies, based on the services and guides they are offering. You can visit any time you want as there are some wineries that are open every day of the week. However, some are close over the weekend while others close on the major public holidays. If you want to see the wine-making process or visit during grape harvesting seasons, March is the best time for such an amazing experiential learning. The cost ranges from $50 to $700 for a tour to the vineyards of Mclaren Vale in a luxury limo.