Local wineries are just part of the experience.
Only 40 minutes from Adelaide, the McLaren Vale region abounds with over 70 cellar doors, award-winning regional dining, and spectacular natural scenery. There is a wine for every palate, with more than 70 cellar doors to visit throughout the region and over 160 vineyards. Organic, biodynamic, small or iconic. Famous for our McLaren Vale shiraz and grenache, you will also enjoy other varietals more suited to the warming weather.
McLaren Vale has something for everyone.
Enjoy a cleansing craft beer from the many local microbrewers in McLaren Vale and Willunga and Smiling Samoyed in Myponga. Several local transportation alternatives can also be conveniently arranged, including Helivista helicopters, Chooks little winery tours and My McLaren Vale wine tours. Visit the fabulous Fleurieu Arthouse in McLaren Vale, watch the artists create, or drive to the Mt Compass Art Gallery. The Fleurieu Arthouse is seriously impressive, and you can take home pottery, paintings and jewellery.
Glorious artisan food
We are fortunate to have some of South Australia’s best and award winning restaurants right here on our doorstep. Experience the Fleurieu’s fine local cuisine at some of our well known and loved dining establishments. The Salopian Inn, Maxwells, The Currant Shed, D'Arrenberg Cube or D'Arrys Verandah, Mitolo and Ekhidna are all within a few minutes drive from Shadow Creek and will delight with their food and hospitality.
Meet the grower and taste the region at the Willunga Farmers Markets open every Saturday from 8am to midday where more than 80 farmers and artisan food producers from the region sell their fresh produce. Willunga Town Square, Main Rd, Willunga. Pop our farmers market shopping bag and members card in the car for the 3 minute drive to beautiful Willunga. Great coffee and breakfast options and stock up on provisions for a picnic in our vineyard.
Explore our region’s natural beauty
Beaches, beaches, beaches. Silver Sands, Port Willunga, Second Valley and Maslin’s (Adelaide’s only nudist beach) are all close by. National parks abound and we have walking and cycling trails between the wineries. You’ll also likely see wallabies, koalas and the odd deer in our vineyard.
The McLaren Vale Shiraz Trail is an 8 km walking and bike trail that takes you from McLaren Vale to the quaint little town of Willunga. On Saturday mornings the Willunga markets are open and offer an opportunity to meet the growers and taste the best of what the region has to offer. We are also on the Willunga Basin Trail. A beautiful walk through the bush with some lovely views
If you want to extend your walk, the Shiraz Trail continues on as the Coast Walk, another 28 kms to the beautiful beach of Marino Rocks for a swim or a stroll. You can download the map here: View the Coast to Vines Rail Trail PDF
Luxury AccommodationStay with us
Ideally situated in the heart of McLaren Vale, Shadow Creek is a comfortably beautiful place to come home to after a busy day out exploring and making the most of the region. Perfect for solo travellers and couples, Shadow Creek offers privacy, thoughtful design and stunning landscape and ocean views from every room.
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We support natural, sustainable farming with a focus on improving the land and leaving it better than when we arrived here. We run sheep in the vineyard after harvest until bud burst which has reduced the need for chemical intervention and means less slashing for weed management. We manage the vineyard with organic principles and irrigate the vines with recycled water.
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Explore our wines. Single vineyard wines made to be enjoyed with friends or with a good book.