Passion & a sense of adventure.

Owners Brad and Chelsea both grew up on the land. Brad on serious acres and Chelsea on a smaller property. After spending a few years working in Adelaide, they decided to look for a property close enough to commute to the city and found a lovely 45 acres in McLaren Vale. Excited for the horse paddocks and beautiful creek, the land just happened to have a tired vineyard on the foothills out the back. They thought time and passion might set things straight, and if it didn’t work out, they would rip the vines out and try their hand at something else.

Well, sometimes hard work and luck pay off. They have achieved A-grade status for the shiraz from the south block of the vineyard and kept a few tonnes back to make small-batch wines. They love their vineyard more and more and are focussed on organic principles.

It almost seems sacrilegious now that they even contemplated clearing the vines!

Enthused for the area, the views to the sea seemed like the perfect location for luxury accommodation.

We would love people to be able to experience McLaren Vale and use Shadow Creek as a base while they enjoy our spectacular region. We look forward to sourcing local produce, craft beer and fine wine for our guests.

Our Vineyards

The vineyard was established in 1998 in the foothills of McLaren Vale. The rich red gum country the vineyard occupies is on the side of Willunga escarpment and 55 to 60 metres above sea level. The climate is cool and breezy at night but the shiraz is well exposed to the ripening sunshine through the latter part of the day.

Learn more
  • Luxury Accommodation

    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.

    Stay with us 
  • Babymoon at Shadow Creek

    Shadow Creek is a wonderful place to relax with your partner before the new arrival. Sleep in, take a nap and call it an early night. With multiple beaches close by and some of the best restaurants in SA. You can explore, or do as much or as little as you desire.

    View Package 
  • About the McLaren Vale Region

    With more than 70 cellar doors to visit throughout the region and over 160 vineyards, there is a wine for every palate. Famous for our McLaren Vale shiraz and grenache, you will also enjoy other varietals more suited to the warming weather.

    Learn more