How to enjoy your stay

Destinations, Restaurants, Experiences & Supplies near by


McLaren Vale, renowned for its picturesque vineyards and world-class wines, offers a range of general supplies and supermarkets to cater to the needs of its visitors. The town features a selection of well-stocked supermarkets where visitors can find a wide array of groceries, fresh produce, household essentials, and daily necessities.

These supermarkets often carry both local and international brands, ensuring that visitors have a variety of options to choose from. In addition to supermarkets, McLaren Vale also boasts specialty stores and gourmet shops, offering an assortment of artisanal products, local delicacies, and unique ingredients for those seeking a culinary adventure.

Address: Central Shopping Centre, 18, McLaren Vale SA 5171

Ph: (08) 8323 8230


Started by Lloyd Ellis and his sons in 1954, owned and operated by Rihann Koekemoer since 2019, Ellis Butchers lies at the heart of the Fleurieu Peninsula’s rich food culture. We pride ourselves on consistency and reliability – when you return to Ellis Butchers you do so knowing you’ll receive meat of exactly the same quality as on your last visit. 

Address: High School, Main Rd, Willunga SA 5172

Ph: (08) 8556 4297


We welcome you to South Australia’s first Farmers Market – shop in the fresh air and enjoy delicious locally grown produce.


Address: 130 Main Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171

Ph: (08) 8323 7714


Foodland McLaren Vale is a renowned grocery store nestled in the heart of the picturesque McLaren Vale region. Known for its commitment to quality and local produce, Foodland McLaren Vale offers a delightful shopping experience for both residents and visitors. The store boasts a wide range of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy products, sourced directly from nearby farms and producers. With its friendly staff and inviting atmosphere, Foodland McLaren Vale has become a go-to destination for those seeking delicious, locally-sourced ingredients to elevate their culinary creations. Whether you’re a food enthusiast or simply looking for everyday essentials, Foodland McLaren Vale is a true gem for all your grocery needs.


Address: Central Shopping 130, 130 Main Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171

Ph: (08) 8324 4100


Coles Supermarket in McLaren Vale is a popular grocery store located in the heart of the McLaren Vale wine region in South Australia. Serving as a convenient shopping destination for locals and visitors alike, Coles offers a wide range of high-quality products, including fresh produce, pantry staples, dairy, meat, and baked goods. With its spacious layout and friendly staff, the supermarket provides a pleasant shopping experience. It also showcases a selection of local wines and gourmet products, allowing customers to explore and indulge in the regional flavors.

Sights, Experiences and Epicurean Adventures

When staying in McLaren Vale, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a myriad of epicurean experiences. From indulging in exquisite wines to savoring delectable cuisine, McLaren Vale offers a wealth of options to tantalise. What makes it even more enticing is the easy and nearby access to the stunning coastline, providing a unique blend of flavors from both land and sea. Let’s explore the various epicurean experiences awaiting you in McLaren Vale.

  1. Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tours: McLaren Vale is famous for its exceptional wines, particularly its bold Shiraz. There are numerous cellar doors and vineyards where you can sample a wide range of wines, including Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. Many wineries offer guided tours, allowing you to learn about the winemaking process and discover the unique characteristics of each vineyard.

  2. Gourmet Food and Produce: The region is a haven for food lovers, with an abundance of gourmet produce and farm-to-table experiences. Explore local farmers’ markets to find fresh fruits, vegetables, artisan cheeses, olive oils, and other delectable treats. Some wineries also offer food and wine pairings, where you can savor culinary delights crafted to complement their wines perfectly.

  3. Farm-to-Table Dining: McLaren Vale boasts a thriving food scene with numerous acclaimed restaurants and cafes. Many establishments focus on utilizing local, seasonal ingredients to create memorable dining experiences. Whether you’re looking for a relaxed café with picturesque vineyard views or an upscale restaurant offering a fusion of flavors, McLaren Vale has something to suit every palate.

  4. Seafood Extravaganza: With the nearby coastline, you have easy access to an array of fresh seafood. Head to nearby coastal towns such as Port Willunga or Port Noarlunga, where you can enjoy succulent oysters, grilled fish, or seafood platters overlooking the ocean. The combination of McLaren Vale’s world-class wines with locally caught seafood is a match made in culinary heaven.

  5. Picnics in the Vineyards: Experience the true essence of McLaren Vale by arranging a picnic amidst the rolling vineyards. Many wineries offer picturesque picnic spots where you can relax, unwind, and enjoy a gourmet spread paired with your favorite bottle of wine. Breathe in the fresh air, soak in the scenic beauty, and indulge in a leisurely culinary experience.

  6. Coastal Excursions: Take advantage of the region’s proximity to the coast by exploring the stunning beaches and coastal trails. Pack a picnic and head to Port Willunga Beach, known for its iconic ruins and crystal-clear waters. Alternatively, you can embark on a scenic coastal walk along the breathtaking cliffs of the Onkaparinga River National Park, offering panoramic views of the coastline.

In McLaren Vale, experiences are as diverse as they are delightful. From wine tasting and gourmet food to coastal adventures and seafood extravaganzas, this region offers a rich tapestry of flavors and experiences that will leave you craving for more. So, immerse yourself in the culinary delights of McLaren Vale and embark on a memorable gastronomic journey.

Pampering And Relaxation

Minutes from Vale194 you can find the ultimate destinations for relaxation and rejuvenation. McLaren Vale offers a range of delightful day spas to soothe your body and calm your mind. Whether you’re seeking a luxurious pampering session or a therapeutic escape, McLaren Vale’s day spas are ready to cater to your every need.

Address: 135 Main Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171

Ph: 0484 004 328



Welcome to Pink Salt Body + Skin. We are a full service Spa in McLaren Vale and specialise in Massage, Pedicure, Waxing, Eyebrow Shaping and Tinting, Eyelash Tinting, Henna Tinting, Pregnancy Pampering Massage and Services, Facials, Microdermabrasion and Non Surgical Face Lifts.


(online booking available)


Address: 182 Main Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171

Ph: 0439 881 139



McLaren Vale Retreat is a peaceful haven of luxury in the beautiful village of McLaren Vale. We offer the highest quality Thai, therapeutic relaxation and deep tissue massage to promote a lasting feeling of well-being. We are the ideal choice for relaxation during a holiday escape to the wine country, or if you are experiencing pain associated with knotted and stressed muscles.


(Online bookings available)


McLaren Vale, nestled amidst the rolling hills and vineyards of South Australia,  is a paradise for food and wine enthusiasts, offering a cornucopia of sensory experiences that will tantalise your taste buds offering up world class dining experiences.

Address: Main Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171

Ph: (08) 8323 8769



The Salopian Inn kitchen team loves to cook… and only with local, seasonal produce. We take great pride in our craft, making all that we offer from scratch.

(online booking available)

Address: 141 McMurtrie Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171

Ph: (08) 8323 9304


Little Wolf’s focus is on house made, house grown and locally sourced produce that delivers striking modern flavours influenced by the sea, and amazing wines. Embracing tradition and much loved flavours of the Italian kitchen, cooked over fire and made by hand. Open Thursday-Sunday.

(Online bookings available)


With a Mediterranean climate that mirrors that of France and Spain, McLaren Vale produces some of Australia’s most sought-after wines. From velvety Shiraz to elegant Grenache and crisp Chardonnay, the region’s diverse varietals cater to every discerning palate. Uncover the secrets of winemaking through immersive cellar door experiences, where knowledgeable vintners will guide you through tastings that reveal the nuances and complexities of their creations.

Address: Osborn Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171

Ph: (08) 8329 4888


Since 1912 the Osborn family have grown grapes and made wine in the picturesque surrounds of McLaren Vale. Today, fourth generation family member Chester Osborn is at the winemaking helm, making distinctive wines using traditional methods in the winery and the vineyard.

(online booking available)

Address: 255 Strout Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171

Ph: (08) 8323 8414


McLaren Vale is our home, surrounded by Australia’s most sustainable vineyards, inspiring people and beautiful beaches. 

We were recognised as the Global Winner of the 2021 Great Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism Awards. Come and see what all the fuss is about!

(Online bookings available)