Fork and Grape Adventure
- Duration: 8 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Adelaide, SA
- Product code: FAGA
The tour departs daily from central Adelaide at 9:30am, Glenelg at 9:50am, McLaren Vale at 10:15am from your hotel or a pre-arranged location, including Adelaide Airport. A 40-minute drive brings the tour to the world-acclaimed wine region of McLaren Vale. On the way your local guide, Ben will run through the story of McLaren Vale, the surrounding region and the wine industry’s local heritage.
Unlike a standard McLaren Vale wine tour, Off Piste 4WD Tours ventures through a range of superb off-road tracks getting right off the beaten track visiting local iconic producers at exclusive locations that other tours cannot reach. Ben has worked hard to gain access to local spots and enchants guests to the hidden beauty of McLaren Vale creating an authentic point of difference.
The journey drops into a couple of the local wineries getting beyond the cellar door not only taste wines straight from barrel but also have a personal tasting amongst the vineyards*. Here, you will have the opportunity to meet the respective winemaker, and importantly, taste the latest releases.
The tour makes its way to an incredible bush setting exclusive to Off Piste 4WD Tours for refreshments via a thrilling off-road adventure track away from the crowds. Handmade soft cheeses are served, all made from locally sourced producers together with premium McLaren Vale wines, handcraft beers and fresh juices while taking in the stunning scenery deep in the Southern Vales.
At this point lunch is usually on everyone’s mind. Next stop is Karena’s kitchen, at the incredible and stylish Salopian Inn restaurant for a complete food safari and maybe an apéritif from the choice of 168 gins on offer. Courses are eclectic, and wander through a variety of themes from Europe/Mediterranean old and new, seafood and authentic modern Asian influences. What's for lunch? Click HERE to find The Salopian Inn's latest seasonal menus.
From here, we take another exclusive off-road track up the Willunga Hills for an unforgettable vista over the entire region and the sparkling Gulf St Vincent. A rare drive along the pristine Silversands Beach** cruising just metres away from the tranquility of the breaking ocean waves. The amazing day concludes with an exclusive private cellar tasting at one of McLaren Vale's most historic homesteads that adds a very personal touch to a very special day out.
A relaxed 40-minute return trip will see you safely back to your hotel or a pre-arranged location.
* Depends on weather and staff availability. ** Itinerary might be reversed due to low tide times so beach drive can proceed.