Make your Australia cruise meaningful with a trip to magical McLaren Vale.
Posted May 15, 2015
If you love wine, you'll be ecstatic when you visit some of the famous wineries in Adelaide, Australia. On an Australia cruise, you can explore Adelaide's magical McLaren Vale and Jacob's Creek Winery, making for a meaningful journey you'll never forget.
Put McLaren Vale on Your Travel To-Do List
When you arrive in Adelaide, make sure you take a wine- and olive-tasting tour of McLaren Vale, a magical wine region that's just south of Adelaide. You'll indulge in a wine tasting at the Parri Estate — recognized for its Cabernet, Pinot Noir, and Shiraz — before heading off to sample varietals at the Leconfield McLaren Vale Winery, and pairing exquisite wines with picturesque views of Onkaparinga Valley at Chapel Hill. Or if you prefer beer, make a reservation at the Salopian Inn, where the McLaren Vale Beer Company is based.
When visiting the McLaren Vale region, keep your eyes peeled for Alpacas. Wondering how to identify these friendly creatures? Huacaya (pronounced as "wua-ki-ya") alpacas appear cuddlier than their shaggier suri ("soo-ree") counterparts. You never know when one might stroll by!
Visit Jacob's Creek Winery in Barossa Valley
When people talk about Australian wines, Barossa Valley in South Australia is almost always mentioned. Tour this top wine-making region, and you'll sample the wines at Seppeltsfield Winery, explore the distinctly European town of Tanunda and one of South Australia's oldest towns, Angaston, then you'll head to Jacob's Creek — a winery that offers fabulous wines for fabulous value. Jacob's Creek wine is Australia's most famous producer and it is exported to over 60 different countries across the world. If you are passionate about Australian wines, then a visit to this popular attraction is a must for a truly meaningful Australian cruise.
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