Local Connections: The Cube at d'Arendberg

6 hours | Adelaide | A D L - 9 8 0
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Min. age: 18 years (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • McLaren Vale
Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:
The d'Arenberg Cube
Inspired by the iconic Rubik's Cube, the d'Arenberg Cube is the whimsical realization of a fourth-generation grape grower's imagination. The idea for this five-story, white and green glass puzzle came to Chester Osborn when he was trying to decide how to expand his winery. The dream took 14 years to come to fruition, and the stunning and unique resulting building includes commissioned artwork and sculptures, a wine museum, an aroma-container collection and even a "Wine Fog" room.

McLaren Vale (brief independent exploration):
Charming McLaren Vale is a popular tourist destination known for its sunny cafes, chocolate shops and patisseries that line lively Main Road. A striking mix of picture-perfect old and new architecture as well as art galleries and crafts boutiques make even a short visit a pleasant one.

What you will see along the way:
Journey to the McLaren Vale wine-growing region, home to many world-class wineries. The moderate Mediterranean climate serves to produce excellent Shiraz along with Grenache and Cabernets. Nestled in the gorgeous McLaren Vale, just a 45-minute drive south of Adelaide, you'll travel through what is considered the premier wine-growing district in Australia and home to some of the world's oldest grape vines. Enjoy panoramic views of the rolling Mount Lofty Ranges, sprawling vineyards, sun-dabbled countryside and Gulf St. Vincent beaches.

Wine Tasting:
A hosted wine tasting experience featuring a hand-chosen selection of d'Arenberg wine is an opportunity to relax, savor the flavors of the region and learn about the family history as well as its winemaking philosophies. A light, regional share platter will round out this exceptional day.

Special Notes:

Minimum Age: 18

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Travel to Mclaren Vale

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
01:30

Hosted Tour and Tasting

Time at site:
01:30

Light lunch

Time at site:
00:30

Free time for purchases and explore the sculptures

Time at site:
00:20

Transfer to McLaren Vale

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:15

Free time in McLaren Vale

Time at site:
00:40

Return to the pier

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
01:15