Micro-Group McLaren Vale Wine Tour from Adelaide - Adults (age 18-80)

Micro-Group McLaren Vale Wine Tour from Adelaide

8 hours Adelaide, Australia

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This is premium small-group wine touring at it's best! Our very small groups have a maximum of 6 guests and we regularly depart with less. We only visit premium wineries so you get to try the best wines of the region. There is no set itinerary for the day so every tour is different and tailored to the group. We know all the best wineries, you can trust your local guide to create the perfect day for you. Lunch is at one of the best restaurants in the region. You'll enjoy a banquet style tasting-menu of freshly prepared local produce alongside a glass of local wine or beer.
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Stop At: McLaren Vale Wine Region, McLaren Vale Wine Region, South Australia

Wine tasting at two boutique wineries as guided by your local wine expert - all tasting fees are included. We work with your requests and recommendations should you wish

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: The Salopian Inn, Main Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171, Australia

Banquet style lunch with wine at one of the best restaurants in South Australia. Sit back and enjoy a variety of favourite dishes from the seasonally inspired menu.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: McLaren Vale Wine Region, McLaren Vale Wine Region, South Australia

Wine tasting at two boutique wineries as guided by your local wine expert - all tasting fees are included. We work with your requests and recommendations should you wish

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes


  • Tasting fees at the wineries
  • Multi-course lunch with your choice of beverage
  • Passionate and knowledgeable wine guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Luxury transfers
  • Entry/Admission - The Salopian Inn


  • Take home wine available to purchase on the day

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up from your Adelaide central (downtown) accommodation between 0915-0930

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required to confirm departure
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • We are Certified COVID-Safe as per Australian and South Australian Government regulations.


19 Reviews

Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews

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bonniecM4187UF April 2021

My husband and I had a wonderful day being guided by Matthew around McLaren Vale. He took the time to get to know us and from there he really personalised the tour to suit our style. This tour was part of our honeymoon trip and we were treated to some of the most delicious and refined wineries and restaurants on offer. We were even gifted some beautiful wine glasses to remember this special trip. As first time visitors to South Australia, Matthew’s exceptional knowledge made us feel very comfortable and relaxed. We were able to take our time and really enjoy every moment. The extra surprise of a drop off at ‘Big Easy Radio’ at the end of the tour for cocktails and live music was yet another highlight from a stellar tour. Thanks Matthew!

CVandDC February 2020

We did the McLaren vale tour with Matthew from Small Batch Wine Tours. Matt's choices of wineries were great, they covered the spectrum of well known, to leading edge to eclectic. The lunch at Salopian was amazing as well. We visited Yangarra, S.C. Pannell, Hugh Hamilton and Samuel's Gorge. All very different and all with amazing wines to taste. The views from Hugh Hamilton are amazing. Matthew was a great guide with lots of information on McLaren vale and the wineries themselves. The group size is small which is really nice for a day of touring.

S1617BScindym December 2019

We did both the Barossa and McLaren tours on consecutive days. Matthew proved to be an excptional guide, expertly managing and exceeding the expectations of each guest, accomodationg both the wine neophyte as well as the experienced vinophile. His local knowledge of all of South Australia's wine regions is extensive and his sincere relationships with the vineyard and tasting room operators, as well as local restaurateurs is evidence of his commitment to his craft, his love of all things wine, and his natural, personable style. You will be well taken care of; the van is luxurious and equiped to handle any bottle purchases you may make during the day, and he is most helpful if you opt to ship your bottles home. You can expect to have a fantastic experience in SA wine country if you book with Matthew and Small Batch Tours!

pk_yvr November 2019

What a great day. Matt gave us a great tour of McLaren Vale with a number of different wineries (4 in the day) and a fantastic lunch at the Salopian Inn. Just 3 of us on the tour (we knew each other) so it was effectively a private outing. He adjusted the winery choices on the fly as he learned our interests, indulged my interest in design with a stop at the d'Arenberg Cube (much busier than the smaller properties), and was helpful throughout. He kept our wine purchases sorted (and cooled) in the boot of the van and gave us full door-to-door service. I'm not generally a guided-tour kind of guy but this was a perfect way to see a great wine region.

PiH137 September 2019

My friend and I just spent a day out in the beautiful McLaren Vale with Matthew from Small Batch. We had a beautiful day exploring a very underrated region and tasting a variety of delicious wines. Matthew has an obvious passion for what he does and has the knowledge to really showcase South Australia at its best. He has genuine relationships with the boutique wineries that we visited. This meant we got very warm welcomes, quick service, extra tastings and some very generous pours! This was very different to my previous cellar door experiences and I can definitely see where a Small Batch Wine Tour is a cut above the rest. I highly recommend Matthew and Small Batch for an unforgettable day!

PPG95 July 2019

We had no idea of what to expect or where to go, but Matt did a masterful job of not only picking some great wineries and an outstanding lunch location, he even brought us to the d'Arenberg cube (thankfully for a quick whirlwind tour). The van he chose for the tour was comfortable, luxurious, and he's extremely courteous with regards to opening doors, carrying purchased gifts and wine bottles. If I had enough time, i'd have done both the Barossa and McLaren Vale with Small Batch.

Jonnotheskier June 2019

We went on two separate tours with Matt. First to McLaren Vale with one other couple, and 2 days later, a Barossa tour which turned out to be private. Matt has great knowledge of the regions and the wines and, interestingly, took us to producers we had never heard of. South Australia has so much more to offer than just the huge supermarket wines. He provided really good company, a very comfortable vehicle, and totally safe driving. The tastings were all fascinating, and the lunches included in the tours were delicious. We would highly recommend this operator. 5 stars, big ups, woop woop!

AlexanderDoidge May 2019

I love smaller, boutique wine makers and Matt asked all the right questions and I got all the best results. Refreshingly free of any hard sells or favouritism to certain vineyards. I felt that this was tailored to exactly what myself and the other couple were looking for. Lunch was very tasty! Highly recommended.

Itinararium March 2019

Matt’s Small Batch Tour in McLaren Vale was an extremely enjoyable and informative day out. It helped that there were just three of us though I think the maximum would have been seven. Matt was super friendly and really knew his wine. The wineries we visited were cleverly chosen and contrasting. Matt very kindly added in a quick look at D’Arenberg at my request- pretty wacky place! I highly recommend Matt’s tours!

FrequentFlier728021 March 2019

Visited great wineries which were matched to our taste. Matt made sure everyone on the tour was catered for. Lunch was also very good. Overall an awesome day out exploring the best of the region.

gordonk505 March 2019

We booked via Viator website before we arrived in Adelaide. Our tour guide Matt was great. A true local with a passion for his job which reflects in our great experience. We visited 5 wineries and had the best lunch stop at the Salopian Inn. We even got the tour to ourselves on the day! What a great day and we'll worth the money. Will book another tour when back in Adelaide! Thanks Matt!

zburnett March 2019

We joined Matthew for a tour of McLaren Vale, and were spoiled for choice, heading to some exceptional boutique wineries. We were blown away by Matthews knowledge and positive relationships with the winemakers. We felt very lucky to be guided by someone with such a zest for life and passion for all things wine. It was a truly memorable experience, that I would highly recommend!

Safari140841 February 2019

Matt was a well informed, passionate guide for a day each in McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley wineries. He was extremely knowledgeable of each winery and varietal and the selection of various wineries allowed us California-based wine lovers to appreciate Rhone styles and Shiraz. Lunches were fantastic meals, high caliber gourmet. He also stored our wine in a cooler helped ship it back to us after we departed for home. Thanks Matt!

GazzaTraveller January 2019

We booked a small group tour and ended up being just the two of us so had a private tour. Great winery selection with good range and we got to choose some of the wineries with the others recommended to us. Lunch was delicious. Highly recommend.

richardhN2804EA December 2018

There was nothing that was too much trouble for Matt from a perfect pick up time through to help though the day. He had great knowledge of the region and the wineries and picked perfectly for us. Lunch at the Salopian In was really great and a good break of about 90 minutes from wine tasting. A great trip and highly recommended

Pat W October 2018

We booked a small group tour but ended up being only two of us. Comfortable transport and friendly, knowledgeable guide who tailored the itinerary for us based on our reaction to the first couple of wineries we visited. Lunch was substantial and delicious - an unexpected treat. We couldn't have asked for more from the day. Highly recommend.

abartles February 2018

From the moment he picked us up, Matt's interest in understanding what we wanted from the day was abundantly clear. He was great at engaging in meaningful conversation that helped to draw out our interests. A passing reference to our trouble in finding good coffee in Adelaide led to a suggestion that we head to a renowned coffee roaster on the edge of McLaren Vale. This kind of thoughtfulness and responsiveness was the theme of the day. Matt's knowledge of the region and its wines was outstanding - he is a great ambassador for this place. Matt's relaxed, unpretentious style was really refreshing, as was his willingness to engage in good banter and convo! The lunch stop was simply exquisite - not too heavy but we left feeling totally satisfied. All in all, it was a truly excellent day. We're already planning our next trip back to explore another region with him.

Georgie P December 2017

My husband and I were treated to a day exploring some of The McLaren Vale/Adelaide Hills wineries with my parents. We had next to no previous experience with wine tasting but were in safe hands with Matt. He was friendly, down to Earth yet professional and clearly knowledgeable. His passion for wine and the region was infectious. He has a unique way of explaining things using great analogies that is informative for those new to the game of wine tasting while still managing to offer a different perspective to those who are maybe more seasoned. He is flexible, considerate and very adept when it comes to discerning individuals’ tastes. All in all, he is a top bloke and we had a delightful and memorable day because of him. Can’t recommend highly enough!

andrewH9281CI December 2017

It was almost scary how quickly Matthew understood what we would like and how effectively he tailored our itinerary and his commentary to the take account of the different interests and knowledge of our group. Plenty of great content but all done with a smile by a guy who knows his stuff but doesn't take himself too seriously. Wonderful.
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