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McLaren Vale East Wine District

The McLaren Vale East district is located within the southern end of the Adelaide metropolitan area towards the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges, in the Eastern fringe of Mclaren Vale township. The McLaren Vale wine region has a Mediterranean climate with four clear seasons. The area has dry weather during summer from December through to March or April, giving an easy change between summer and winter. The summer weather is generally mild with long warm days and short cool nights. Winter rains of 580–700 mm per annum flow into a fresh spring. It rarely experiences frost or drought due to its close proximity to the sea.

The McLaren Vale Wine Region includes 15 districts : McLaren Vale North ; McLaren Vale East ; Chalk Hill ; Froggo ; McLaren Flat South ; Willunga NE ; Ingoldby ; McLaren Vale West ; Aldinga ; Willunga South ; Blewitt Springs ; Noarlunga ; Reynella East ; Happy Valley

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Dennis Wines, SA  Kangarilla Road, McLaren Vale SA 5771
In 1947 Egerton (E S Dennis), after serving in the RAAF settled on his present 90 acre vineyard at McLaren Flat. Ege initiated the emergence of Dennis Wines in 1971, with the object of converting the high quality grapes produced into premium wine. In 1979 the Winemaking and Management passed to his son Peter who continues the tradition of producing only premium quality wine. The family vineyard `N...

Genders Wines, SA  47 Park Drive, McLaren Vale SA 5171
Genders McLaren Park Wines is a small family owned business, which produces small parcels of premium quality wines under the Genders label. The wines are made from Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz grapes grown on the family`s ten-hectare vineyard known as McLaren Park. The vineyard and winery are in the centre of the McLaren Vale region on the eastern fringe of the township of McLaren Val...

Manning Park, SA  Cnr Olivers and Chalk Hill Rds, McLaren Vale SA 5171
Located on the corner of Chalk Hill and Olivers Road just north of McLaren Vale this delightful winery was established in 1982 and specialises in red and white table wines, fortified wines and ports derived from cabernet sauvignon, riesling, grenache, sauvignon blanc and shiraz grapes. It is open seven days for tastings and sales. For more details contact (08) 8323 8209....

Wayne Thomas, SA  26 Kangarilla Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Wayne Thomas is a McLaren Vale veteran, having commenced his winemaking career in 1961, working for Stonyfell, Ryecroft and Saltram before establishing Fern Hill with his wife Pat in 1975. When they sold Fern Hill in April 1994 they started again, launching the Wayne Thomas Wines label, using contract-grown grapes sourced from throughout McLaren Vale. The wines are exported to the US, as well as e...