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Reynella East Wine District

The Reynella East Wine District includes wineries near Reynella East and Happy Valley in the northern McLaren Vale. Reynella is a town and suburburban area located 20km south of the Central Business District of Adelaide in the north of the City of Onkaparinga. Reynella is divided into 3 smaller suburbs: Reynella East, Reynella and Old Reynella (the historical centre of the district). There are many fabulous wineries in the area, including: Annabella (Hardy Wine Company, Blewett Springs Winery, Chateau Reynella, Geoff Merrill Wines, Hardy Wine Company (Reynella), Mount Hurtle Winery, Omni, Patritti Vineyards, Reynell, St Francis Wines. Reynella is home to the renowned St Francis Winery Resort, a 41-suite property lof 5 acres with views of Lake Carew Reynell. The new resort buildings surrounding the historic original winery building dating from around 1852. Reynella is claimed to be the location where the first grape vines were planted in South Australia. The original winery building was built by Walter Reynell. It is now used as a conference centre and is famous as one of the premier wedding venues in South Australia. Reynella is the gateway to the Mclaren Vale Wine region and St Francis Winery Resort is the perfect place to stay and used as a base for wine tours to the area. The picturesque resort offers fabulous accommodation, indoor heated swimming pool, a gaming lounge (18+), a sauna and a charming bistro serving a range of local wines.

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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Wineries

Annabella, SA  Reynell Road, Reynella SA 5161
Annabella is a unique range of table wines produced by BRL Hardy with fruit driven characters that appeal to the sweeter palate. See Hardy Wines - The foundation of the company, was established by Thomas Hardy in 1853. The company was family owned until 1992, when it merged with Berri Renmano Limited, a successful South Australian Riverland wine co-operative to become BRL Hardy. BRL Hardy enjoyed ...

Geoff Merrill Wines, SA  291 Pimpala Rd, Woodcroft SA 5162
Mount Hurtle Winery, owned by Geoff Merrill, is an oasis among encroaching suburbia. Nestled in four acres of vineyards and landscaped gardens it is hard to believe when Stratmer Vineyards purchased it in 1985 it was a derelict building. Its history begins over 100 years ago when it was built by a young Englishman, Mostyn Owen who ran the winery and vineyards until he passed away in the mid 1940`s...

Hardy Wine, SA  Reynell Road, Old Reynella SA 5161
The foundation of the company, was established by Thomas Hardy in 1853. The company was family owned until 1992, when it merged with Berri Renmano Limited, a successful South Australian Riverland wine co-operative to become BRL Hardy. BRL Hardy enjoyed outstanding success in growing the market for Australian wine in world markets. The company established a network of global sales and marketing off...

Mount Hurtle, SA  291 Pimpala Road, Woodcroft SA 5162
Mount Hurtle Winery, owned by Geoff Merrill, is an oasis among encroaching suburbia. Nestled in four acres of vineyards and landscaped gardens it is hard to believe when Stratmer Vineyards purchased it in 1985 it was a derelict building. Its history begins over 100 years ago when it was built by a young Englishman, Mostyn Owen who ran the winery and vineyards until he passed away in the mid 1940`s...

Patritti Vineyards, SA  Cnr Sir James Hardy Way and Pimpala Rd, Reynella SA 5161
Giovanni Patritti, from Italy, founded the company in 1926. He crushed his first grapes at Dover Gardens in Adelaide in the late 1920s. Since then tradition has been preserved with ownership maintained by his wife, three sons and daughter at the original cellar.In the early 1960s urban expansion motivated the Patritti family to purchase vineyards just outside McLaren Vale. Further supplies of grap...

St Francis Wines, SA  14 Old Bridge Street, (PO Box 33) Reynella SA 5161
Located at the gateway to the McLaren Vale Winery Region, Quality Hotel St Francis Winery offers 4 star accommodation, dining, conference and function facilities. Featuring 41 hotel suites, 23 with ensuite spa baths, Executive, Honeymoon and Presidential Suites. All rooms equipped with queen size beds, air-conditioning, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities and 24 inhouse movie channel. An in...