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Happy Valley Wine District

The Happy Valley Wine District includes wineries near Happy Valley, Aberfoyle Park, Claendon, Chandlers Hill and Flagstaff Hill in the McLaren Vale Wine Region. Happy Valley is located 20 km south of the Central Business District of Adelaide and is located nest to the Happy Valley Reservoir which has South Australia's largest water treatment plant, and supplies water to much of the Adelaide metropolitan area. Happy Valley was formerly a rural village but like much of the McLaren Vale Region is being threatened by the encroaching urban developments. Most of the wineries are located between Happy Valley Chandlers Hill and Clarendon. The famous Stone Cottage Restaurant is located in Clarendon. It has been catering for intimate anniversaries, special private dinners and small corporate functions for over 20 years.

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

Beresford Wines, SA  49 Fraser Avenue, Happy Valley SA 5159
The Beresford Wines story began in 1989 when the historic Old Horndale Winery built in 1896, was purchased and refurbished with the most up to date, state of the art equipment. The result is a unique blend of tradition, history and modern technology to ensure production of premium quality wines. Winemaker Scott McIntosh joined Beresford Wines in 1999. Having worked in the industry since 1985 and n...

Horndale Winery, SA  41-45 Fraser Avenue, Happy Valley, SA 5159
In 1886 the Horn brothers established the Horndale winery and vineyards in Happy Valley, with the help of Vale Royal`s Richard Vernon Cholmondeley, who planted the vines and designed the winery and distillery. In 1898 Bernhard Basedow was appointed to the position of Manager. Bernhard and his brother, Alfred, spent four years studying winemaking in Europe. Bernhard managed both Horndale and Vale R...

J&J Wines, SA  67 Rivers Lane, McLaren Vale, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, 5171
Family owned organic vineyard situated in the heart of McLaren Vale growing premium Shiraz grapes. Product brand labels include J&J, Boots Hill and Rivers Lane premium quality red and white wines. Widely distributed locally in SA and around Australia through distributor network. Cellar Door wine sales and tastings, with food platters of local produce.

Normans Wines, SA  Grants Gully Road, Clarendon SA 5157
Founded in 1853 by Jesse Norman, Normans Wines is one of Australia`s oldest winemakers and in 2003, will celebrate its 150th anniversary. It took rare courage to forsake the lush green countryside and comforts of his homeland in England, but with true pioneering gusto, a young Jesse Norman purchased three acres of land, sight unseen, in Australia. He then boarded a sailing ship and set off to clai...

Torresan Estate, SA  Manning Road, Flagstaff SA 5159
Torresan Estate is a 100% Australian owned family company who are passionate about providing great service to our customers. With nearly 50 years winemaking experience we fully understand our customer`s bottling requirements. Torresan Estate has recently opened the doors to a brand new environmentally friendly, state of the art, contract bottling facility situated at Martins Road, McLaren Vale whi...

Xanadu WInes, SA  Grants Gully Road, Clarendon SA 5157
Founded in 1853 by Jesse Norman, Normans Wines is one of Australia`s oldest winemakers and in 2003, will celebrate its 150th anniversary. It took rare courage to forsake the lush green countryside and comforts of his homeland in England, but with true pioneering gusto, a young Jesse Norman purchased three acres of land, sight unseen, in Australia. He then boarded a sailing ship and set off to clai...