The Mediterranean climate of McLaren Vale made it an excellent spot for the birth place of wine production in South Australia. Nestled in between the beaches of the Gulf of Vincent and the Mount Loft Ranges, the area is home to some of the world’s oldest grape vines. Renowned for Shiraz, which makes up half of the area’s production, McLaren Vale is also developing a reputation in other varieties including Chardonnay, Riesling and Grenache. Just a short trip from Adelaide, McLaren Vale makes a great day for anyone who considers themselves a Foodie.