AIG SA: Terroir of the McLaren Vale Wine Region Study Tour

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Date(s) - 09/12/2017
All Day



The South Australian Branch of the AIG presents:

Terroir of the McLaren Vale Wine Region Study Tour

Tour Leader: Tom Mayer



Saturday 9th December 2017


Departure location

Bus departs from Regal Park Motor Inn, 44 Barton Tce East, North Adelaide
Free all day parking is available in Barton Tce.
The bus departs at 8:45am and will return to the Regal Park Motor Inn by about 5:30pm.
Please be ready to board the bus at 8:30am.


We will travel to four wineries in the McLaren Vale Wine Region to study aspects of the terroir of the various vineyards. We will be talking to the winemakers at each location to discuss the important contributors to terroir: geology, regolith, soil, altitude and microclimate, sun aspect, vine selection, trellising and pruning practices, picking parameters (baumé acidity), picking technique and oenological practices.

Visiting : Hugo Wines, Oliver’s Taranga Wines, Kay Brothers Amery Vineyard and Graham Stevens Wines


The purpose of the tour is:

  • To critically examine and discuss the terroir of several McLaren Vale Vineyards
  • To appreciate some of the variations of terroir within a single wine region
  • To taste and appreciate the fine wines produced at each location
  • If desired, to purchase some fine wines.

We would like our members to contribute their geological ideas to these discussions especially since our vigneron friends are as keen to learn from us as we are from them.

The tour includes a two course gourmet lunch at The Currant Shed Restaurant in McLaren Flat, with wine included.



The tour is limited to a maximum of 34 participants due to lunch venue restrictions.

AIG Members and Partners $140.00
Non AIG members: $170.00

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