d'Arenberg

Established 1912

Awards & Accolades

Best Winery Restaurant, South Australian Restaurant and Catering Awards 2016

Highly Recommended, The Advertiser Food Guide, 2016

Cellar Door with Best Food in McLaren Vale, Australian Gourmet Traveller, 2015, 2014

Finalist, Best Regional Restaurant, The Advertiser Food Awards, 2015

Highly Recommended, The Advertiser Food Awards, 2015

Australia's Top 500 Restaurants, The Australian Financial Review, 2015

2 AGFG Chef Hats, The Australian Good Food & Travel Guide, Chef Hat Awards, 2014

Best Service Award, The Adveriser Food Awards, 2014

Silver Award, South Australian Restaurant and Catering Awards, 2012

Best Winery Restaurant, South Australian Restaurant and Catering Awards 2008, 2006, 2005


Qantas, The Australian Way Magazine

August 2015 - "The d'Arenberg winery restaurant is not a place where you’ll want to rush lunch, especially if you take on the six-course degustation menu. Just sit back and enjoy the open fire, watch the mist sweep over the hills and admire the dorper sheet grazing in the vineyard below (except, of course, they’re also on chef Peter Reschke’s menu as lamb bresaola, with lamb’s brain and roasted walnut mayonnaise). Key dishes include lobster and blue swimmer crab ravioli with lobster bisque and chocolate-and-chilli-braised kangaroo tail with kangaroo saddle." 

A Blog by Maria

December 2012 - "You couldn’t fault the presentation of the food. it was matched by the exceptional taste. If you want a little bit of high end indulgence then d’Arry’s verandah is the place." Read the full blog here

View From the Verandah

Wine Companion, Amelia Ball, April 2012 - "d'Arenberg's Head Chef Peter Reschke has had the stoves humming at this iconic McLaren Vale Restaurant for the past eight years - and his enthusiasm for the place is still bubbling over." Read the full article here

Afternoon Under the Verandah

Ellen Morgan, Hello Fleurieu Blog, April 2012 - "As I sat at d’arry’s verandah restaurant in the thick of mclaren vale wine country, I was immediately reminded of the classic Australian song ‘Home Among the Gum Trees’. This restaurant is about as quintessentially Australian as it gets, and it does indeed have a “verandah out the front.” In fact, the whole restaurant is a verandah, and it is stunning in every way." Read the full blog here

Rediscovering the Vale

Kelly Noble, It's a Glam Life, March 2012 - "I can't recommend that restaurant enough. It's a little pricey, but you get what you pay for. Absolutely amazing food, plus another great view to enjoy while you eat." Read the full blog here 

Top 10 Regional Restaurants Gourmet Traveler

Gourmet Traveller, #5 in 2011 - "Wine inspires the menu- self-evident, as d'Arenberg wineries cellar door is beside the enclosed dining terrace, and vineyards cascade beyond the restaurant windows. Intelligent use of local produce defines the dishes..."

Foodie Fare for Kids

The Advertiser, November 2010 - "No nuggest' children's menus are becoming the norm in gastro-pubs and restaurants, but d'Arry's Verandah Restaurant manager Jo Reschke is determined to push the trend one giant step farther. Chefs at the McLaren Vale restaurant, Peter Reschke and Nigel Rich, have introduced a seven-course children's degustation menu "to stimulate and educate young foodies".

Best Aussie Dining Experience

Wine and Spirits Magazine's 'Best in the World of Wine - "Awarded for the view over the valley, the friendly staff, and the local food- especially the seafood." Read the full article here

Feast for the Senses

Marie Claire, November 2012 - "You’ll need to book ahead to eat at d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant at d’Arenberg winery. Expect exquisite, seasonal local food at about $30 for mains. With any luck, you’ll also meet the irrepressible winery owner, Chester Osborn." Read the full article here

Wine and Dine, The Australian. Sept 2006

The Australian, September 2006 - "Don't limit your cellar door tasting to wine; some of the country's best restaurants are found among the vines. d'Arry's Verandah boasts a spectacular location, with views of the Willunga Escarpment and St Vincents Gulf, and tag-team chefs Peter Reschke and Nigel Rich.  These two know their way around a truly amazing array of quality local produce: almonds, olives, cheese, honey, every conceivable berry, herbs, wild mushrooms....It's a menu with gusto." Read the full article here

Foodies Guide to McLaren Vale

Delicious Magazine, Matt Preston, 2006 - "Arguably the best place in the Vale for lunch, most obvious on weekends when the tasting room and restaurant are inevitably heaving. The food is big and bold of flavour, whether in entrees such as a gorgonzola pannacotta with pear chutney or a turkey-liver parfait with seared plums and fortified jelly. Don’t miss out on the rosette of raw kingfish popping with wasabi flying fish roe. Desserts are a high point: the passionfruit soufflé is exemplary. The wine list is mainly current vintages; for something older, call ahead and order from the cellar." Read the full article here

Cold Comforts

The West Australian, Christine McCabe, 2005 - "d'Arry's Verandah is perfect; a winter bolt hole, tacked on to the cosy d'Arenberg cellar amongst twisted gums with broad valley views over vineyards to the ranges beyond." Read the full article here