d'Arenberg

Established 1912

Tastings and Experiences

Vintage Tour & Tasting | The Blending Bench | Tutored Tasting | Shiraz Masterclass | Regional Tour | Scenic Flight 

Choose your own adventure at d'Arenberg and blend the traditional cellar door visit with exciting discovery, luxury or culinary decadence with these packages. Explore the magnificent McLaren Vale region in a 4WD, take to the skies and soar above the coast in a Waco plane, blend and bottle your own wine or indulge in the gastronomic delights of d'Arry's Verandah Restaurant.

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Vintage Tour & Tasting

Come behind the scenes at d'Arenberg with a vintage tour and tasting. You'll be guided through the winery, taste from an open fermenter and see the traditional winemaking methods we still use, such as foot treading and basket pressing. 

Your wine journey will continue with a tasting experience in the original cellars, featuring wines that showcase a range of winemaking techniques. 

$40 per person, 90 minutes, tours commence at midday on weekdays and 12.30pm on weekends. Available February to April.

 


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Tutored Tasting

Book for a tutored tasting and enjoy an in-depth look at winemaking and the age old techniques that are still used at d'Arenberg, such as foot treading and basket pressing. Experienced staff will share the d'Arenberg winemaking philosophies while exploring wines across our extensive range.

As part of our Stables tasting experience you will receive our “Cenosilicaphobic” discount on wine purchased today, which entitles you to 15% discount and free freight on 6 packs.

$15 per person, 60 minutes, group size 4 -20.


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The Blending Bench

The Blending Bench is a hands on, interactive experience where you play winemaker!

The educated staff will guide you through the art of winemaking whilst you let your creative genius out and make a wine uniquely for your own palate. Using a palette of wine parcels, each with distinctive flavours and textures you meld them in search of balance, fullness and finesse.

Then choose your favourite blend to bottle, label and take home!

$70 per person - 90 minutes

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Shiraz Masterclass

Enjoy d’Arenberg’s internationally awarded wines in a masterclass featuring the regions hero variety, Shiraz. Hosted in our historic stables built circa 1880, you will learn about the age old winemaking techniques that we still use today, such as foot treading and basket pressing.

We recommend staying and indulging your tastebuds with an eight course degustation in d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant, overlooking the rolling hills of McLaren Vale. The sumptuous, seasonal produce can also be accompanied by carefully selected wines.

$40 per person - 60 minutes

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Regional Tour, Masterclass and Lunch

Courtesy of Off Piste 4WD Tours, travel through the different areas of the picturesque McLaren Vale wine region, visiting some of the spectacular d’Arenberg vineyards that produce our Amazing Sites single vineyard Shiraz wines.

The tour includes an Amazing Sites masterclass accompanied by canapés, followed by a three course luncheon paired with matching wines at the award winning d'Arry's Verandah Restaurant, overlooking the rolling hills of McLaren Vale. To complete your day, Off Piste 4WD Tours will ensure a breathtaking journey taking in the Fleurieu Peninsula’s coastal vistas before returning to your accommodation.

$450 per person. Available for 2-10 people, 7 days a week, subject to availability.
This full day tour includes pick up at 8.30am and return to accommodation.

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Scenic Flight, Wine Blending and Degustation

Experience 1930’s nostalgia and open cockpit flying in a beautiful Waco biplane, soaring over the stunning McLaren Vale wine region and beaches for a breathtaking 30 minute flight.

Upon landing the thrill will continue at d’Arenberg winery for a hands on, interactive wine blending experience. You get to play winemaker, and then bottle a 750ml sample of your favourite blend to name and take home with you.

Then settle back, relax and enjoy a leisurely degustation at d'Arry's Verandah Restaurant. Head Chef Peter Reschke draws inspiration from local and seasonal produce to complement the award winning d'Arenberg wines, and a selection of international treats.

$1080 per couple, available 7 days a week, subject to availability and weather. Price subject to fuel increase.

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