Nov 22, 2012

Olivers Taranga, McLaren Vale

This cellar door in South Australia was recently named the best Cellar Door in McLaren Vale. How could I resist the temptation to be the judge of that (behaving like Kiwi). In an effort to uphold our mission I stopped in to visit OliversTaranga Cellar Door.
Greeted by one of the vineyard dogs I entered and started the judging. What a cute little tasting room with all sorts of history on the walls. The ‘Workers Cottage’ was built on the Oliver family property ‘Taranga’ in the early 1850′s. During 2006/07 the cottage has been restored by 5th and 6th generation Oliver family members plus many, many helpers.
While enjoying the wine offerings I was fortunate enough to meet Corrina Wright the sixth generation making wine at Olivers Taranga. Having gone to school for a while at the wine maker learning Mecca of UC Davis (among other places) near world famous Napa Valley, she has earned respect at a young age. Corrina serves on a number of industry boards and her commitment to the wine industry in Australia was rewarded with a position on the inaugural ‘Future Leaders- Succession for the Australian Wine Industry’ program in 2006.

I had a great tasting and a fantastic chat with Corrina. Look, I'm not the only one who can judge and ‘Recommend’, so you go by and say hi to Corinna and make up your own mind. I did, and loved it!

The cellar door is open for tasting and sales 7 days a week, 10am- 4pm.

So stop on by and tell em we sent you.

Happy Tasting Adventures,


Kiwi & Koala


  1. We took your advice and stopped by a month or so back. Although Corina was not there the staff took great care of us and we had a great time and found a couple new wine favorites. Top recommendation fellas.


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