Traveling in the back of McLaren Vale and you may get lucky and come across Yangarra Estate Vineyards. A couple years ago while trying to find some other place in the rain, and failing miserably, the sign for Yangarra beckoned a visit. With the fire going it was a wonderfully comfortable and intimate setting. With some time in the bag and a beautiful McLarren Vale afternoon occurring, another visit was in order.
A better afternoon could not have been ordered as it was a perfect 25 deg C with no breeze and only a few decorative fluffy clouds. Settled in on the deck, a lovely cheese platter with cheese from Alexandrina Cheese Company, was ordered to accompany the wines. Brilliant decision, as the cheese was fantastic and a great compliment to the very nice wines. What a beautiful, tranquil setting it was sitting on the deck enjoying the tasting of wines and cheese. With the exception of some screeching cockatoos flying by once in a while, it was just sublime. After the tasting, a glass of the GSM was ordered to help finish off the cheese,and the beautiful afternoon.
The GSM is a favorite (purchased one to share) not just because its good, but its also good value, punching well above its $28 cost.
There is a tasting fee of $10 per person, guests are invited to sit down and taste through the Yangarra wine range, learning about what they do there and why. Included with your tasting is a Spiegalau Yangarra-branded stemless wine glass to take home as a memento of your time there.
The cellar door is open daily from 10am – 5pm and you should go by and enjoy the deck, the cheese plate and the wines, we 'recommend' you do.
Happy Tasting Adventures,
Kiwi & Koala