McLaren Vale

d'Arenberg: The Blending Bench and Degustation with Wine Pairing

McLaren Vale, Australia
dArenberg McLaren Vale Wine Tasting and Degustation

From USD 222.74

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


McLaren Vale is one of Australia’s most renowned wine regions, but most winery tours only offer wine tasting. This half-day Blending Bench experience at d'Arenberg winery unveils the secrets of winemaking as you create your own unique wine blend, then sit down to enjoy an 8-course degustation menu at d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant.
  • 4.5-hour Blending Bench experience at d'Arenberg winery in McLaren Vale
  • Learn the secrets of winemaking with a hands-on experience at d'Arenberg winery
  • Create your own Shiraz wine blend and receive a sample bottle to take away
  • Indulge with an 8-course degustation lunch at d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant
  • Take away a sample bottle of your personalised wine
  • Small-group tour limited to six people ensures a personalised experience

What's Included

  • Blending Bench experience
  • 750-ml sample bottle of wine to take home
  • 8-course degustation with matching wines
  • Transportation to/from winery

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Osborn Road
    Osborn Rd, McLaren Vale SA 5171, Australia

    Departure Point: d'Arenberg winery Address: Osborn Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171 Dates: Monday - Friday

Start time

10:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Make your own way to the d'Arenberg winery in McLaren Vale in time for a 10.30am start. 

Start by learning more about the winemaking process as your guide explains how the grapes are picked, crushed, fermented, pressed, and barrel aged. Thankfully, the hard work has already been done for you, so you can set straight to work creating your own unique wine blend. Working with a palette of wine samples, each with distinctive flavors and textures, mix your own version of d'Arenberg's premium Shiraz under the guidance of the winemakers. Once you’re happy with your creation, you’ll have chance to bottle and name your wine, and be presented with a 750-ml sample to take home with you.

After working up an appetite in the tasting room, head over to d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant, where you’ll be treated to an unforgettable lunch overlooking the rolling vineyards of McLaren Vale. Tuck into an 8-course degustation menu of gourmet cuisine, including carefully selected wines and a decadent dessert.

Once your lunch is over, you are free to stroll around the vineyards and take in the views, before making your own way back to your hotel.


1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Patricia_T, Sept 2022
OMG the food was amazing. We learnt a lot about the wine and made a nice drop to take home. The cube is great to look around plenty to see especially if your into art.

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