McLaren Vale is very close to the south of Adelaide and has beautiful vine covered hills and a lot a lovely towns to explore. It is also close to some beautiful beaches.
McLaren Vale produces many beautiful wines across a number varietals, but is historically known for it's outstanding Shiraz. Home to a number of semi-commercial wineries such as D'Arenberg and Wirra Wirra, many of the wines are readily available at wine shops. However, there are usually some special "cellar door only" offerings that are always fun to try.