Samuel's Gorge Winery

A boutique Winery and Cellar Door in McLaren Vale
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Wine Tasting at Samuel's Gorge

Established by winemaker Justin McNamee in 2003, the winery is housed in a historic 1853 farm shed, offering breathtaking views over the Onkaparinga River National Park and the ocean. With a focus on handcrafting wines that reflect the rugged landscape, Samuel's Gorge specialises in Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvèdre, Graciano, and Tempranillo. These wines are a testament to the vineyard's unique terroir, showcasing texture, complexity, and harmony.

At the helm, Justin McNamee's journey in McLaren Vale began in 1996, eventually leading to the creation of Samuel's Gorge. His vision was to create a welcoming culture where visitors could experience wine craftsmanship up close, in a setting that embodies the rustic charm of the region. The winery's approach to viticulture emphasises sustainability, focusing on soil diversity and carbon storage, aiming to leave a lasting legacy for future generations. Zack Dowd, the latest addition to the team, brings his local expertise and a holistic approach to winemaking, complementing the winery's commitment to producing wines with intrigue and detail.

Visit Samuel's Gorge in McLaren Vale

The cellar door at Samuel's Gorge offers an intimate wine tasting experience, set against the backdrop of an 1853 farm shed with stunning views of the Onkaparinga River National Park. Open daily from 11am to 5pm, except Christmas Day, it invites visitors to explore the winery's range of red wines in a serene setting. Guests can watch the winemaking process in the open-air winery or enjoy a glass of wine while taking in the picturesque surroundings. The cellar door's location is easily accessible, just off Victor Harbor Road, with clear signage leading the way. The welcoming atmosphere of McLaren Vale ensures that even if you find yourself lost, local residents are always ready to guide you to Samuel's Gorge, a place where creativity and wine intertwine.

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Planning a visit to Samuel's Gorge promises not only a journey through the diverse range of meticulously crafted wines but also an immersive experience in the heart of McLaren Vale's stunning landscape. The winery's commitment to sustainable viticulture and innovative winemaking techniques is evident in every bottle, making each visit a unique opportunity to explore the essence of the region's terroir. The welcoming cellar door team, led by Mikey, ensures a memorable experience for every guest, combining expert knowledge with a passion for wine and the arts. Whether you're a seasoned wine enthusiast or new to the world of wines, Samuel's Gorge offers a warm and inviting atmosphere to discover and enjoy the rich flav Book Tasting Online

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