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Samuel's Gorge

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Address: 193 Chaffey's Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 8 8323 8651
Today
11:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Samuel's Gorge is a boutique winery specialising in small batch red wines...

Samuel's Gorge is a boutique winery specialising in small batch red wines including Shiraz, Grenache, Tempranillo, Mourvedre and Graciano. Housed in a mid 1850's built farm shed, our award winning cellar door offers sweeping views of the Onkaparinga River National Park.

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stunning settings lovely wine

Small boutique Vineyard in tranquil settings overlooking the gorge national park. the rustic barn where you get to taste the wine looks and feels the part. The Vineyard also has a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Small boutique Vineyard in tranquil settings overlooking the gorge national park. the rustic barn where you get to taste the wine looks and feels the part. The Vineyard also has a small garden where you can bring a picnic / cheese platter to enjoy your purchases If you're in Maclaren vale it's a must !

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Thank CiaranExplorer
Steve D, Guest Relations Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this review

Hi Ciaran, Great to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit. We are very lucky to be able to call an 1850's built farm shed overlooking the Onkaparinga Gorge home. Thanks for your review and we hope to see you back at the cellar door when you're next in the neighbourhood. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here on the recommendation of friends in the wine business. What a gorgeous winery. The buildings are so beautiful and the wines amazing. The staff were so chilled and knowledgeable. Love it

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Thank simmo619
Steve D, Guest Relations Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this review

Hi Simmo619, Thank you for your recent review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the wines and our casual tasting experience. We strive to create an environment where visitors feel comfortable enough to relax and take their time tasting through our range of delicious wines, whilst enjoying the spectacular scenery. I am glad that we were able to... More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I just made our third trip to Australia visiting friends and family. We were there for three weeks and visited nearly fifty Halliday five star cellar doors in five different wine growing areas - Mornington Peninsula, Margaret River, Barossa, MacLaren Vale and Clare Valley. While we have a number of favorites from previous trips, we visited Samuel’s... More 

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Thank John S
Steve D, Guest Relations Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this review

Hi John, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to our cellar door. It is so pleasing to read that you enjoyed the wines as well as your tasting experience. I will be sure to pass on your feedback to Mike and congratulate him on his outstanding service. Thanks again for your feedback and we look... More 

Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Do you like great wine? Do you like pretty views? Do you like friendly and relaxed service? Then you'll love this place - generous with a great atmosphere. Probably best to visit late in the day to get the fading light in the gorge.

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Thank Rach198813
Steve D, Guest Relations Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this review

Hi Rach, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Samuel's Gorge. It is always so pleasing to receive such positive feedback from our visitors. It is especially nice to hear that you felt the service friendly and relaxed. I will be sure to share your comments with the cellar door team and congratulate them on... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Called in there after lunch and because we were with a family, we put down a rug under a large tree and ordered a bottle of their wonderful Grenache! Great place to relax and children are also welcome. You can take some nibbles with you and the view is amazing overlooking the gorge! It is definitely worth visiting if you... More 

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Steve D, Guest Relations Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this review

Hi June, Thank you so much for your positive feedback. It is great to hear that you enjoyed relaxing on the lawn with a bottle of our delicious 2015 Grenache. We are very lucky to have such a stunning view of the Onkaparinga Gorge from our cellar door. Thanks again for visiting our cellar door and we look forward to... More 

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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful setting; at the top of the hill overlooking the Onkaparinga Valley on one side and vineyards and the ocean on the other. The service was top notch. Loved that staff moved around the venue and poured tasters for everyone wherever they were sitting, as opposed to the traditional bar-style cellar. Staff were also very friendly and welcoming and seemed... More 

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Steve D, Guest Relations Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this review

Hi Jason, thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit. It is great to hear that you appreciated our relaxed style of wine tastings. Hopefully we will see you back at the Gorge in the very near future. More 

Wollongong, Australia
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66 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

If you are a person who wants a modern five star venue then this is not the place for you. If you want to be part of a landscape that definitely shows an Australian outback, the feel of a dry area overlooking the Onkaparinga Gorge over a beautiful stone wall, sitting outside under the roof of an old wool shed... More 

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Steve D, Guest Relations Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this review

Hi Luvagoodmerlot, Thanks for the great feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to our rustic cellar door and hope we will see you back at the Gorge when your next in the area. More 

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11 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

And they have some awesome wines too. We loved especially mourvedre! Staff was informative and helpful. This winery is a must visit when in McLaren Vale.

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Thank Koomika
Steve D, Guest Relations Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this review

Hi Koomika, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit to Samuel's Gorge. Our view over the Onkaparinga River National Park is pretty special and something that we never tire of. Did you notice the old pig pens that lay just over the wall? Thanks again for visiting our cellar door and we look forward to seeing you... More 

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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Would be a good place to go with a group of friends. For a couple probably a miss. Friendly service, but no personal touch and no conversation about the tastings or variety. Wine is certainly over priced for what is offered.

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Steve D, Guest Relations Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this review

Hi Robert, Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit to our cellar door. It is disappointing to hear that your experience lacked a personal touch. This is generally something that we pride ourselves on and one of the reasons why we do not accept large groups. Sadly it seems we missed the mark on this occasion. If you... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Loved the casual atmosphere at this winery. The staff are so unpretentious and did the tastings in a most casual way. Their wine is delicious. Really enjoyed our visit and the view is awesome too

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Thank crtravels61
Steve D, Guest Relations Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this review

Hi crtravels61, Thanks for the fabulous review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your tasting experience and the wines. We think they go hand in hand. Hopefully we will see you back the Samuel's Gorge when you are next in the neighborhood. More 

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