The Grand Table Experience
Just a 45-minute drive south of Adelaide in the heart of one of Australia’s oldest and most acclaimed wine regions, McLaren Vale is a wine lover and foodie’s paradise.
Situated between the rolling Mount Lofty Ranges and Gulf St Vincent beaches, McLaren Vale offers a smorgasbord of fine wine, food, art and nature. It’s the birthplace of South Australia’s wine industry and home to some of the world’s oldest grape vines. McLaren Vale boasts more than 80 cellar doors and vineyards, and although best known for its Shiraz, also excels in the production of ultra-premium Grenache and Cabernet varieties, frequently winning awards at international wine shows.
The eight-kilometre Shiraz Trail follows an old railway line between McLaren Vale and Willunga. Taste the region’s signature Shiraz along the way at wineries such as Yangarra Estate.
YANGARRA ESTATE VINEYARD
Yangarra Estate is a biodynamic wine farm located in the Blewitt Springs district of
McLaren Vale, South Australia Recognized for its higher elevation and Mediterranean climate, the estate was first planted in 1946 and is home to 87 ha of vines, led by Grenache and Shiraz. The region is unique for its 54 million year old geology and wind blown sands, from which we source only single estate fruit to make wines of provenance.
Yangarra adopted organic practices in 2008 and became certified organic and biodynamic through Australia Certified Organic (ACO) in 2012. The goal in pursuing biodynamics was to improve soil health and vitality and to create a healthy, natural environment that could foster greater integrity in the expression of the wines. While the approach is more practical than spiritual, there’s no denying a special energy in the wines.
CIRELLI COFFEE ROASTING CO
The son of immigrant Italians, coffee pours through Gianni Cirelli’s veins. From an experimental 2kg roaster in the back garage @ 2011, his passion further developed with the commissioning of a 15kg roaster and small premises in Welland to become a boutique coffee roaster. The locals come to the tin shed and watch the beans being roasted, enjoy a coffee and good conversation. Try a coffee in store or purchase some beans for home.
Market St is an eclectic production hub for hand rolled sourdough bread and French influenced patisserie items in the city of Adelaide.
The open design brings kitchen and production together, in a space that gives you the feeling of being a part of the magic. With a strong connection to the Adelaide Central Market, ingredients are sourced from South Australia’s best local producers.
From flaky buttery croissants and crunchy sourdough baguettes to a range of beautiful, decadent patisserie items we have something for you, straight from the passions of the cobblestone side streets of Paris. The talented team of chefs and bakers pride themselves on their attention to detail that goes into every item we make.
Established in 1999, T BAR is family owned.
Brewed by Stella, and shared around her 70's retro laminate kitchen table, T BAR will forever conjure memories of the aromas, colours and textures of home.
There are few things you remember having for the first time, fewer still that remain so clear in your mind.
SKARA ARTISAN SMALLGOODS
Anthony Skara’s journey began in 2007 as a one-man dynamo with a big dream of producing premium continental charcuterie. He realised the first step in producing premium charcuterie are local family farmers who provide the best meat available. Drawing from his Croatian heritage, he then creates his unique recipes which are smoked in traditional brick wood fire smokerooms to deliver a true smoked flavour.
The dream has flourished, the business has grown to a sustainable size and his belief and dedication has been rewarded with numerous local and national awards. Those humble beginnings still influence Anthony to obsess about every step of the process from paddock to plate to deliver products of outstanding flavour.
THE SMELLY CHEESE SHOP
The light bulb moment happened for Valerie and Peter while backpacking through France in the early 90’s. The came home inspired to create a carefully selected range of specialty cheese and so The Smelly Cheese Shop started at Adelaide Central Market.
Our passion extends to the purpose-built Maturing Room designed to replicate the naturally humid environment and consistent temperature of a cave.
We still love to travel to visit cheese makers on their farms and factories and we often spend holidays working alongside the producers to increase our knowledge. And to try their cheese.
Over 50 years ago Hugh and Molly Lloyd knew they were onto a something great when they looked over the undulating hills across their vineyards to the sea although little did they know it would remain a family run affair all these years later with son Mark at the helm driving innovation and grandson’s Mark and Duncan in full support.
The Lloyd family's keen interest in taste and flavour has led to the development of other products since the 1990's - olive oils, olives, vinegars, and cheese. Coriole have become pioneers in the redevelopment of these products in Australia