We welcome you to join us on our two peaceful acres set amongst vineyards and olive groves in the McLaren Vale wine region.

The McLaren Vale region is an ideal place to visit and enjoy:

  • Food and Wine experiences at a host of Cellar Doors
  • Shiraz Trail – safe cycling through vineyards to Willunga
  • Pristine Beaches
  • Art Exhibitions
  • Local Festivals & Music Events

Stay and share it with ‘Friends.

The business is aptly named Friends at McLaren Vale as we offer the same service and attention you would receive staying with your own ‘friends.’  We even provide free transfers within 5km if you are attending a wedding/function/dinner.

As accredited tour operators we can also take you on a full or half day wine tasting tour, or a Fleurieu Peninsula regional tour




                                                   Member-McLaren Vale Business Association

2017 Tourism Winner McLaren Vale Business AssociationWinner – Tourism Award – McLaren Vale Business Awards 2017



Comfortable, welcoming and private, the accommodation at Friends at McLaren Vale consists of a complete wing of the house. 
  • Queen Bedroom with direct access to the deck and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the property and its majestic redgums
  • Twin Bedroom – spacious and well appointed
  • Bathroom
  • Guest Lounge with comprehensive library and kitchen facilities
  • Use of the BBQ and deck to enjoy the peaceful rural outlook and birdlife
  • Free WIFI
  • Free transfers to functions/dinner within 5km

We take ONLY ONE GROUP AT A TIME so your privacy is assured whether it be one couple, two couples travelling together or families.  This entire wing gives you a home away from home.

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this natural setting where bird life abounds and native wildlife visits.  Quiet rural roads offer great walks with views over the surrounding vineyards. Walk to a local distillery or a few cellar doors. Stay a while and unwind completely.

Standard Check In is from 2.00pm, however an earlier time is possible with prior arrangement.  Whilst we love to see you relaxing, we do ask, however, that Check Out is by 11.00am unless otherwise established with us.


Family Friendly & Pet Friendly

The separate wing of the house makes for an easy family holiday. 

A portable cot, high chair and car seat can be provided if required. 

Well behaved pets are welcome (by prior arrangement) on the property but not in the house.  A small fee applies.  A number of suitable off-lead walks are close by.  We can point you in the right direction.

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Full Day Wine Experience

Spend the day with ‘Friends’ getting an understanding of the McLaren Vale wine region.  Your exclusive personalised tour takes you to wineries of your choice, or you can rely on our local knowledge. Lunch at a cellar door is included, and extras can include gin tasting, a visit to a whisky distillery, or a refreshing beer tasting at a wonderful microbrewery.   All tours are tailored to suit you.  You may have locations you want to visit and we can certainly show you places you might not know existed. We can even include a drive along one of the beautiful local beaches in our Landcruiser 4wd.

If you want to discover more of the Fleurieu Peninsula, a regional tour can include a morning visiting wineries and a visit to the south coast, e.g. Goolwa, at the mouth of the Murray River, Pt. Elliot and Victor Harbor.

Less Time?  Try a half day Wine Experience.

If you have limited time, the half day tour could suit you, it is surprising how much you can see and do in a few hours. Normally departure is at 1 pm, but a 10 am departure can be arranged.



Less time?  Try a Half Day Wine Experience

If you have less time, the half day tour could suit you, it is surprising how much you can see and do in half a day.

Normally departure is 1 pm, but a 10 am departure can be arranged 

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