The Stunning Hugh Hamilton Wines Cellar Door in McLaren Vale, Adelaide

The Hugh Hamilton Wines is acclaimed as Australia’s oldest wine family. “Hugh Hamilton is the 5th generation of the Australian Hamilton dynasty.” In 1837, “Hugh’s great, great grandfather came to South Australia and planted what were the first vines in the new colony and made the first wine here.” (source: HughHamiltonWines) This makes the Hugh Hamilton Wines 180 years old this year.

Hugh Hamilton Cellar Door, McLaren Vale in Adelaide

  • Address: 94 McMurtrie Road, McLaren Vale, SA, 5171
  • Phone No.: 61 (0)8 8323 8689
  • Open Daily 11am – 5pm (Including Weekends and Public Holidays)
  • Website:

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Hugh Hamilton Winery’s vineyard is huge in McLaren Vale – a wine region town in the Fleurieu Peninsula of South Australia (SA) that is located south-west of the state. It is just a 30 minutes drive from SA’s capital – Adelaide City. Thus, visitors who love to see the wine regions of Adelaide but don’t have enough days to spare may be delighted to take the McLaren Vale Winery Tours for half a day.

Our Hugh Hamilton Wines Cellar Door Visit

Arriving at the vineyard, you will be welcomed by a VIP Patina driveway of pencil pine trees

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Going inside you walk up past the black sheep and walk into the Tasting Room.

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Anywhere seated, the view is absolutely beautiful! With the picturesque McLaren Vale around you, the ambience is just fabulous.

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For us, a visit to this gorgeous cellar is a must when you’re around McLaren Vale.

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For the kids and adults alike, it was delightful to see buds of growing grapefruits on the vines. Their varietals include Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot among many others. It was officially Spring in September when we visited here. After a few weeks then in October was the harvest season.

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They also grow olives in the area. It was quite interesting for us as we would have loved to see some olives on the trees. Just maybe next time.

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When you come here, I am pretty sure that you will love this stunning place. You won’t know that the whole vineyard is a 180 years old heritage.

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The place is free for visitors to come by except for the wine tasting. Wine tasting costs $20 for six varieties of wine and a cheese plate or just $15 without cheese. Make sure, though, that if you are a group of 7 or more that you book in advance. Otherwise, a group of 6 adults or less are welcome to drop by anytime.

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For a Hugh Hamilton Winery Wedding or special celebrations, try to email them at

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Thank you for touring with me today. I hope you enjoyed reading, as much as when we visited here.




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Hi There! Thanks for reading and welcome to my blog. I am Lyn, a mom to two adorable daughters, currently residing in Adelaide, South Australia. I have lived two countries, visited 3 continents and can’t wait to travel more. Photography, arts, kids fun, family travels and all things inspirational delight me. I am not born affluent but I can attest that dreams do come true with perspiration and inspiration. Lucky enough to be given a second life, I don’t want to waste my time not being able to create beautiful moments. Because what we do with our time is what we do with our lives. I hope I can inspire you in your life’s journey.

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