McLaren Vale, Day 2

With the gorgeous scenery, approachable and fun tasting room staff, and delicious wines we needed one more day in the McLaren Vale wine region.  After a great night by the beach we headed into Hugh Hamilton, one of the area's most famous wineries.  We were greeted by sheep warnings and sheep on the way to the cellar door.  The black sheep theme ran throughout his wine and other products, a brilliant use of marketing throughout everything offered at their gorgeous spot.  This 6th generation winemaking family was some of the first to plant grapes in 1837.  Our favorite wines were The Floozy, The Mongrel, and The Drama Queen.  Hugh himself even came in to meet us and offered us freshly shucked oysters.  How much better does life get?!  It was a great morning enjoying their wines and the sights from their tasting room. 

Next stop was the Alpba Box & Dice winery.  We were greeted with a hipster vibe and slowly tasted through their wines.  While the whole experience was quite different we didn’t love the wines or the ambiance as much – just not for us.  Still some fun photos and I even took some photos of their creative naming (Golden Mullet Fury) and labels!

Our last stop for the day was Angrove.  Set among beautiful wines with a huge patio to enjoy the view it was a great spot to spend some time tasting.  One of my favorite things they did was showcase the soil samples from where they grow their wine.  It was a really beautiful display.