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McLaren Vale’s latest destination opens its doors

< Back McLaren Vale’s latest destination opens its doors
5 January 2016

South Australia’s list of wine tourism ‘must visit’ locations has a new highlight following the opening of the Beresford Wines Tasting Pavilion.

Located in the heart of the McLaren Vale, the facility offers a premium wine and food experience – with three tiers of award-winning wine available for tasting, matched with local, seasonal produce.

Marketing Manager Chris Illman said the focus of the new offering extended beyond the food and wine, with ‘concierge-style’ service designed to ensure all visitors enjoy a bespoke experience.

“We have created our new Tasting Pavilion to ensure it both showcases our label and offers something for every visitor – from our three tiers of tastings for casual visitors through to the tailored experiences we design for private groups,” he said.

“Our intent is to offer a premium experience on every level and that includes the service delivered by our team. Our Estate Manager James Braybrook formerly worked as a sommelier in a number of leading restaurants so he’s an extremely knowledgeable and engaging host.”

Seasonal produce has been carefully selected to complement Beresford’s range of quintessentially McLaren Vale wines, from Willunga almonds through to duck terrine and locally produced cheeses.

Visitors can enjoy themselves inside the Tasting Pavilion or on the deck overlooking the estate, with the lawns a perfect place for a picnic while the fireplace will offer a warm sanctuary in the colder months.

The new Tasting Pavilion will be one of only a few places where Beresford’s Estate range is available for purchase. The Estate range – the first wines to be produced under full vintage by winemaker Chris Dix – includes a 2014 Grenache, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2013 Shiraz.

“Thanks to the work of our winemaker Chris Dix and his team, our wines have been receiving some great awards and reviews and now we have an outstanding new Tasting Pavilion to match and complement that quality,” Chris said.

“Situated in an idyllic location, we are able to offer an unashamedly sensory experience, from the design of the building itself through to the views, the food and the wines we serve.

“Early feedback is telling us we have created a very special destination.”

Located on Blewitt Springs Road at McLaren Flat, the Beresford Wines Tasting Pavilion is open for private functions on Mondays and Tuesdays and to casual visitors between 10am and 5pm all other days. Tastings start at $15 per person for groups of up to six people.