Pizza to die for!

The region has a new benchmark for pizza.  The recently opened “Heard it on the Grapevine” offers authentic Italian pizza in a superb venue just outside the Willunga township.  Host Donna and pizza master, Rob have developed the perfect formula of great pizza, matched with great local wines in a great location.

Open for lunch from 12:00 noon and dinner from 6:00pm Thursday to Sunday, bookings are essential.  Contact Donna on 0401 912966 to make a booking.  Check out these reviews on TripAdvisor.

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Winestate Magazine Winery of the Year

If you stay at Peppermint Farm Cottage, make sure you visit the Pertaringa and K1 cellar doors.  They are both part of Wines by Geoff Hardy, the Winestate Magazine Winery of the Year.  Pertaringa is just around the corner and K1 is only a 15 minute drive and you will be blown away by the beauty of this location.

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Review in SA Weekend

Did you see the great review we received from the Advertiser SA Weekend insert? Click on review article to read.

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Mollydooker Vineyard and Winery Tours

Mollydooker Wines are unique. They have the distinction of having more wines rated by Robert Parker Jr at 94 points and above than any other winemaker in the world. That’s quite an achievement!

Now Mollydooker is opening up their vineyards and winery for visitors for the wine experience of a lifetime. Tours are free but bookings are essential, ph 08 8323 6500 or email helpinghand@mollydookerwines.com.au. Tours include tastings of selected wines.

Monday 10:00 am, includes a light lunch! Allow 4 hours
Tuesday to Thursday 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Allow 2 hours
Friday 10:00 am. Allow 2 hours

Put this on your itinerary.

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McLaren Vale Harvest Festival

The 2013 Harvest Festival is on Sat, 12 Jan 2013 from 10:00 AM – 07:00 PM in the relaxed atmosphere of the McLaren Vale Oval. An avenue of brilliantly coloured flags will lead to a boulevard of stalls offering outstanding regional fare. The combination of food, wine, music and a good crowd vibe in an outdoor setting will come together to make this a memorable day.

This is a family event with a fantastic range of activities to keep the kids happy including face painting, crafts, pizza making and pony rides. The adults can see cooking demonstrations, one featuring Simon Bryant of Cook and The Chef fame, and join in cheese, olive oil, beer and of course wine masterclasses.

The day extends into the evening with a great line-up of bands performing in an open air concert. Admission is free!

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New Look McMurtrie Mile Experiences


A range of revamped McMurtrie Mile experiences was launched at Red Poles Cafe on 13 Dec. The popular $15 “Passport” option will continue where you can collect five Spieglau glasses if you spend $25 at each venue. The exciting news is that two new experiences have been added, a self drive Gourmet Tour for $99 and a Hosted Tour for $195.

Both are full day tours that include six sites, Red Poles, Wirra Wirra, High Hamilton, Sabella, Primo Estate and the Vale Inn. A two course lunch is served at Red Poles and the other sites offer unique tasting, winery and vineyard experiences that are exclusive to McMurtrie Mile patrons. Click here for more info.

Bookings for the Gourmet Tour and Hosted Tour are essential. Book online or ring Ros at Red Poles on 08 8323 8994.

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10% discount for return visits!

Just a reminder to our guests. You qualify for a 10% discount off the room rate if you book a return visit that includes any weekend nights.

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New video on YouTube

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Primo Estate Recognised

Primo Estate has won a place alongside internationally renowned foodie destinations such as Aria and Vue du Monde in Australian Traveller magazine’s list of our 100 Greatest Gourmet Experiences. Read all about it click here

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iPhone app for McLaren Vale

A new iPhone app, called Connect McLaren Vale, is now available for anyone who wants information about the McLaren Vale region.  The app can be downloaded for free through the iTunes store.   Go to http://bit.ly/gYkmBT to download. 

You can search for wineries, restaurants, accommodation, services etc and the app gives you details of what you are looking for and tells where to find it.  Of course, Peppermint Farm Cottage B & B is listed on the app.

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