Willunga

Willunga is another part of the McLaren Vale wine growing region and while it doesn’t have the most producers around it makes up for it in quality and a variety of other options.

This small township is home to around 2,500 people and boasts numerous festivals and activities throughout the year including the Fleurieu Folk Festival, the Almond Blossom Festival and the Tour Down Under. Besides the yearly activities you will find the Saturday morning markets packed with locals and tourists every weekend. Willunga has 3 schools, 3 pubs, a general store, a petrol station and a couple cellar doors.

While the fruit grown around Willunga is well sought after in the industry, the many activities in the township make it a popular destination for people all around Adelaide. The Willunga Jungle nursery has beautiful plants for your garden and activities to keep the kids happy. Most of the year the Aldinga Aerodrome is a great place to visit with both kids and adults for a flip through history books, a play in the cockpit, a taste of their gorgeous homemade baked goods and even a sip of their own Shiraz while you watch planes take off and land throughout the day. When it’s cold and rainy you can duck into one of the many art galleries dotted amongst the main street.

And when you get tired of doing all that then head to Hither and Yon or High Street Cellars for a taste of wonderful wines.

Some of the many producers you will be able to visit while in the area are: