Well have to say McLaren Vale seriously disappointed me and my folks at the weekend - had a huge breakfast before leaving home, so around 3-ish fancied a few glasses of wine and a wine platter. Called in at tourist info for recommendation on best place to go for platters, tootled on back to Leconfield (I think) only to be told we were too late - no food after 3pm! On a Sunday afternoon ffs!! How much effort can it be to put a few things from the fridge onto a plate (and charge us $35 for the privilege!)?
Anyway, went down to Tin Shed Cafe and had one of thir platters instead - but serious thumbs down to both the winery and the tourist info centre in McLaren Vale from us!!
Adelaide Hills (on the other hand) have some good wineries too - Barossa and Adelaide Hills tops for me!! Barratts my current fave in the Hills. Great wines, nice people, lovely platter!
Adelaide Hills is the best for me ............scenery is so much better than Mclaren Vale........... Nepenthe, the lanes , chain of ponds to name a few.........must be done in warmer weather imo :D