South Australia | McLaren Vale

James' Review

Nothing, they say, succeeds like success. Few operations in Australia fit this dictum better than d'Arenberg, which has kept its 100-year-old heritage while moving into the 21st century with flair and elan. At last count the d'Arenberg vineyards, at various locations, have 37 varieties planted, as well as 120 growers in McLaren Vale. There is no question that its past, present and future revolve around its considerable portfolio of richly robed red wines, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache being the cornerstones. The quality of the wines is unimpeachable, the prices logical and fair. It has a profile in both the UK and the US that far larger companies would love to have. d'Arenberg celebrated 100 years of family grapegrowing in '12 on the property that houses the winery, cellar door and restaurant. A founding member of Australia's First Families of Wine. Exports to all major markets.


Since 1912 the Osborn family have grown grapes and made wine in the picturesque surrounds of McLaren Vale. Today fourth generation family member Chester Osborn is at the winemaking helm, making distinctive wines using traditional methods in the winery and the vineyard.

From entry level to iconic, d’Arenberg wines are hand crafted with all grapes basket pressed and red wines fermented in small batch open fermenters and foot trod. The red striped range is considerable with 72 wines making use of over 32 wine varieties including white, red, fortified, sparkling red and dessert wines. Over a thousand show medals and praise from wine scribes the world over attest to their merits.


Winemaker Chester Osborn, Jack Walton
Established 1912
Dozens 270 000
Vineyards (area) 197.2 ha
Opening Hours 10am - 5pm daily
Address Osborn Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Telephone (08) 8329 4888
Website www.darenberg.com.au