The Cube at d’Arenberg Wines in McLaren Vale
We know that the cube is well hyped so we thought we’d take a trip through the rolling hills to the McLaren Vale wine region in South Australia, We were keen to give you a glimpse of what you can see at d’Arenberg’s Cube. It was a beautiful summers day and a lovely day to visit McLaren Vale. d’Arenberg is now in it’s fourth generation of winemakers and each has brought their own style and quirkiness to this winery. They make a fantastic range of red wine, white wine and sparkling wines. d’Arenberg is a large exporter of wine but also have an extensive Australian audience. The cube has certainly seen them become iconic within this wine region.
On arrival we were struck by the artworks out the front and in the alternative reality museum. We especially loved the two Salvador Dali sculptures out the front. It was a dramatic entrance to a quirky fun building. Four stories high you really had a lot to choose from. The Tasting Room was at the top and had a great range of Australian wines to choose from including The Dead Arm Shiraz which Chester Osborn is famous for. A very unique cellar door indeed we enjoyed the quirky collection of art on the ground floor before heading up to take in the 360 degree view of the McLaren Vale across to the coast. It really was awe inspiring.
It’s Worth Booking
We would recommend making a booking to do a tasting. We paid $15 dollars for the tasting and $5 was redeemable on your wine purchase. The tasting was extensive and across vintages. The staff were very knowledgeable and happy to answer all our questions on the varieties and wines we were trying.
It was great to check out the kitchens and see all the little eclectic elements. We would definitely recommend heading on a weekday as the weekends might be a little crazy to really take it all in!
They have many different experiences you can try but we enjoyed just doing the tasting and were surprised by how extensive the list of wines was.
We give the d’Arenberg cube and Chester Osborn’s unique venue a big thumbs up!
Check out our D’Arenberg red and white wine deals as they start at $9.95 a bottle on the Stump Jump Shiraz and Stump Jump White.