McLaren Vale wine region lies within the Fleurieu Peninsula, approximately 40km South of the Capital city of South Australia, Adelaide.
The region is bordered by The Gulf St Vincent to the west and the Mount Lofty Rangers to the east, with the Peninsula extending all the way to the Southern Ocean.
The first recorded plantings were in the 1840’s, making the region one of the oldest in Australia. The region has grown substantially to now cover over 12,000 acres of the valley floor.
McLaren Vale is renowned for producing wines of incredible intensity and power, which is due in part to the Mediterranean climate of hot dry summers and cool wet winters. This, combined with the gully winds created from the Mt Lofty Rangers or the ocean winds off the Gulf of St Vincent, provide evening cooling allowing for a prolonged ripening period.
The McLaren Vale terroir is ideally suited for the Rhone varieties that the Lloyd Brothers have chosen to specialise in - Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro. These varieties are able to thrive and produce wines of intense characteristics that are so desirable.
The McLaren Vale Estate is at the heart of the Lloyd Brothers operations. Along with plantings of the Rhone varieties – Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro, the property also has a purpose built winery, warehouse, administration and cellar door, ensuring complete control over the winemaking process.
The 70 acre family estate, is conveniently positioned just 2 km North of the township of McLaren Vale in the sub-region of Seaview. Considered by many as one of the most favoured positions in the valley. The vineyard sits on the southern slope overlooking the township with views of the Mount Lofty Rangers extending and touching the Gulf of St Vincent.