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Samuel's Gorge

193 Chaffey's Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 8651
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Ah the serenity

An absolutely amazing view across the gorge, beautiful setting and fantastic service. We sat... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
alang66
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Melbourne, Australia
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Impersonal & Uninterested

Visited mid-week a few days ago. Very busy with people sitting around at tables everywhere. It was... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
MonsoonMeow
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Sydney
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Samuel's Gorge is a boutique winery specialising in small batch red wines including Shiraz, Grenache, Tempranillo, Mourvedre and Graciano. Housed in a mid 1850's built farm shed, our award winning cellar door offers sweeping views of the Onkaparinga River National Park.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“cellar door” (33 reviews)
“wander around” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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193 Chaffey's Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
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+61 8 8323 8651
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"rustic atmosphere"
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"national park"
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"beautiful location"
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"red wine"
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"final stop"
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"great wine"
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"five star"
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"taste wine"
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"tasting area"
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"lovely winery"
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"worth a visit"
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"down to earth"
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"small winery"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An absolutely amazing view across the gorge, beautiful setting and fantastic service. We sat outside admiring the view whilst having tasting at table. Staff went over and above to ensure all customers were happy. Great wine too topping it off.

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

Visited mid-week a few days ago. Very busy with people sitting around at tables everywhere. It was a strange cellar door experience as there was no bar nor designated tasting area, and it was not clear where we were to look for assistance. Eventually a...More

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Michael B, Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Hello and thank you for your feedback regarding your recent experience at Samuel’s Gorge, albeit a negative one. We do our best to give everyone who walks through our cellar door a positive experience so it is disappointing when we see any review less than...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Samuel's Gorge offers such a delightful cellar door experience. The setting is so picturesque with a casual and relaxed atmosphere where you can sit outside and enjoy tasting their delicious wines. Do yourself a favour and put this winery on your list of places to...More

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Michael B, Guest Relations Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thanks guys! You’ve surmised everything we try to encapsulate in an experience- so good. Thanks for dropping by, and going even further to leave a review! Let us know when you’re in next so we can look after you xo Mike

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

This was the second stop on our Fat Lady Wine Tour. Funky interior with wine press etc bedecking the rooms. Popular with locals it seems. We tasted 5 wines. One I recall was an obscure grape variant from Spain. Nice experiment, but no thanks. Great...More

Thank Gary S
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Michael B, Guest Relations Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Sorry for the late reply, guys. The 1900’s presses inside the old barn / cellar door weren’t used to press grapes but to press olives from the 1920’s to 1970(ish). The olives used were from the grove adorning the drive on the way in -...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Visited Samuels gorge with a friend on a Sunday afternoon. Exceptional service throughout the duration of the afternoon from Mike. Delicious wine & beautiful views. Perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon in the sunshine. Will return !

Thank Tegan H
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Michael B, Guest Relations Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

What an amazing day that was! A bit of a busy one in the cellar door but always great to hear such positive reviews, cheers! Looking forward to your return =)

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

What a lovely winery, just love the old building and loved how they do the wine tasting experience. The young man telling us all about the wines was great and knew his stuff. The view is also great from the vineyard. The quality of the...More

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Steve D, Guest Relations Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Hi Bernie, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit. It is wonderful to receive such positive feedback about not only our staff, but the wine and your overall tasting experience. I will be sure to congratulate Mikey on a job well done....More

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Reviewed 8 September 2017

What can I say, we opened the door, were given a red wine straight away in front of the fire, what more could you ask for. Yes we loved the down to earth vibe as well, loved the décor, loved the wine and loved the...More

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Steve D, Guest Relations Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2017

Hi Toni, Thanks for your fabulous review. It was great to receive such positive feedback about your visit to our cellar door. Enjoy your bottle of wine and we look forward to catching up again when you're next in the Vale.

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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

The staff were fantastic, the wine was yummy and loved the down to earth vibe with rustic machinery and rugs dotted around. Chunk the dog was simply gorgeous-friendly and tried to get us to throw the bung for him. Loved how small the team were,...More

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Steve D, Guest Relations Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Hi BenandSam, Thanks for your fabulous review of our cellar door. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your time at our cellar door and were able to spend some quality time with Chunk. We think our cellar door guys do an awesome job,...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Located in a stunning valley the small rustic hut that houses the Samuel's Gorge cellar door is a breath of fresh air in the stuffy wine tasting world. We went on a Thursday on our way back to our accomodation from a hike and were...More

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Steve D, Guest Relations Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Hi Mary2you, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent visit. It was a pleasure having you and your 'active wear crew' in the cellar door. I thoroughly enjoyed sharing a few laughs as we tasted through the wines - surely that is what...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Pretty grounds in the winter sun with a cosy tasting room complete with a fire and a sweet dog. The wines were clearly well-considered with just three for tasting and all were complex and delicious.

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Steve D, Guest Relations Manager at Samuel's Gorge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Hi Carmelmom, Thanks for reviewing your recent cellar door visit. It is great to see that you enjoyed the wines and your tasting experience. Hopefully we will see you back at the winery when your next in the Vale.

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