Samuel's Gorge
Samuel's Gorge
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Samuel's Gorge is a boutique winery specialising in small batch red wines including Grenache, Tempranillo, Graciano, Mourvèdre and Shiraz. Housed in an 1850's built farm shed, our award winning cellar door on the hill offers sweeping views of both the Onkaparinga River National Park and the Gulf of St Vincent.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Rachel S
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique boutique cellar door experience
    Lovely cellar door with great ambience and a beautiful view. Great service and the wines are really good. It would have been good to be able to get a bit of food as well. We would have stayed longer but we were hungry!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 6, 2023
  • Daniel S
    Kilsyth, Australia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very relaxed, superb wines, magic spot
    Had the most relaxing day at Samuel's yesterday. We sat on a picnic rug on the lawn, sampling the excellent wines which are free to taste. The winery building is an amazing old restored barn, with cosy seating inside or tables outside, surrounded by greenery and amazing views. We are from the Yarra Valley and love the chilled feel of this winery. The winemaker Justin shared some great stories of his journey and the origins of the winery, also managing to entertain our 2 teenage boys. The cellar door manager Mike was excellent and we loved his dog Toast who came and relaxed with us! Left with a bottle of Shiraz and sparkling. We will be back again for sure!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written December 28, 2023
  • Héloïse R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magic, kindness and fantastic wines, what else ?
    I went there by myself and the team went above and beyond !! They gave me a fantastic list of recommandations, were really helpful and so kind, best crew ever. The place is magical, wines are worth the visit. If you like wines with character and authenticity, wines having a story to tell, please go visit Samuel Gorge. If you’re lucky, you’ll even meet Justin the winemaker, always keen to connect with people and share a few stories. Remarkable.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written January 22, 2024
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Héloïse R
Marseille2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
I went there by myself and the team went above and beyond !! They gave me a fantastic list of recommandations, were really helpful and so kind, best crew ever. The place is magical, wines are worth the visit.

If you like wines with character and authenticity, wines having a story to tell, please go visit Samuel Gorge.

If you’re lucky, you’ll even meet Justin the winemaker, always keen to connect with people and share a few stories.

Remarkable.
Written January 22, 2024
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Daniel S
Kilsyth, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Had the most relaxing day at Samuel's yesterday. We sat on a picnic rug on the lawn, sampling the excellent wines which are free to taste. The winery building is an amazing old restored barn, with cosy seating inside or tables outside, surrounded by greenery and amazing views. We are from the Yarra Valley and love the chilled feel of this winery. The winemaker Justin shared some great stories of his journey and the origins of the winery, also managing to entertain our 2 teenage boys. The cellar door manager Mike was excellent and we loved his dog Toast who came and relaxed with us! Left with a bottle of Shiraz and sparkling. We will be back again for sure!
Written December 29, 2023
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Susan B
Sydney, Australia81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
What a beautiful old winery. Very warm and welcoming, worth the visit. We enjoyed a few lovely red wines.
Written July 16, 2023
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Rachel S
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Lovely cellar door with great ambience and a beautiful view. Great service and the wines are really good. It would have been good to be able to get a bit of food as well. We would have stayed longer but we were hungry!
Written July 6, 2023
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Grant N
Hastings, New Zealand1,435 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Lovely setting - extremely rustic - no buses so no huge groups. Justin, the winemaker hosted us and was very passionate about his winery and his wines. Went through all the reds (our preference) and loved them all. Found out that it is possible to purchase them in our home country (New Zealand) and will be doing just that - were supplied with order form and card for dealer here. I say again the wines were excellent and Justin was full of stories and information and is just so passionate about his calling. It doesn't hurt that the ladies thought he was 'dreamy' (sorry Justin - had to put that in!).
We'd been recommended to Samuel's Gorge by the ladies in The Tin Shed in McLaren Vale (they think he's 'dreamy' as well!) and they were spot on. Would happily go there again and spend an afternoon looking at the scenery and sipping several wines. Thanks to Mikey for information on buying in NZ
Written June 17, 2023
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Tiara P
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Service was fantastic, wines were great. Highly recommend. Got to try grapes from the wine which was a cool experience also.
Written March 3, 2023
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Joel-and-Tez
Rye, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
Amazing hosts and venue not to mention the most delicious wines. A quick stop over turned into a great afternoon tasting all the amazing wines
Written January 3, 2023
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JFBell
London, UK394 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We were already very happy with the wine, the ambience and the great view, when we were joined by the winemaker. Suffice to say our tasting was more extensive than the tasting menu would suggest. He was really great company, and a true enthusiast for his trade. Hugely informative, and immensely enjoyable.
Written December 28, 2022
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Travel_addict13_10
Australia652 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
Superb wines in a relaxed, picturesque space. The old 1850s building has been maintained to keep its original character. The atmosphere in entering is one of relaxed cheer, from both patrons and staff. We were welcomed warmly and settled into a tasting (no charge to taste!) Whether you liked each wine or not, you cannot fault the quality. We happened to like them all! Just top class reds. Thankfully they post interstate. The staff add to the experience with their friendly, helpful manner and a touch of humour. Sitting around the rustic table, we looked out onto the lush grass and then out over the gorge beyond. Combination; attractive space, welcoming staff and superb wines.
Written September 25, 2022
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David M
Melbourne, Australia51 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
This was our favourite cellar door experience in McLaren Vale.
Excellent red wines, and the most beautiful small winery in a stunning location. Very friendly winemaker and staff. Loved it!
Written September 10, 2022
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