Cellar Door Opening Hours

301 Foggo Road, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171

Friday 12pm – 4:30pm
Saturday 12pm – 4:30pm
Sunday 12pm – 4:30pm
OR by Appointment

Indulge in our Wine Tasting Experience

Our intimate and relaxed Cellar Door is located in the heart of McLaren Vale. Our range of traditional and Mediterranean wines available for tasting and purchase, along with a cellar door platter, makes it the perfect starting point for your McLaren Vale wine experience. As a family owned McLaren Vale winemaker, it is more than likely that one of the family will host you in our boutique cellar door for your guided wine tasting. Find out more below.

The McLaren Vale Wine Region

As one of Adelaide’s most accessible wine regions, McLaren Vale is a comfortable 45 minute drive south along the Southen Expressway. Nestled between the Mt Lofty Ranges and the sea, the McLaren Vale wine region boasts a Mediterranean climate which drives the region’s wine styles and diverse food culture.

Some of Our Reviews

  • Scott Hamilton Avatar
    Scott Hamilton
    03/04/21 - Facebook

    A great experience at a beautiful place.

    Kirsteen Freeman Avatar
    Kirsteen Freeman
    20/03/21 - Facebook

    amazing place and host, definitely recommend, cant wait to go back.exceptional wine and very reasonably priced, had a cheese platter which was coeliac friendly, host co... read more

    Samantha Harding Avatar
    Samantha Harding
    01/11/20 - Google

    Lovely wines and knowledgeable host

  • John Punke Avatar
    John Punke
    01/10/20 - Google

    Great winery!

    Meeta Bhambhani Avatar
    Meeta Bhambhani
    01/10/20 - Google

    Staff was happy to share their story, wine and best spot in their cellar. The platter was good, and the staff made sure we enjoyed our day! Wines were well priced.

    faulknerfamily2016 Avatar
    13/06/20 - TripAdvisor

    Thanks Kishan and team for a lovely afternoon. We spent nearly 3 hours here over a beautiful platter of meats and cheeses and a wine tasting flight. The standout for us w... read more

  • faulknerfamily2016 Avatar
    12/06/20 - TripAdvisor

    Thanks Kishan and team for a lovely afternoon. We spent nearly 3 hours here over a beautiful platter of meats and cheeses and a wine tasting flight. The standout for us w... read more

    gordona906 Avatar
    22/02/20 - TripAdvisor

    Was barely aware of Hastwell and Lightfoot before dropping in on a whim. Bravo! Sensational winery. Will be back again for sure. Couldn’t recommend any higher. Frie... read more

    DandM4Ever Avatar
    18/02/20 - TripAdvisor

    We spent a super afternoon at this family owned & operated cellar door. Mark & Kishan were friendly & very knowledgable, not only about their wines, but also about the lo... read more

  • SatchiR Avatar
    18/02/20 - TripAdvisor

    Great cellar door with a terrific view and friendly service, will definitely be going back. The rose was a highlight!

    Hundreds Avatar
    18/02/20 - TripAdvisor

    Thought we'd try something a bit different to the more well known cellar doors around McLaren Vale and this was a pleasant surprise. The knowledgeable staff took the time... read more

    738marniet Avatar
    18/02/20 - TripAdvisor

    Hubby and I loved the personal attention we received. Felt like we were important customers. Knowledgeable staff met out every need. We walked away with so many wines bec... read more

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    Chantelle Vella
    13/01/20 - Facebook

    We hadn't heard of this winery before but thought we would take a look. I knew I would love the experience the moment I walked in as the friendly guy spent so much time w... read more

    Gordon Anderson Avatar
    Gordon Anderson
    27/12/19 - Facebook

    Was barely aware of Hastwell and Lightfoot before dropping in on a whim. Bravo! Sensational winery. Will be back again for sure. Couldn’t recommend any higher

    Nigel Taylor Avatar
    Nigel Taylor
    20/12/19 - Facebook

    Great tasting wines, comfortable tasting room, knowledgeable people. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Brad Simpson Avatar
    Brad Simpson
    01/12/19 - Google

    Lovely Reds. Great service . Stayed ovetime for us no trouble. A great hour spent. Nice platter.Visit this one for sure!

    Sarah Goodwin Avatar
    Sarah Goodwin
    01/12/19 - Google

    Awesome afternoon, best tasting person we’ve encountered in our journey, fantastic service, great platter & great wines.

    Shane Denley Avatar
    Shane Denley
    01/12/19 - Google

    A perfect way to spend a cold rainy Sunday. Sitting by the fire tasting sensational wines, eating platters and learning about thier wines and methods of wine making from ... read more

    01/12/19 - Google

    Thank you for supporting our community group. We really appreciate it. Your kind donations will go along way to supporting the junior players and our facilities at the cl... read more

    Sherrill Wright Avatar
    Sherrill Wright
    01/12/19 - Google

    What an experience. We were led through the history of the winery, given so much knowledge and information. Nothing was too much trouble. Beautiful setting, great staff,... read more

    Shane Denley Avatar
    Shane Denley
    09/06/19 - Facebook

    We landed here on a spontaneous visit to McLaren Vale. It was absolutely awesome. Beautiful wines, tasty food, and learnt a thing or 2! Couldn't fault our time there. Tho... read more

  • Marie Daws Denley Avatar
    Marie Daws Denley
    09/06/19 - Facebook

    Beautiful cheese platter, amazing wines and very knowledgeable wine guy. A wonderful experience, we will definitely be back

    Marie D Avatar
    Marie D
    09/06/19 - TripAdvisor

    A gorgeous lunch out with a wine flight each, shared lunch platter and a glass of wine each. A truly relaxing experience, which is difficult to achieve with an active 1 y... read more

    763angel Avatar
    03/05/19 - TripAdvisor

    Visited today And was welcomed with Very warm And friendly service ????. Informative Wine tasting. Thankyou Mark ????????. Loved The Rosé ). The Platters are gorgeous.. ... read more

  • Fleurieuexpert Avatar
    27/04/19 - TripAdvisor

    Came here for their Barbera and fats platter, service was great despite some unruely group who seemed more interested in getting drunk than enjoying the experience.I hi... read more

    Jo Keynes Avatar
    Jo Keynes
    26/04/19 - Facebook

    We enjoyed a well paced wine tasting and their platter was superb.

    Isabel Sassine Avatar
    Isabel Sassine
    14/04/19 - Facebook

    Great host, beautiful day and great food

  • Nicole St. Pierre Avatar
    Nicole St. Pierre
    14/04/19 - Facebook

    Great wine! Knowledgeable staff! Delicious platters! Highly recommend visiting and taking a few bottles home. The rosé and Shiraz were my favorite wines as part of the ta... read more

    striveseekfind Avatar
    13/04/19 - TripAdvisor

    I visited this cellar door based on the recommendation of a friend and I am so glad I did! I ordered the delicious Fatz platter and did a wine tasting. Kishan and Mark (o... read more

    Maria P Avatar
    Maria P
    12/04/19 - TripAdvisor

    Spent a few relaxing hours at a beautiful family-run vineyard. Kishan looked after us and explained the history of the winery, served us our delicious platter. Thoroughly... read more

Wine Tasting Experience
at Our McLaren Vale Cellar Door

Enjoy vineyard views from our tasting room and deck or settle in on a Chesterfield by the fire in the Wine Lounge on cooler days. Our McLaren Vale Cellar Door is open for wine tasting experiences Friday through to Sunday (12pm to 4.30pm), or by appointment.

McLaren Vale Wine Tasting Experience – $10 per person. Taste the H&L Story as we lead you through the history and wines of Hastwell & Lightfoot. A wine experience showcasing emerging alternative and Mediterranean varieties along with the traditional favourites of McLaren Vale Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Best Platter in McLaren Vale

Our wines are made to complement food; wines made for eating. Well-structured wines, with attractive savoury fruit flavours and balanced tannins and acid make them perfect to enjoy our cellar door platters. Take the time to relax with a glass of your favourite H&L wine and a platter with seasonal fresh fruits, cheeses, dips, and meats. These generous platters are designed as a casual shared plate; an easy lunch for two. You can read more here in this article, ‘Where are SA’s Best Platters’.

Private Functions &
Events Catered To Your Needs

The country charm of McLaren Vale lends itself to special events and private functions. Our cellar door offers a range of options that are designed to capture the allure and elegance of the region. With wines from H&L we can work with your caterer or manage this for you. Our inside space can seat 30 people, or up to 75 standing or much larger groups in one of our many outdoor spaces. Please contact us here to discuss your event or arrange a viewing.

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