South Australia | McLaren Vale

Our Review

John Reynell laid the foundations for Château Reynella in 1838; over the next 100 years the stone buildings, winery and underground cellars, with attractive gardens, were constructed. Thomas Hardy’s first job in SA was with Reynella; he noted in his diary that he would be able to better himself soon. He did just that, becoming by far the largest producer in SA by the end of the 19th century; 150 or so years after Château Reynella’s foundations were laid, CWA (now Accolade Wines) completed the circle by making it its corporate headquarters, while preserving the integrity of the Reynella brand in no uncertain fashion. Exports to all major markets. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Winemaker Matt Caldersmith
Viticulturalist Adam Steer
Region McLaren Vale
Address 202 Main Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5161
Established 1838
Dozens NFP
Opening Hours Mon–Sun 11–4
Telephone (08) 8329 4124