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Producers of McLaren Vale

Producers of McLaren Vale

126 Branson Road,
McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171

Contact Person: Tori Moreton (owner/cook) David Arbon (owner/winemaker)
Phone: 08 8323 0060
Mobile: 0434 008 046

Producers Retreat offers great wine, food, service and accommodation in a beautiful location. The property includes 32 hectares of vines, an olive grove, orchards and native fauna in the heart of McLaren Vale wine country on Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia only 40 minutes from Adelaide.

On site guest house, walking trail, hands-on activities and excellent service makes the Producers of McLaren Vale tempting for functions of every kind.

David Arbon and Tori Moreton met in the Arts Industry and often worked together on festivals. Sharing a passion for culture, travel, food, wine, growing and making was the bond for Tori and David inspiring a mutual pursuit of the perfect place to grow veggies and create their own produce. McLaren Vale's Mediterranean climate, beaches, farmers market, olives and vines made the choice of region easy.

David and Tori have been making produce for many years: wine in the back shed with small parcels hand-picked and nurtured through to precious bottles shared amongst friends, making extra virgin olive oil pressed from the old trees, preserves, pickles, vinegar and verjuice for guests to the farm, and in productive years the excess is for local restaurants.

Tori managed the 2003 Food Wine Tourism Network Workshop held at Coriole and then secured the role of Project Manager for Fleurieu Peninsula Food.

Then in 2007 Tori and David formed Producers of McLaren Vale. Their business brings together their love of growing and making food and wine with a business allowing innovation, creativity, education and the conviviality of sharing this region with guests.

Licensed,

Cuisine: Regional Food Mediterranean Style - Producers' menus are inspired by the western Mediterranean climate and cultures featuring the freshest produce from the farm and region carefully matched to wines.

Meal costs form part of package rates.

Speciality: Known for full-flavoured food, especially the crispy skinned duck, slow cooked lamb, lemon and lime desserts

Local Produce: Fleurieu lamb, squid, fish, Goolwa cockles, Mt Compass free range duck, Hindmarsh Valley goats cheese, Alexandrina jersey cream, Willunga Farmers' Market seasonal produce.

Grows: organic vegetables, fruit and eggs that are a highlight of every meal

Makes: wine, verjuice, agraz, vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, preserves, relishes, pickles and sauces, all available in limited supply to guests only.

Extras: Producers' Cellars is a luxurious small batch winery and dining room wrapped around a Spanish-style courtyard with views to Willunga Hills. With a large courtyard and open fire in the dining room the Cellars is an inviting space in any weather.

Popular hands-on seasonal activities include: bread-making, cheese-making, wine making, apple cider and preserving fruits of the farm all year round.



A Shared Table:

Tori and David invite visitors to join a Shared Table for 20 every Sunday. The Long Table Lunches overlooking the vines feature menus based on the best produce of the bountiful Fleurieu region celebrating the season. In Autumn it's olives, verjuice, wines, quinces, pears, grapes, apples, beans, walnuts, leeks, almonds, figs and mushrooms. It's also the season for ducks, hares and rabbits. Every Shared Table features local wines, and when available the winemakers and food producers will join the group. Bookings essential.


Open: By appointment only








GPS coordinates: -35.2409890000, 138.5350529000

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