Vinoble is pleased to present a range of McLaren Vale wines Hong Kong. In South Australia, on the Fleurieu peninsula approximately 35km from Adelaide, the McLaren Vale produces some of the most sought-after and well-regarded wine in the world. The Vale became an AGI in 1997, and boasts a wide variety of microclimates and soil types, though overall the climate is generally dry. The Gulf of St. Vincent helps moderate the temperatures, and the steady breezes are beneficial for viticulture. McLaren Vale is also a very old wine region, settled by English colonists in the early 1800s. Old-vine plantings of Shiraz/Syrah are still producing after 100 years or more. Shiraz (the Australian name for Syrah) is the regional favorite, with Grenache and Mouvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon and Chardonnay also widely grown. While Shiraz is king in McLaren Vale, its softness and ripe palate lead to blending either with Cabernet Sauvignon, or Grenache and Mouvedre. There are now approximately 80 wineries in the McLaren Vale, many of which critics believe to be the best in Australia right now. Some critics also describe the Grenache of the area as being second only to the best examples in the southern Rhone valley. As a tourist attraction, McLaren Vale is second to none. The weather and the scenery are both highly desirable, and the short distance to Adelaide makes it an easy trip (once you get there of course)!