Linger Longer Vineyard is ideally located to enjoy the coast, the food and wine, the fun and history. It takes less than ten minutes to reach Port Willunga, Aldinga and Silver Sand beaches - a long, glorious stretch of silver sand, crystal clear water and magnificent cliffs - where you can swim, fish, surf or just relax. Adelaide city is only a 45 minutes drive as are Victor Harbor and the Adelaide Hills, including Hahndorf and Strathalbyn. And a great place to stay en-route to or from Kangaroo Island.
Close to home there are over 70 diverse and intriguing wineries where you can taste the prestigious McLaren Vale wines and learn about the wine history of the area. Within 2 kms are Fox Creek Wines, with the original old 1800 cottage cellar door, and Dowie Doole, with its new, modern building. There are also three local breweries in the area where you can learn how beer is made and taste the results. Several of the wineries host concerts, bands, theatre, films and cabarets.
Guests can visit Art galleries, indulge in the many fine restaurants and bistros in the area; walk or cycle along the Shiraz Trail or one of the other scenic routes (bikes can be hired from McLaren Vale); enjoy a scenic flight at the nearby Aldinga Airfield or play golf. The many restaurants, bistros and coffee bars meet most culinary tastes. Several of the wineries have first class restaurants and others serve tasty platters and a selection of light food.
Less than five minutes from Linger Longer Vineyard is the historic town of Willunga with its heritage listed buildings and extensive use of slate mined from the local quarries. Saturday mornings between 8.00 am and 12.30 pm it is flooded with visitors to the acclaimed Farmers Market where local producers sell fresh fruit, vegetables bread and pastries, as well as preserved meats, smoked fish, jams, spices, cheeses and nuts. Willunga is the home of the much acclaimed Finos restaurant, Russell’s Pizza and the historical Court House Museum.
Major attractions in the McLaren Vale region include: In January long weekend it hosts stage 5 of the famous Tour Down Under. The cyclists pass several times through Mclaren Vale, Willunga and Aldinga and thousands of people come to watch and celebrate. Also the family focussed Harvest festival offers many attractions.
Beautiful cars, premium wines and a showcase of artworks are on offer at the Vintage and Classic in April. The Sea to Vines Festival on the June long weekend is an annual celebrated event where around 20 wineries perfectly match their wines to delicious seafood delights accompanied by a range of live bands. The Willunga Almond Blossom Festival in July is a mix of food, fun and entertainment for locals and visitors.
October is Food Fest month - promoting the region's fabulous food and also time for fun with a weekend of The Fleurieu Folk Festival. In November there is the exciting Gorgeous Music Festival. By now Christmas is fast approaching with all the associated celebrations.