Woodstock is a pillar of the McLaren Vale wine region, whose wines capture the essence of its South Australian home since its establishment in 1973. The original Woodstock property was named by English settlers, after their hometown of Woodstock, near Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, England. In 1905, the Townsend family, then built a home with a brick well on the property and established the estate as a vineyard and orchard.
Woodstock McLaren Vale
The ‘The Stocks’ Tasting Room at the winery, and the much-revered single vineyard Woodstock ‘The Stocks’ Shiraz, sourced exclusively from 31 rows of old Shiraz vines (planted circa 1900), was named after a set of medieval wooden leg stocks from the town of Woodstock in England which were historically used for the public punishment of townsfolk. Winemaker Scott Collett’s deep understanding of the McLaren Vale vineyards over many years maintains strict quality benchmarks of maximum flavour and intensity in the wines which the winery is known for.
The Woodstock wines portfolio includes a range of fresh aromatic whites, opulent yet finely structured reds and finally, an eclectic selection of after-dinner wines. The varieties planted include Riesling, Chardonnay, Semillon, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, and Montepulciano.
Woodstock Cellar Door
Consistently rated as one of the top cellar doors in McLaren Vale to visit, the estate is open Friday to Sunday from midday to 3pm. There is plenty to do with the cellar door tasting room, The Coterie Wine Bar & Kitchen restaurant and a wildlife santuary where you can get up close with wildlife. There is also onsite accomodation at the Woodstock Log Cabin.