The Blending Bench and Degustation

dArenberg - McLaren Vale



A$740 (2 Passengers)


4.5 Hours

Departure Days:

Valid for 01APR24-31MAR25:

Daily except 01APR, 25APR, 25DEC, 26DEC, 31DEC, 01JAN, 27JAN.

Departure Time:


Departure Point:

Valid for 01APR24-31MAR25: d'Arenberg Cube.


Not included.


Not included.


- 8 course degustation lunch.

Not Included:

- Hotel transfers.


On Request


A$740 (2 Passengers)


- Wine blending class.
- Sample bottle of your blend.


Valid for 01APR24-31MAR25:

The d’Arenberg Cube is a five storey multi-function building set among Mourvèdre vines. The building has the optical illusion of floating in a vineyard, each level with spectacular views overlooking the rolling hills of the Southern Mount Lofty Rangers. Inside you’ll find a cellar door, a casual restaurant, and numerous artworks and features throughout curated by chief winemaker and fourth generation family member, Chester Osborn.

At 10:30am your experience begins in the Alternate Realties Museum on the ground floor of the d’Arenberg Cube, where a self-guided exploration will take you through a space filled with wall to wall art installations designed to excite and awaken your senses. All tours are assisted by the d’Arenberg smartphone application ‘The Alternate Realities Museum’ -

advance downloads recommended. Entry to the museum is free of charge for all guests with a pre-booked experience, just let concierge know your reservation number on arrival.

10:45 am The Blending Bench is a hands-on, interactive experience where you play winemaker. A palette of wine parcels, each with distinctive flavours and textures are melded in search of balance, fullness, and finesse. The physical work has been done - picking, crushing, fermenting, foot treading, basket pressing and barrel ageing, and you get to create a wine that is truly unique. You then bottle, name and label a 750ml sample to take home and show off to your friends.

12:00 noon Following your blending session, indulge your taste buds at an eight-course degustation in d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant, overlooking the rolling hills of McLaren Vale. The combination of flavours and textures created between the food and wine pairings makes for an experience that will linger.

Child Policy:

Valid for 01APR23-31MAR25:

Child: 0-17 years inclusive - not catered for.

Important Information:

Valid for 01APR24-31MAR25:
- Bookings are essential and subject to availability at time of booking.

- As alcohol is served all guests must be over the age of 18 years.

- Approximately 9 standard drinks will be consumed in 4.5 hours, this is in excess of the recommendations for maintaining a legal BA of 0.05 for driving within South Australia.

- Designated drivers will receive a bottle of the Dead Arm Shiraz to take away in lieu of the matching wine during the meal.

- Please advise and dietary requirements at time of booking.


On Request