Samuel's Gorge

South Australia | McLaren Vale

Our Review

After a wandering winemaking career in various parts of the world, Justin McNamee became a winemaker at Tatachilla in 1996, where he remained until 2003, leaving to found Samuel’s Gorge. He established his winery in a barn built in 1853, part of the old Seaview Homestead. The historic property was owned by Sir Samuel Way, variously Chief Justice of the South Australian Supreme Court and Lieutenant Governor of the state. The grapes come from small contract growers spread across the ever-changing (unofficial) subregions of McLaren Vale and are basket-pressed and fermented in old open slate fermenters lined with beeswax. Exports to the UK, Singapore and New Zealand. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Grenache, Tempranillo, Shiraz, Mourvèdre, Graciano

Cellar Door


Housed in an 1853 built farm shed overlooking the spectacular Onkaparinga River National Park, visitors are encouraged to relax and unwind with us as we take you through our range of delicious red wines. Watch our winemakers at work in our open air winery or simply grab a glass and take in our stunning surrounds. Our home is yours to explore.

To find us simply follow Victor Harbour Road towards Australia's most preserved holiday gem, Kangaroo Island. Take the Seaview Road exit and follow the signs to Samuel's Gorge. If you get lost, ask a local, McLaren Vale is a place where welcoming locals are happy to point the way. We look forward to welcoming you to our little vista on a hill.


Our winery and cellar door are open daily from 11am - 5pm.

Details are correct at time of writing

Please check winery website for up to date details

Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Vic, NSW & Qld -Francaboutwine
SA - Chace Agencies
WA - Dave Mullen Wine Agency

International Sales Information

NZ - Andrew Shackleton
UK - Tilley's Wines


Samuel's Gorge logo
Winemaker Justin McNamee, Zack Dowd
Region McLaren Vale
Address 193 Chaffeys Road, McLaren, SA 5171
Established 2003
Dozens 5000
Vineyards (area) 10 ha
Opening Hours 7 days 11-5
Telephone (08) 8323 8651