South Australia | McLaren Vale

Our Review

Brothers Kym and John Davey planted and nurture their family-owned and sustainably managed vineyard on land purchased by their grandfather in the 1950s. Shingleback has been a success story since its establishment. Its 120ha of estate vineyards are one of the keys to that success, which includes winning the Jimmy Watson Trophy in 2006 for the ’05 D Block Cabernet Sauvignon. The well-made wines are rich and full-flavoured, but not overripe (and hence, not excessively alcoholic). Exports to NZ, Canada, the US, the UK, China, Singapore, Cambodia and Vietnam. -JAMES HALLIDAY


Internationally awarded, family owned and operated, Shingleback is committed to hand-crafting affordable, high quality wines, primarily using fruit from their own estate McLaren Vale vineyard. The goal of the Davey brothers, Kym and John, is to create modern, food friendly wines with complexity and balance, wines that are a true expression of McLaren Vale.
From a small start in 1998, with a range of just one wine (Shingleback Shiraz) the Shingleback portfolio has grown into a collection of premium wines that include Shingleback, Red Knot and The Gate. Each made in its distinct style, these wines showcase the best the region has to offer. They also represent a family dedicated to producing outstanding wines from the land they love.

Cellar Door


Located at the gateway to McLaren Vale and housed in the original barn of the Aldersy Farm (circa 1890), visiting the Shingleback tasting room is a rewarding experience for wine and history lovers alike. Taste a selection of current-release wines and tasting room exclusives from the knowledgeable and friendly team. Whether you’re partial to sipping sparkling, love a good rosé or are all about red wine, there is sure to be a wine you will fall in love with. Groups of 8 + require a booking.


7 days a week 10am-4pm. Weekend Tasting hours 12-4pm

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Experience WineFood, the unique wine and food journey at Shingleback. Chef Horst’s WineFood concept is designed to enhance the enjoyment of both wine and food by creating an aromatic, wine-friendly menu. The menu changes with seasons, but always heroes locally sourced meat, fish and vegetables. Enjoy a Shingleback wine tasting before heading over to the Chef’s Table where a four-course meal will be prepared before your eyes.


Local and sustainable produce


Friday, Saturday and Sunday—two sittings, 11:30am and 1:30pm.

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Stockist Information

Distribution Information

Australia - Distributed nationally by Shingleback Wine.
New Zealand - EuroVintage

International Sales Information

Shingleback wines are exported to USA, Canada, UK, NZ, China, Singapore & Cambodia.


Winemaker John Davey, Dan Hills
Established 1995
Dozens 150 000
Vineyards (area) 120 ha
Viticulturist Paul Mathews, John Davey
Opening Hours 7 days 10–5
Address 3 Stump Hill Road, McLaren Vale, SA 5171
Telephone (08) 8323 7388