McLaren Vale Wine – Taste McLaren Vale


I have to say this review is about my other self – yes, Taste McLaren Vale is the wine sales web site for the same person who writes this blog.  I can already hear you ask why am I reviewing myself.  Well I am glad you asked!  I have been asking people who I have met around McLaren Vale, who know me as the person behind the Lonely Grape Blog, but did not know about the web site called Taste McLaren Vale.

So now you know, I thought I would give some background to the web site and what I can offer the consumer.


About 2 years ago I was retrenched and thought a change in career was an option – so I found a job working as a Laboratory Technician for Fox Creek Wines starting in the 2009 Vintage.  I also took time to conduct a study on starting a wine sales business as a cellar door working on behalf of 10+ different small McLaren Vale wineries who did not have their own cellar door.  Well I had a great time working at the winery and eventually found the cellar door was too risky to proceed with at this difficult time in the Australian wine industry but I was hooked with the idea.  The concept of the web site and blog was my way to start something with wine.

A little while later I have the web site and blog and supplying a service to you out there in cyber world.

Unfortunately, I have had to move on from on from Fox Creek but the Taste McLaren Vale services have been slowly strengthening.

So what can Taste McLaren Vale web site do to help you?

  1. Create a pack of 6 wines, from 6 different wineries and from wineries that you normally cannot find in the bottle shops.
  2. Release a new 6 pack every 3 months
  3. Freight free in Australia
  4. Membership entitlement is 10% discount for a minimum of 2 packs per year
  5. easy to use website with payment with credit card or PayPal

These wine packs are called Backyard Shed Cru packs as they are made by small producers usually in their sheds behind their house or vineyard.

The service does not stop here.  If you are looking for wine from a hard to get winery, or a particular wine style then let me know at and I will do my best to find the right wines for you.  So far I have managed to find an old style heavily wooded, buttery Chardonnay for a client in Melbourne.  For a client in outback Queensland has received high end priced wines as a tasting pack and then he picks his favorites and orders dozens to go into his cellar.

If any of these concepts give you ideas on McLaren Vale wines you wish to get, or you have your own ideas, then just let me know how I can help.

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About Lonely Grape

Passionate about wine - particularly McLaren Vale wines. Check out my blog on different winery reviews and my wine sales web site
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