About & Contact

Welcome to the Lonely Grape – Wineries and Wines of the Mclaren Vale region from South Australia.  After my family coming first, I am a very passionate Mclaren Vale wine and food person that lives in “The Vale” and the blog is here to assist you the wine enthusiast and/or the Vale visitor with information – not just winery information, but places that will be good for families etc.  The information is relatively easy to collect as I am a passionate McLaren Vale food and wine person and in the last year have visited about 59 of the 62 Cellar Doors in the McLaren Vale wine area.  By the way, I intend to visit the remainder of the Mclaren Vale winery cellar doors (and of course write a blog entry about them) in the coming weeks..

My blog is just to provide interested people with information about the wineries that may help them when visiting the area or working out their next purchase.

If there is any assistance I can provide you please do not hesitate to ask using the comment section on the blog or via my contact details.

Any questions or feedback contact me on:-




Shane Barker

Taste McLaren Vale



Have a great day.


Creator of the “Lonely Grape”

Tyler & I (Shane)

Tyler & I (Shane)

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18 Responses to About & Contact

  1. Mia says:

    The website looks great!! – Well done

  2. Hanoul Francoise says:

    We are from Belgium and we want to taste your wines at your winery.
    please call me 0406211625
    No answer on the web because it is difficult for me to see my mail.

    We are free today and tomorrow.

    Best regards,
    Francoise Hanoul

  3. robyn smith says:

    Hey Shane,,,what Rd is Petagna Wines on,,& do you have a phone number please?

    • Lonely Grape says:

      Petagna Wines is on South Road on the left just as you go up the hill to the Victory Hotel. Phone number is 0439861969

  4. ian says:

    Good blog Shane, very handy for this novice. Know plenty who will like so I will spread the word before I head off.

    Take care mate.


  5. Mathilde Brunet says:

    Dear Shane,
    I am a french student in international trade and I have to do a work placement abroad during about 2 months to do convassing (find and develop customer’s loyalty) and other tasks to discover trade. I really want to discover the wine sector because I conseder the possibility of entering an oenology school. That is why I think it could be a good idea to do this work placement in a wine company in Australia, a country I really want to discover. But after a lot of mails sent, I have some difficulties to find one, do you know some companies which could be looking for a student like me ?
    Your blog is good !
    All the best


  6. Richard Hodgson says:

    There was anarticle in a caravan magazine recently that mentioned “Grey Nomad” wines. Is this one of your brands. If so, can you tell me any more ?
    Thanks, Richard

  7. It’s a tough job you have buddy! We love your work over at McLaren Vale Wedding Expo. Have you heard of Caught REDHanded Wines? Phil is from Sellicks and in his first year producing he got a 94 from James Halliday for one of his wines and excellent ratings on the others – check out his website http://www.caughtredhanded.com.au he currently resides in Melbourne for family reasons but I’d be happy to put you in touch if you’d like to review his wines. Just drop me an email I believe you will see it with this post in admin view?

    • Lonely Grape says:

      Thanks guys, yes I know Phil. We met a few times before he went to Victoria. His 2008 Shiraz is on sale on my updated site.

  8. Louise H-Smith says:

    Great newlook website Shane well done Cheers

  9. mike says:

    where can one buy danshi rise wines ???

  10. Steve Vandborg says:

    Hi Shane, good to meet you at Marius on Saturday. Have you reviewed Shottesbrook wines?

  11. Rosa Manno says:

    Do you sell the good doctors tonic? Thanks

    • Lonely Grape says:

      The Good Doctors Tonic is not something I have sold in the past but I can. If you tell me what vintages and how many bottles you are looking for then I can investigate for you.



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