We stopped for lunch at Beach Road Wines on a recent trip to the Fleurieu Peninsula and were immediately impressed by the relaxed atmosphere and beautiful setting.
Less than an hour’s drive from Adelaide, Beach Road Wines is family-owned and is one of those wineries that is truly parent-friendly.
Child-friendly cellar door
We received a warm welcome when we arrived, and we made our way to the cellar door. We were pleased to find it was child-friendly with a big toy box which kept the younger members of our group amused for some time.
Meanwhile we did a tasting of their wines – which include Italian varieties such as fiano and primitivo – both of which were given the thumbs-up by our group. You can read more about their wines, some of which have won awards, on their website (details below).
Dining with fabulous vineyard views
Next up was a bite to eat in their back garden. This is a great spot for families and has fabulous vineyard views as well as ample shade. There is a table set up in the shade for children and our littlies were kept busy with games and pencils and paper while we checked out the lunch menu.
Beach Road are known for their wood-fired pizzas – including a gluten-free option – and they also have a children’s menu of pizza, juice and gelati.
We gobbled up several of their pizzas and were particularly impressed with the prosciutto, pear and gorgonzola pizza and the almond and feta salad. The selection of gelati was a big hit with the children.
With highchairs, and a large bathroom, Beach Road Wines was baby-friendly too.
They are open for lunch Thursdays through to Mondays from midday (as at March 2016) and they also run regular “Pizza & Vino” and “Saturday Nights At the Beach” events. They recommend booking ahead.
We will certainly be returning.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Beach Road Wines website.
What: Beach Road Wines | McLaren Vale
When: Lunch Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun from 12pm (correct as at May 2016)
Where: 309 Seaview Road | McLaren ValeW