McLaren Vale

Every wine tells a story of where it's from. At Willunga 100, we are big on ensuring the characteristics of our unique McLaren Vale sites are reflected in the glass.

Grenache Enthusiasts

Grenache has a wonderfully diverse flavour profile that changes from site to site and throughout its life in the bottle. This sensitivity to a site attracted owners David Gleave MW and John Ratcliffe to McLaren Vale when they first started Willunga 100 in 2005. At the time, few people took Grenache seriously, but they saw great potential in the old bush vines of McLaren Vale, particularly from the Blewitt Springs and Clarendon sub-regions. Today, David and John's vision is to make contemporary McLaren Vale wines with a strong focus on Grenache. With Renae Hirsch as Winemaker, our wines aim to be an authentic expression from each of our unique sites.

“Willunga 100 has been important in the Vale’s grenache conversation, taking a site-specific approach to old-vine grenache long before it was in style.”

“Willunga 100 led the charge to get grenache back in the good graces of Australians, crafting elegant single-site expressions of the grape from Willunga, Blewitt Springs and Clarendon.”

Willunga 100 featured in 'How to Drink Australian' by Jane loez & Jonathan Ross


2021 Smart Vineyard Clarendon Grenache has been awarded the Best Grenache Trophy at the National Wine Show of Australia.

Blind Spot Vineyard

Blewitt Springs, South Australia

Smart Vineyard

Clarendon, South Australia

Trott Vineyard

Blewitt Springs, South Australia

Our Vineyards

Situated 45 minutes south of Adelaide, South Australia is McLaren Vale - one of the most geologically diverse regions in the world. At Willunga 100, we play to our strengths, particularly with our Single Vineyard range, sourced from two distinguished sites in the Blewitt Springs and Clarendon sub-regions. Our vines enjoy a Mediterranean climate and sea breezes from the nearby Gulf of St Vincent, which are ideal growing conditions for Grenache and emerging Mediterranean varieties.

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New Look. Same Great Wine

All of our wines are now under our new labels. You’ll see some fun new colours and a new logo, but the same commitment to premium McLaren Vale wines you know and love inside.


The Grenache Room

Big things are happening at our Blind Spot Vineyard in the heart of Blewitt Springs McLaren Vale SA.

Work has begun on the restoration of the existing stone cottage to create what will be The Willunga 100 'Grenache Room'.