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Cellar Door at S.C. Pannell Wines

60 Olivers Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
+61 8 8323 8000
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Tantalising tastings in both wine and platters

Spent a lovely afternoon overlooking the vines in the SC Pannell winery - sipping great wines while... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Julie R
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Adelaide, Australia
Great place for a relaxing lunch.

Although this is promoted as a place for predominantly wine tasting with light lunches available we... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
Chris D
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Adelaide, Australia
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“I try to create wines that suit our climate and way of life - wines to drink with the food we grow, make and eat in Australia.” SC Pannell Wines is a small, family owned winery founded 2004 by Stephen Pannell and his wife Fiona Lindquist. The winery was realised to focus on Stephen's passion for the McLaren Vale region and its ability to produce dry - grown and environmentally sustainable Shiraz and Grenache. In his capacity as Chief Red Wine Maker at Hardy’s he gained an intimate knowledge of the region’s vineyards and sub-regional differences and was able to secure exquisite parcels of old-vine Grenache and Shiraz from low yielding, dry grown fruit sources. He wanted to make wines from the region that express their sense of place and define the character and expression of McLaren Vale. To do this, he decided on using open fermentation, natural yeast and maturation in large format oak to ensure that the natural wine profile is retained. In ensuing years, Stephen has also turned to the Adelaide Hills, the escarpment which runs above the McLaren Vale in the south and continues through toward the Barossa in the North to create a series of textural, aromatic whites as well as a highly awarded cool climate Syrah.
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60 Olivers Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a lovely afternoon overlooking the vines in the SC Pannell winery - sipping great wines while snacking on an amazing array of tasting plates with locally sourced produced - All absolutely delicious!

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Although this is promoted as a place for predominantly wine tasting with light lunches available we went predominantly for a lunch meal and were not disappointed. Good menu selection of entrees and mains and a couple of sorbets for dessert if needed. All of the...More

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Reviewed February 9, 2018

We had prepared for our visit several weeks previously, so we decided to accept the reduced menu due to the extreme heat and visit the winery to check out their wine and have lunch. The wine tasting was done in a lovely cool tasting room...More

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

We took my mother for a relaxed lunch in the Vale and stopped in at SC Parnell, not knowing what to expect. We were very pleased with the food, tasting plates with an Asian influence, at reasonable prices. The wines on offer to match the...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

The views from this winery are stunning. Great restaurant with platters or something more substantial. The Cellar door offers good tastings from the selection of wines produced. A little disappointed that there is not much available for non-drinkers. Coffee would be a nice addition.

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Reviewed November 27, 2017

The format for food here has changed and it was disappointing to arrive on Saturday for lunch and find that you now 'order at the bar' and 'go around the back' to pick up your food. Service was abrupt and the menu is not what...More

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Lisa S, Public Relations Manager at Cellar Door at S.C. Pannell Wines, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2017

Afternoon, Sorry to hear you don't like our new changes! We have changed our dining options to better reflect our casual environment - we are no longer calling the space a 'restaurant' to reflect this. Most of our produce is now grown in-house, with an...More

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Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

We had a pleasant wine tasting experience at SC Parnell. The tasting area is roomy and was not busy as we arrived at opening time of 11.00 am. The lady who looked after us was very friendly and chatted about their wines and wine in...More

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Reviewed June 28, 2017

Beautiful setting, with incredible food, with great wines to match topped off with friendly service. I would recommend SC Pannell as a fantastic place to take friends and family in the McLaren Vale area.

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Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

We attended with a group of family and friends for a special occasion here. The views and wines are truly a testament to SC Pannell. The staff were friendly and attentive, and recommend some great food and wine pairings. The food, blew us away! Fantastic...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2017

We love coming here for a tasting of their award winning wine, the best view in McLaren Vale, friendly service and really good food! The menu as a wonderful selection of delicious meals. Highly recommended

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