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My McLaren Vale Lunch Choice

Apart from the view, the great wine, the fantastic deck, friendly team, what make's S.C. Pannell's... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Port Noarlunga, Australia
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 3 April 2018
Julie R
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...more
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60 Olivers Rd, McLaren Vale, South Australia 5171, Australia
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We returned again after a wonderful Mother’s Day lunch. It did not disappoint. The food was amazing we ordered everything on the tasting menu and it was tasty! My pick of where to eat in McLaren Vale The wine was great as usual and we...More

1  Thank Melissa J
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Very disappointing. The food was oily, bland and very salty, we spent the rest of the day drinking loads of water to rehydrate and the evening taking turns on the toilet. Sorry to be course but I share only to save you our discomfort. Credit...More

Thank bellereid
Lisa S, Guest Relations Manager at Cellar Door at S.C. Pannell Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Hi Belle, Sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your time with us, nor our chef’s food. We do offer carafes of sparkling water, and our cordial (made by the chef) is mixed with soda water to make our house soft drink – apologies that...More

Reviewed 2 May 2018

Apart from the view, the great wine, the fantastic deck, friendly team, what make's S.C. Pannell's my No. 1 lunch choice in McLaren Vale is its accessibility! As a local and AirBNB host, I look for nice places to take guests for lunch, but many...More

2  Thank donnaleighh
Reviewed 3 April 2018

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!

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 4 March 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

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 9 February 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

Thank StephenR285
Reviewed 6 January 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

Thank Neville C
Reviewed 3 January 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.

Thank Nigtay62
Reviewed 27 November 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

Thank Fliss253
Lisa S, Public Relations Manager at Cellar Door at S.C. Pannell Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 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

Reviewed 24 November 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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