Middlebrook Estate - Winery and Function Centre: At Mclaren Vale in the Fleurieu Peninsula region of South Australia
Middlebrook has recently been beautifully restored and enhanced to make it one of the most beautiful winery complexes you will find in Australia.It is located on Sand Road, between McLaren Vale and McLaren Flat, just follow the helpful signs until you come to the impressive entrance. Sir John Franks was the original owner from 1840 and gave it it's memorable name. Since then, however it has had a variety of owners and names but now  it is being developed into a major FUNCTION CENTRE COMPLEX, under its original name.
The upgaded Middlebrook complex includes a spacious wine tasting area with floor to ceiling windows overlooking a landscaped, tuscan style terrace garden, lawns and the classic rotunda. In the distance are 15 acres of their own picturesque vineyards.
The main Restaurant, Claudio's is in the front of the complex with a long covered verandah framing the peaceful views, while the Cortile gallery restaurant is situated at the back of the bar / tasting area . It is beautifully framed by the courtyard gardens outside and tasteful artworks inside.While Claudio's provides fine dining, the Cortile Gallery offers a more casual atmosphere with al a carte menu. The food is prepared with fresh local produce and is of a modern Australian style.
Staff will help you select a wine to compliment your meal from the extensive range of table wines stocked. The Middlebrook Estate wines are great examples of the rich full flavours produced by the rich ironstone soils in the Willunga scarp area. A lot of work has gone into reviving the old vines which are now producing many premium table wines.There is a wide choice of other local wines too, available by the glass and of course by the bottle through the Cellar Door.
Features and Facilities
Winery / Cellar Door Sales
2 separate Bars
Various sizes and types of function rooms are available. The complex can accommodate small parties of 10- 150 people, larger work and social gatherings of 150 - 300 in inside rooms, or up to 1,000 outside around the Rotunda. So if you are planning a personal or business event and you wish to impress others with a truly spectacular venue come and look at what is available here. Specific information on Menus and Pricing can be obtained through contacting the establishment.
Lunch : WED to SUN 11:30 - 3p.m.
Dinner : WED to SUN BOOKINGS ONLY: please ring in advance.
Cellar Door: 11am daily
Sand Road, McLaren Vale 5171
Ph. (08) 8383 0600 Fax. (08) 8383 0557