About Us


A proud history in the McLaren Vale region

McLaren Vale Motel & Apartments was built in 1981 to fill the need for high-quality accommodation in the region and is currently owned and operated by a community-minded family who have been an integral strand of local fabric since 1958. Knowing the local area intimately they are a font of local knowledge. The Vandeleur family played a pivotal role in developing the famous McLaren Vale Bushing Festival and the hugely popular Sea & Vines Festival and continue to promote local businesses through continual custom and referral.

McLaren Vale Motel & Apartments has now been enhanced by the creation of the McLaren Vale Function Centre, providing a one-stop function and accommodation site only 30 minutes from the Adelaide CBD and wrapped around by the vineyards and wineries of the McLaren Vale region.


Where the vines meet the sea

The McLaren Vale wine region is world-renowned and you will discover why when you begin to explore. Ask your hosts or our friendly reception staff for recommendations and maps of the district before you set out for your day’s adventures: wine tasting at the numerous wineries; swimming, surfing, scuba diving or snorkelling in the beautiful ocean waters; fishing off the long sandy beaches or jetties; sailing or cruising on a boat; attending one of the many cultural events occurring throughout the year; or relaxing and visiting friends or family.

If wine is not your drop, McLaren Vale Motel & Apartments is based in the vicinity of a growing brewery and gin distillery hub. Spend a day discovering these new ventures and stay the night at McLaren Vale Motel & Apartments, ready to indulge in a new experience the next day.
Should you want some “me time” while you discover McLaren Vale you may wish to take advantage of one of the many health and beauty options available, including a retreat, massage, hair and beauty treatment, shops or even a workout at the local gym.

Many of the wineries offer child-friendly areas where the children can play and run around while the adults sample wines, while other wineries offer highly-sophisticated degustation events for serious foodies. Explore the LINKS & ATTRACTIONS section to whet your appetite.