A Fleurieu Peninsula property that is so much more than a winery – step inside the doors at Ekhidna Wines and you’ll find a warm and unique culinary experience awaits.
Welcoming couples to their McLaren Vale cellar door and restaurant with open arms, Ekhidna Wines combines their passion for hospitality with a strong reputation for mouth-watering Fleurieu Peninsula cuisine.
Conveniently located in the heart of McLaren Vale, the view from this property is magnetising and the entire restaurant has been designed to make the most of it. Floor-to-ceiling windows look across the vines towards the Mount Lofty Ranges which strikingly cut through the skyline.
The lawned space between the vines and the restaurant which captures the view is well suited to ceremonies and teases you to frame it with an arbour or oversized floral arrangement. The shape of this outdoor area lends itself well to informal seating options, long rows to maximise the space, and even a marquee for an additional undercover option. If by chance the weather doesn’t favour you on the day, Ekhidna have three undercover spaces available for you to relocate to.
At the far end of the lawn is a helipad which is the ultimate VIP arrival, or can be utilised for a spectacular photo tour.
Pre-reception canapés and refreshments can be enjoyed under the high ceilings of the cellar door, within the native garden, on the lawn, or set within the restaurant. Wrapped by the restaurant, the large courtyard area’s large overhead beams scream out for dramatic floral displays, elegant long tables, and lighting arrangements. The modern, yet simple décor and ambience of the internal spaces allow it to be styled in almost any way; build on the natural timbers, accentuate the neutral tones, embellish the outdoors or create vibrant accents.
Seating up to 200 guests comfortably, one of the many things that sets Ekhidna Wines apart from other winery venues is their flexibility both in terms of space and menu. Whilst offering the convenience of a full-service venue they don’t have a completely fixed offering, instead working with you to create a bespoke seasonal shared dining experience. The passionate team will create a custom menu for your guests and are flexible to most service styles.
The passionate foodies will be pleased to hear that almost all cuisine is made from hand using locally grown produce, much picked directly from their own edible gardens. We’re not just talking a local cut of meat here, almost all herbs are sourced from the garden, sauces, and ingredients made from scratch on site.
There is much more to Ekhidna Wines than meets the eye. They have pretty much everything covered, so when it comes to your special day all you need to think about is enjoying your day with your loved ones ❤