What a gorgeous restored Chapel it was!
Chapel Hill winery takes its name from the historic ironstone chapel built on the property in 1865. The Christian Bible Church was used as a Church for the local area, then later also used as a parish school. It was 100years old when it closed and fell into disrepair until its restoration in the 1970s by Adelaide Professor, Tom Nelson.
It now is used as the cellar door and art gallery promoting the work of talented local contemporary and indigenous artists
Located on Tourist route 60, Chapel Hill Road, McLaren Vale
As we drove along Blewett Springs Road, we came across Chapel Hill Winery. It looked very inviting, so we went to the Cellar Door.
The Chapel Hill brand began in 1973. They own and operate 44 hectares of vineyards
The Cellar Door is in a lovely stone building. Chapel Hill has won many awards for their wines.
Local art was on the walls, and I loved the polished red gum benches!
Tourist Route 60, is a MUST DO if you have a car.
Begin either end as it is a circle starting from McLaren Vale main street.
We took the Kangarilla road and followed it nearly to McLaren Flat, where we saw the large brown tourist signpost pointing to the left, to follow route 60 along Blewitt Springs road. All along here was fabulous scenery, grape vines, Wineries, most Cellar doors were open, and views to the distant hills. The road brought us back the other end of McLaren Vale.
A beautiful scenic drive where I made many stops for photos.
The Information Centre has a brochure available of the drive.