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Few cellar doors give Maxwell’s holistic wine experience. Perched atop the winery, you have a window into its soul. While Mark Maxwell and his team proudly introduce you to our range of wines and mead, either informally or through a personally guided wine flight, you may glimpse an infant vintage start its journey in the fermenters. Discover the nuances brought about by time, terroir and talent over a tasting plate accompanied by the scents and sounds of the winery below.


Maxwell Cellar Door Open
Mon-Fri Tastings - seated only $10 (non-redeemable)
Sat-Sun Tasting Flights only $25 (bookings essential

Cellar Door Tasting Flights

Elegantly presented food and attentive service is further complemented by the open view of the winery’s cellar where diners and wine lovers can watch the winemaking process unfold from the comfort of a restaurant table.

This amazing adventure in food and wine allows you the opportunity to taste 4 wines suitably paired with 4 creations from our acclaimed restaurant.
Experience firsthand how wine and food paired together can be greater than the sum of their parts.

The Tasting Flight, is an entrée sized amount of food designed to whet the appetite and allow for further grazing throughout the McLaren Vale region.
Served with four 50ml pours of specially chosen Maxwell wine, allow about 30 to 45 minutes for the experience. 

*Tastings Flights are available only on weekends and start on the hour every hour with the last booking available at 4pm.

Click here to book via our restaurant system.


Open 10am - 5pm daily

Discover why everything Mark Maxwell makes, is Maxwell-made

"A window into the belly of a working winery”.

Maxwell offers personal tastings and seated wine experiences amoung the vines at our iconic limestone cellar door. 

Taste wines from among the oldest vineyards in McLaren Vale and enjoy spectacular views of the estate vineyards.

Understand terrior like never before as you view ancient limestone at our geology pit.
Gaze into the belly of the beast as you overlook open-top fermenters and a winery hard at work.

Unearth fine wines, or discover ancient beverages over a Mead Flight or a structured masterclass.

Drop by and say hello.

Maxwell can accommodate groups of 8 or more by appointment.
We offer a range a group experiences. Some casual, some indulgent; all special.