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The Restaurant


Some say McLaren Vale offers the best regional dining in Australia. But few know a part of that reputation is Maxwell-made. In 1969, Marks father contributed to the region’s first notable eatery. And when Mark Maxwell built this winery, it was one of the few with its own restaurant. Our menu has always championed fresh, seasonal produce from local suppliers. Although, our brilliant Head Chef, Fabian Lehmann, is far from local. With a stellar career forged in the Michelin-starred restaurants of Europe, his exquisite plates are now the stuff of Instagram legend.



Maxwell Restaurant 

The hidden gem in McLaren Vale, Maxwell Restaurant is a must-do when visiting McLaren Vale. Providing both sensory and Instagrammable delights, the restaurant champions seasonal produce from local suppliers in the most beautiful way possible. Every dish is carefully planned and presented, for you to enjoy with views of the winery cellar, vineyards and the Fleurieu Peninsula’s rolling hills. The latest menu from Chef Fabian Lehmann see’s to hero the sensational produce born from our beautiful state and to support our important producers who are doing it tough through these COVID times.  

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Degustation Menu

The South Australia Showcase Menu is offered  on weekends with sittings available at 12:00 midday, 12:30pm, 1:00pm and 1:30pm.

From Saturday 5th December, Maxwell Restaurant will also be open for Saturday evening dining, with sittings at 6.30pm, 7pm and 7.30pm.

"Maxwell's degustation is a wondrous journey of flavour, texture and technique"

Jessica Galletly, Head of Lifestyle, Food & Wine -  delicious. South Australia

Degustation Menu -$110

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Cellar Door Tasting Flight

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

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

This amazing adventure in food and wine allows you the opportunity to taste 4 wines suitably paired with 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 canapé-sized amount of food designed to whet the appetite and allow for further grazing throughout the McLaren Vale region. Served with four generous tastes of specially chosen Maxwell wine, allow about 30 to 45 minutes for the experience. 

Starting from $20 per person
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The region is a 45 minute drive south from Adelaide with a variety of transport options available for your visit to the McLaren Vale region.

Book online using the instant reservation calendar or alternatively call us on (08) 8323 8200 or email us at



National Food, Wine and Travel writer David Sly says McLaren Vale is:


"The best regional dining destination in the country"


At Maxwell Restaurant, chef Fabian Lehmann prepares a range of menu experiences to suit your occasion. Naturally the best of the season is brought to the plate with each harvest from our estate gardens. A passion for sourcing locally, but with European flavour coursing through his veins, expect complexity, style and precision.

Nestled among the vines, with views over the rolling hills of the McLaren Vale and into the belly of a working winery; Fabian's exquisite food is just part of the experience.