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16 February 2022 | Maxwell Wines

Maxwell Restaurant Wins Two Chef Hats

We are delighted to announce that Maxwell Restaurant has retained its two Chef Hats at the 2022 Australian Good Food Guide Awards (AGFG).

The national awards, set up in 1982 to recognise exceptional chefs, are presented for the standard of a restaurant’s food alone – with a focus on ingredients, taste, presentation, and the techniques used. The results are compiled from anonymous dining by AGFG inspectors, and the reviews sent to them from the public. 

Our Head Chef, Fabian Lehmann said: “We are delighted to have received two Chef Hats at the recent AGFG awards. It is testament to the hard-working team here at Maxwell and the exceptional quality of the food that we use from our local, South Australian food producers”.

General Manager, Jeremy Maxwell added: “A huge congratulations to Chef Lehmann and his team on another well-deserved award win! The feedback from our guests about our multi-course tasting menu has been incredible and we are so pleased that the AGFG judges agree!” 

Congratulations to all our fellow AGFG winners and everyone in the industry having survived what has been a challenging year!

Our award-winning restaurant is open for lunch Friday, Saturday & Sunday with sittings from 12 noon and dinner service from 6:30 pm on Saturday evening. We exclusively offer a  multi-course tasting menu priced at $130 per person. 

Bookings essential - click here or call 8323 8200.




Click here for more information on the Australian Good Food Guide (AGFG) Chef Hat Awards 

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Maxwell Wines
24 November 2020 | Maxwell Wines

Canapés in the Cave Saturday Nights

Maxwell Restaurant is celebrating its new Saturday evening opening hours next month, by offering its guests pre-dinner canapés in a 100-year old cave.  

The brand-new dining experience, which launches on Saturday 5th December, includes a tour of Maxwell’s working winery, along with champagne and canapés in its candlelit Lime Cave, gouged 50 metres into a limestone hill behind the cellar.

Diners will also be able to witness fresh mushrooms growing within the cavern, before indulging in the new degustation menu in the restaurant.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this magical and memorable event at Maxwell’s on Saturday evenings,” says Founder and Winemaker, Mark Maxwell.

“The Lime Cave is one of our most talked about experiences, usually available exclusively to private bookings. Now, throughout December, our weekend diners can immerse themselves in its unique surroundings, before relishing the delectable dishes on our degustation menu”.  

Head Chef, Fabian Lehmann adds: “Once again, it’s been a pleasure working alongside South Australian food producers to design and create our new summer menu. The team here are excited to present it to local diners and visitors who may be staying in McLaren Vale over the weekend and discovering the breath-taking beauty of this world-class food and wine region for the first, or even fifth time!”  

The summer degustation menu features a selection of carefully curated dishes from our state, which can be paired with Maxwell’s estate wines, for the ultimate regional dining experience.

Alongside its upcoming Saturday evening opening hours, Maxwell Restaurant is also open Friday to Sunday lunchtimes from midday.


- Degustation menu: $110pp

- Canapes in the Lime Cave and Degustation Menu in the restaurant (Saturday 5th, 12th and 19th December only): $150pp

- Wine pairing: $45pp (current vintage), $70pp (museum selection)

For more information or to book, visit our Maxwell Experiences page or call 08 8323 8200.


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