Luxe Vineyard Retreat with jaw-dropping views over McLaren Vale's finest vines
About Dawn Taylor
As a family we have always loved this beautiful corner of the McLaren Vale .... so once we saw this property listed for sale we knew it was the place for us. Altamira Retreat is situated so close to some of the regions top wineries but just far enough away from the madding crowds. The property is perched on a fabulous rise with views over hundreds of acres of local vines and out over the Mount Lofty Ranges.
Dawn Taylor purchased this House in 2018
Why Dawn Taylor chose Onkaparinga Hills
Altamira Retreat is set amongst 25 year old Shiraz vines & only 45 minutes drive from Adelaide's CBD in the truly beautiful McLaren Vale Wine Region. The McLaren Vale is home to sustainable wine growing, world-class wineries and culinary experiences, as well as pristine beaches, amazing National Parks and very close to numerous golfing options. South Australia's viticultural origins began in McLaren Vale and our region's Mediterranean climate continues to drive our region's wine style and diverse food culture. Best known for Shiraz, McLaren Vale also excels in the production of ultra-premium Grenache and Cabernet along with Mediterranean varieties such as Fiano, Vermentino, Tempranillo and Sangiovese.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Love Love Love
The house was perfect for our relaxing kid free weekend.
Thank you Dawn.
A beautiful house in amazing surroundings , superb views from every window .
We had a fabulous weekend enjoying the trees and countryside surrounding us . The bedrooms were large with modern bathrooms for each . A very well equipped kitchen with delicious local products left to enjoy while we stayed . We had our meals at home so we could enjoy our accommodation which was clean and beautifully presented . Thank you to our hosts for a memorable stay .
I am so glad you and your friends enjoyed your week-end with us at Altamira and that you all felt it was a space where you could relax and spend time together.... that is exactly what I hope our guests enjoy most about the property.
Thanks Caroline for taking the to write such a lovely review. I look forward to seeing you again!
Beyond all expectations
This is a magnificent property, beautifully fitted out with everything you could wish for and more. Dawn is the most generous host.
Located just outside of the main hub of McLaren vale, within a short walk of the national park. So beautiful, relaxing and some might have to say, better than home.
Thank you Dawn, your house is one out of the box.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your groups time spent at Altamira. We understand that you are a busy individual and welcome the kind response you have given our property.
Great to hear you all enjoyed your time in McLaren Vale and we would happily welcome you all back next time your thinking of another MV get away.
I would also like to thank you all for leaving Altamira in such great shape when you departed.
Stunning home and location, and very convenient to the best wineries in the Vale as well as town, beaches and hiking. And we had the good fortune of visiting at the beginning of harvest season when the vine growth had peaked. Dawn is an incredibly gracious host. She made everything in their home seamless and had great suggestions for dining and other activities for full immersion in the local community. Even proactively arranged a private wine tasting at one of their favorite spots. If only Australia wasn’t so far for us (and our time here so short) I know we’d be back in a matter of weeks.
Thanks Michael for taking the time to write a review about your time with us . It was a real pleasure meeting both you and your daughter and I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time @ Altamira Retreat. We think it's pretty special here.
Please feel free to contact us again if ever you find yourselves heading back to the McLaren Vale - we'd love to have you stay. Enjoy the rest of your Australian sojourn.
There is so much to do and see in and around the Mclaren Vale. World class wineries, restaurants, hiking, swimming.... the list goes on and on.