Published on 06 October 2021

Follow the Cellar Door Tree Trail

Heading to a McLaren Vale winery or brewery soon?

Keep an eye out for beautiful trees bearing “tags”, which demonstrate the trees’ importance to the environment and our wellbeing.

The McLaren Vale Cellar Door Tree Trail is a partnership between the Willunga Environment Centre and 14 cellar doors, with 54 life-sustaining trees tagged at cellar doors across the region.

Each tag shows the age and height of the tree, as well as information about its importance in relation to climate control evidence and other biodiversity factors.

The Willunga Environment Centre’s trail map highlights the fact trees give us oxygen, and they absorb carbon dioxide and gases that could be harmful to us.

Trees can also lower temperatures by providing shade, and they can reduce soil erosion.

On top of all the ways they benefit us, trees also provide food and habitat for wildlife, including birds, reptiles, mammals and insects.

The project was supported by City of Onkaparinga (with spatial mapping and promotion) and by the Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board’s Grassroots Grants program through the Landscape Levy.

It’s the latest in a series of trails led by Willunga Environment Centre and supported by council, following trails at Kangarilla and Willunga—the latter being the first volunteer-led citizen science project of its kind in South Australia.

Download a copy of the McLaren Vale Cellar Door Tree Trail map now and start visiting the 54 trees now at participating wineries and cellar doors:

  • Camwell Wines
  • Chalk Hill Wines
  • Chapel Hill Winery
  • Coriole Vineyards
  • DogRidge
  • Gemtree Wines
  • Kay Brothers Winery
  • Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards
  • Paxton Wines
  • Pizzateca
  • Samson Tall Wines
  • Shottesbrooke Winery
  • Swell Brewery
  • Wirra Wirra Vineyards
Images from the McLaren Vale Cellar Door Tree Trail and Willunga Tree Trail.