Monday, April 7, 2014

Easter Opening Hours

Lazy Ballerina is open all through Easter and with our combination of wine, light food and garden setting it is our most popular time of the year.

Opening Hours.

Good Friday 11am-5pm
Holiday Saturday 11am-5pm
Easter Sunday 11am-5pm
Easter Monday 11am-5pm

We recommend booking if you are bring a group for lunch.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Reinstate the entry signs to McLaren Vale. Support the businesses that make the region.


For your information there is a petition at The Cottage Bakery – McLaren Vale and several other shops and going the rounds on social media for the reinstatement of entrance signs to McLaren Vale.  

Onkaparinga Council
Staff of McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism
Cr Gail Kilby, Deputy Mayor
Cr Wayne Olsen
Cr Yvonne Wenham

Reinstate the winery signs at the entrance to McLaren Vale. Give the wine region the status it deserves. Negotiations between McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism and the City of Onkaparinga need to re-commence and find a solution.

[Your name]

I didn’t have any involvement in this but I support what they are asking for. I understand that in 2013 construction of the McLaren Vale overpass meant the removal of some of the McLaren Vale entrance signs. Negotiations between the City of Onkaparinga and McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism were unable to find a suitable location to reinstate these signs, so in the interest of fairness, all the signs were removed. The petition asks reinstate the winery signs at the entrance to McLaren Vale and give the wine region the status it deserves. It calls for negotiations between MVGWTA and the City of Onkparinga to recommence and to work fitting entry statement that recognises our local businesses.

I have signed it today, please feel free to join me.


James Hook

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New Release Wines

2002 Vintage Shiraz Fortified.


Please ignore that I put the 'Port' word on the lable. We are not allowed to name wines after locations in Europe. Lucky there is only one barrel of it and the chances of word of this reaching the Port-ugese delegation to the EU are slim. Still, next time I will not check the lables when I am tired. Rookie mistake.

Want to see what fortified Shiraz is like after 12 years maturation?

$25 online or from cellar door.



Grenache Rosé


Grenache rosé from near the Tatachilla school. Semi-sweet style. Crushed and then left on skins for a couple of hours to give a pink hue. Juice settled and fermented in stainless steel. Tastes of red berries, strawberries and raspberries. Grapes are so versatile aren't they? Bacchus's gift. Living off the gift.

$12 online or from cellar door.

This wine matches up well with Miriam's recipe of the month - Grilled Chicken Citrus Salad.

Monday, March 10, 2014

JC DUO and the Vintage & Classic Car Day - Sunday 6th of April.

JC DUO - Live in the garden

Free concert. Join the Hook family for live music with with JC DUO. Midday.

Classic Cars on display as part of the McLaren Vale Vintage and Classic with Jaguar Cars and Triumph Stag displays.

We have your needs covered with food and wine. RSVP to book your table.

Or  by contacting our cellar door.

Lazy Ballerina
1152 Brookman Rd
Dingabledinga Via Willunga, SA 5172

Patricia Hook p: 08 85567085 e: