McLaren Vale Distillery

McLaren Vale

S2 Architects

McLaren vale distillery

This McLaren Vale Distillery has aspirations to be a whiskey wonderland for adults! With everything whiskey related, and a commercial scale distillery, visitors will be enchanted but also awe inspired!

We produce something of premium value that is both ancient and contemporary in technique, product and character. It is experienced with pleasure, appreciation and plenty of time. We want visitors to come to McLaren Vale and to go home with stories of inspiration and delight, and to come back because of that attention to timeless hospitality and charisma of place and product.

The project is development of a whiskey distillery and associated future tourism facilities.
A timeless and enchanting place, it features:

  • An experience that is this dynamic, charismatic and clever.
  • Materials with softness, fluidity, gloss and contrast
  • A building that is hi-tech, extensive, detailed and ornate, classic yet contemporary.
  • First Impression is expensive and tailored.
  • A large scale distillery for McLaren Vale
  • High tech and intuitive displays. Things that have mystical or intangible abilities.
  • Cool and translucent atmosphere – private, personal, exclusive.
  • Blues, purples, dark greens, black and white, whiskey gold
  • Very new, very glossy, evolving – or very old, detailed, eternal.




For most tourism businesses, working on your buildings and grounds is a big deal. There is a lot of money and time at stake and can be difficult to know where to start. So let’s just start with a coffee.