Thank you for your interest in visiting the Alpha Box & Dice Cellar Door in McLaren Vale. 

Please note due to COVID-19 restrictions and limited capacities, every person attending requires a booked seat for a seated tasting.  We are currently only open on weekends and take bookings up to three weeks in advance. 

Outdoor dining for wines by the glass/bottle and cheese plates may be available if weather permits, yet no tastings can be conducted outside. Sorry, no BYO food or drink. 

At the moment, the maximum group size is 6 people across the whole Cellar Door site. Sorry, no party groups! Takeaway sales are welcome without a booking or tasting. Walk-ins can be accommodated for only if space permits. 

For more information, please see the FAQ below. 

We look forward to seeing you at the AB&D Cellar Door!

~ AB&D

Gentle reminder: every person requiring a seat inside the Cellar Door must book in for either a Wine or Non-Alcoholic Tasting.

The AB&D Cellar Door offer a premium intimate tasting experience, where you'll taste eight wines from their Alphabet of Wine in a four-part themed tasting, or a premium non-alcoholic tasting courtesy of our partners, Sometimes Always Cellars.

$10 per person includes:

- Tasting pours of eight premium Alpha Box & Dice wines

- Knowledgable tasting host

- Guaranteed seat inside Cellar Door

- Priority seating outside Cellar Door to stay on for drink either before or after your tasting (weather dependent)

Optional extras to complement a tasting include: 

- Gourmet cheese plate 

- Vegan misto plate

- Substitution for non-alcoholic premium beverage tasting.

Optional extras are added prior to checkout

Please note: 

While children do not require a booking, they are not exceptions to our capacity limits with space only being allocated for the number of booked seats, so outdoor supervision of children may need to be arranged. 

Each adult will be required to book in for a tasting, either as a wine tasting or non-alcoholic. 

Well-behaved, leashed, trained dogs are welcome. No BYO food or drink, please.

Cellar Door Booking FAQs

  • What is the maximum group size you can accept? 

We can only fit a maximum of 6 people on one table and 12 people per session. Therefore, you can book two tables of up to 6 for a total of up to 12 people. Please note that you will be seated on separate tables, but if you book under the same name, we will do our best to seat your tables as close together as possible. 

  • I have more than 12 people in my group, can I book in? 

Unfortunately due to our current capacities and the tasting format, we can’t accept more than 12 people in a session. 

  • Someone in my group isn’t drinking, do they need to book in? 

Yes, everyone who requires a seat during a tasting needs to book in (children excluded). If someone is not drinking alcohol in your group, we offer a premium Non-Alcoholic Tasting substitution. This tasting is also $10 per head and can be selected on the second page of the booking process.

  • The date I’m looking to book for isn’t available? 

We are currently only taking bookings up to three weeks in advance, so if your planned visit is further in the future, it’s best to check back within the three week window to book. Also, we are currently only open on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) so mid-week bookings are not available. 

  • Can I book a table outside for a tasting?

Due to our new tasting program, all tastings are conducted inside the Cellar Door. 

  • My group doesn't want a tasting, can we just book space outside for drinks? 

As we do not have a contingency plan in case of inclement weather, we do not offer bookings for outdoor tables. Instead, outside tables available on a first-come-first-served basis, yet we ask that groups please  be limited to 6 people. 

  • Do you have a restaurant or cafe to book in for lunch?

No, we don’t, however, we do have a range of cheese and vegan plates to enjoy during a tasting, or gourmet platters to order if dining outside. 

  • Am I able to BYO food and buy wine to have outside? 

As we offer platters for purchase, we do not allow BYO food of any kind. 

  • Can I book the Cellar Door for a private function? 

Get in touch with us at with details of your event and we will see what we can do!