Why You Should Book A Wine Tour In Australia
Australia has a varied landscape that is perfect for grape growing and cultivating top wines.
From hot air ballooning over the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, to roaming the vines of the Barossa Valley near Adelaide, there are over 60 wine regions throughout Australia to satisfy the fussiest gastronomic expert or budding sommelier.
It’s not just wine that draws tourists to these stunning regions – there are numerous attractions in Australia including art galleries, superb restaurants, artisan food producers selling smoked meats, preserves, cheese, oils and chutneys and lots of family-friendly places to enjoy that have playgrounds and open spaces perfect for running around.
Why book a wine tour?
Fancy booking a wine tour when you come to Australia? You don’t have to be a wine expert!
Australian wine tours often travel through scenic countryside so you can admire architecture and picturesque landscapes even if you’re not keen on a glass or two of the finest drops.
There are many events held in the regions including art exhibitions, music performances and food and wine festivals.
Or if you prefer something more active, you can combine exploring Australia’s wine districts with cycling, walking, golf, horse riding and even hot air ballooning!
Where are the best wine regions to visit?
Some of Australia’s top wine-producing regions include:
McLaren Vale – Just 35 kilometres from Adelaide McLaren Vale is a perfect escape from the city and home to over 70 cellar doors. Try some of the famous Shiraz, or sample Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay. Adventures Beyond can arrange a tour to this lovely region so get in touch with your ideas.
Barossa Valley – Located 80 kilometres north of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is one of Australia’s best known regions. We can take you there on a 1-Day Barossa Valley Tour that stops off at Jacobs Creek, Seppeltsfield Winery and Richmond Grove Winery.
Kangaroo Island – Situated off the coast of South Australia, the climate of Kangaroo Island is ideal for winemaking. Plus they have a boutique distillery on the island, so if wine isn’t your tipple you may be tempted to try some liqueur, vodka or gin.
Margaret River – Best known for top surfing, Margaret River in Western Australia is a premier wine region. We offer a 3 Day South West Tour that departs Perth twice weekly and it includes popular sightseeing activities such as the Tree Tops Walk with wine tasting at Margaret River.
4 tips for booking a tour
- It’s advisable to find a tour company that visits a number of wineries so you can discover the different grapes and blends for each region.
- Having a tour that includes lunch is excellent as it saves the hassle of making your own restaurant reservations.
- Check for a tour company that offers departures on a few days a week because that is most convenient for tourists to plan their itineraries.
- The best tour operators will include pick-up from your accommodation saving you time travelling to scheduled meeting points.
How to book
Contact Adventures Beyond today to join our budget-friendly Australia tours for wine. We include pick up from your accommodation in the city (hotel, hostel etc) and can offer full-day touring or customised options. Transport is included in air-conditioned vehicles and allow for groups up to 21 people so you’ll never be swamped by a busload of other tourists. If you compare our prices they offer excellent value – our 1-Day Barossa Valley Tour costs just AUD$85 which includes transport, sightseeing in the Adelaide Hills, winery visits and a BBQ lunch.
A couple of our Wine Tour options include:
Contact us for options including McLaren Vale or Kangaroo Island.