• The Barossa Valley

    The Wine Capital of Australia!
  • Meet the wine makers

    A Taste of South Australia offers personalised wine tours featuring fine wine and food, culture and heritage and offering visitors the chance to meet the personalities behind the wine industry.
  • Jacobs Creek

    The Barossa’s Jacobs Creek label is Australia’s most successful export wine with more of 80% of Jacobs Creek wines exported each year.
  • Penfolds Grange

    South Australia home to the world famous Grange Hermitage
  • Magill Estate

    Join one of the Penfolds team on a personalised and fascinating journey through the underground tunnels, Grange cottage – the original home of Dr Christopher and Mary Penfold, before taste-testing your way through the famous Penfolds wines.
  • Coonawarra

    There are over 25 wineries in the area, most are multi-award winning wine producers. The regions famous stretch of terra rossa soil lies on top of limestone and with its abundance of under ground water and cool climate for much of the year, results in outstanding wines, especially Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • National Wine Centre

    The National Wine Centre building has won many awards for the architecture due to the unique use of natural lighting, metal and wood. From the rammed earth wall to the 150 year old jarrah wood floor boards used in Hickinbotham Hall, the National Wine Centre has the unique and incomparable feel of being in a winery or vineyard. Natural products were used to create the building in the shape and design of an oak barrel.
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OVERVIEW - WINE TOURS

Please join me on a tailor made tour of South Australia. A Taste of South Australia offers personalised wine tours featuring fine wine and food, culture and heritage and offering visitors the chance to meet the personalities behind the wine industry.

A Taste of South Australia tours are ideally suited to wine lovers and can be tailored to the expert or those who simply enjoy wine. All guides have technical wine knowledge, many work in the wine and tourism industry, all are enthusiastic about what South Australia has to offer. Guides with language skills available

Visitors can take in any or all of the 5 main wine regions:

Adelaide Hills
Barossa ValleyClare ValleyMcLaren ValeCoonawarra
(Coonawarra, is a minimum two days), either private, shared tours or large groups.

Full or half-day touring program

All day tours can be combined to create multiple day itineraries for private tours.

Please Note:
Share Tour Code: TSA-# , TSA-#A (picks up from the regions),
Private Tour Code: TSA-PE and advise which region.

Taste of South Australia offers many wine tour from 2 hours to 14 days, these tours are outlined below.

The Ultimate Experience - full day - departing daily Code: TSA-PEJCS
Private

Begin by being immersed in the Barossa during a Jacobs Creek Master class experience. This sensory journey will allow you to indulge in truly remarkable food and wine pairings. This is designed to broaden your palate, to inspire you to think about food and wine and step inside the makings of Jacobs Creek and the Barossa.
We travel over to St Hugo for the Past, Present and Future Experience. St Hugo is a stunningly renovated 1850s ironstone winery.  Savour a four course lunch with matching wines, then drive to historic Seppeltsfield Estate for a tour of the centennial cellars.  Here you will witness the remarkable vision of Oscar Benno Pedro Seppelt who, in 1878, began the legacy of maturing single vintage Tawney for 100 years before release.  Here you will taste your birth year vintage direct from the barrel in this once in a lifetime experience.  We explore the estate’s village, learn about its history and also ‘ Vasse Virgin’ a natural beauty company based on olive oil which is situated in the old vinegar house.  Also see the hand crafted products at the Jam Factory with other Artisan Producers.



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A Taste of the Adelaide Hills - full day - departing daily Code: TSA-4, TSA-PE (private)
Private or Share Tour
The Adelaide Hills wine region is in the picturesque Mt Lofty Ranges, within half an hour’s drive east of Adelaide. The moist, cool, yet sunny climate combines favorable soils and slopes to produce finely flavoured, long lasting sparkling and still table wines. Tours feature a visit to Shaw and Smith winery, Penfolds Magill, Hahndorf Hill Wines  and their chocvino, just out of historic Hahndorf. Another interesting go-ahead winery, Bird in Hand and boutique winemakers in the German-settled Lobethal, are other options to visit.  Cheese fanciers will love our tastings at Udder Delights and other Adelaide Hills Cheesewrights.  Luncheons with spectacular Hills views at The Lane or Mount Lofty Ranges (Available for half day)
This tour is available as full day share “ Taste of Adelaide & Hills, or  “Hills & Vales”.
Also available for half day


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The Best of the Barossa - full day - departing daily Code: TSA-1 (share), TSA-PE (private)
Private or Share Tour
You travel through the scenic Torrens Gorge to the Barossa Valley. The Torrens Gorge is a natural chasm carved out of the Adelaide Hills by the River Torrens. After consultation with the individual clients touring, we may tailor our tour to meet client’s interests, such as red or white preferences and include some private experinces. We may visit icons such at Two Hands, Torbreck, visit Menglers Hill look out for an unsurpassed view over the Valley, visit the local cheese maker, lunch al fresco or at Vintners just out of Angaston. We may take in Henschke winery (closed on Sundays), Yalumba the biggest family owned winery, or boutique producers such as Charles Melton or Turkey Flat. For the food lovers a visit to Maggie Beer Farmshop is a must.

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Fleurieu Food, Wine & Wildlife - full day - departing daily Code: TSA-3, (share) TSA-PE (private)
Private or Share Tour
The Fleurieu has the land, the produce, the wildlife and its people living in harmony. The aboriginal Kauna people enjoyed the unspoilt habitat in ancient times. As did the French explorer Baudin who named the Peninsula. The rolling vine-covered hills in the McLaren Vale region, in the centre of the region, feed over 60 small, very individual wineries. The region's wines are described as the middle palate of Australia because they produce soft full-flavoured wines. The vineyards snake down to the tumbling surf on the coast, where sea creatures such as whales and Blue penguins thrive. The area enjoys a Mediterranean type climate influenced by the St. Vincent's Gulf only 6 km away.




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Clare Valley - 1 to 2 days. Code: TSA-PE (private)
Private
The Clare Valley has a rich heritage of English, Irish and Polish settlers who arrived in the 1840s. Viticulturally, Clare is classified as moderately warm to cool, similar to the Alsace, Burgundy and Rheingau regions. Clare has been described as "the most unblemished wine region in Australia". Tours feature the Sevenhills winery run by Jesuit brothers, a visit to Kilakanoon and lunch at the charming Skillogalee restaurant.

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Hills & Vales Food & Wine - full day - departing daily Code:TSA-5 (share), TSA-PE (private)
Private or Share Tour
We travel south to the picturesque wine region of McLaren Vale known for its boutique style wineries. We visit the charming Coriole Winery, stopping at their quaint Cellar Door for tasting of their range of wines, taste olives, olive oils and other local products together. We visit the family run Bekkers winery and we explore the Iconic Cube at d’Arenberg winery. Our lunch venue is the picturesque Salopian Inn. We may visit more McLaren Vale wineries such as Primo Estate, a family owned vineyard producing Italian made wines. Alternatively we travel via the countryside into the Hills to the famous Shaw and Smith, their Cellar Door set in the contemporary design building with sweeping views and outstanding wines. Our last stop is Hahndorf Hill Winery for the chocovino experience, featuring fine chocolate matched with their fine wines before returning to Adelaide.


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Coonawarra - 2 days. Code: TSA-PECOON
Private Tour
The Coonawarra wine region is famous for cabernets, shiraz and merlot on account of its fine terra rossa soil. En route we visit the Naracoorte Caves and Wetlands and later the pretty coastal village of Robe (famous for fresh lobster). The tour visits wineries such as Wynns and Balnaves with lunch at Hollicks winery or similar,  plus visits to other notable wineries and optional visit to heritage.
2 day tour


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The Great Australian Wine Tour - 14 days. Code: TSA-Great14
The Great Australian Wine Tour is a 14 day tour that features wine touring through the wine regions of Victoria, South Australia, and New South Wales. The emphasis is on fine wines and food but also includes highlights from the regions and is tailored to all levels of wine experience. We can combine Australian wine Regions as modules of three days to create a program, which also can encompass new tours to Tasmania and Western Australia. We can tailor make this tour to suit your needs.

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Wine Education & Appreciation Tours - 2 hrs to 2 days. Codes: TSA-PEIW2hr, TSA-PEWEH, TSA-PEWI1,TSA-PEWE1, TSA-PEWE2
Winemakers host our Wine Appreciation and Education tours and trained wine educators. Tours begin with a two hour Introduction to Wine, up to several weeks where people may make their own wines. Tours are designed for those who just want to understand our food and wine culture through to those who love wine and want to learn about it and come away with in-depth knowledge on Australian wine, and even take away some wine they made themselves. Tours provides technical information but also includes some general and wine region touring to put that knowledge into context. Ideal for small groups.

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Small Group Tour
This two day tour lets us enjoy the hospitality from two very different regions. Day one explores the Barossa Valley with its rich German heritage and on the second day we experience the Mediterranean atmosphere of the McLaren Vale Wine Region and or the Adelaide Hills. Travelling with your own wine guide as part of a small group tour you will over-night in a charming country guesthouse in the Hills such as Claddich Pavillon or Mount Lofty House. You will taste some of the finest wines from small boutique wineries and meet regional food producers. Lunches included. Interest depending we could also offer accommodation in the city as an option.
Gourmet Cycling & Walking - 1 to 3 days. Codes: TSA-PEwalk6, TSA-PEcycle1, TSA-PEcycle2, TSA-PEcycle3
Private & Share Tours
With fine weather most of the year, walking or cycling around the premier wine regions of South Australia is the perfect way to travel! The gourmet cycle tour can be from one to several days and incorporates the Riesling Trail through the beautiful Clare Valley. A visit to the Barossa Valley may include cycling through the Eden Valley, as well as visits to some of the more exclusive, out of the way wineries in the State. McLaren Vale is just right for exploring some of the 50 small wineries in the area, as well as walking through almond and olive groves, and dining alfresco among the vines. Designed for small groups and tailored to levels of fitness and experience.

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The Wine & Great Ocean Road - 3 to 7 days. Codes: TSA-PEGOR3, TSA-PEGOR4, TSA-PEGOR5, TSA-GOR5Gr
Private & Share Tours
With a minimum of 3 day and 2 nights, lovers of wine have the chance to particularly the cabernet capital of Australia, the Coonawarra, to taste the red wines from the famous stretch of terra rossa soil. Tours depart from Melbourne or Adelaide and include the undiscovered treasures, hidden in and around the Great Ocean Road. These tours can take place over three, four or five days, always with fine food and wine, hosted by local experts. You will stay at premium guesthouse like Oscars or Hearns Cottage in Port Fairy and with special food experiences like Mietta‟s in Queenscliff or include wildlife experiences in the Grampians. Along with options to visit the fine cool climate wine regions of the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.

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Best of Wines South Australia - 3 or 7 days. Codes: TSA-Best3, TSA-PEBest7
Private & Share Tours
3 Day
A personalised tour that incorporates the secrets of Adelaide, the Hills, the Barossa Valley and Clare Valley, included a meet and greet and all transfers.

7 Day
This tour is flexible and offers a total grand experience for the wine and food lover. The Tour departs Melbourne or Adelaide and features some of the fine South Australian and Victorian wine regions. It visits the beautiful Coonawarra wine region, home to some of Australia's best Cabernet Sauvignons, which many wine tours leave out. Highlights include meeting the Coonawarra wine producers such as Bowen, Balnaves and Wynns wineries and travelling along the spectacular Great Ocean Road.

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Wine Icons - 1 to 3 days. Code: TSA-PEIcon3
Private & Share Tours
South Australia is undoubtedly the wine capital of Australia. We are lucky to have the majority of Australian wine icons here. We have the tour that encompass some of the finest wine experiences and meeting the makers. Penfolds Grange is the first wine out of California and France to be named best red wine in the world!!. Barossa's Wolf Blass winery has twice been named best international wine maker of the year. The Barossa's Jacobs Creek label is also Australia's most successful export wine with more of 80% of Jacobs Creek wines exported each year. This is just in the Barossa! These 1, 2 or 3 day tours highlights the best of the best!

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Wine & Wildlife - Mclaren Vale & Kangaroo Island - 1 or 2 days. Code: TSA-PEMcKI2
Private & Share Tours
This two-day tour combines the best of wine and wildlife in the State. The tour takes in some of the finest wine producers in the McLaren Vale Region, which has over 50 small wineries. We take a boat trip over to Kangaroo Island - an island of untouched natural beauty, which offers many sightings of birds, sea lions, penguins and kangaroos in their natural habitat. One day tours may include some wine and wildlife on the Fleurieu Peninsula. Overnight stays we enjoy local boutique accommodation in the heart of the Fleurieu.

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Walking Tour of the Wine Regions - 6 day. Code: TSA-PEWalk6
Private & Share Tours
With fine weather most of the year, walking around the premier wine regions of South Australia is the perfect way to travel! The gourmet cycle tour can be from one to several days and incorporates the Riesling Trail through the beautiful Clare Valley. A visit to the Barossa Valley may include cycling through the Eden Valley, as well as visits to some of the more exclusive, out of the way wineries in the State. McLaren Vale is just right for exploring some of the 50 small wineries in the area, as well as walking through almond and olive groves, and dining alfresco among the vines. Designed for small groups and tailored to levels of fitness and experience.



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